Tanker runs aground in Greek waters

A small tanker ran aground in the morning hours of Saturday, in a rocky shallow, while underway at the Aegean Sea, near the port of Gavrio, Andros Island, Greece,  according to information provided by the Hellenic Coast Guard.

The 1,000 dwt ‘Agios Georgios I’ had sailed from Andros to the port of Skyros, with eight national crew members and two national passengers, loaded with 455.46 cubic meters of gasoline and 428.29 cubic meters of diesel oil.

There were no reports of injury or marine...

https://safety4sea.com/tanker-runs-aground-in-greek-waters/

Solomon Trader oil spill worse than first thought

The salvage operation from the grounded bulk carrier ‘Solomon Trader’, which ran aground on 4 February at a Unesco World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, completed over the weekend, but the oil spill is worse than first thought, its owner King Trader said.

The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier ‘Solomon Trader’ was loading bauxite when it ran aground due to unexpected gale at Kangava Bay, Rennell Island, on 4 February, causing an environmental disaster. So far, more than 70 tonnes of oil has...

https://safety4sea.com/solomon-trader-oil-spill-worse-than-first-thought/

Resolve Marine to oversee ‘Solomon Trader’ salvage

Korea Protection and Indemnity Club (KP&I) appointed the American salvage company Resolve Marine to oversee the ‘Solomon Trader’ response in the Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific ocean. The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier ‘Solomon Trader’ was loading bauxite when it ran aground due to unexpected gale at Kangava Bay, Rennell Island, on 4 February, causing an environmental disaster.

The East Rennell world heritage site is the largest raised coralatoll in the world. Since 2013 the site has...

https://safety4sea.com/resolve-marine-to-oversee-solomon-trader-salvage/

Solomon Trader crew not absent or intoxicated, owner says

Reports claiming that the crewmembers of the Solomon Trader were absent from the ship during the grounding or intoxicated celebrating Chinese are not true, the owner of the ship notes. The MV Solomon Trader was loading bauxite when due to rough seas, it ran aground at Kangava Bay, Rennell Island, on 4 February.

The East Rennell world heritage site is the largest raised coralatoll in the world. Since 2013 the site has been on a UNESCO danger list because of logging and overfishing.

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https://safety4sea.com/solomon-trader-crew-not-absent-or-intoxicated-owner-says/

Steering gear failure leads to grounding

Steering gear failure leads to grounding
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued an investigation report on the steering gear failure and grounding of the product/chemical tanker ‘Chem Norma’, off Morrisburg, Ontario, in 29 May 2018.

The incident

On 29 May 2018, the Marshall Islands–flagged product/chemical tanker Chem Norma was proceeding upbound the St. Lawrence Seaway, carrying a cargo of 11 119 tonnes of alkylate (UN1268) bound for Sarnia, Ontario.

The bridge team at the time consisted of the master, a pilot, the...

https://safety4sea.com/steering-gear-failure-leads-to-grounding/

Watch: Fuel removal began for grounded Efe Murat off Italy

As Guardia Costiera posted, its crewmembers began removing fuel from the Turkish cargo vessel called ‘Efe Murat’ off Bari, Italy. Up to now, there have been no reports concerning pollution. Yet, it is alleged that the vessel has been holed in several places and is taking on water.

Mainly, ‘Efe Murat’ ran aground on February 23due to hazardous weather conditions.

Specifically, the grounding took place when the Turkish vessel lost control due to wind that exceeded the 60 knots and rough sea...

https://safety4sea.com/watch-fuel-removal-began-for-grounded-efe-murat-off-italy/

Lack of Night Watch Resulted in Ship Grounding

  • The MV Solomon Trader $30m bulk carrier spilling oil in the Solomon Islands may have run aground.
  • 75 tonnes of oil has so far leaked into the ocean and the 225m ship is carrying up to 600 tonnes.
  • The oil is yet to reach East Rennell, the largest raised coralatoll in the world and a world heritage site.
  • The Solomon Islands government is expected to demand the company cease operations.

A $30m bulk carrier that’s spilling oil in the Solomon Islands may have run aground because of a possible...

https://mfame.guru/lack-of-night-watch-resulted-in-ship-grounding/