CASUALTIES

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Vessel Destination: EUROPE

“AASNES” – IMO:9101546 – Flag: Gibraltar- Type: General Cargo Ship

On April 7, the “Aasnes”, en route from Bremen to Dublin, with a crew of nine on board, suffered a problem with the fuel pump, 19 miles southeast of St Albans Head The vessel was loaded with a cargo of slag. The fuel pump was replaced, and the repairs were completed. The vessel then resumed sailing.


Vessel Destination: ASIA

“RANDA” – IMO:8414283 – Flag: Togo – Type: General Cargo Ship

On April 3, the “Randa”, en route from Kavkaz to Beirut, suffered an engine failure at the northern entrance of the Canakkale Strait and dropped anchor at the first convenient place. The vessel’s strait passage permission was temporarily cancelled by the Strait Authority until completion of permanent repairs. The repairs were still being carried out by crew and the vessel remained stationary at the anchorage on April 5.

Vessel Destination: UNKNOWN

“DA PU JIANG” – Callsign:BHOE  – Flag: China – Type:  General Cargo Ship

On April 6, the Zhoushan MRCC received a distress signal of the “Da Pu jiang” which was sinking in northern Zhoushan waters, south of Shanghai. The ship capsized, the 13 crew members managed to get into life rafts. A rescue vessel from the Donghai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport arrived at the scene at 5:46 a.m. and found ten of the crew on board a life raft with three missing. A helicopter joined the search at 6:05 a.m. and located two of the missing, who were rescued too and said to now be in a stable condition. At 7:04 a.m., rescuers found a body in the water. The ship was en route from Caofeidian to Wuhu. Part of the accomodation and the port side were still visible above water.

“GOLDEN SUNNY HANA” – IMO:9808857 – Flag: South Korea – Type: Tanker

On April 8, an explosion occurred on the “Golden Sunny Hana” at Ichinada, 12 kilometers off the coast of Kunisato City, Oita Prefecture. The ship had a crew of 15 of South Korean and Indonesian nationality on board. An Indonesian man, aged 28, suffered burns at the leg and was transported to a hospital in Oita city. The tanker was underway from Yeosu to Ichihara at the time of the accident. The Maritime Security Division started an investigation while the ship was moored off Oita.