Collision off Chittagong
The bulkcarrier "Bar" (IMO: 9693496) was in collision with the "Marine Stars" on Chittagong outer anchorage in the morning of Sep 23, 2017. The "Bar" was loaded with 23000 tons of steel coil and had arrived at the anchorage on Sep 22, the "Marine Stars" was in Bangladesh waters, including Chittagong port, since at least Sep 1. Both vessels sustained damages, about 30 meters of the railings on the main deck at starboard side of the "Bar" were damaged, the deck was deformed.
Marine Stars still off Oinousses
On Sept 8 the "Marine Stars" was still anchored south of Oinousses island, east of Chios less than one nautical mile off the coast, with salvage and lightering work still going on. Photo: http://www.odin.tc/pics/marinestars1.jpg
Bulker refloated ten days after second grounding
After ten days the bulk carrier "Marine Stars" was refloated by salvor Vernicos, off Oinousses, a small Greek island. Aided by two support vessels – the "Alexander 3" and "Ifestos 2" pulled off the almost fully loaded vessel. There was no environmental pollution during the operation, which was very difficult given that it was close to a tourist beach and fish farms. The forepeak had been sinking to 30 metres. The "Flinerrachel" unloaded some of the refloated bulker’s grain. The total cost of the project was not disclosed. The estimated value of the cargo was around 30 million Dollar. Greek report with video: http://politischios.gr/koinonia/synehizontai-oi-prospatheies-apokollisis-toy-marine-stars-binteoUpload News