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Longliner fishing vessel Jordan No 5 burning in Indian Ocean

Longliner fireThe longliner fishing vessel Jordan No 5 caught fire on 260 nautical miles South-East off Port Louis, Mauritius in Indian Ocean. The vessel was operating and fishing, when the ice generator inflamed from short circuit. The fire extended to the engine compartment and enlarged, as crew was unable to get control over it. The 16 crew members sent distress signal to the local rescue coordination center and abandoned the vessel into a liferaft. Several commercial and fishing vessels, as well as the Coast Guard vessel from Mauritius headed for the scene of the accident. The fishing ship Jordan No 5 was almost completely burned and in big danger of capsizing, but salvage was not possible.

The Maltese tanker Captain John rescued seven survivors from the life raft and another two from the water, while the Bahamas flag bulk carrier Lyric Sun rescued another seven fishermen. All the rescued people were in good health and without injuries. The fishing ship Jordan No 5 was still burning and in big danger of capsizing.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the fire, as well as monitoring of the scene of the fire for oil leak and pollution. Now there is not report for leaks, but on board of the vessel there is several tons of fuel and unknown quantity of freon.

The fishing ship Jordan No 5 is operating under the flag of Taiwan and has overall length of 26.00 m, moulded beam of 6.00 m and maximum draft of 2.50 m.

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Bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge collided with tanker Peary Spirit in Elbe River

Bulk carrier Yeoman BridgeThe bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge collided with berthed Aframax tanker Peary Spirit at port of Brunsbuettel, Germany. The ship was maneuvering with pilot on board for berthing at the terminal, when due to human mistake hit the berthed vessel on the nearby pier. The accident caused large breach of the Aframax tanker Peary Spirit with length of 25-30 meters, but fortunately above the waterline. The both ships remained afloat, but breached tanker will need of repair works before return in operations. The bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge suffered slight damages, some broken layers and dents of the hull, but after inspection was released to start cargo handling operations at the port.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. There were no injured people and no water pollution during collision. The Aframax tanker Peary Spirit will need of up to two days for repair works before return in operations, but not expect to delay from the schedule. The traffic in the port was not affected by the accident.

The bulk carrier Yeoman Bridge (IMO: 8912302) has overall length of 249.00 m, moulded beam of 28.00 m and maximum draft of 10.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 96,772 DWT and the gross tonnage is 55,695 GRT. The bulk carrier was built in 1991 by Tsuneishi Tadotsu Factory in their shipyard in Japan. The owner and operator of the vessel is Aggregate Industries in UK.

The Aframax tanker Peary Spirit (IMO: 9466130) has overall length of 249.00 m, moulded beam of 44.00 m and maximum draft of 9.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 109,325 DWT and the gross tonnage is 66,550 GRT. The ship was built in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The Aframax tanker Peary Spirit is owned and operated by company Teekay Shipping.

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Capesize bulk carrier Sea Triumph caught fire in Rotterdam

Sea Triumph shipThe Capesize bulk carrier Sea Triumph caught fire at the port of Rotterdam during cargo handling operations. The fire started in the cargo holds of the vessel, due to inflammation of the coal from the high temperature. At the scene of the accident were dispatched two firefighting teams from the port, who succeeded to get control over the flamed by blanketing coal with foam. The fire was completely extinguished after about half a day and the damaged product was discharged from the bulk carrier Sea Triumph. After the situation was put under control, the local port authorities followed a safety inspection and allowed cargo handling operation to continue.

Fortunately during the accident, there were no injured people and no water pollution. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the fire. The accident will not cause delay in bulk carrier operations.

The bulk carrier Sea Triumph (IMO: 9581760) has overall length of 292.00 m, moulded beam of 45.00 m and maximum draft of 11.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 101,415 DWT and the gross tonnage is 92,752 GRT. The bulker was built in 2012 at Koyo Dockyard in Mihara, Japan. The owner and operator of cargo ship Sea Triumph is Japanese company Shoei Kisen.

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Bulk carrier Eleni M ran aground in Uruguay River

Eleni M shipThe bulk carrier Eleni M ran aground in Uruguay river near Nueva Palmira. The vessel was carrying 36,000 tons of soy beans en route from Recalda in Argentina to Las Palmas, but stuck into the river embarkment after losing propulsion power. The bulk carrier Eleni M hardly stuck and was not able to refloat by own power. The traffic in the Uruguay river is hampered, but two tugs were dispatched to perform salvage operation. After inspection of the vessel it was found that hull is breached and some of the ballast compartments are flooded. However, the vessel remain seaworthy and will be refloated at high tide.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. Fortunately during grounding there were no injured people an no water pollution. The salvage is expected to be done during the next hours. There is no big ques after hampered traffic.

The bulk carrier Eleni M (IMO: 9228033) has overall length of 190.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 8.30 m. The deadweight of the ship is 50,992 DWT and the gross tonnage is 28,718 GRT. The bulk carrier was built in 2001 by Oshima Shipbuilding in their shipyard in Saikai, Japan. The ship Eleni M is owned and operated by Greek shipping operator Eastern Mediterranean Maritime.

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Crude carrier and bulker collided in Japan Sea

Jag LyallThe Aframax crude carrier Jag Lyall collided with unidentified bulk carrier in Japan Sea off Tsushima island. The accident was minor without reported serious damages of the both vessels. The crude carrier and bulk carrier remained afloat and resumed voyage, reporting to local authorities about the collision. The ships will be inspected the the next ports of call for safety and seaworthiness. The reason for collision is not clear, but according to witness evidence the bulk carrier was crossing the route of oil tanker from port board. The both ships succeeded to maneuver and just touched their boards braking some railings and layers.

The Aframax crude carrier Jag Lyall was carrying oil for Kozmino Oil Terminal, Russia and was anchored off the port for inspection on the same day. The local authorities estimated that vessel did not suffered damages and was allowed to unload the product into the Oil Terminal.

The Aframax crude carrier Jag Lyall (IMO: 9308443) has overall length of 245.00 m, moulded beam of 42.00 m and maximum draft of 8.20 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 89,999 DWT and the gross tonnage is 61,435 GRT. The oil tanker was built in 2005 by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group in China. The owned and manager of the crude carrier Jag Lyall is Indian company Great Eastern Shipping.

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Hyundai Merchant Marine, FESCO and CMA CGM jointly launched East Asian service

FescoHyundai Merchant Marine, FESCO and CMA CGM jointly launched a service for the container shipping between China, South Korea and Russia. The loop will be operated by three vessels with capacity between 2,700 and 4,600 TEU, provided by the three members of the alliance. The new service will provide rotation between the major ports of Eastern Asia, calling every week. The vessels will improve the connectivity between the three countries and will support import/export of the local economy. The alliance believes that new loops will provide better services and to expand their presence in the Russian market.

The service rotation is: Hong Kong – Chiwan (China) – Xiamen (China) – Ningbo (China) – Shanghai (China) – Busan (South Korea) – Vladivostok (Russia) – Vostochny (Russia) – Busan (South Korea) – Hong Kong.

The South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine and Russian FESCO fointly manages two services – KRS (Korea-Russia service) and KR2. Hyundai Merchant Marine has combined two joint route, extending the coverage of services in southern and central China and changed the name of the new service on the CRS (China-Russia South Service). To this alliance joined the French shipping group CMA CGM.

In addition to the partnership with CMA CGM and FESCO on China-Russia South Service, Hyundai Merchant Marine will join forces with FESCO for maintenance of Sino-Russian line CRN (China-Russia North Service), which will be served by two container vessels with a capacity of 1,700 TEU.

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Cargo ship Chang Xin 97 developed heavy list in Hangzhou Bay

Cargo ship listThe general cargo ship Chang Xin 97 troubled after cargo shift in Hangzhou Bay, China. The vessel developed heavy list to starboard after cargo shift in bad weather and rough seas. There was immediate danger for stability and seaworthiness of the cargo ship and crew sheltered near Xugong Island, northeast off Ningbo, China. The local authorities were informed about the accident and dispatched salvage ship to assist with stabilizing of the general cargo vessel. After ballasting and stowage of part of the cargo, the situation was normalized and taken under control. There is no immediate danger for the stability of the vessel and no danger from capsizing, but salvage is under way.

During the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident and will follow full inspection of the general cargo ship before releasing to return in operations.

The general cargo ship Chang Xin 97 has overall length of 97.00 m, moulded beam of 16.00 m and maximum draft of 5.10 m. The vessel is operating under the flag of China.

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Container ships collided at Port of Mersin, Turkey

Corona J shipThe container ship Corona J collided with berthed vessel Taurus at Port of Mersin, Turkey. The accident happened during maneuvering for docking at Turkish container terminal. The collision happened in moderate sea with pilot on board, probably due to navigation mistake. The container ship Corona J hit the berthed Taurus with slow speed and both remained afloat, suffering slight damages of the hulls, broken railings, dents and skews. The accident was classified as minor, but container carriers were detained until repair of the damages and will return in operations with slight delay.

The local authorities detained the carriers for inspection of seaworthiness and will follow investigation for the root cause of the collision. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The container ship Corona J (IMO: 9238686) has overall length of 161.00 m, moulded beam of 25.00 m and maximum draft of 7.50 m. The deadweight of the carrier is 16,794 DWT and the gross tonnage is 16,129 GRT. The vessel was built in 2002 at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipyard in China. The owner and manager of the ship Corona J is German company Jungerhaus Reederei.

The container ship Taurus (IMO: 9134593) has overall length of 198.00 m, moulded beam of 28.00 m and maximum draft of 11.20 m. The deadweight of the carrier is 29,260 DWT and the gross tonnage is 23,722 GRT. The container ship Taurus is owned and managed by the German company Alpha Ship.

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Container ship TS Taipei split into two parts at stormy weather off Taiwan

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The container ship TS Taipei split into two parts at stormy weather after grounding on a nautical mile off Keelung, Taiwan. The vessel’s bunker tanks are broken, and there is sufficient oil leak. There is an immediate danger to the ship’s stability and seaworthiness. The storm might cause capsizing and real environmental disasters. According to Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency, the container carrier has about 240 tons of fuel oil, 35 tons of lube oil, and 30 tons of waste and other contaminants, which might spill into the water off Taiwan. The container ship TS Taipei also carried 617 containers, including hazardous cargo Class A. Some containers have already fallen overboard and have washed ashore or are currently under monitoring.

The cargo ship grounded on 1-2 nautical miles off Keelung, Taiwan in beginning of March after losing propulsion power in stormy weather. The vessel was hardly stuck in the rocks off Shimen Township in New Taipei, Taiwan, and suffered hull damages and breaches. All the 21 crew members were evacuated from the container carrier by the Coast Guard, and the ship operator started to drain the fuel from the tanks, considering salvage operation. Unfortunately, a new storm caused cracking of the hull and braking of the vessel on two parts, which was followed by an oil leak and environmental pollution.

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The oil spill has forced officials to close nearby fishing grounds and warned tourists to stay out of the water. The local authorities dispatched two tugs and rescue boats to the accident scene to restrict the leak by oil booms. Still, cleaning of the water is hampered by the bad weather.

The container ship TS Taipei (IMO: 9348481) has an overall length of 168.00 m, a beam of 24.00 m, and a maximum draft of 8.00 m. The ship can carry up to 900 TEU. The deadweight of TS Taipei is 20,615 DWT, and the gross tonnage is 15,487 GRT. The ship was built in 2006 by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipyard in China. The owner and operator of the vessel is the Taiwanese company TS Lines.