The "Avaro“, 3242 ts (EU-No.: 06004274), ran aground in the morning of Oct 14, 2017, on the Rhine off Bingen. The loaded barge was enroute from Nijmegen to Mannheim. It did not hamper the passing traffic at the grounding site. The accident happeneddue to misjudgment of the master on a stone bar close to the Nahe mouthing. The barge was refloated by two tugs in the run of the day. The strong currents had pushed the stern around after she hit the bar with the bow. The barge, loaded with 2.500 tons potash, continued the voyage to Mannheim, arriving there on Oct 15 around 5.30 p.m.
The "Spiegelgracht" suffered a failure of the main engine upon departure from the port of Klaipeda to Rauma on Oct 14, 2017, and almost grounded on the shore of the Curonian Spit. The ship was stopped by dropping anchor in the waters of the Curonian Lagoon before receiving tug assistance. It returned to Klaipeda at 12.45 p.m.
The "Sabuk Nusantara 33" got out of control while docking at Slamet Riyadi, Ambon, on Oct 14, 2017. Hooked to the vessel’s stern were four Indonesian Navy patrol boats, tied to each other, which were sandwiched when the ferry backed into the quay and crushed the boats.
The "Harvest Sky" ran aground in the morning of Oct 14, 2017, at 9.55 a.m. after unoading cargo at the Linkou coal terminal in position 25 07 121 15E 0,3 miles off the coast near Limkou port in northwest Taiwan with a crew of 21 on board. The ship became unmanoeverable after her steering gear got entangled in nearby fishing nets. Then the engine failued due to overheating, and strong ocean currents caused the ship to run aground on mud and gravel bottom. Following an emergency meeting with a representative of the ship owner, the Coast Guard, the Taoyuan County Environmental Protection Bureau, and the Maritime and Port Bureau, it was decided that the vessel would be towed to safety once the weather conditions have improved. The vessel was carrying 19,068 tons of coal and 1,590 tons of diesel when it ran aground in bad weather with wind forces of eight Beaufort and two meters wave height.
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The latest report from the Japanese Coast Guard on Oct 14 said 11 crew were successfully rescued by the bulk carrier "Densa Cobra" (IMO: 9460643), and five more by the bulk carrier "SM Samarinda" (IMO: 9574391). 10 people remained missing with the search still under way after the bulk carrier sank in position 19 01N 124 46E, at 9 p.m. on Oct 12.
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The "Masalli" was subject of a detention request in Aarhus on Oct 13, 2017, after the ITF found out during an inspection that for a period of five months the crew had not got paid their wages of almost 134,000 US dollars which was a basic breach of the MLC Convention. ITF inspector Morten Bach was on board to check the conditions for the crew of 16, among them nine Russians, six from Azerbaijan and one Ukrainian.
Since June, the crew on board the ship has not paid any wages. When the tanker arrived at the oil port in Aarhus for unloading, the Danish Maritime Authority was informed of the circumstances and was prepared to detain the ship.
The ship is owned by the Turkish company Palmali and has business relations with Russia. The "Masalli" is also manned through the company's crewing company in Russia. ITF inspector Morten Bach was waiting at the dock in Aarhus when the ship arrived after some delay on Oct 12 at 11.30 a.m. and dropped anchor off the port on Oct 13.
13 crew members of the "Crystal Nord", belonging to the company Nakhodka-Portbunker was being stranded in the port of Al Hamriya (UAE), applied for help from the Dvor RPSM. The crew of the shipwhich was being anchored off Al Hamriyah since Sep 20, 2017, owed about 1.6 million rubles of wages. Part of the crew has already returned to Primorye.
Since Nakhodka-Portbunker was being in the process of bankruptcy, the arbitration manager promised to pay off the salary debt to the sailors immediately after the sale of the property.
Crew of detained tanker appealed for help to get home
Seven crew members of the "Crystal East" which was being stranded off Dubai, appealed for help to the Russian Sailors’ Union with a request to help them return the documents and repatriate them home. The ship was arrested in the port of Sharjah because of the shipowner’s large debts, and along with-it seafarer’s documents were taken away. The owner company Nakhodka-Portbunker went bankrupt and owed Gazprombank about $ 14 million, so the port authorities arrested the tanker by a court decision.
13 crew members of the "Crystal Nord", also belonging to the company Nakhodka-Portbunker and being stranded in the port of Hamriya (UAE), applied for help from the Dvor RPSM. The crew of the ship owed about 1.6 million rubles of wages. Part of this crew has already returned to Primorye.
Since Nakhodka-Portbunker was beubg in the process of bankruptcy, the arbitration manager promised to pay off the salary debt to the sailors immediately after the sale of the property.
Bulkcarrier sold for demolition after grounding incident
The "Melite" which ran aground off Pulau Laut on July 21, will be sold for demolition, on an “as is, where is” basis. The "Melite" has been out of service since it ran aground in Indonesia and was being anchored off Port Sual. The delivery was due to the unidentified buyers by Oct 30, for a sale price of roughly $2.52 million USD. The Diana Shipping has submitted a notice of abandonment to its hull and machinery underwriters, who have agreed to the sale of the vessel along the terms outlined in the above mentioned agreement. The notice of abandonment forms part of DSI’s claim against the vessel’s underwriters, resulting from the previously announced grounding, which if accepted, would result in the payment to Diana Shipping of the vessel’s total insured value of about $14 million USD.