コモロ連合（Union of Comoros）(外務省のＨＰ）
安保理北朝鮮制裁リスト９隻の内パラオ船籍は３隻 10/12/17 (やしの実通信)
下記のThe Marine Executiveの記事が詳しい。
"U.N. Blacklists Four More North Korean Freighters"
- Jia Feng (ex name Cheng Hong), a Palau-flagged bulker
- Kai Xiang, a Panama-flagged bulker
- East Glory (or East Glory 7), a Palau-flagged freighter
- Xin Sheng Hai, a Belize-flagged freighter
- Toyo Maru, a Palau-flagged freighter (formerly flagged in Fiji)
- Jie Shun, a Cambodian-flagged freighter
- Tong San 2, a North Korean-flagged freighter
- Hao Fan 6, a St. Kitts and Nevis-flagged bulker
- Petrel 8, a Comoros-flagged bulker
OCTOBER 11, 2017 /
"U.N. bans four ships over North Korea coal, U.S. delays four more"
International Ship Registration Servicesのサイトで面白い勧誘情報を見つけた。
There is opportunity for ship owners and representatives to apply for particular change (ownership change, ship’s name change, tonnage, type/dimension, built year change, etc.) under Cambodia flag, only if the following relevant application documents are submitted to Head Office. And in state of vessel’s provisional registration, new provisional registry certificate for particular change is same validity as previous provisional registry certificate. And, in state of permanently registered, provisional registry certificate is valid for 6 months (but do not exceed annual tax due date). But, in case of change of AAIC/Operator/Radio equipment/ radio installation/voyage type change in permanent registration status, then permanent registration cert will be issued.
CONDITIONS FOR SHIP REGISTRATION UNDER FLAG OF COMOROS
Any ship which is in a seaworthy condition and which is not older than thirty years of age, may be registered, if it is owned by any person or company irrespectively of nationality or place of incorporation, if eligible to register ships under the Comoros flag.
Registration of a vessel can be permitted whilst still under construction. A vessel may be so registered at any stage of construction after the laying of the keel.
Under special circumstances and consideration, vessels over than thirty years of age may be accepted for registration under the Registry of Comoros flag, after a satisfactory completion of preliminary survey.
Video: Cargo Ship Breaks in Two and Sinks in Black Sea Storm sinking cargo ship 02/21/23 (THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE)
A small cargo ship registered in Comoros and operated by a Russian crew was caught in a fierce winter storm in the Black Sea causing it to break apart and sink. Russian officials are reporting that one crewmember died of his injuries and a second was in critical condition while nine were being taken to shore.
Residents in the area near Novorossiysk reported hearing a siren this morning, February 21 coming from the offshore anchorage. At the time there was a strong storm raging with winds reported at up to 40 knots and seas at around 10 feet. The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation responded by sending a rescue boat.
Reports indicated that when they arrived on the scene, a 3,200 dwt general cargo ship the Seamark had buckled in the middle of its 355-foot length and was sinking. A lifeboat and a life raft were in the water as well as some of the 11 crewmembers from the ship.
The vessel which was built in 1981 had been in the anchorage since arriving on February 15 from Iskenderun, Turkey, having departed the day before the devastating earthquake. The Seamark was carrying a load of 3,500 tons of marble chips.
The rescue service initially reported that it had been able to retrieve three people and that a fourth was seen in the water. Later they reported that seven people were being taken to the village of Aleksino aboard one rescue vessel while three others and the body of the deceased sailor were aboard a second vessel heading to Novorossiysk. The individual reportedly succumbed to his injuries aboard the rescue vessel.
The Equasis database reports the vessel's current situation was unknown. It does not record an inspection since 2021 when there were 11 deficiencies identified including issues with the steering gear, alarms, crew training, and familiarization with the emergency systems. Local media reports from Russia are linking the vessel to a management company in Dubai.
General cargo ship sank in Persian Gulf off Sharjah 03/01/23 (FleetMon)
by Mikhail Voytenko
General cargo ship MY PRINCESS reportedly sank on Feb 11 at Sharjah Anchorage, UAE, Persian Gulf. Last AIS received at around 0330 UTC Feb 11. The ship left Dubai early Feb 10, sailed in northern direction, in the afternoon same day changed direction and sailed towards Sharjah at reduced speed. No other details available at the moment.
5 Russian crew including Master arrested for allegedly, transporting 28 tons of drug, Egypt 11/15/22（FleetMon）
5 crew of general cargo ship SOYA, including Master and Chief Officer, all 5 of Russian nationality, were arrested in Alexandria Egypt, after police found 28 tons of synthetic analgesic material in a sealed container. This material is considered as drug in Egypt, but as essential substance for producing cancer pain-killer in Russia. The ship arrived from Istanbul Turkey on Nov 4, and remained in port as of evening Nov 14. Crew can’t be responsible for the cargoes in sealed containers.
EIDE TRADER IMO: 7734167, MMSI: 538001814 （myshiptracking.com）
The current position of EIDE TRADER is in Laccadive Sea with coordinates 12.93557° / 74.42503° as reported on 2019-05-28 22:38 by AIS.The vessel's current speed is 6.9 Knotsand is heading at the port of VICTORIA in Canada.
The vessel EIDE TRADER (IMO: 7734167, MMSI: 538001814) is a Barge Carrierthat was built in 1975 ( 45 years old ) and it's sailing under the flag of [MH] Marshall Is
In this page you can find informations about the vessels current position, last detected port calls, and current voyage information. If the vessels is not in coverage by AIS you will find the latest position.
The current position of EIDE TRADER is detected by our AIS receivers and we are not responsible for the reliability of the data. The last position was recorded while the vessels was in Coverage by Ais receivers.
The controversial case of the Harrier （NGO Shipbreaking Platform）
It all started with an anonymous letter informing us that the EIDE CARRIER was sold for scrap. Having been laid up for many years on the Norwegian west coast the Platform immediately contacted the owners, Eide Group, to make them aware that exporting the vessel to a South Asian beaching yard would be in breach of European waste laws. Eide Group categorically refuted at the time that the vessel sold for scrap. Little did they – or we – know what would then happen.
Almost a year and a half later, in February 2017, the vessel attempted to leave Norway under a new name, new flag and new registered owner. After a simple stroke of paint to alter the first letter, the vessel was now called TIDE CARRIER. The ship had swapped its flag to that of Comoros and was registered under an anonymous St. Kitts and Nevis post-box company called Julia Shipping Inc. All solid indications that a cash buyer - a scrap dealer specialised in the trading of end-of-life ships to the South Asian beaching yards - was involved.
Only hours after its departure, the engine stopped. Despite the ship’s deteriorating condition and bad weather conditions, the vessel’s new captain, from Nabeel Ship Management, did not call for help. The ship was drifting towards one of Norway’s most renowned beaches and the Norwegian coastguards were forced to trigger a salvage operation to avoid the risk of oil spill and grounding. The rescue operation included the emergency evacuation of 5 crew members – one of which suffered from a broken shoulder – and the deployment of two tugboats to bring the ship to safety.
At the request of the owners, Julia Shipping Inc., the ship was laid up in Gismarvik. Its name was re-painted and changed this time to HARRIER. The flag also changed again, from Comoros to another popular end-of-life flag, Palau. According to the Comoros registry, which was contacted by the Norwegian authorities, the vessel had in fact never been registered under the Comoros flag.
The Platform alerted the authorities that the vessel in all likelihood had been sold to a beaching yard in South Asia to be scrapped, and that the post box company Julia Shipping Inc. in all likelihood was concealing a cash buyer. We also alerted that there were suspicions that the ship had been used to store hazardous sludge.
When the Norwegian Environment Agency boarded the laid-up vessel they found evidence that the HARRIER was indeed under a “break up voyage” insurance from Norway to Gadani, Pakistan. They also found unidentified and excessive amounts of sludge and fuel oils. The sales contract that dated from summer 2015 – when we had first received the anonymous tip-off – revealed that the contact person for Julia Shipping Inc. was Keyur Dave, Chief Financial Officer at cash buyer Wirana. It thus became clear that the repair contract from Oman which had been provided to the Norwegian authorities as a way to escape checks for the illegal export of the vessel for breaking was false. The HARRIER was now under arrest and not allowed to leave Norway unless it was to sail to a ship recycling destination in line with international and European hazardous waste laws.
Norwegian authorities pressed charges against the owners for having attempted to illegally export hazardous waste and rejected the complaint of Julia Shipping Inc., represented by law firm Wikborg Rein, for the arrest order.
Without having paid the fees for lay-up in Gismarvik, the HARRIER was moved to be anchored off the coast of Farsund. There, two crew members remained confined onboard the ship for more than one year. With the help of Norsk Gjennvinning, Wirana finally obtained the approval from both Norwegian and Turkish authorities to scrap the ship in Aliaga, Turkey, where it arrived in August 2018 – three years after its initial sale for breaking. Before leaving Norway, Wirana was forced to pay GMC in Gismarvik EUR 700.000 for lay-up costs that had still not been settled.
Bad omen, or rather just another sign of how reckless cash buyers are: on its way to Aliaga, the HARRIER caused an oil spill in the Izmir region. Turkish authorities have given the owners a fine of USD 300.000 for the spill and also requested them to pay for the clean-up operation, estimated at 4,5 mill USD. Until the fine and clean-up costs are paid, the recycling of the ship is at halt. In the meantime, the recycling yard in Aliaga, SOK, is stuck with a vessel it has already paid Wirana for and cannot start recycling – and Julia Shipping Inc. has disappeared…
In Norway, police investigations, now headed by the financial crimes division, are still ongoing. The former and current owners of the ship, Georg Eide and cash buyer Wirana, are targeted, and risk being held criminally liable for their attempt to illegally export the Harrier to Pakistan for scrapping. Also marine warranty surveyor Aqualis Offshore and insurance company Skuld Maritime Agency are under investigation for their involvement in the attempt to illegally export the Harrier to Pakistan. Aqualis Offshore issued two certificates for the ship on the same day – one for a break-up voyage to Pakistan, another for a voyage to Oman. Skuld Maritime Agency was involved in issuing the last-voyage insurance for the vessel and is therefore being investigated for having aided the illegal export.
The HARRIER case reveals the business practices of ship owners and cash buyers, and adds to several other cases where authorities have been lied to and provided false information as a way to escape checks for the illegal export of end-of-life ships. It is also a case that illustrates the many risks of entering into business relationships with unreliable companies that have a bad track record putting profit above people and the environment.
FANCY COMOROS Flag at the time of PSC Detention LANCELOT V - IMO 9128439 Flag: Panama built: 1996（ShipSpotting.com)
Watch: Dramatic Rescue After Cargo Ship Grounds Near Istanbul （gCaptain）
December 19, 2018 by Mike Schuler
Turkish emergency crews have rescued 16 crew members from a cargo ship which ran aground near Istanbul on Wednesday.
The Comoros-flagged ship, named Natalia, ran aground in heavy seas early Wednesday while en route to Istanbul from Russia, according to reports.
Due to the conditions, rescuers were forced to evacuate the crew to shore using a breeches buoy in an operation that lasted several hours.