Các vụ tai nạn hàng hải năm 2013 (update 12-05-2013)

Date
Event
Vessel lost
People died
December 28 – January 6
January 6
+
January 9
+
11?
January 11
+
January 14
+
January 15
+
January 17
+
January 17
?
January 18
+
January 18
?
1
January 27
?
15
February 16
+
15
February 21
+
3
February 23
+
February 27
++
1
March 6
+
March 9
+
1
March 10
+
March 11
?
March 11
+
45
March 15
+
166
March 18
+
13
March 19
+
1
March 29
+
5
March 30
+
April 6-7
April 8
+
April 13
+
April 14
+
April 21
+
April 28
?
April 29
+
10
May 3
+
May 7
9
May 12
?

 

January 6
f/v Ljubica M. sank after fire in Galapagos marine reserve
Fishing vessel Ljubica M. issued distress signal on Jan 6 13 in position some 67 miles from Isabela islands, Galapagos Islands, Pacific. Vessel reported fire on board. 20 crew was rescued by a vessel Robert A (no details found), to be taken to port of Manta, Ecuador. Ljubica M. reportedly sank in the area of largest marine reserve in the world. Fishing vessel Ljubica M. IMO: 6920240, 324 gt, built 1969, flag Ecuador, manager presumably Bow SA.


January 9
Cemenet carrier Emeline sank in Flores sea
Cemenet carrier MV Emeline sank in 06-17.74S 118-52.62E at around 0300 UTC Jan 9 13, Flores sea, Indonesia, see map. Vessel departed from Soekarno-Hatta sea port in Makassar and was heading to Banyuwangi, East Java, presumably loaded with cement. Out of 17 crew two went missing during the evacuation, the rest managed to escape in two life rafts. On Jan 9 afternoon six sailors from one of the rafts were rescued by a freighter Mahakan River, nine on the other still adrift, last known position 06-22.75S 119-15.43E at 1100 UTC Jan 9. Presumably Emeline sank in rough weather overwhelmed by high waves, storm is still raging in the area, such that m/v Mahakan River had to abandon search and rescue operation and rush for refuge. In the morning Jan 10 authorities sent helicopter to locate the raft, but a search failed due to continuing storm. Not much details on cement carrier Emeline – Cement carrier MV. Emeline – DWT:2485. Owner of the vessel Andalas Bahtera Baruna (ABB Carriers), Indonesia, Jakarta. Website http://www.abbaruna.com
General cargo vessel Mahakam River IMO 8131166, dwt 5223, flag Indonesia.
The same storm, brought by tropical cyclone Narelle, beached Vietnamese general cargo vessel Agnes which was leaving Lembar, bound for Singapore, on Jan 7 afternoon in ballast, but was pushed by storm on Cerama beach, Lembar, West Lombok. The 20 Vietnamese crew is safe and unharmed, staying on board and waiting for weather to improve to proceed with salvage.
General cargo vessel Agnes IMO 8116855, dwt 6471, built 1982, flag Panama, manager PHUC TOAN VIET CO LTD, Vietnam.


January 11
Indonesian coastal tanker Tirta Samutra XXI sank in Java sea
Indonesian coastal tanker Tirta Samutra XXI sank at around 0300 LT Jan 11 13 in position 06 10.30N 109 53.3E (Java sea, some 180 nm ENE of Jakarta, see map) in a storm with wind of some 35 knots and sea up to 5 meters. The 15 crew went into a lifeboat and reportedly, was rescued by SAR boat Sevia at around 1645 LT same day. Presumably disaster was caused by a storm. It’s a second vessel which sank in storm brought by cyclone Narelle. Tanker Tirta Samudra XXI IMO 9577927, dwt 3000, built 2010 (China), manager/owner TIRTA CIPTA MULYA PERSADA, Jakarta.


January 14
Tug Christos XXII out of danger, training ship Emsstrom sank, English Channel
Latest reports and news say distressed tug Christos XXII is out of danger and stable, though it’s unclear what’s next, will the tug be towed to nearest port or resume sailing under own power. Christos XXII was towing an ex German Naval training ship Emsstrom, which sank approximately 2.5 nautical miles east by north from Hopes Nose, Torquay in 23 metres of water. It is understood, that Emsstrom was under tow to Turkey to be scrapped there. Most probably, during the towage in English Channel vessel started to leak and developed starboard list, and that’s why the convoy changed course and headed north to English coast, see map. The weather seems to be calm, and therefore, couldn’t be blamed for changing the route. Emsstrom was a former fishing vessel converted into a training ship some 15 years ago. The ship was signed off and sent to scrap due to lack of financing, see http://www.ggt-emsstrom.de/index.php?page_id=13&language=en
Training ship Emsstrom IMO 6922705, displacement 2310, built 1968.
Previous news:
Tug Christos XXII sinking in English Channel
Tug Christos XXII towing a hull from Emden to Turkey, got a hole and is sinking off Hope’s Nose, off Torbay. Vessel slowed down to a near stop at around 21:30 UTC Jan 14 2013 to check the towline, and was struck by the hull she was towing. 8 crew tried to patch the hole, or the gash some 40 cm long, with wooden pegs, but failed and issued distress call. Crew was rescued by a rescue boat, either Exmouth or Torbay. Tug is reportedly still afloat, rescuers are trying to at least prevent her sinking so close to the shore, as the tug has some 200 mt of fuel on board, threatening the coast with possible pollution. It’s not clear and explained yet why the tug changed her course before the accident, and headed for British coast. Maybe because of fouling weather?
Tug Christos XXII IMO 7230135, 545 gt, built 1972, flag Greece, manager SPANOPOULOS BROS. GROUP OF COMPANIES.


January 15
Freighter Sea Blue beached off Sharjah and said to be dismantled
General cargo vessel Sea Blue ran aground morning Jan 15 13 off Sharjah, shortly after leaving Dubai, in rough weather, after the engine failed. Vessel was en route from Dubai to a number of East Africa ports. 11 crew reportedly remains on board. Local media say vessel is to be scrapped on the site, because damages are too serious to refloat her. Vessel was dismantled. Photo of beached Sea Blue from The Nation. General cargo vessel Sea Blue IMO 7358638, dwt 3099, built 1974, flag North Korea, manager AL SADIQ SHIP MANAGEMENT LLC, Sharjah, UAE.


January 17
USS Guardian aground on Tubattaha Reef
US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian ran aground on Tubattaha Reef at around 02:25 (Philippine time) Jan 17 13, while transiting Sulu sea after Subic Bay call, said US Navy 7th Fleet Command. USS Guardian was assigned to 7th Fleet, based in Sasebo. Mine sweeper USS Guardian displacement 1367 tons, built 1987, 80 crew, 7th Fleet.
Multiply attempts to refloat the minesweeper failed, and finally, ship was sentenced to dismantling.
Tubbataha Management approves USS Guardian’s salvage plan
Thursday, 07 February 2013
The Tubbataha Protected Area Management Board and the Provincial Government of Palawan approved the proposed plan presented by the United States Navy on the salvaging operations of the distressed USS Guardian.
Commodore Enrico Efren Evangelista, Coast Guard Palawan District Commander and chief of Task Force Tubbataha, said the stakeholders agreed on the proposed salvaging plan which Minesweeper is to be dissected into several sections before it will be finally be removed from the reef.
US Navy explained the accident by faulty navigation data in form of misplaced reefs on an Digital Nautical Chart (DNC). It may be true, but it doesn’t clear the commanding officers of the minesweeper of their responsibility as navigators. An accident could become possible providing the watch on the bridge was totally depending on DNC and autopilot, without any other checks and proper lookout. I.e. they programmed the route, switched on autopilot and happily walked off anything else, any other activities related to safe navigation practice.
Photos of grounded USS Guardian from http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/20/16613592-report-reef-bound-navy-ship-takes-on-water?lite
And from National Post http://news.nationalpost.com


January 17
Offshore supply vessel Penrith sank off Myanmar coast, Andaman sea
Offshore supply vessel Penrith sank on Jan 17 13 in Dawei district area, Myanmar, Andaman sea, after hitting a reef. Last known position 17.01.2013 21:58 in 14 29 N 097 46E. Vessel was engaged in Zawtika gas field project works, attending to a project’s pipeline at the time of the sinking. 42 crew and personnel were rescued by two motorboats, reported Myanmar media. It’s not clarified whether boats were lifeboats from vessel, or rescue boats, or just local boats. Offshore supply vessel Penrith IMO 9356397, 1944 gt, built 2008, flag Marshall Islands, owner HALLIN PENRITH LTD, Singapore.


January 18
US research vessel Seaprobe sank in Gulf of Mexico, 12 crew safe
Emergency radio buoy EPIRB of the US research vessel Seaprobe was activated in the morning Jan 18 from position 28-16.5N 087-00.5W. Crew reported water ingress and evacuation into life rafts. 12 crew boarded three life rafts and were hoisted by two Jayhawk helicopters, operation was supervised by an HC-144 Ocean Sentry, says USCG District 8, responsible for the rescue. Three crew had to be hospitalized, the rest are safe and sound. At the time of the rescue partially submerged vessel was still afloat. There is an oil sleek in the area. What caused water ingress and sinking, is presently unknown. It’s also unknown, whether vessel sank or remains afloat. Research vessel Seaprobe IMO 7366441, dwt 945, built 1974, flag USA, owner FUGRO GEOSCIENCES INC.


January 18
Docked Turkish freighter Alican S capsized in Cayeli, Turkey
Turkish freighter Alican S capsized during offloading of cement cargo at Unye Cement Factory berth in Cayeli, Turkey, eastern Black sea, on Jan 18. Vessel capsized portside and rested on bottom with half of the hull above the waterline. There were three crew on board at the time of disaster, two rescued, one missing. Photos of the capsized Alican S, and in better days, from Seanews Turkey. General cargo vessel Alican S IMO 7117072, dwt 3178, built 1973, flag Turkey, manager KANLAR DENIZCILIK INSAAT.


February 16
Singapore bulk cariier Harita Bauxite sank in South China sea
Philippine Coast Guard was alerted at 09:20 LT Feb 17 13 by a report from Chinese bulk carrier Jin Cheng (IMO 9244271, dwt 52961), which said vessel rescued 10 people from two life rafts 22 miles off Cape Bolinao, north west Luzon, South China sea. 10 rescued Myanmar nationalities were from 24 crew bulk carrier Harita Bauxite, which sank some 12 miles off Bolinao coast late at night Feb 16. Vessel en route from Obi, Indonesia, to Ningbo, China, lodaded with nickel ore, suffered engine failure and after that, experienced heavy rolling in rough weather. Most probably, vessel was loaded with either coal or ore, cargo has been shifted, and vessel capsized at around 22:00 LT. Out of 10 rescued 1 was already dead or died later, 2 were injured. injured sailors were transferred tyo hospital by means of Coast Guard. 14 sailors are missing, search and rescue for them was on during the day Feb 17, and will resume with daylight Feb 18.
Bulk carrier Harita Bauxite, IMO 8103664, dwt 48891, built 1983, flag Panama, manager OCEAN SENTINELS SHIPMANAGEMENT, Singapore.


February 21
Freighter Dong Hai No.1 sank in Japan sea
A small cargo vessel Dong Hai No.1 sank in the morning Feb 21 13 in Niigata Prefecture waters, Japan sea, reported world.people.com.cn citing the Kyodo News. Japan Navy helicopters rescued 12 crew, but 3 of them, 1 Chinese and 2 Koreans, died, presumably because of hypothermia. Vessel left Aomori for South Korea, loaded reportedly with some 100 tons of scallop. Dong Hai No.1 is Cambodia-flagged, displacement 296 tons. If Google translated the Chinese-language news correctly and cargo was scallop, then, the vessel was reefer. No other data found. 12 crew included 3 South Korean and 9 Chinese nationalities. If anyone knows vessel’s details, please advise vmd@odin.tc


February 23
Passenger vessel Fajar Samudera sank on Port Klang road
Passenger vessel Fajar Samudera sank on Port Klang road, Malaysia, on Feb 23 after being anchored in a lay-out for more than three years, reported the The New Strait Times. Vessel was unmanned and sank due to leakage, which was caused by the lack of maintenance. Vessel is laying portside on the bottom on a depth of 12 meters, with part of the hull visible during the low water. Wreckage is marked with buoys and doesn’t threaten shipping in the area. Photos from The New Strait Times.
Ro-ro passenger vessel Fajar Samudera, IMO 8807143, 4476 gt, built 1989, flag Malaysia, owner PSSB Sdn Bhd.


February 27
Coasters Fuhang 89 and Yongdesheng 168 collided and sank, China
Coasters Fuhang 89 and Yongdesheng 168 collided in the Minjiang river estuary, Fuzhou, Fujian province, northern Taiwan Strait, early in the morning Feb 27, reported Xinhua. According to news, both vessels sank. 5 crew of Fuhang 89 and 3 crew of Yongdesheng 168 were rescued, while 1 from Yongdesheng 168 died. Cargo vessel Yongdesheng 168, MMSI 413520810, flag China, length 66 meters. Cargo vessel Fuhang 89, MMSI 412443770, flag China length 78 meters.


March 6
Freighter Nikolay Bauman sank off Danuba delta, Black sea
General cargo vessel Nikolay Bauman sank in approximately position 45 13N 029 48E, some 7 nautical miles NE of Sulina port, Danube delta, at around 10:55 LT Mar 6. Vessel loaded with 2,700 tons of gypsum was en route from Eregli Turkey to Kherson Ukraine, meaning vessel was to pass Danube delta heading north. AIS track shows, that vessel changed it’s course and headed for delta. Weather was favourable. Most probably, vessel suffered water ingress, caused by yet unknown reason, and tried to reach shallow waters, expecting assistance from nearby port. Vessel sank on 17 meters depth, 11 crew rescued. General cargo vessel Nikolay Bauman, IMO 7420675, dwt 3136, built 1973, flag Moldova, manager (according to AIS) SVS MANAGEMENT PE, Izmail, Ukraine.


March 9
Coaster Budi Jasa sank off Singapore after collision with ferry Sea Hawk
MPA Singapore reports: At 0625hrs (Singapore time) on 9 March, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that an Indonesian-registered coaster craft, Budi Jasa 18, had sunk in the West Keppel Fairway. 5 crew members onboard the craft has been rescued and 1 person was reported missing. Budi Jasa 18 sank as a result of a collision with Sea Hawk, a ferry that was proceeding from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal (PPFT) to Pulau Bukom. At the time of the incident, Sea Hawk was carrying 200 passengers. 8 passengers suffered injuries, of which 5 were sent to Bukom Clinic to receive medical treatment for cuts and abrasions, and 3 were sent to Alexandra Hospital. No data found on Budi Jasa 18 coaster, there are about 10 Budi Jasa vessels reported by AIS websites, all under Budi Jasa and number names, but no Budi Jasa 18. Judging from data on other Budi Jasa vessels, the one which sank is a small vessel with length 20-30 meters. Ferry Sea Hawk, Callsign 9V9030, length 28 meters, flag Singapore.


March 10
Colombian coaster FM Express destroyed by fire
Colombian coaster FM Express caught fire at night Mar 10, some 5 nautical miles north of Bocas de Ceniza, Barranquilla, Colombia. Vessel was en route from Colon, Panama, to Puerto Nuevo, Columbia, with some 300 tons of general cargo on board. 8 Colombian crew went into life boat and were rescued by Coast Guard units with the help of bulk carrier UBC Sacramento. According to FM Express Master, fire started in engine room after a short circuit. Cargo consisted of, as cited by local media, “appliances, dishes and food”. The scale of fire though, seems to be rather odd. Photos from shipspotting.com and zonacero.info, latter has video, too.
General cargo vessel FM Express, IMO 7330076, dwt 770, built 1974, flag unknown, owner unknown.
Bulk carrier UBC Sacramento, IMO 9236080, dwt 31759, built 2001, flag Cyprus, manager ATHENA MARINE CO LTD, Cyprus.


March 11
Ferry Angelica Grace sank in port, Philippines
Ferry Angelica Grace sank in Cabahug Wharf, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines, on March 11 due to the move of boarded trucks. Vessel was berthed loading big eight-wheel trucks, when passing big vessel raised big waves, which tilted Angelica Grace. Mooring lines snapped, one of the trucks aboard moved, causing Angelica Grace to list starboard and then sink, some 15 meters off the berth. No one among crew and passengers was injured. Ro-ro passenger vessel Angelica Grace, IMO 9163788, 416 gt, built 1997, flag Philippines, owner RAPAL INTERISLAND SHIPPING INC.


March 11
Fishing vessel sank, Comoros Islands
Unidentified fishing vessel sank in Comoros Islands between Anjouan and Mayotte, Northern Mozambique Strait, on Mar 11. Forty five people reported missing. Most probably, vessel wasn’t fishing but carrying people from one island to another. No other details available.


March 15
Nigerian ferry disaster, 166 feared dead
At least 166 Nigerians are feared dead after a boat disaster off Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Boat with presumably, 168 people on board, mostly traders from Igbo, sailed from Oron, Akwa Ibom State for Gabon, on Mar 15, but capsized and sank. The cause of the sinking is believed to be an overloading. Two persons, boy and woman, survived the tragedy. As of morning Mar 20 some 45 dead bodies are recovered. Passengers chose the wooden boat for transportation because of its’ low cost. Exact date and time of boat’s sinking are unknown, authorities reported disaster only on Tuesday, Mar 19. Photo of the dead bodies washed ashore from The National Mirror, Nigeria.


March 18
Chinese cargo vessel Guang Yang Xin Gang sank in Bohai Bay
Chinese cargo vessel Guang Yang Xin Gang capsized and sank on Mar 18 at around 17:15 LT some 40 nm of Longkou, Shandong Province, Bohai Bay, en route from Tianjin to Taizhou. Out of fourteen crew one unconscious was rescued by helicopter, one is missing, twelve dead bodies recovered. Not much data on the vessel, media reported Guang Yang Xin Gang as a container ship, but it’s not confirmed. Some kind of coastal cargo vessel, most probably. Cargo vessel Guang Yang Xin Gang, MMSI 412302390, Callsign 3JTWQ. Length 96 meters.


March 19
Vietnamese freighter Vinacomin 03 sank after collision with sistership Vinacomin 02
Vietnamese bulk carrier Vinacomin 03 collided with sistership belonging to the same company, Vinacomin 02, at around 01:30 LT Mar 19 13 in position 18 29N 106 41E, some 25 nautical miles off Vietnam coast, Bay of Tonkin. Vinacomin 03, loaded with about 3,000 tons of coal, sank after collision. Vinacomin 02 rescued 13 crew and 1 went missing. After several hours of searching, missing crew was found and understood to be rescued, safe and sound. Vinacomin 02 reportedly suffered some damages, the extent of the damages unknown. Investigation under way. On the photo sistership of Vinacomin 03 and 02, Vinacomin 01.
Bulk carrier Vinacomin 03, IMO 9592836, dwt 3109, built 2010, flag Vietnam, owner VINACOMIN WATERWAY TRANSPORT.
Bulk carrier Vinacomin 02, IMO 9573294, dwt 2913, built 2010, flag Vietnam.


March 29
Coastal freighter MSV Arul Seeli sank off Beypore, India
Vesseltracker.com reported coastal cargo vessel MSV Arul Seeli sank at night Mar 29 about 21nm off the Beypore, en route from Beypore port in Kerala, India to Kavarathi in Lakshadweep Islands. Vessel was carrying a cargo of some 150 tons, including cows and construction materials, with 8 crew on board. Fishermen rescued 3 crew, 5 are missing. MSV Arul Seeli, MMSI 419800910, length 30 meters, flag India. Judging from the disaster description, it’s a coastal cargo vessel, maybe dhow.


March 30
Turkish bulker Atlantik Confidence abandoned after fire, Indian ocean
NATO Indian Ocean Task Force reported involvement in the rescue of Turkish bulk carrier Atlantik Confidence in Gulf of Aden in the morning Mar 30 13. Vessel reported fire in engine room and requested assistance, being in position off the island of Masirah (Oman). US frigate USS Nicholas was ordered to assist. Shortly after master of the distressed vessel ordered the crew to abandon the vessel. Helicopter from the frigate was dispatched to the scene and found all crew already in life boats without any seeming danger. Frigate coordinated the rescue of the crew by another Turkish vessel which happened to be nearby, a tanker YM Pluto (IMO 9464118). 21 Atlantik Confidence crew, all Turkish seamen, embarked the tanker, all are reported to be safe and sound. Bulk carrier reported to be partially sank and drifting.
Later reports said vessel sank.
Bulk carrier Atlantik Confidence, IMO 9110341, dwt 27209, built 1996, flag Liberia, manager ATLANTIK DENIZCILIK TICARET, Turkey.


April 6-7
Tug Little Debbie sank in Guantanamo Bay
Tug Little Debbie sank in Guantanamo Bay over a weekend Apr 6-7 13. Tug was operated by a contractor, not by Navy. At the time of sinking tug was moored to a maintenance barge. Some leakage occurred. No injures reported. The reason of sinking is yet unknown. Tug Little Debbie, MMSI 367030250, length 60 foot, flag USA. The only photo found, from marinetraffic.com.


April 8
Dutch freighter Ambassadeur sunk French trawler Loïc Lucas in collision, English Canal
Dutch freighter Ambassadeur collided with French trawler Loïc Lucas (CN 783642) shortle after midnight Apr 8 13 in English Canal, see map below. Trawler sank, 4 crew went into life raft and were rescued by nearby fishing vessel Rève de Mousse 1 around 01:00, nobody injured. Ambassadeur made an U-turn, and moved to sinking trawler to assist. After fishermen rescue Ambassadeur resumed voyage to Moerdijk. Weather at the time of an accident was unfavourable with wind of some 23 knots.
General cargo vessel Ambassadeur, IMO 9361328, dwt 6000, built 2007, flag Netherlands, manager TER STEGE REDERIJ.


April 13
Tug Delta Captain sank off California
The Coast Guard received a distress called from the tug Delta Captain at 2:55 p.m. Aprl 13 13 and immediately launched rescue crews and rescue helicopter, reported USCG San Francisco. Tag sank in pos 36 18N 122 11W area, 12 nautical miles west of Californian coast, some 90 nm south of San Francisco. The rescue helicopter crew located the survivors of the Delta Captain and deployed a rescue swimmer to hoist them aboard. All four were transported to shore in Monterey. There were no reports of injuries. The tug Delta Captain sank while towing a barge. Two tugs were sent to the scene to tow the barge. Tug Delta Captain, MMSI 366988490, length 26 meters, flag USA.


April 14
Chinese freighter Tian Yun sank after visiting North Korean port
Chinese general cargo vessel Tian Yun sank in the afternoon Apr 14 13 in Japan sea. Vessel is reported to sink in South Korean waters, en route, according to vessel’s AIS, from Rizhao, China, East China Sea, to Chongjinn, North Korea, Japan Sea. According to Satellite AIS track, vessel already called Chongjinn, and left port on Apr 11. No other information available. On a photo from China.org.com sinking Tian Yun. The 17 Chinese crew rescued, no injures reported. On a photo from better days Tian Yun under the name of Jupiter.
General cargo vessel Tian Yun, IMO 8024894, dwt 6436, built 1981, flag Panama, manager HONG KONG SEASTAR SHIPPING LTD, China.


April 21
Chinese fish factory Kai Xin sank in the Antarctic after the fire
Chinese fish factory Kai Xin sank on Apr 21 after 4 days drift, some 60 kilometers NE of King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Chinese trawler Fu Rong Hai, which was monitoring abandoned Kai Xin, reported lost of radar contact and later, life rafts spotted in the area.
Fire report:
Chinese fish factory Kai Xin is on fire in the Antarctic, crew evacuated
Chinese fish factory Kai Xin is on fire in the Antarctic, some 34 nautical miles off Chilean Antarctic Research Base Bernardo O’Higgins, see the map. Exact date when the fire started is unknown, Kai Xin issued distress signal and in the morning Apr 17 13, 97 crew were taken on board of Norwegian f/v Juvel (IMO: 9256664). No other details available at present. On a photo from elimparcial.com burning Kai Xin.
Fish factory Kai Xin, IMO 8836027, 4407 gt, built 1990, flag China, owner Shanghai Kaichuang Deep Sea Fisheries Co. Ltd.


April 28
Tanker Myan-Aung sank after collision with car carrier Malacca Highway, Myanmar
Myanmar coastal tanker Myan-Aung collided on Apr 28 13 with car carrier Malacca Highway on Yangon river at around 15:00 LT near Thilawa port. Myan-Aung was on the way to Yangon. Tanker sank, reportedly after capsizing, 17 crew rescued by Myanmar navy ship. Malacca Highway reportedly detained in Yangon for investigation.
Tanker Myan-Aung, IMO 6505698, dwt 1118, built 1965, flag Myanmar, owner Myanmar Energy Ministry.
Car carrier Malacca Highway, IMO 9235414, 17735 gt, built 2001, flag Panama, manager TAIYO NIPPON KISEN CO LTD, Japan.


April 29
Freighter Pirireis sank after collision with boxship Consouth, 2 dead, 8 missing, Med
German boxship Consouth collided with Turkish general cargo vessel Pirireis at around 07:00 Apr 29 13 in Ionian sea some 5 miles off Greece Sapientza Island. Weather was good, details of the collision yet unknown. Turkish freighter sank, two crew members are reported dead, eight missing, seven rescued, all crew are reportedly Syrians. Pirireis was en route to Nikolayev, Ukraine, with cargo of fertilizers. No reports on damages to Consouth, 16 crew (including Russian, Polish and Filipino nationalities) is unhurt, vessel presumably stays seaworthy, capable of sailing under own power. S&R by Greek Coast Guard is underway.
Pirireis vs Consouth collision update
m/v Pirireis collided with m/v Consouth within five miles of position 36 10N 020 09E, and was reported some hours later as abandoned and adrift. Greek Coast Guard reported seven crew from the Pirireis were rescued by m/v Consouth, two dead bodies also were recovered by m/v Consouth. It is understood, that the Consouth was directed to a Greek port for investigation.
General cargo vessel Pirireis, IMO 7916727, dwt 13206, built 1979, flag Cook Islands, manager EMIROGLU DENIZ NAKLIYATI, Turkey.
Boxship Consouth, IMO 9145255, dwt 8937, capacity 779 TEU, built 1998, flag Antigua, manager Reederei Erwin Strahlmann eK, Germany.


May 3
Vietnamese freighter Lam Hong 26 sank in Gulf of Tonkin
Reportedly general cargo vessel Lam Hong 26 sank on May 3 13 in Gulf of Tonkin off Hai Phong, Vietnam. Crew is rescued. No other details available.
General cargo vessel Lam Hong 26, IMO 8998992, dwt 1024, built 2002, flag Vietnam, LAM HONG CONSTRUCTION & TRADING JOINT STOCK CO.
Obstructed propeller reason for sinking
The “Lam Hong 26 sank in the Gulf of Tonkin near Hai Phong, Vietnam, after it had become disabled on May 3. The propeller had become entangled in an obstruction. The vessel went adrift in heavy winds and developed a significant list. The crew requested assistance with a rescue vessel responding. All eight crew members were safely rescued before the Lam Hong 26 sank. The vessel was carrying iron ore from Fang Cheng Gang to Nghe an in China on its last voyage.


May 7
Cont Jolly Nero hit Port Control Tower, 3 dead several missing, Genoa
Local media report say Italian boxship Jolly Nero allided with Port Control Tower in Genoa at around 23:00 LT May 7 13, while maneuvering in port are. Part of the tower said to have crashed, tower listed some 45 degress, at least three people in the tower died and several are missing. The reports presently are rather confused, some say part of the tower with some 10 people in it actually crashed into the water, divers were searching for missing people throughout the night. Some 6 people were injured. Number of people in the tower at the time of an accident is not clear yet, some media say there were 10 people, some say 14 or more. Emergency officials said they don’t know if there are some people trapped in part of the tower which crashed into the water.
Representative of the Messina Line said, according to media, that vessel was leaving port. After the collision Jolly Nero was taken to the berth in Genoa port, extent of damages vessel suffered unknown. Presently vessel is berthed, see the pic. What caused the allision, is yet unknown.
Latest reports said 8 people died, 1 missing.
Container vessel Jolly Nero, IMO 7361233, 40594 gt, capacity 1828 TEU, built 1976, flag Italy, manager MESSINA LINE.


May 12
Bulk carrier Xin Chuan 8 sank on Yangtze river
Bulk carrier Xin Chuan 8 sank on Yangtze river in Nanjing after colliding with a bridge on May 12 13, reported Xinhua. Vessel was loaded with 12,500 tons of limestone, it hit the bridge at around 04:20 LT, according to Nanjing Maritime Bureau. Vessel collided with one of the piers of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, and sank some 40 minutes later 3.5 kilometers down the river from the bridge. 18 crew rescued. Photos of the damaged pier and mast of Xin Chuan 8 above the water by Xinhua.
Bulk carrier Xin Chuan 8, Call Sign BBLY6, MMSI 413324360, length 139 meters, flag China.