海難情報2 (2010 - 2012)

◆検査会社の問題 ◆AIS:船舶自動識別装置
◆ISMコード ◆ISPS(国際保安)コード

◆座礁船 ◆放置船
◆BLUE OCEAN(ブルーオーシャン)の事故


悪質な造船所 ◆不正の情報 パナマ ビューロー ★元日本籍内航船サブスタンダード船 ★ソーラー1(Solar 1)フィリピンで沈没!
◆海難2 ◆海難3 ◆海難4 ◆海難5 ◆海難6 ◆海難7 ◆海難8 船舶保険 ★BLUE OCEAN(ブルーオーシャン)の事故
★鹿児島でまた、大型船が座礁 ★ブラックリスト PSC処分船リスト ★問題への日本の対応は甘い
不適切な検査:パナマ ビューロー カンボジア船籍船 MING GUANG(ミンクァン)
カンボジア籍船 トーゴ籍船 モンゴル籍船 シエラレオネ籍船 コモロ連合船籍 ツバル船籍船 グルジア籍船
キリバス籍船 パラオ籍船 フィジ籍船 タンザニア籍船 ベリーズ籍船 モルジブ籍船 ミクロネシア籍船
パナマ船籍 ニウエ籍船 セント キッツ籍船 カメルーン籍船 カンボジア船籍船 AN FENG 8 IMO:9365726
フィリピンでの船舶による油流出事故 ソーラー1(Solar 1)フィリピンで沈没! 韓国客船 Sewol沈没
全国各地で発生した海の事件・事故一覧(海上保安庁のHPより) 最近の海難事故(銚子海上保安部のHPより)
★七管内における放置外国船 ★パナマ船籍の「マリナ アイリス」が沈没! 中国から違法船続々! 問題船は週末や夜に入港する 無国籍船&幽霊船情報
★サブスタンダード船排除 (社団法人日本船主協会のホームページより) ★油濁発生情報(財団法人 漁場油濁被害救済基金のHPより)
★Casualty Investigation Code(海難調査コード)2010年1月1日から適用 (IMOのホームページより)
第2回パリMOU・東京MOU合同閣僚級会議の結果について (国土交通省のHPより)

海難分析集 No.6 台風と海難~台風大接近!そのときあなたは~(運輸安全委員会) 海難分析集 No.7 霧中海難~繰り返される霧中での左転~(運輸安全委員会)
海難分析集 No.8 狭水道の海難~安心・安全な海上輸送をめざして~(運輸安全委員会)
海上災害の予防対策(総務省のHPより) PSCの検査について批判的な事実を書いている。
★イージス艦「あたご」及び 漁船「清徳丸」の衝突事故 頻発する外国船海難(日本海難防止協会) 「外国船の海難」(国土交通省)
★多発する外国船海難 (国土交通省) アクセスできない人はここをクリック 海上交通事故(地図屋の日々の出来事のHPより) WK Webster : Casualties
Condemned to a watery grave: Dramatic moment U.S. Navy ship is sunk by torpedo from Australian submarine during target practice
07/24/12(Mail Online)

Bulk Carrier and Tanker Fatal Collision – Investigation Report 03/11/13(Officer of the Watch)
KARLA C Allision on 13 April 2014 SUMMARY REPORT December 2014 Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board

Freighter Sormovskiy-199 holed in ice, Azov sea 12/28/12 (Maritime Bulletin)
On Dec 27 at around 1000 LT general cargo vessel Sormovskiy-119 got a hole in a rudder compartment while proceeding in ice convoy with icebreaker assistance in Azov-Don sea channel, Azov sea. The hole of 50 mm diameter was patched, vessel resumed voyage to Samsun, Turkey. Vessel left Rostov-on-Don port on Dec 26. general cargo vessel Somrmovskiy-119 IMO 8035154, dwt 3346, built 1982, flag Cambodia, manager MED MORYAK DENIZCILIK LTD STI, Turkey.

Disabled freighter Samarga towed to Donghae, Japan sea 12/27/12 (Maritime Bulletin)
Reportedly, disabled Russian freighter Samarga arrived to Donghae port, South Korea, on tow of salvage tug Lazurit in the morning Dec 28.

Russian freighter Samarga disabled in Japan sea

Russian general cargo vessel Samarga issued distress signal in Japan sea, presumably early in the morning Dec 24, or earlier, during Dec 23. Vessel is en route from Busan to Vladivostok with cargo of cars, and suffered engine failure. Russian media as usual, is confusing in its’ news, some say vessel is disabled, some say vessel suffered total blackout. Reportedly, there was some cargo shift. Weather northern wind 12-15 meters/sec, sea 2-2.5 meters, so there is no imminent danger to vessel and crew. Salvage tug Lazurit left Vladivostok early Dec 24 and is steaming to the disabled vessel, nearby freighter Limanskiy (IMO 8423612) is standing by. Vessel actually, was disabled earlier than Dec 23-24, last known satellite data at 19:30 UTC Dec 22 gives position 39 33N 130 31E, and speed 2 knots, meaning by that time vessel was already disabled and drifting, or moving at low speed. General cargo vessel Samarga IMO 8501402, dwt 7130, built 1987, flag Cambodia, manager Natie Shipping, Vladivostok, Russia.

Distressed Samarga is to be towed to Donghae, Japan sea

Salvage tug Lazurit arrived to distressed vessel Samarga in the morning Dec 25, and is trying to take freighter on tow. Vessel is to be towed to South Korean port Donghae, which is some 160 nm off, see map. The weather is deteriorating, wind strengthened to 18 meters/sec. Vessel issued distress signal at 15:58 UTC Dec 23 from position 39-52N 130-39E, suffering total blackout.

North Korean safe waters are much closer to the distressed vessel, but North Korean waters are safe from the weather, but not from the ruling regime, and are in fact, more risky for a distressed vessel, than winter storm in Japan sea. More often, than not, vessels in distress which have to find refuge in North Korea are detained under the pretext of “investigation”, or in other words, for extorting money from owner, being also subject to possible political speculations, depending on the owner State. While it goes on, local authorities sweep vessel and crew clean of any supplies they can find.

Freighter Samarga still drifting, part of deck cargo went overboard

Freighter Samarga is still drifting with salvage tug Lazurit standing by. Towage still impossible due to strong wind and heavy sea. 8 excavators went overboard, most probably intentionally released by the crew in order to improve stability, vessel was badly rolling with angle up to 36 degrees. The rest of the cargo, cars and general cargo, is stable. NW wind was up to 25 meters/sec, weather forecast for Dec 26 is favourable, wind NW to W from 30 to 15 knots, sea from 5 meters to 2.5 meters.

Freighter Samarga under tow to Donghae, Japan sea

Disabled general cargo vessel Samarga was taken under tow in the afternoon Dec 26 by a salvage tug Lazurit, Japan sea. Samarga is to be towed to Donghae, South Korea. Weather is favourable, with moderate wind and sea, ETA Donghae Dec 28 12.

タンカー乗組員が転落死 航行中の高所作業で 12/24/12(産経新聞)




Listing General Cargo Ship Abandoned Off Taiwan, Captain Missing 12/18/12(MaritimeSecurity.Asia)

The Captain of a Hong Kong-flagged general cargo ship loaded with logs went missing on Saturday after his vessel began to list dangerously and lost power in high winds and heavy seas off the northern coast of Taiwan.

According to local media reports, the 7,716 DWT cargo ship, New Lucky III, was cruising some 35 nautical miles off the coast of Bali when it was battered by huge waves, causing the vessel to list and forcing the crew to send out a distress signal at about 12:50 p.m. local time. A search and rescued operation by Taiwan’s National Search and Rescue Command center led to the rescue of 16 crew members, but the Filipino Captain is said to have been swept overboard during the operation and is still missing.

The rescued crew includes 3 Chinese, 3 Filipinos and 10 Indonesians, who are currently being kept in Keelung, Taiwan.

The New Lucky III is believed to still be adrift and posing a threat to navigation. Initial reports indicate that the vessel began listing after the logs shifted with the rolling of the ship.

貨物船、カキいかだ壊す 海保 容疑で1等航海士を逮捕 広島沖 12/16/12(産経新聞)



かきいかだ壊す 航海士逮捕 12/16/12(NHK)







From(Maritime Connector.com)
Type of Ship: CARGO
IMO: 9295464
Call Sign: XUSV7
MMSI: 515682000
Year of Built: 2003
Former name: ZHOU SHAN 18 until 2007 Apr

11 seafarers rescued 12/11/12(ihs.com)

THE CREW of a Chinese-flagged cargo ship have rescued 11 seafarers who were sent overboard as their ship sank.

Cambodia-flagged general cargo ship Dong Sheng sank in foul weather on the afternoon of 22 December in the Yellow Sea.

It had been transporting 2,000 tonnes of steel heading to Yangtai, China, from Pyongtaek, South Korea, when 7,358dwt capsized because of displacement of cargo in the storm.

“The ship came across strong winds and waves at that time,” Shan Dehu, its captain, told reporters. “We made efforts when cargo displacement happened, but did not work out.”

Hai Zhi Da, a 3,300dwt, China-flagged general cargo ship was nearby. Its crew used rope ladders to rescue the mariners, all Chinese, from waves 2m high.

11 Chinese sailors rescued in Yellow Sea 12/11/12(YONHAP NEWS)

INCHEON, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- Eleven Chinese sailors were rescued from their cargo ship that was tilting in South Korean waters near the border with North Korea, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

The Cambodian-flagged 1,996-ton freighter sent out a distress signal at around 5:40 p.m. as it was listing on its right side about 56 kilometers south of Daecheong Island, it said.

The Coast Guard said it immediately dispatched a helicopter and a patrol boat to the scene but the sailors had already been rescued by a passing freighter.

The Chinese sailors rescued were in good health, it said.

The freighter carrying steel products was en route from South Korea's western port of Daesan to China, the Coast Guard said.

The cause of the apparent accident has yet to be investigated, it said.


砂利運搬船上で爆発 1人死亡3人けが 12/11/12(NHK)

11日午前7時すぎ、大阪市内を流れる大川に停泊していた砂利の運搬船で爆発があり、消防によりますと、男性1人が死亡、3人が重軽傷を負いました。 船長は、「プロパンガスが爆発した」と話しているということで、警察と消防が詳しい状況を調べています。

11日午前7時すぎ、大阪・北区長柄東の大川にかかる「毛馬橋」のたもとに停泊していた砂利の運搬船で、突然爆発が起きました。 消防によりますと、船は爆発で激しく壊れて一部が吹き飛び、船に乗っていた男性1人が死亡したほか、男性3人が重軽傷を負ったということです。 現場は、多くの砂利の運搬船などが停泊している場所で、NHKのヘリコプターから撮影した映像では、船室の一部が爆発でめくれ上がったような様子が確認できます。 近くのマンションに住む男性は、「突然ドーンという音がして、窓がバリバリと揺れた。外を見ると、船が大きく壊れているのが見えた。周辺の住宅や道路には、部品や油などが飛び散っていた」と話していました。 消防によりますと、船の船長は、「積んでいたプロパンガスが爆発した」と話しているということで、警察と消防が詳しい状況を調べています。

貨物船座礁事故、中国人船長に罰金20万円 12/07/12(読売新聞)




Baltic Ace shipwreck to cost insurers up to $60m 12/07/12 (Cargonews Asia)

The Baltic Ace cargo vessel that sank in the North Sea on Wednesday night is insured for between US$50 million and $60 million, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, reported Reuters.

The lead insurer for the vessel is Catlin, operator of the biggest syndicate in the Lloyd's of London market, the sources said.

As lead insurer, Catlin's share of any claim would be between 10 and 15 percent, with the remainder split between a panel of other insurers, one of the sources said.

Catlin declined to comment.

As is common in the marine insurance market, the Baltic Ace's cargo of 1,400 cars, mostly Mitsubishis, is insured separately, as is any liability for environmental pollution or personal injury.

Insurance against pollution or injury is provided by the North of England Protection and Indemnity (P&I) club, one of a network of specialist marine underwriters owned by the shipping industry, two other sources said.

North of England P&I declined to comment.

At least five crew members died when the Baltic Ace sank after colliding with a container ship, the Corvus J, on Wednesday night. The Corvus J was damaged, but was able to resume its route, officials said.

The Baltic Ace shipwreck will add to an already heavy claims burden this year for the marine insurance industry, hit in January by a loss of around $1 billion, one of its biggest ever, after the Costa Concordia cruise liner ran aground off Italy.

Baltic Ace Sinking: What You Need to Know Right Now 12/07/12 (gCaptain)

By Tobias Pieffers, Local Correspondent

ROTTERDAM - The Dutch Coastguard has seized the search for the six crewmembers still missing after the sinking of car carrier Baltic Ace. They are assumed dead because of the bad weather conditions and cold water, and possibly the bodies are trapped inside the sunken vessel.

At the scene of the collision is the Dutch government owned hydrograpic research and oil spill response vessel M/V Arca. Arca’s crew has placed five cardinal buoys at the scene marking the location of the wreck. The vessel will stay at the scene to ensure safe traffic near the Baltic Ace.

The wreck forms an immediate danger to traffic. The vessel sunk in an incredibly busy area, just south of the beginning of the Eurogeul which leads to the port of Rotterdam. According to Mariska Verbeij, spokeswoman of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Arca has conducted a small survey using it’s multi beam echo-sounder. “Due to bad weather conditions and limited amount of water above the wreck a more detailed survey using an external echo-sounder (called ‘the fish’ by the vessels crew) could not be conducted. But the images we’ve obtained so far show the vessel is intact.” The water depth at the scene is 36 meters, there’s only 6 meters of water between the Baltic Ace and the surface. This afternoon the Dutch Coastguard announced that the Arca will stay at the scene, al least until coming monday. “On monday a new assessment will be made deciding wether or not the Arca will have stay longer to guide traffic at the scene”, a spokesperson said.

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment maintains contact with Baltic Ace owner Baltic Highway Piraeus regarding the salvage of the ship. “We are waiting for the owner to come up with a plan for salvaging the vessel, but this usually takes time.” Smit Salvage has offered ‘to help with the salvage of the Baltic Ace. “We’ve had contact with the insurance company and the owner of the vessel”, pressofficer Martijn Schuttevaer of Boskalis-Smit Salvage says. “With these kind of accidents the first to steps are the search and rescue of crewmembers and the removal of all oils within the ship. We are waiting for the Dutch government to decide wether they find salvage of the vessel necessary or not.”

On board the Baltic Ace were 1417 cars of the brand Mitsubishi. Some Dutch media report rumors that there were also some ferrari’s, Bentley’s, Rolls Royces’and Lamborghini’s on board.

Dutch media

Dutch newspapers are all reporting on the accident. In today’s copy off De Volkskrant 40 year old diver Jurrie Mulier of the 40th squadron of the Belgian air force tells how he rescued seven people that were floating around in a life raft. “The raft was dancing on the waves. The zippers of the raft were closed so we could not see wether there were people inside. I went down into the cold water and had to unleash myself from the helicopter to make sure Iwould not endanger it’s flight.” Inside the raft were seven crewmembers, the article states. Two of them were only wearing underwear. The raft was filled with cold water and all crewmembers were suffering severe hypothermia. “If we had arrived 30 minutes we would have been too late”, Mulier says. Mulier was lowered to the raft seven times to get all the crewmembers out.

Several newspapers report stories from fishermen who witnessed the sinking of the vessel. In De Telegraaf fisherman René Sperling tells how he heard the distress call on the radio. “The captain was panicking. We are sinking, we need help fast, I heard him shout. He sounded very emotional, upset.” Sperling assisted in the search and rescue operation but only found some empty rafts and vests and some driftwood.

In Algemeen Dagblad fishermen Wout Boelaars says he saw on the radar how the two vessels did not steer clear from each other but into each other. “The Corpus J was altering course to starboard while the Baltic Ace made a sharp turn to port.” According to him the collision is the result of a communication error.


The Dutch police have announced they will not investigate the accident. “The accident happenend outside the 12 mile zone, the so called territorial waters, meaning we have no jurisdiction”, the police states on their website. “Another reason we will not investigate is that the vessels sail under flags of The Bahamas and Cyprus.” The Dutch police did direct the identification and slavaging of the victims. The Dutch Safety Board, an independent investigative bureau, has offered both countries their help with the investigation. “By international law. Both countries are compelled to investigate the accident”, the Safety Board writes on their website.

バハマ船籍の自動車輸送船「BALTIC ACE」とキプロス船籍のコンテナ船「CORVUS J」の衝突状況が AISのデーターから再現された動画がYou Tubeにアップされている。 VDR(飛行機のブラックボックスのようなもの)だけでなく、AISに より多くの人達が船の位置を確認できる時代になった。船長や海運会社は昔のように大嘘をつけなくなった恐ろしい 時代とも言える。

BALTIC ACE and CORVUS J collision 12/06/12(YouTube)

Baltic Ace death toll 12/07/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

The Baltic Ace was carrying some 1,400 Mitsubishi cars. The 24 crew included 11 Polish (including Captain), Bulgarian, Filipino and Ukrainian nationalities. 13 were rescued, among them 6 Polish nationalities including Captain. All survivors are expected to fully recover.
5 dead bodies were recovered so far, 6 remain missing with no hope of being alive, considering the circumstances. Dutch police identified the five victims whose bodies have been found as two Poles, aged 47 and 50; two Filipinos aged 30 and 51; and a 47-year-old Ukrainian.

The 4th engineer, 28-years old Polish nationality, was rescued by vessel operated by Harren & Partner Ship Management GmbH:
“Our vessel was on alert immediately after receiving collision information, being close to the collision position. Additional lookouts were put on bridge and forecastle, bosun who was on the lookout on forecastle heard the shouts, our vessel picked up a Baltic Ace survivor, 4th engineer, 28 years old Polish” – wrote to Maritime Bulletin Mr. Goncharov of Harren & Partner.

Letters from people who wrote to Maritime Bulletin sharing the info they know:
Dear Voytenko,
Baltic Ace shipwreck: Dutch coastguards call off search
The Polish embassy in the Netherlands has said that 11 of the 24 crew were from Poland. Six of them, including the captain, have been rescued. The rest of the crew came from the Philippines, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Best regards
Volker Helmers
Annette-Kolb-Str. 18
28215 Bremen

Stuart wrote: Hi having worked on the Corvus j on Monday don't know how many crew but they were Romanian, philipeano, and a polish captain.

Mr. Kiryazov worked on Baltic Ace some 3 months ago:
hello ,my name is Todor Kiryazov and i was abord Baltic ace 3 month ago . the nationality of the crew as you ask is mostly polish oficers as ,from the engine departmant is polish and ukraine (some time bulgarian too) and other workars on deck are from filipins ,and there was onboard also one bulgarian cadet.

Mr. Vassilev:
As per local media one of the rescued is a Bulgarian national, rank cadet. This was reportedly the only Bulgarian
Kind regards,
Marine and Cargo Surveyor

On photos Corvus J after the collision, the direction of bulb dent confirmed the collision reconstruction:
Animated reconstruction of Corvus J vs Baltic Ace collision
Web site VesselFinder made an animated reconstruction of the collision between Corvus J and Baltic Ace based on AIS positions. The short clip presents a clear picture of what happened.
Corvus J didn’t give way to Baltic Ace as she should in accordance with The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and kept on her course. Baltic Ace was too late with her action to avoid the collision. Corvus J with her bulbous bow ripped the car-carrier open like a tin can. Car-carries with their huge cargo decks need not much time in case of deck flooding, to get unstable and capsize.
Voytenko Mikhail

Many thanks to all those who sent to MB the information they had.

From(Maritime Connector.com)
Ship Name: CORVUS J
IMO: 9262895
MMSI: 209883000
Year of Built: 2003
Former name: DANA GOTHIA until 2011 Dec, MAERSK WESTLAND until 2006 Oct

Car Carrier Sinks Near Rotterdam After Collision, Casualties Reported – UPDATE 12/05/12(gCaptain)

Update 3: Five bodies have been recovered and six are still missing in the North Sea. AIS Data and damage photos of the Corvus J can be found here.

gCaptain’s FULL Coverage: Baltic Ace Sinking

Update 2: BBC has reported that the bodies of three crewmembers have been recovered and eight are still missing. Meanwhile the AP says that 4 bodies have been recovered, citing a Coast Guard official.

Update 1: Unofficial report from the scene…

“Car carrier has sunk, 13 crewmembers are rescued and brought to a nearby hospital. 11 still missing.. Two Dutch navy vessels, 2 helicopters and 2 SAR vessels from the KRNM are also searching for the rest of the crewmembers that are still 11 missing.”

We have been told that the car carrier sank quickly, possibly within 15 minutes.

Another unofficial report from the scene…

4 crew members have been brought to the Erasmus medical center in Rotterdam with mild wounds and hypothermia. 7 crewmembers were flown to Ostend in Belgium. 2 have been saved by the container vessel which collided with the car carrier and 11 are still unaccounted for. 3 helicopters, 2 navy vessels and several other vessels from the KNRM are searching. Also several merchant vessels are giving assistance in the search.

Original: A car carrier is sinking in the North Sea near Rotterdam after colliding with a containership Wednesday night.

The Bahamas-flagged car carrier Baltic Ace collided with the Cyprus-flagged containership Covus J after dark approximately 25 to 30 miles from Port of Rotterdam. The Baltic Ace is said to be sinking as a result of the collision and there may be as many as 24 crewmembers on board.

A rescue operation is currently underway. An unknown number of crew are being pulled from four life rafts by helicopter.

Reuters in the UK has reported that the Dutch coastguard said the Baltic Ace has “almost certainly has sunk.”

The Baltic Ace was en route from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Kotka, Finland. The Corcus J was en route from Grangemouth (UK) to Antwerp.

三菱車1417台積んだ輸送船沈没、5人死亡 12/07/12(読売新聞)





Cargo ship Volgo Balt 199 sinks off Turkey coast 12/04/12(BBC News)

Two rescuers have died while searching for the crew of a cargo ship that sank in the Black Sea off the Turkish coast, and 10 people remain missing.

One crew member from the Volgo Balt 199, that went down in stormy seas near Sile in Istanbul province, is known to have died and four have been rescued.

Tug boats have been out trying to help a second ship at risk of sinking.

Turkey's Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said the rescue effort was operating in difficult conditions.

"Four people were rescued from the ship and one person was found dead. Rescue work continues to find others," he said, referring to the Volgo Balt 199.

"Conditions are getting worse because of the bad weather. Rescue work is under way with the help of helicopters and boats from the coastguard."

He said that, during the search for the seven missing crew members, a rescue boat was tossed against rocks and sank, killing two rescuers. Three other members of the rescue team are still missing.

The Volgo Balt 199, which was sailing under the flag of St Kitts and Nevis, was transporting coal from Russia to the Turkish port of Antalya.

It had 11 Ukrainians and a Russian on board.

The ship is reported to have sent a distress signal at 07:30 GMT before contact was lost.

Meanwhile, another freighter, the BBC Adriatic with 14 crew on board, is also in difficulty after suffering mechanical failure.

Television footage showed the ship being tossed about in heavy seas.

"The sea conditions are very rough which is making the rescue operation very difficult," Salih Orakci, head of the Directorate General of Coastal Safety, said. "[But] God willing, we will save that ship."

The storm has forced the cancellation of flights and ferry services in the Bosphorus Strait, which is one of the world's busiest waterways.

船齢3年なので新しい船と考えられるが、中国建造船。 「安かろう悪かろう」 (国語辞書 - goo辞書) は仕方のないこと! 「安かろう悪かろう」 (国語辞書 - goo辞書) を知らずに判断したのであれば 「自業自得。」 (国語辞書 - goo辞書)

個人的には中国建造は安いがこれぐらいのリスクは判断する時に考えなければならない事と思っている。どのように中国建造船を評価するかは 判断基準が違うので何とも言えない。

From(Maritime Connector.com)
Type of Ship: BULK CARRIER
IMO: 9404338
MMSI: 357100000
Year of Built: 2009

愛知県沖で貨物船1時間40分漂流…けが人なし 11/27/12(読売新聞)

 27日午前4時半頃、愛知県田原市の伊良湖岬沖の伊良湖水道航路で、パナマ船籍の貨物船「LUCKY SUNDAY(ラッキーサンデー)」(全長229メートル、4万3717トン)がエンジントラブルで航行できなくなった。




ロシアに漁船不正輸出、容疑の2人逮捕 北海道警 11/07/12(日本経済新聞)





瀬戸内海で貨物船座礁 愛媛 11/15/12(産経新聞)




海事局は「所有社の代理人が提出した書類は審査した」後に、保険契約に問題がないことを確認したのか?審査した事は認めた!保険契約に問題がないこと 確認したのであれば疑問点が残る。
1.指定された期日までに保険料が支払われなかったから保険契約が無効であることが法的に問題ないのであれば、 所有者の代理人が提出した書類に保険契約によりしゅんせつ船は保険でカバーされていることが明確に記載されていたのか?
2.一般的に保険の有効期限が書類に記載されている。指定された期日までに保険料が支払われない場合又は入金確認でできなかった場合には、保険契約は無効である趣旨の 項目が保険の条項に記載されいたのか?記載されていたのであれば、支払い証明又は入金確認を証明する書類の提出を海運局はしたと思われる。保険契約成立の確認が 取れなければ保障契約証明書(EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)は海運局は発行されないはずである。確認プロセスに問題がなかったのか再度、確認するべきである。適切な審査で問題がなかったのであれば、今回のような状況にはなっていない。

残念ながら保険会社が対応しないのであれば、提訴しようが何も変わらないだろう!今後のために、海事局及び国土交通省に 改正船舶油濁損害賠償保障法 で要求される船主責任保険に関してこの保険会社を認めないように働きかけるしかない。このアクションで保険会社が対応しなければ 運が悪かったと諦めるしかない。行政(海事局及び国土交通省)に問題があるとホームページでも作成して多くの人に働きかけるしかない。


宮崎・折生迫のしゅんせつ船座礁:2年間放置 「撤去への道筋を」 提訴の宮崎市漁協組合長 /宮崎 11/14/12(毎日新聞)






「提訴は10月19日付。訴状などによると、しゅんせつ船は10年10月24日に座礁した。漁協は県などとともに所有社に再三にわたり撤去を求めてきたが応じず、漁協が代わりに撤去するための費用が必要としている。 また、所有社に費用を負担する財力がないとして、保険会社に保険金の支払いを求めている。」

保険契約成立前の事故であることが証明されれば保険会社に支払う義務はない。「事故は保険の契約期間中に発生」と言うことは保険契約成立されていることを証明する必要がある。 誰かが偽造書類を提出していない限り、保険契約が成立していたかの確認作業は難しいとは思わない。

国土交通省の座礁船や船主責任保険(PI保険)に関する対応についても 以前から批判してきているが、宮崎市漁業協同組合のように被害者になるまでは関心を持たない。今後も大きな変化はないと思う。 尾道糸崎税関職員に問題ありを読んでもらえば多少は理解してもらえると思うが、 行政が真剣に対応する気がなければ、2012年の現在も状況はあまり変わっていない。

最後に売船後の座礁や事故について、買い手、売り手、売買契約に関わった仲介業者、検査会社、協力的でない税関そしてPSC(国土交通省海事局) の全てに問題と責任があると思う。なぜなら回航費用を最小にしたい買い手、回航費用が最小になるように協力しないと船が売れない、又は船価を下げないと 売れない(又は儲けが減る)売り手、売買が成立しないと儲けがない(回航費用が最小にならないと儲けが少ない/ほとんどない)仲介業者、 仕事を取るために検査をほとんど行わずに証書を発給する検査会社(改造、設備の新設費用、その他の購入を省ける)、船舶に問題があっても 輸出許可を出し、そして義務ではないと言うことで海上保安部やPSC(国土交通省海事局)に 連絡を取らない税関、そしてサブスタンダード船である可能性が非常に高い 売船後に外国籍に登録された元日本国籍内航船に対して適切な検査を行わないPSC(国土交通省海事局) の関係が放置船問題に深く関わっていると思う。

宮崎・折生迫のしゅんせつ船座礁:船放置 市漁協が4億円の損賠提訴 所有社、保険会社を相手取り /宮崎  11/17/12(毎日新聞)








修学旅行生約160人乗せた船が座礁 11/14/12(静岡新聞)

14日午後、山口県周防大島沖の瀬戸内海で、修学旅行中の神奈川県の高校生などおよそ170人を乗せた旅客船が座礁しました。 事故によるけが人はいないということで、生徒らは、現地で海上保安部の巡視艇などに順次乗り移るなどしてすでに全員が救助されたということです。


グオシュン15も沖縄の 赤離島付近で座礁した船 のように朽ち果てるのでしょうか?

From(Maritime Connector.com)
Ship Name: MING YANG
Type of Ship: BULK CARRIER
IMO: 9281138
MMSI: 356216000
Year of Built: 2002

相良沖貨物船座礁1カ月 離礁難航、地元は「困惑 10/3012(静岡新聞)






この前火事を起こした MING YANG IMO 8131544, Flag:Saint Vincent&Frenadines (ShipSpotting.com) と同じ船名。運命を感じるかも??それとも呪われた船名??

中国建造の総トン数1990トンは問題あり。 大阪府泉大津市の西約10キロ沖合で火災が起きた貨物船「HAO HAN」(パナマ船籍、1999トン) と似たデザイン。中国建造でこのサイズの船は問題があると思うが、パナマ船籍にするとあまり出港停止命令を受けていない。不思議だ?? 日本のPSCはまともに検査しているのかな??


From(Maritime Connector.com)
Ship Name: MING YANG
Type of Ship: BULK CARRIER
IMO: 9281138
MMSI: 356216000
Year of Built: 2002
Class Society: China Classification Society

タンカー事故:宮崎沖で貨物船と衝突、中国人1人軽傷 11/03/12(毎日新聞)

 3日午前3時ごろ、宮崎県串間市の都井岬の南約10キロの海上で、山口県下松市の相馬海運所有のタンカー「宝生丸」(日本人5人乗り組み、366トン)とパナマ船籍の貨物船「MING YANG」(中国人14人乗り組み、1990トン)が衝突し、貨物船の中国人乗組員1人が頭部打撲の軽傷を負った。



やはり写真から判断すると MING YANG IMO 8131544, Flag:Saint Vincent&Frenadines (ShipSpotting.com) だろう。


機器の復旧には交換やスペアパーツなどが必要となるから保険金額次第ではスクラップだろう。しかし転売の可能性もある、 でたらめな検査をする検査会社を選択して、国籍を変えれば沈まない限り、運航はできるだろう。

海保、中国人64人全員を救助…貨物船火災 10/21/12(読売新聞)



中国の貨物船「MIGN YANG(ミンヤン・1万2700トン)」と船名のスペルが違うがたぶん、
MING YANG IMO 8131544, Flag:Saint Vincent&Frenadines (ShipSpotting.com) と思う。


Ship Name: MING YANG
Type of Ship: Reffer
IMO: 8131544
Flag: Vincent&Grenadines
Call Sign: J8B206
Year of Built: 1981
Builder: Nordic Yards Wismar Wismar, Germany
Class Society: China Classification Society
Manager: Transquare Line International Shipmanagement Dalian, China
Owner: Haibao Transport Zhoushan, China

沖縄本島沖で中国貨物船が火災 10/21/12(NHKニュース)

20日夜、沖縄本島の南東の海上を航行していた中国の民間の貨物船で火災が発生し、第11管区海上保安本部が巡視艇などを出して、中国人乗組員64人全員を救助しました。 海上保安本部によりますと、この火災で乗組員3人が軽いけがをしたということです。


海上保安本部が航空機や巡視艇などを現場に向かわせたところ、中国の貨物船「MIGN YANG(ミンヤン・1万2700トン)」の船尾の部分から炎が上がり、一部の乗組員が救命ボートに避難しているのが見つかりました。 このため巡視艇が救命ボートに乗っていた21人と甲板に避難していた43人の救助活動を行い、21日午前4時すぎまでに64人全員を救助しました。


Dredger BG Stone 1 capsized in Kattegat 10/21/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

Dredger BG Stone 1 capsized on Oct 20 off Torreso Strand, Odense, Kattegat, after cargo shifted in the hold, reported Maritime Danmark. The 4 crew went into life raft and was picked up by helicopter. Upturned vessel stuck in shallow water with hull partially above the water, some oil leak is reported. Dredger BG Stone 1 IMO 7236311, dwt 610, built 1972, flag Denmark. Photo of capsized BG Stone 1 from Maritime Danmark.

10年前のデータなので参考程度にしかならないが2002年10月に香港に出港停止命令を受けている。 不備の内容から判断するとあまり良い船でもないし、船舶管理にも問題があるようだ。その後に改善されたのは不明。

Detention List Oct 2002 (Hong Kong Marine Department )


Malaysian freighter Shinline 8 sank off Jeju island, East China sea, 5 died 10/18/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

Malaysian general cargo vessel Shinline 8 sank some 30 miles W of Jeju island, South Korea, East China sea, on Oct 18 2012 due to water ingress. Vessel requested the assistance in the morning around 07:00 LT, a Coast Guard ship was sent to assist. It is understood that the attempts to control water ingress failed, and it was decided to evacuate crew. A high-speed 2 crew CG boat rescue boat took on board 15 crew members of Shinline 8 and headed for the shore, but boat capsized in stormy waters with waves up to 4 meters high. There were 15 Shinline 8 crew and 2 boat crew on board, 5 were trapped inside the capsized boat. It is understood that 5 people died in this accident, all of them from Shinline 8 crew, among them 3 Filipino and 2 Chinese nationalities. 2 people were taken to hospital unconscious in critical condition, but later recovered consciousness. Presumably water ingress started in engine room area, vessel suffered a blackout when the machinery was damaged by flooding water. It is understood that not all the crew was evacuated, Master, three other crew and CG salvage team for some time stayed on board and left vessel later. On photos overturned rescue boat with people climbing to its’ bottom, and moments of crew evacuation, with Shinline 8 already sitting low in the water. General cargo vessel Shinline 8 IMO 8920749, dwt 7025, built 1990, flag Malaysia, owner SHINLINE SDN BHD. 19 crew included 13 Chinese and 6 Filipino nationalities.

Ship Name: SHINLINE 8
Type of Ship: CARGO
IMO: 8920749
Gross tonnage: 5436 tons
Call Sign: 9WDS8
Year of Built: 1990
Former names: AROMA until 1992 Feb, ASIAN MERMAID until 1990

Coast Guard Boat Capsizes After Rescuing Cargo Ship Crew 10/18/12 (South China Morning Post)

By Officer of the Watch

A cargo ship with a total of 13 Chinese and six Philippine crew members while heading to Singapore, asked for help after the ship started taking on water. South Korean coast guard responded to their calls and rescued all crew from the sinking cargo ship. Unfortunately the coast guard vessel capsized after rescuing the crew in distress and as a result three Filipino and two Chinese seafarers died.

The boat overturned while carrying 15 crew members rescued from the 5,436-tonne Malaysia-registered Shinline freighter near the southern island of Jeju. All the coast guard officers and 10 of the freighter’s crew were rescued unhurt by another coastguard vessel involved in the operation, but five seafarers perished during the incident. According to a South Korean spokesman high waves caused the coastguard boat to capsize.

Update 1: Oct. 21 2012
Korea’s Coast Guard reported on Saturday that it has begun salvage operations of its capsized boat. The Coast Guard boat capsized on Thursday, presumably due to high tides, during a rescue operation for sailors from a Malaysian cargo ship, resulting in the deaths of three Filipino and two Chinese sailors from the cargo ship.

Coast Guard officers said they began to salvage the sunken boat with a crane earlier in the day, and plan to inspect the wreckage to find the exact cause of the accident. Investigation is also under way into what caused the Malaysian freighter which, according to the investigators, asked for help after holes in its hull caused water to rush into the boat.

Five dead as S Korean coastguard boat capsizes 10/18/12 (South China Morning Post)

Three Filipino and two Chinese sailors died on Thursday when a South Korean coastguard boat capsized after rescuing them from a sinking cargo ship, officials and reports said.

The boat overturned while carrying 15 crew members rescued from the 5,436-tonne Malaysia-registered Shinline freighter near the southern island of Jeju, a coastguard spokesman said.

All the coastguard officers and 10 of the freighter’s crew were rescued unhurt by another coastguard vessel involved in the operation, but five perished in the incident, the spokesman said.

The freighter, with a total of 13 Chinese and six Philippine crew members, radioed for help after the ship – en route to Singapore – started taking on water.

“Of two coastguard boats involved in the operation, one overturned because of high waves,” the spokesman said, adding that the rescued sailors and coastguard officers were taken to a hospital in Jeju.

Three of the dead sailors were from the Philippines, and the two others from China, Yonhap news agency said, adding the freighter sank.

Yonhap quoted Jeju coastguard chief Cho Joon-Eo as saying: “The conditions were extremely bad and the freighter could have gone underwater at any moment. We had no other choice but to try to rescue as many sailors as we could.”

SKorean Boat on Rescue Mission Capsizes; 5 Killed 10/18/12 (ABC News)

A South Korean coast guard boat capsized after rescuing sailors from a damaged cargo ship, leaving five of the sailors dead.

The coast guard boat tipped over Thursday after rescuing 11 Chinese and Filipino sailors from a damaged Malaysian cargo ship that eventually sank off the southern island of Jeju. The rescued sailors and the South Korean boat's crew were transferring to a larger coast guard ship when the capsizing occurred.

uth Korean coast guard officers, background right and second right, prepare to transfer seamen from the sinking Malaysian cargo ship Shinline to a South Korean coast guard ship, foreground, off the southern island of Jeju, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. The South Korean coast guard boat then capsized after rescuing 15 Chinese and Filipino sailors from the cargo ship, which eventually sank. The rescued sailors and the South Korean boat's crew were plucked from the water but five were unconscious and later died in a hospital. One coast guard officer was injured. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT CloseCoast guard officers say all the Asian sailors were plucked from the water but three Filipinos and two Chinese were unconscious and later died in a hospital. One coast guard officer was injured.

The 11 sailors were among 13 Chinese and six Filipinos on the Malaysian cargo ship. Other coast guard vessels rescued eight of those sailors.

座礁3分後「やっちまった」 伊客船船長の予備審問開始 10/17/12 (朝日新聞)




瀬戸内海で貨物船座礁 愛媛県 10/16/12 (産経新聞)



ITF Calls for Federal Government Inquiry into Sage Sagittarius Deaths 11/13/12(The Maritime Executive)

By MarEx

By Jemma Castle, Lloyd's List Australia

(This article first appeared on Lloyd's List Australia on Nov 13, 2012)

Federal government should carry out an inquiry into the three deaths on board the Japanese owned and operated bulk carrier Sage Sagittarius (IMO 9233545), according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

“I haven’t seen in all my years at sea, anything that resembles this. I haven’t seen two [deaths], let alone three, so closely together,” said ITF coordinator Dean Summers [pictured in thumb image].

Currently, the incidents aboard the Panama-flagged Sage Sagittarius are subject to three separate investigations – by the Australian Federal Police, by the New South Wales Police and by Japanese authorities.

As the flag state, Panama has a responsibility to investigate the deaths.

However, the ITF says the Panamanian authorities have not done anything yet.

Although Lloyd’s List Australia has made inquiries, we have been unable either to verify or refute this statement, at the point of publication.

“We’re calling for a coordinated response that sees across these jurisdictions.

"It’s difficult to work in those four jurisdictions but our Federal government has got a responsibility to do that.”

The office of the minister for justice Jason Clare received the ITF’s call for an inquiry about a week ago.

A spokesman for Mr Clare said that it is still under consideration.

The ITF is currently undertaking a "week of action" at Newcastle's port to inspect ships sailing under what the ITF describes as “flags of convenience”, a union-term for ships flying the flags of open registries.

Panama-flagged ships are on the White List of the Paris MoU – a port state control safety reporting body.

In the period 2009 to 2011, Panama-flagged ships were inspected 7611 times by port state control inspectors resulting in 345 detentions.

Sage Sagittarius (IMO 9233545) is a 105,708 dwt, 2001-built, dry bulk carrier, according to Equasis and Lloyd’s List Intelligence.

It is owned and operated by Hachiuma Steamship of Japan, which is a subsidiary of shippingcompany NYK.

3 suspicious deaths on coal carrier Sage Sagittarius 10/31/12(Vessel Finder)

The tragic accident happened onboard the coal carrier Sage Sagittarius. For a third time a man is dead in interval of 6 weeks. The vicitim is Kosaku Monji 37. He was on the ship on October 6 when it was unloading a cargo of Newcastle coal in the Japanese port of Kudamatsu. Then arrives back ini Newcastle.

It is supposed that the victim had been crushed in a conveyor belt.
Why is this suspicious? Investigations will answer this question.
The first victim was a Filipino chief cook who disappeared off the Queensland coast 2 months ago. 2 weeks after the first tragic incident ship's chief engineer, Hector Collado, 55, died in Newcastle.
All people part of the crew were deeply shocked and they were sent home by the shipping company.

Nippon Yusen Kaisha will investigate the incident with closer cooperation with Newcastle and Sydney staff.

日本の石炭専用船船員3人死亡 10/29/12(オーストラリア生活情報サイト NICHIGO PRESS)





 オーストラリアの警察は、なぜその船で3件も立て続けに死亡事故が起きたのかを今も捜査中だが、20年前に国際海運業界を変えた報告書を作成した人物は、「海運業界全体を再度捜査すべき時期だ」と語っている。「Ships Of Shame」と名付けられたその報告書は、老朽船が海員の安全衛生問題を引き起こしていたことと、海員の待遇問題について切り込んだもので、ピーター・モリス元連邦運輸大臣が、指揮して調査した。モリス氏は、「この報告書の後、国際海運業界はかなり改善された。しかし、セージ・サジタリウスで起きている事件は非常に問題だ。船員達は死亡事件について口外しないよう圧力をかけられているのではないか。1992年の調査時にも同じようなことがあった。船員達は脅されていたし、食事もろくに与えられなかった。外との連絡もできず、起きていることを外部に伝えることもできなかった。この船の状況を考えると、直ちに司直の手でこの船を捜査すべきだし、この船で起きていることは他の船でも起きている可能性があると考えるべきだ」と述べている。連邦警察とNSW州警察は今も最初の2件について捜査を進めている。(NP)

貨物船SAGE SAGITTARIUS作業員(工務監督)死亡 10/06/12(運輸安全委員会)

貨物船SAGE SAGITTARIUSは、徳山下松港の下松石炭中継基地で船倉の石炭をアンローダーによって揚げ荷役中、平成24年10月6日07時25分ごろ、自動荷役装置に関する保守、指導等のために乗船していた工務監督(Superintendent)がアンローダーのフィーダーコンベアローラーに巻き込まれているところを発見され、死亡が確認された。


ベルトコンベヤーに上半身を挟まれた男性の死亡確認…石炭陸揚げ作業中 - 山口 10/06/12(産経新聞)

6日午前7時半ごろ、山口県下松市のJX日鉱日石エネルギー下松事業所の岸壁に 接岸していた船の上で、海運業「八馬汽船」(神戸市)社員、 門司耕作さん(37)=熊本県山鹿市=がベルトコンベヤーに上半身を挟まれているのが 見つかり、事業所が119番した。消防署員が駆け付けたが、門司さんは間もなく死亡が確認された。

下松署によると、門司さんはオーストラリアから船で運んできた石炭を陸揚げする 作業をしていた。同署は業務上過失致死の疑いがあるとみて、徳山海上保安部と合同で 詳しい状況を調べる

また船倉から火事!そしてまたスクラップからの火災。誰もスクラップを積む船に対する規則改正を考えないから火事を起こして注目を集めようと しているんじゃないのか??

国内船舶火災2カ月で4件 いずれも積み荷は「雑品」 10/11/12 (東愛知新聞)

三河港接岸中に火災を起こしたカンボジア船籍の貨物船 =豊橋市明海町の三河港で


 さらに共通しているのは、積み荷は純粋な金属スクラップほか家電製品のスクラップなど、雑多なスクラップが混じっていたこと。 こうした積み荷は「雑品」と呼ばれ、具体的には発電機、モーター、扇風機、カセットコンロなどのスクラップも含まれるという。





船のスクラップ出火   愛知・三河港 10/09/12 (産経新聞)
9日正午ごろ、愛知県豊橋市明海町の三河港で、着岸したカンボジア船籍の貨物船ハイシン1(1248トン)が積んだ約1000トンの鉄くずなどのスクラップから出火した。中国人の乗組員10人は避難し、けがはなかったが、スクラップは黒煙を上げて燃え、三河海上保安署の巡視艇などが消火活動を行った。 <写真は、黒煙を上げるカンボジア船籍の貨物船ハイシン1=9日午後、愛知県豊橋市(三河海上保安署提供)>

結構、豊橋にもカンボジア船が入港している(2012年10月9日))。WEI XIANG (IMO:8810346)とYIN DE(IMO: 8625959)はカンボジア船だ!

IMO: 8323501、Call Sign: : XUJU8、過去の船名:HROKKO、ROTSUKO (marinetraffic.com)

MO事務局長、関水康司(せきみずこうじ)氏 は規則改正を提案すべきだ!これだけ短期間に同じ貨物を積載した船舶から火災が起きているんだ。人命及び安全を考えると 規則改正は当然だろ!まあ、共通して言えるのは火災が起きた船舶の船員のほとんどは中国人。海上保安部が経験としての船舶の 火災消火を体験したいのであれば、あと数隻ぐらい火災はOKと思っているかも??死者が出ないと規則改正にはならないかもね!

HAI XIN 1 10/09/12 (ふなLOG )

三河港で貨物船から出火、乗組員は無事 10/09/12 (TBS系(JNN))

貨物船から出火 けが人なし 10/05/12 (RKB News)

<船舶火災>積み荷からの出火急増 違法な家電廃棄が原因か 10/09/12 (毎日新聞)







中国から三河港着岸の貨物船、積み荷が炎上中 10/09/12 (読売新聞)

 9日正午頃、愛知県豊橋市の三河港船渡ふ頭3号岸壁に着岸していたカンボジア船籍の貨物船「HAI XIN(ハイシン)1」号(1248トン)から、「積み荷から出火した」と通報があった。



映像を見る限り日本籍内航船が外売されてカンボジア籍になったようだ。レスキューボートを積んでいるので国際トン数は500トン以上だろう。 IMO:8864282, Call Sign: XURZ7
過去の船名:HAI PENG、HORY、CHANGXIN、TAISEI MARU NO.18 (marinetraffic.com)
「海上保安部が出火原因を調べています。」原因は船倉のスクラップだろ!それで海上保安部は船倉のスクラップからの火災防止について どのような指導をするのか?

貨物船から出火 けが人なし 10/05/12 (RKB News)








Second Chinese freighter, this time Haoda 6, on fire in Japan waters 10/05/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

General cargo vessel Haoda 6 caught fire off the coast of the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka at around 03:00 LT Oct 5, either in Inner Japan Sea or in Japan sea, en route from Chiba to Ningbo with 980 tons of scrap on board. Japanese Coast Guard ship was sent to assist Haoda 6, no other details available as of afternoon Oct 5. crew is 9, including 7 Chinese nationalities. It’s a second Chinese freighter loaded with scrap to caught fire in Inner Japan sea in 8 days, on Sep 27 fire erupted on board of Hao Han in Osaka Bay. On photos Hao Han on fire.
General cargo vessel Haoda 6 IMO 8864282, dwt 1578, built 1992, flag Cambodia, manager SHANGHAI XIANGDA SHIPPING CO.

Hao Han fire news: Japanese Coast Guard rescued 12 crew from Chinese freighter Hao Han Friday, September 28, 2012
At around 21:00 LT Sep 27 fire erupted on board of Chinese general cargo vessel Hao Han under way in Osaka Bay, Japan, en route from Osaka to China with cargo of scrap. After 12 crew failed to extinguish fire by own means, master requested assistance, and Japan Coast Guard ship took on board all the crew with no injures. Reportedly fire was extinguished around midday Sep 28. General cargo vessel Hao Han IMO 9310329, dwt 2847, built 2003, flag Panama, manager YANTAI RUIHAI INTL SHPG MGMT.

Cambodian-flagged cargo ship catches fire in Japan 10/05/12 (Maritime Connector)

Japanese coastguard reported that a Cambodian-flagged cargo ship, with ten crew members on board, caught fire in a channel in western Japan Friday.

One of the agency's vessels was joined by a local fire department boat, which sprayed water at the 1,496-tonne freighter HAODA 6 after fire broke out in its hold in waters between the main Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu.

The authorities received a distress call from the freighter at around 3:10 am (1810 GMT Thursday), a spokesman for the Kyushu branch of Japan's coastguard said.

"Smoke stopped spewing out from the ship by 10:00 am but we are continuing to spray water to cool the ship's hull," he told AFP by telephone. "There is still a possibility that the fire is smoldering inside."

No injury or oil spill was reported and the ship was towed to a point some 300 meters (yards) off port in the city of Kitakyushu, the official said. The crew also included two Myanmar nationals.

The HAODA 6 was carrying 980 tonnes of iron scrap from Chiba, near Tokyo, to the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo, the official said.

また船倉から火事!そしてまたスクラップからの火災。誰もスクラップを積む船に対する規則改正を考えないから火事を起こして注目を集めようと しているんじゃないのか??

PSCがSOLAS Chapter II-2/ Construction - fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction arrangementsの 集中検査を9月の1日から初めてから頻繁に火災が起きている!(TOKYO MOUのHPより)
やはりPSCによる検査が甘いから消防及び火災関連集中検査期間中に火災が 頻繁に起こるのだろう!

事故:関門海峡で船舶火災/けが人なし 10/05/12 (毎日新聞)



関門海峡で貨物船が火災 カンボジア船籍、けがなし 10/05/12 (静岡新聞)





漁船衝突、2管が貨物船の船長ら3人聴取 10/03/12 (読売新聞)

 宮城県沖で三重県紀北町のカツオ一本釣り漁船「堀栄丸」がパナマ船籍の貨物船「NIKKEI TIGER(ニッケイ タイガー)」と衝突、沈没した事故で、第2管区海上保安本部(宮城県塩釜市)は3日、貨物船の船長ら乗組員3人に事情聴取を行った。




なぜサルベージ船じゃなく、普通のハーバータグなの?経費削減のため??? 荷主や用船社もカンボジア船を使っているのでこれぐらいの 海難は想定内だろう! 「安かろう悪かろう」 (国語辞書 - goo辞書) は仕方のないこと! 「安かろう悪かろう」 (国語辞書 - goo辞書) を知らずに判断したのであれば 「自業自得。」 (国語辞書 - goo辞書)

GUO SHUN 15 (たんたんの趣味の部屋)

GUO SHUN 15 (かつどんのブログ)

座礁貨物船の引き出し作業 難航 10/03/12 (テレしず)




Ship Name: GUO SHUN 15
Type of Ship: Cargo vessel
IMO: 9550785
Flag: Cambodia
Call Sign: XUEF2
Year of Built: 2009
Class Society: INCLAMAR


強風に流され貨物船座礁…静岡・相良海岸沖 10/01/12 (読売新聞)

 30日午後9時半頃、静岡県牧之原市相良(さがら)の相良海岸沖合約150メートルで、カンボジア国籍の貨物船「GUO SHUN15」(4645トン)が座礁した。



静岡 貨物船座礁もけが人なし 10/01/12 (読売新聞)

静岡県牧之原市で、台風を避けようと駿河湾内に停泊していたカンボジア船籍の貨物船が強風で流され、海岸近くで座礁しました。 貨物船には中国人など合わせて13人が乗っているということですが、いずれもけがはないということです。

清水海上保安部によりますと、30日午後8時ごろ、カンボジアの船会社が所有する「GUOSHUN15(4645トン)」が、静岡県牧之原市にある相良港近くの海岸からおよそ150メートルの沖合で座礁しました。 貨物船には中国人とインドネシア人の合わせて13人が乗り組んでいるということですが、いずれもけがはないということです。 船は現在、姿勢も安定していて転覆のおそれはなく、油漏れも確認されていないということです。 海上保安部が無線で中国人船長に状況を聞いたところ「台風を避けるため、30日午後から相良港の沖合でいかりをおろして停泊していたが、風が予想以上に強く流されてしまった」と話しているということです。 貨物船は天候の回復を待って自力での移動を試みるとともに、サルベージ会社にタグボートを要請し、海上に船を移動させることにしています。

このパナマ船、9月20日に鹿児島でPSC(外国船舶監督官)から 検査を受けている。 ちょうど、PSC検査強化期間中でしかも消防及び消火関連項目の集中検査だ(TOKYO MOUのHPより) どのような検査を行い、どのような不備を指摘したのだろうか??


また、スクラップからの火災。規則改正して火災探知機及びCO2を要求すればよいと思う。誰もスクラップを積む船に対する 規則改正を考えないのか?


Ship Name: HAO HAN
Type of Ship: Bulk Carrier
IMO: 9310329
Flag: Panama
Call Sign: 3ELL
Year of Built: 2003
Builder: Xinhe Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, China
Class Society: China Classification Society
Manager-Owner: Ruihai International Shipping Management, Yantai,China

貨物船「HAO HAN」 (ふねがだいすき )

貨物船火災、中国人乗組員12人救助…泉大津沖 09/28/12 (読売新聞)

 27日午後9時頃、大阪府泉大津市の西約10キロ沖合を航行中の貨物船「HAO HAN」(パナマ船籍、1999トン)から「積み荷から出火した」と通報があった。




海洋汚染、最高裁も「有罪」=タンカー事故で石油大手に-仏 09/25/12 (時事通信)



French appeal court confirms Total guilty of Erika oil spill By RFI 09/25/12 (RFI)

France’s highest court has confirmed the guilty verdict passed on the country’s biggest oil company, Total, for pollution caused by the wreck of the Erika oil tanker off the Brittany coast in 1999. The appeals court ruled against the public prosecutors’ office, which had argued that a French court could not judge the case. The decision makes legal history, meaning that plaintiffs can seek compensation for damage to the environment as well as for moral or material damage.

Former environment minister Corrine Lepage, who, as a lawyer, represented some of the plaintiffs, described the judgement as “total victory”, while environmental campaigners Greenpeace declared that it sent a “clear message” that polluters must pay.

The court upheld a fine of 375,000 euros – the maximum possible – and order to pay 200 million euros in compensation for the damage caused when the Erika, a 24-year-old vessel, broke up on 12 December 1999, spilling 20,000 tonnes of oil onto 400 km of France’s western coast.

Tens of thousands of birds were killed and the seabed was ravaged by the resulting pollution.

Total had argued that it was not responsible for the Erika, which was flying a Maltese flag and chartered according to a complex arrangement.

The public prosecutor’s office argued that a French court was not competent to judge the matter because the accident took place in an “economic exclusion zone” and was thus not in French territorial waters.

7ヵ月ぶり座礁船撤去 長島 09/06/12 (南日本新聞) 開けない人はここをクリック

座礁船 7 カ月ぶりに撤去 02/07/11 (広報ながしま) 開けない人はここをクリック

 今年の2月7日に、城川内の海岸に座礁していたモンゴル船籍の台船の撤去作業が、9月3日から5日にかけて行われ、約400 ㌧ある船体は4 等分に切断されました。

 約7 カ月間海に沈んでいたことから、土砂などが多く堆積していたほか台風によるしけのため作業に時間がかかりましたが、予定されていた日程で船体をクレーン船で引き上げ、指江港に海上輸送しました。



座礁 (マドリエ水俣)

長島町の座礁船 (マドリエ水俣)

モンゴル船籍の台船が城川内沖で座礁 02/07/11 (広報ながしま) 開けない人はここをクリック


 2月7日、城川内集落の堂崎の南約150 ㍍の浅瀬に、モンゴル船籍の台船「天てんゆう 祐」1190 ㌧が座礁しました。この台船は、熊本県八代港から中国に向かっていましたが、6日の深夜の荒天で、 台船を押していた船から「つないでいたワイヤが切れた」と第十管区海上保安本部に通報がありま した。幸いけが人はなく、撤去するよう保険会社と交渉中とのことです。

宮城沖の漁船衝突、9人救助…不明は13人に 08/28/12 (朝日新聞)

 24日午前2時半頃、宮城県石巻市の金華山から東約900キロ沖合で、三重県紀北町の三重外湾漁協紀州北支所所属のカツオ一本釣り漁船「堀栄丸」(119トン、浜本斉船長)とパナマ船籍の貨物船「NIKKEI(ニッケイ) TIGER(タイガー)」(2万5047トン)が衝突した。







スクラップからの火災は結構あるのだから、規則改正して火災探知機及びCO2を要求すればよいと思う。誰もスクラップを積む船に対する 規則改正を考えないのか? 元内航砂利船であることと新しいトン数から推測して、改造貨物船であろう。

From(Maritime Connector.com)
Ship Name: DONG HE
IMO: 8804103
Gross Tonnage (ITC): 2327 tons
Year of Built: 1989
Former name: SUMIWAKA MARU NO.8 until 2008 Aug

長崎沖で中国人船員らを救助=貨物船で火災、けがなし-海保 09/19/12 (時事ドットコム)

 19日午前9時半ごろ、長崎県佐世保市・宇久島沖の海上で、カンボジア船籍の貨物船「DONG HE(ドンホ)」(2327トン)が遭難信号を発信した。第7管区海上保安本部(北九州市)の航空機が、貨物船が火災を起こしているのを確認。現場に到着した巡視艇が、中国人10人を含む船員12人を救助した。



Cargo ship Dong He caught fire in East China Sea 09/20/12 (Ships For Sale)

The sand carrier Dong He caught fire in the cargo hold on 75 nautical miles off Sasebo, Japan in East China Sea. The ship was on route from the Japanese port Nagoya to the Chinese port Haimen, when the the technical malfunction caused fire in the cargo hold. The crew tried to extinguish the fire, but without any success. After the fire started growing the duty officers sent a distress signal to the coast guard station. The 12 crew members on board were evacuated from the Patrol boat. The Japanese coast guard engaged 3 patrol boats from its fleet to start the salvage operations and firefighting. The coast guard station is leading the salvage operations of the sand carrier Dong He, but still the tugs have no control over the fire on board. The local authorities reported that all the crew members are in good condition and there are no serious injured people during the accident. There is no danger for the sinking of the vessel according to the current condition and perspectives of the situation.

The sank carrier Dong He (IMO: 8804103) has length of 88.00 m, beam of 13.00 m and draft of 3.60 m. The ship has summer deadweight of 1,156 DWT and gross tonnage of 2,327 GRT. The ship was built in 1989 in Japanese shipyard of Murakami Shipbuilding.

韓国沖で中国漁船座礁、5人死亡 台風15号が北上 08/28/12 (朝日新聞)




Bulk carrier Ocean Breeze aground and battered by storm, Chile 08/17/12 (読売新聞)

Bulk carrier Ocean Breeze drifted aground early in the morning August 16 after dragging anchor on the road off Chilean port of San Antonio in a stormy weather. Vessel arrived to San Antonio from Chilean port Arica and was anchored for already 2 days. Vessel drifted onto the Llolleo Beach and went hard aground on a sandbank. Chilean Navy helicopters rescued 24 crew members, most of them Filipino nationals. Vessel is loaded with wheat and soy beans. It is understood there is no salvage yet due to bad weather, forecast says the weather won’t improve until August 20 at least, meanwhile the vessel is being battered by waves risking serious damages. Bulk carrier Ocean Breeze IMO 9309667, dwt 52289, built 2006, flag HK, manager FEDNAV LTD, Canada.

チリで大型貨物船が座礁 荒波のなか24人を救出 08/17/12 (YouTube)

船長「当直の自分が居眠り」…砂利運搬船座礁 08/17/12 (読売新聞)




海難事故:鳴門海峡でタンカー座礁12時間 けが人、油流出なし /徳島 08/12/12 (毎日新聞)




コンテナ船座礁 来島海峡、けが人なし 08/10/12 (産経新聞)




Chemical Tanker Explodes Off Malaysia, Fire Now Threatens Nearby Methanol Silo 07/26/12 (gCaptain)

By Rob Almeida

Original (7/26/12): An explosion and fire, reportedly the result of a lightning strike, engulfed the Malaysian International Shipping Company (MISC)-owned, 38,000 DWT IMO II chemical/palm oil tanker, Bunga Alpinia, while inport Labuan, Malaysia. The fire broke out at approximately 2.30am (local time) while the vessel was loading methanol at the PETRONAS Chemicals Methanol Sdn Bhd terminal in Labuan.

MISC reports that the ship had 29 crew members, made up of 23 Malaysians and 6 Filipinos. MISC has confirmed that one crewmember has been killed and another 4 are still missing.

Fires raged throughout the night as offshore supply vessels doused the fires with their water cannons.

Sources from the Maritime Response Coordination Centre (MRCC) told a local newspaper that as of 11am local time, rescue personnel were still trying to put out the blaze on the tanker. The MRRC spokesman also noted their main concern now is to prevent the tanker from hitting the nearby methanol silo, located a mere 150 meters from the now adrift, and burning vessel.

Authorities fear that if the flames from the tanker ignite the methanol silo, it could result in massive destruction of the surrounding area.

“That is our biggest fear at the concern at the moment. An outcome like that would be catastrophic, to say the least,” said the source. As a precautionary measure, PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG) has shut down its 660,000 tonne/year methanol (PML) 1 unit.

千葉・木更津港で土砂運搬船が爆発 何らかの原因で油に引火か 07/17/12 (FNNニュース)


千葉 運搬船爆発で搬送の3人死亡 07/17/12 (NHKニュース)

17日昼前、千葉県富津市の港に停泊していた土砂運搬船で爆発が起き、船内に取り残された作業員の男性3人が病院に搬送されましたが、全員の死亡が確認されました。 当時、油圧系統の配管を修理する工事が行われていたということで、警察は何らかの原因で油に引火して爆発した疑いがあるとみて、詳しく調べることにしています。

土砂運搬船で爆発、船内から救出の3人死亡 07/17/12 (読売新聞)

 17日午前11時35分頃、千葉県富津市新富の富津港で、停泊中の土砂運搬船の作業員から「油圧装置の交換作業中に爆発が起きた」と119番があった。  火災が発生しており、船内に取り残された作業員3人が約2時間後に救出され、病院に搬送されたが、いずれも死亡が確認された。



M/V "Star"(EX-Pacific Star, EX-Vitaliy Kruchina), CAMBODIA FLAG, IMO 8723426, dwt 7700, built 1974, Ship managing company: POSEIDON PRIM CO LTD
また、カンボジア船籍貨物船ですか!カンボジア船じゃない、ロシア船主の船だと言ってもカンボジア籍として登録されているのだからカンボジア船籍貨物船 で間違いないんじゃないの?

Freighter Star towed to safety 07/07/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

m/v Star towed to safety by salvage tug Lazurit, at 0500 Moscow time July 8 vessel was in Nakhodka Gulf in position 42 43.5N 132 52.3E, 0.5 nm SSE off Popov Point.

Previous news:
Freighter Star is not sinking, salvage is under way
Not Cambodian, but Russian cargo vessel Star is not sinking, salvage is under way with the arrival of a salvage tug Lazurit at around midday July 7 2012. Salvors and 8 crew remaining on board are trying to take water ingress under control and pump out water to get access to ruptured valve. Three pumps are already engaged. Latest reports said vessel is to be towed to Vladivostok after sealing the valve. Vessel is Cambodia-flagged, but owned and operated by a Russian company based in Vladivostok. 8 crew out of 16, not directly involved in salvage, went on board of m/v Vasiliy Golovnin as a precation. m/v Star was en route from Qingdao China to Korsakov, Sakhalin, loaded with cement and containers. Sources: MRCC Vladivostok and Maritime Bulletin http://www.odin.tc

Previous news:
Russian freighter Star in distress in Japan sea, half crew evacuated
Friday, July 06, 2012
Russian general cargo vessel Star reported water ingress in engine room through ruptured valve on July 7 2012 in position 90 miles SE off Vladivostok port, Japan sea. Water in engine room is about 1.5 meter high. Nearby Russian freighter Vasiliy Golovnin (IMO 8723426, FESCO) came to assist and took on board 8 out of 16 crew of m/v Star. Salvage tug Lazurit left Vladivostok and is steaming to the distressed Star. According to AIS, m/v Star was en route from Qingdao China to Korsakov, Sakhalin Island. General cargo vessel Star (ex Vitaliy Kruchina, ex Pacific Star) IMO 8723426, dwt 7700, built 1974, flag Cambodia, manager POSEIDON PRIM CO LTD, Vladivostok. On a pic Star under the name of Pacific Star.


鳴門海峡 座礁貨物船が航行再開 07/07/12 (NHKニュース)




M/V "MIGHTY ROYAL", Bangladesh FLAG, IMO: 8315009, CALL SIGN: S2AA
M/V "MIGHTY ROYALの写真 (Marinetraffic.Com)

福山港のSバースに接岸する船、一般的にボロ船が多い。しかし、 日本のPSC に出航停止命令を受けることはほとんどなし。まあ、広島のPSCも甘ちゃん検査が多いんだろうね!

6日来島海況でMIGHTY ROYALが豪雨視界不良・レーダー故障で座礁 (内航.com)

大型貨物船が博多港で座礁 07/05/12 (西日本新聞朝刊)

 5日午後4時半ごろ、福岡市の博多港内で、全長166メートルの大型貨物船「トランスフューチャー10」(パナマ2 件船籍、2万8755トン)が浅瀬に乗り上げ動けなくなった。船2 件底近くまで見える状態だったが、船体の損傷や油の流出はなく、満潮が近づいた午後10時ごろからタグボートがえい航し、離礁させた。

 福岡海上保安部の担当者によると「博多湾で、これほど大きな船が座礁2 件するのはめったにない」。貨物船は前寄港地の名古屋と博多で乗用車約1400台を積み、台湾へ向かうところだった。出航15分後に座礁した。


タンカー沈没:空気管から海水流入が原因 運輸安全委報告 06/29/12 (毎日新聞)




HONG SHENGの写真 (船好きくまの船図鑑)


金沢区のふ頭で貨物船が浸水/横浜 06/22/12 (カナコロ)



養殖施設に貨物船乗り上げ=ワカメ収穫にも影響-宮城・牡鹿半島沖 04/04/12 (時事ドットコム)





貨物船2隻、台風の影響で浅瀬に乗り上げ 06/22/12 (日テレNEWS24)




海の家倒壊・マグロ運搬船座礁・船同士が接触… 06/20/12 (読売新聞)




(「毎日が OUT OF ORDER 」より)

冷凍運搬船が沼津沖で座礁 06/21/12 (朝日新聞)



日本の漁船が座礁、南アフリカのリゾートビーチ 05/13/12 (AFP)

【5月13日 AFP】南アフリカ、ケープタウン(Cape Town)にある高級リゾート地、クリフトン第3ビーチ(Clifton third Beach)に12日、日本のトロール漁船「栄発丸(Eihatsu Maru)」が乗り上げた。

 漁船は全長50メートル。南アフリカの民間非営利団体、全国海洋レスキュー協会(National Sea Rescue Institute、NSRI)によると、栄発丸は霧の濃い明け方ごろ、テーブル湾(Table Bay)の上げ潮に乗せられ、浜辺から35メートルの浅瀬で座礁した。(c)AFP


ORIENTAL HOPE - IMO 8315308 (ShipSpotting.com )

Type of Ship: BULK CARRIER
IMO: 8315308
Gross tonnage: 50905 tons
Year of Built: 1984
Former names: SANYO MARU until 2008 Jun

備後共同汽船所属 押 船 ”翔洋丸”全長:30.0m、総トン数:121.0t、航海速力:9kt(連結時) 竣工:96/10 ( 主に船写真)

ちゃぱりと 全長108m プッシャーの翔洋丸 121t 長さ30m ( 庄内発 bun-sanの営業日記)

沈没:押し船、貨物船と衝突し 重油も流出 松山沖 06/05/12 (毎日新聞)



沈没船引き揚げ開始 05/01/12 (読売新聞)




珠洲沖漁船転覆:コンテナ船員を送検 業過致死容疑など /石川 (1/2) (2/2) 04/22/12 (毎日新聞)


 2容疑者はセントビンセント・グレナディーン船籍のコンテナ船「YONG CAI」号(9810トン)の船員。容疑は15日午後8時半ごろ、珠洲市沖で、コンテナ船を第2新洋丸に衝突、転覆させ、船長の新章一さん(76)を死亡させたとされる。同保安部によると、夜間のため李容疑者はコンテナ船で当直責任者として操船を指揮し、王容疑者は見張りと操舵(そうだ)をしていた。





貨物船が浅瀬に座礁、強風影響か 04/22/12 (JNN YouTube)


 21日午後7時すぎ、キリバス船籍の貨物船「HAO FAN3」(2479トン)が鳥取県境港市の境港を出港してすぐに対岸の浅瀬で座礁しました。中国人とミャンマー人の乗組員13人にけがはなく、船は5時間半後に出港した境港にえい航されました。


貨物船座礁 当時の状況調べへ 04/22/12 (NHK)

21日夜、松江市と境港市の間を流れる境水道で貨物船が浅瀬に乗り上げた事故で、境海上保安部は、22日、中国人の37歳の船長から事情を聞くなどして当時の状況について詳しく調べることにしています。 この事故は、22日夜、松江市と境港市の間を流れる境水道で、パルプなどを積んで中国の南通に向けて境港を出たキリバス船籍の2479トンの貨物船「HAO FAN3」が出港してすぐ、港から500メートルほどのところで浅瀬に乗り上げたものです。

境海上保安部によりますと、貨物船には中国人12人とミャンマー人1人が乗っていましたが、乗組員にけがはなく、油の流出も確認されていないということです。 貨物船は、22日未明、2隻のタグボートで浅瀬から引き離され、境港の岸壁に着岸しました。



中国人乗組員2人を逮捕 石川県珠洲沖の漁船転覆 04/19/12 (朝日新聞)

 石川県珠洲市沖で16日未明、漁船が転覆しているのが見つかり、船長(76)が死亡、長男(50)が行方不明になった事故で、七尾海上保安部は19日、セントビンセント・グレナディーン籍のコンテナ貨物船「YONG CAI(ヨンカイ)」(9810トン)の中国人乗組員2人を業務上過失致死と業務上過失往来危険の疑いで逮捕し、発表した。



漁船転覆、衝突した外国船の2中国人乗員逮捕 04/19/12 (読売新聞)




ニュースのコンテナ船はやはり「YONG CAI」だったようだ。

中越瓦版第17号 YONG CAI 073W遅延のお知らせ (中越運送株式会社 国際事業部)

本船YONG CAI 073Wにつきまして、4月15日夜、富山沖で漁船に衝突した可能性があり、 事情聴取のため海上保安庁より境港港への寄港を指示されております。

この中国のコンテナ船はたぶん船名「YONG CAI」だと思う。映像から確認しても本船又は同係船に違いない。 境港にいるコンテナ船は船名「YONG CAI」しかいないと思う。

どこの保安本部が担当するのか知らないが船長やワッチの船員達を中国に帰さず、しっかりと原因究明を行うべきだ。 ISMコードに関して運航やワッチに関して指示が徹底されているか、 適切な記録及び指示(Master's Night Order Book)が出されているかチェックするべきだ。多分、中国船員だから ずさんだと思うよ。

この「YONG CAI」の情報は下記の通りである。


Call Sign: J8WN9
船級:CCS 中国船級協会
船舶所有者:DVD LINE

石川県沖で転覆の漁船は中国のコンテナ船と衝突か 海保が調査 04/18/12 (フジテレビ系(FNN) )

石川県沖で漁船が転覆し、1人が死亡、1人が行方不明になった事故で、海上保安本部は、現場付近を航行していた中国のコンテナ船が漁船と衝突したとみて、調べを進めている。 海上保安本部によるその後の調べで、事故当時、現場海域を航行し、現在、鳥取県の境港に寄港している中国のコンテナ船が、漁船と衝突した疑いが強いことがわかった。 このコンテナ船には、中国人乗組員18人が乗船しており、この船の会社によると、コンテナ船の船体には、何かがこすれたような新しい傷跡が見つかったという。


奄美沖で貨物船沈没か、11人救助 なお6人不明 04/05/12 (朝日新聞)

 第10管区海上保安本部(鹿児島市)は、香港籍の貨物船「NEW LUCKY 7」(4143トン)が鹿児島県奄美大島の西約100キロ沖の海上で3日から行方不明になり、5日夕、捜索中の巡視船が、救命いかだや救命ボートに乗っていた外国人乗組員11人を救助した、と発表した。いずれも外傷はなく、命に別条はないとみられるという。10管は、行方が分からない乗組員6人や貨物船の捜索を続ける。



香港の貨物船、奄美沖で不明 10管が捜索 04/05/12 (373news.com)

 5日午前2時半ごろ、奄美大島の西約100キロの東シナ海で、香港籍貨物船「NEW LUCKY Ⅶ」=4143トン、17人乗り組み=と連絡が取れなくなった、と香港当局から海上保安庁に連絡があった。第10管区海上保安本部の巡視船と航空機が現場海域を捜索している。



奄美沖で香港籍の貨物船が不明…海上で油確認 04/05/12 (読売新聞)

 5日午前2時30分頃、香港当局から、香港籍の貨物船「NEW LUCKY7」(4143トン)と連絡が取れなくなったと海上保安庁に通報があった。



HK cargo ship lost contact off S Japan: media 04/05/12 (chinadaily.com.cn)
OSAKA - Japanese Coast Guard said it received a message Thursday that a Hong Kong cargo ship with 17 crew members on board has lost contact in waters off southern Japan since Tuesday, Japan's public broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) reported.

According to the report, the 4,143-ton freighter, NEW LUCKY VII, with 17 crew members including three Chinese sailors and 14 Indonesian sailors on board stopped regular communication with its owner company two days ago in waters about 100 kilometers west off the Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture. The cargo ship was sailing from Papua New Guinea to China.

The coast guard received a request for search operation from Hong Kong authorities at around 2 am local time on Thursday, it dispatched several patrol vessels and an airplane to search for the cargo ship.

The weather condition in the sea areas was severe as a low pressure system developed very strongly during the past two days, the report said.

Cruise Ship Heads For Port After Engine Fire 04/01/12 (news sky)
A cruise ship with 100 Britons on board left temporarily stranded in seas south of the Philippines after an engine room fire has been repaired and is heading for port. The luxury liner Azamara Quest, carrying 600 passengers and 411 crew, is on its way to Sandakan port, in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah, the Philippine coastguard has confirmed.

Engineers on board the ship managed to restore electrical power after the blaze broke out on Friday afternoon, however they have only partially restored the propulsion system.

"Azamara Quest is currently sailing directly to Sandakan (Sabah), Malaysia at between three to six knots," Azamara Club Cruises said in a statement.

Based on this reduced operating speed, the ship is expected to arrive in port on Sunday night.

A statement from the owners said the fire was contained to the engine room and was quickly put out, and no passengers were injured.

But it said five crew members on board the ship suffered the effects of smoke inhalation with one crew member more seriously injured.

The captain of the ship mustered all passengers to the assembly stations as a precaution, the company added.

As the liner drifted, engineers were first able to restore power to one of its engines allowing it to re-establish air conditioning, running water, refrigeration and kitchens on board the ship, the statement said.

The damage caused by the fire means the rest of the cruise will be cancelled once the ship has arrived in Malaysia.

"As a gesture of goodwill and to thank our guests for their understanding, we will be providing all guests with a full refund for their cruise," the company added.

"Azamara Club Cruises will also be providing each guest with a future cruise certificate for 100% of the cruise fare paid for their March 26, 2012, Azamara Quest sailing."

Company president and CEO Larry Pimental will fly to Sandakan to meet the ship's passengers on their arrival.

The 17-night tour began in Hong Kong on Monday and was due to finish in Singapore on April 12.

The incident comes after the Costa Concordia liner ran into a reef and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio in January leaving 25 people dead and seven more missing and presumed dead.

Six weeks later another Costa cruise ship, the Costa Allegra, was left adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean after a fire broke out on board.

A Foreign Office spokesperson, speaking about the Azamara Quest, said: "We are aware of the incident and our colleagues in Manila are liaising with the Philippines coastguard and RCI cruises.

"A consular team from the region will be sent to meet the ship when it docks to see what consular assistance we can provide."

Friends and family of passengers can find further information on the Azamara Quest Facebook page, their website or by contacting the Azamara Quest helpline in the US on +1 408 916 9001

Azamara Club Cruises will also be providing each guest with a future cruise certificate for 100% of the cruise fare paid for their March 26, 2012, Azamara Quest sailing.

Spokesperson for the cruise company

火災で漂流の比豪華客船、マレーシアへ…乗客らは平静 04/01/12 (産経新聞)




海難事故:運搬船が座礁 ダイハツ車334台積む--中津港沖 /大分 03/27/12 (毎日新聞)

 26日午後1時55分ごろ、中津港北約420メートルの海上で、バハマ船籍の自動車運搬船「GARNET LEADER」(5万7692トン)が座礁したと、同船から第7管区海上保安本部に連絡があった。大分海上保安部によると、乗船のフィリピン人ら27人にけがはなく、浸水や油の流出もない。潮が満ちてきた同8時45分、タグボート4隻で離礁させた。


「The leak in the pump room is predicted to occur due to a crash. However, an absolute cause can be determined only after a detailed examination by PT. Raharja Putra (insurance company) and Kumamoto Dock in Kumamoto today (27/3).」

「The leak in the pump room is predicted to occur due to a crash. 」の「Crash」はなんで起きたの?いつ「The leak in the pump room」は発見されたの? 「the Masagena had been declared feasible to sail after an inspection by the Marine Inspector of the Directorate General of Maritime Transportation on 22 March 2012.」 の時、それとも検査後?検査の時だったら、検査の判断ミス?出港後に何かと衝突したのか?日本の新聞は何も書いていない。

Crews Survived Masagena Ship Accident 03/27/12 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Indonesia)

Masagena, a recently purchased ferryboat which belongs to PT Jemla Ferry in Jakarta, went into a ship accident. The ferryboat was forced to end its sail in the middle of a trip from Onomichi Hiroshima Harbor to Indonesia due to water ingression in the pump room inside the boat. The accident occurred on 26 March 2012 at 09.00 hrs local time.

Information from Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo said that the ferry boat location was 5 miles north of the Yakushima Island (60 km southwest of the Kyushu Island).

Ten boat crews survived after leaving on 2 helicopters owned by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). The captain and navigator who initially refused to be evacuated were finally removed from the ferryboat at 16.00 hrs local time after acquiring consent from the ferryboat owner.

The Embassy in Tokyo has called all the relevant parties in Japan to make sure that there was no casualty from the accident. “All crews are safe and currently staying at the Urban Port Hotel, Kagoshima,” ferryboat captain told the Embassy in Tokyo.

“The leak was initially handled by our boat crews, however the situation quickly turned worse so I decided to call the Ship Fleet Manager of PT. Jemla Ferry” he added.

The leak in the pump room is predicted to occur due to a crash. However, an absolute cause can be determined only after a detailed examination by PT. Raharja Putra (insurance company) and Kumamoto Dock in Kumamoto today (27/3).

The Embassy in Tokyo also received information that the Masagena had been declared feasible to sail after an inspection by the Marine Inspector of the Directorate General of Maritime Transportation on 22 March 2012.

Furthermore, the embassy stated that it would continue to monitor and contact all the relevant parties for the latest developments and result of the examination.

“We have also contacted the Gurobis Shokai Kagoshima ship agent to help dealing with administration, immigration and other details necessary for these boat crews while they are in Japan.” (Source: Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo/ed.PY)

Newly acquired ferry Masagena may not reach Indonesia 03/26/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

Japan's coastguard has rescued the Indonesian crew of ferry Masagena on Mar 26, 2012, about 11 kilometres off Yakushima island, 1000 kilometers south of Tokyo, reports vesseltracker. The crew of the ferry sent distress signal after the vessel started taking on water. The Coastguard dispatched a helicopter and a patrol boat and has rescued 10 of the 12 crew onboard. The remaining two, the captain and engineer, were working with the Coastguard onboard to salvage ferry. The ferry was underway from Onomichi in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture to Indonesia, to new owners. Ferry changed owners quite recently, AIS still identifies Masagena as a Japanese vessel. Passenger ro-ro vessel Masagena IMO 8815528, GRT 833, built 1988, flag Indonesia.

本当に尾道の海上保安部PSC の学習能力の欠如には驚く。何回、フェリーを沈没させれば良いのか。過去にもフェリーの船員が行方不明になっただろう。


海外売船の隻数、日本一!!! 訪船指導に奮闘中
海上保安レポート 2009年版

Column 11



(memories on the sea 海の記録)

いくら尾道の海上保安部PSC がAIS情報にアクセス出来ないと言い訳を言っても通用しない。無料でAIS情報を見ることも出来る。明らかに尾道港から出港していること がわかる。本気で防止策を考えるなら無料のMarineTraffic.com を活用すれば良い。AIS情報の入手に予算がおりないとの言い訳は出来ない。ただやる気が無いだけ。 第10管海上保安部 は第6管海上保安部の 対応を見守っていれば良い。実践の練習が必要であれば放置しておくのも良いだろう。どうせ外国人船員の命だし、 土日に出港する確信犯の会社の船だから自己責任と言う事でも良いだろう。ただ座礁して 放置されないように税関に輸出許可申請する時に保険に入っている証明書を提出させるべきだ。

あと1つ付け加えれば、MASAGENA(第五しょうどしま丸)が接岸していた岸壁、ISPSの承認を受けているがゲートが完全でないし、 監視人もいない。これってセキュリティーの不備じゃないのか?????????????


MASAGENA (屋久島写真 YAKUSHIMA on the scene )

MASAGENA、海上保安本部の船とヘリコプター (屋久島写真 YAKUSHIMA on the scene )

玉高丸 (現在のMASAGENA) (Wikipedia)

屋久島沖で一時12人漂流 インドネシア船籍の元客船 03/26/12 (YouTube)

浸水の船 乗組員10人救助 03/26/12 (NHK)









「今月20日にインドネシアの会社に売却された。」でも出港直前(少なくとも23日の金曜日)まで「第五しょうどしま丸」の情報だった。 尾道の海上保安部は代理店からどのような連絡を受けていたのか?今でも出港の24時間前までに 連絡すればよいのか知らないが、20日に売却されたのなら21日にはインドネシア船籍船だろ!PSC に連絡していたのか?それとも代理店からの連絡がなかったからインドネシア船籍船になったことを知らなかったのか?そうだとすると 裸の王様か、業者に便宜を図ったのか、それとも職務怠慢なのか?フェリー沈没、油流出、船員全て行方不明の方が、今後を考えると 良かったかもしれない。ここまで大惨事になると言い訳だけじゃ済まされないと思う。結果として防止策として同じ事は見逃されないと思う。

インドネシア回航中の旅客船、屋久島沖で浸水 03/26/12 (読売新聞)




12人乗り元旅客船、「浸水」連絡=四国フェリーが売却-屋久島沖 03/26/12 (時事ドットコム)



屋久島沖で一時12人漂流 元客船、ヘリで全員救助 03/26/12 (朝日新聞)




たぶんポンプ浚渫(しゅんせつ)船「豊栄」はこのまま放置だろう。 日本国内から外売され、外国籍になった船舶が出港する 前に日本のPSCは出来るだけ検査を行うべきだ。 同じ事を繰り返すのはまぬけである。

元でも全く報道されなくなった砂利浚渫船座礁問題 03/21/12 (日刊Yon-go!Hin-go!)






Bangladesh ferry sinks: 26 dead, 150 missing 03/13/12 (The Nation

At least 26 people died and about 150 people were missing after a ferry sank in Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday morning, officials said, adding that 35 survivors had been found. Rescue workers began recovering bodies from the double-decker Shariatpur 1 ferry, which was hit by another vessel in the middle of the Meghna river just southeast of the capital Dhaka. "The divers have brought seven dead bodies from the sunken vessel," Azizul Islam, the district administrator, told AFP by telephone, warning that the death toll was likely to rise as about 150 people were still unaccounted for. Local police chief Shahidul Islam added that 35 passengers had been rescued by another ferry soon after the accident at about 2.30 am local time. Coastguards, fire brigade and police rescue workers were also rushed to the scene.

M/V "JNS 2", IMO: 8869701, Call Sign: DSQZ8, Gross Tonnage: 499T, Korea Flag

この船、元日本籍内航船「ひので」(船籍港:坂出)1993年建造らしい (ふなLOG )

ふなLOGの内航船「ひので」(船籍港:坂出)1993年建造の写真 MarineTraffic.comのJNS―2 を比べると、伝馬が撤去されレスキューボートが新設されているのと、 乾舷を多く取るためにフォアキャッスル・デッキが上げられている。

内航船「ひので」船舶番号:132961、総トン数:499GT、竣工:1993年2月、LXB:76mX11.8m, Deadwight:1469DW

これだとデッキかさ上げ改造後には日本トン数でも500トンは超えるだろう。PSCは防火構造やEscape Trunkなどをチェックするべきだろう。 適合していなければ出港停止命令できる不備となるだろう。

上関沖の漁船転覆:業過致死容疑などで、韓国人船長を逮捕--海保 /山口 03/08/12 (山口東版 毎日新聞)





船転覆し船長死亡=「外国船が転覆させた」と通報―山口沖 03/08/12 (時事ドットコム)




新潟東港の海難事故:沈没の貨物船、撤去作業開始 /新潟 03/16/12 (毎日新聞)





新潟東港の海難事故:船主、撤去業者と契約 県、行政代執行の手続き入り中止 /新潟 03/03/12 (地方版 読売新聞)





内航船 第五 大竜丸 (YouTube)

貨物船沈没、乗組員4人救助…海底岩礁に衝突か 03/02/12 (読売新聞)





Costa Allegra passengers leave ship, tell of ordeal 03/02/12 (The Gazette)


VICTORIA — More than 1,000 people on board a stricken Italian cruise liner, including 14 Canadians, arrived safely in the Seychelles Thursday where the captain told how passengers were ready to abandon ship as his crew fought a fire that left the vessel adrift and powerless.

One passenger said he and his terrified wife had contemplated jumping into the sea as the Costa Allegra stalled in an area of the Indian Ocean where Somali pirates prey on merchant shipping.

"We thought the worst had happened. I couldn't believe it, after what happened to the other cruise ship. I could just picture having to jump for it into the water — my wife was terrified," Chris told reporters as angry and exhausted passengers disembarked in the Seychelles.

"Guests were prepared to disembark, they put on life vests and were taken to lifeboats," the captain, Niccolo Alba, told a press conference after docking in Victoria.

"Obviously all the passengers were assembled at the muster stations to prepare to board the lifeboats," after the fire broke out in the engine room on Monday, he said.

"The emergency situation lasted for three hours to make sure the fire was completely out."

The Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday that the 14 Canadians who were on board the ship would receive help.

"A Canadian consular official has arrived in the Seychelles and stands ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens as required," said Jean-Bruno Villeneuve in an email.

The ship drifted for several hours before being taken into tow by a French deep sea fishing boat, and limped into Victoria port on Thursday after a three-day ordeal.

Frightened passengers spent most of the time crowded on the Costa Allegra's decks fighting sweltering temperatures since the fire had knocked out the ship's power, leaving it without lighting, electric toilets and air-conditioning.

"The fear was that we would have to abandon ship with all these children and elderly people in the middle of the Indian Ocean," said the ship's Italian chaplain, Father Camillo Testa.

"The worst moment was when I heard the coded alarm . . . . The emergency procedure was implemented immediately," he told Italy's Sky TG24 news channel.

"Not being able to go back into the cabins sparked a bit of panic on board."

Once the panic subsided, however, others were determined to enjoy their holiday as best as they could.

"We kept the bar open the whole time, there may not have been much water but there was plenty of alcohol," said Gino, a barman from the Philippines.

An executive of the ship's owners Costa Crociere, which also operated the doomed Costa Concordia that ran aground in January off Italy with the loss of 32 lives, was on the dock to welcome the passengers as they came down the gangway.

"This has a risk of damaging our brand. These incidents don't often happen but there's a law of probability," said Norbert Stiekama, executive vice president.

The captain, who insisted he had followed "all the international rules on emergencies," said a diesel-powered generator designed to take over power generation in an emergency had worked for only a few hours before breaking down.

"It's been a rough ride, we had to sleep on deck because there was no air conditioning and the cabins stank, because we couldn't flush the toilets," said Alena Daem, a 62-year-old passenger from Belgium.

"There was food, but nothing that had to be cooked - we ate a lot of bread. I'm exhausted and pretty glad the whole thing is over," Daem added.

Helicopters had been delivering fresh food to the ship over the last few days.

"It was absolutely atrocious," said Henri, an 82-year old Frenchman, his voice breaking with emotion, as he arrived on the chaotic dock, crowded with passengers, piles of luggage, officials and journalists.

"No lights, no toilets, I could hardly sleep up there on deck with so many people all crushed together . . . The first day was fine but it got steadily worse, it was awful."

Medical teams and ambulances were on standby as tired passengers stepped onto the dock. However, the only reported injuries from the crisis were two elderly women, who had hurt their wrist and shoulder when they fell.

Italian investigators were also dockside waiting to question the crew of the ship, a converted container vessel.

Nine people are under investigation for the January 13 Costa Concordia disaster, including three Costa Crociere executives, the ship's captain and five other crew members.

Passengers appeared tired and disorientated as they arrived on land, although some in apparently better spirits had waved and cheered from the ship's decks as they arrived. Long lines of buses waited to swish them off to hotels.

Seychelles Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam was also one of the welcoming officials.

"They've had a tough experience on board that ship, but hopefully they'll feel a lot better once . . . we look after them," Adam said.

Costa Crociere said in a statement that around 70 per cent of the 627 passengers had taken up its offer to continue their holiday in the Seychelles for one or two weeks.

All the passengers will get their ticket, travel costs and on board expenses refunded and will receive "an indemnity equivalent to the amount of the fare paid for the cruise and associated travel expenses", Costa Crociere said.

The 30 per cent who are not staying on will also receive a voucher for the same value as their unfinished cruise for a free trip on any Costa cruise.

The Costa Allegra had left Madagascar last weekend and was on its way to the Seychelles when the fire broke out. After the Seychelles, the liner had been due to travel through the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

火災の豪華客船、えい航され目的地に 03/02/12 (TBS系(JNN))






新潟東港の海難事故:両船長に罰金50万円 簡裁が略式命令 /新潟 03/01/12 (毎日新聞)




新潟県/沈没した貨物船撤去で行政代執行の手続きへ  02/24/12(LNEWS)

新潟県は2月24日、新潟東港に沈没している貨物船「TANYA KARPINSKAYA」の早期撤去について、船主に対して同日付で撤去の履行期限を指定した新潟県港湾管理条例に基づく撤去命令を出したと発表した。



船主とのコミュニケーションが悪すぎだろ!船主の保険会社がどれぐらいまで補償すると言っているのか確認するべきだろ。 保険会社が沈没船撤去費用をカバーするだけの額を支払わないのなら1975年建造の船を所有する船主は負担できないだろう。 まあ、外国船舶監督官による検査を含め、対応が甘いから事故が起こると 困るんだよ。船齢が高い船は厳しく検査し、問題がある船は入港禁止するぐらいの対応が取れないから運悪く事故が起こるとこうなるんだよ。 たぶん、日本の業者による沈没船撤去だと、費用の全額回収は無理だと思う。費用が高いからね。

新潟東港の海難事故:沈没船の船主、撤去業者選定へ 県、報告期限24日まで延長 /新潟 02/18/12 (毎日新聞)





新潟東港船舶衝突事故における沈没船撤去について、県が命令した船主の措置に関する報告がありました。 02/17/12 (新潟県)

 2月7日に新潟東港内で発生したロシア貨物船とコンテナ船の衝突事故により沈没している貨物船「TANYA KARPINSKAYA」の早期撤去について、2月10日付けで県が船主に発出した命令に対し、本日「事業者の選定のため入札を行っており、来週早々にも契約する。」との報告がありました。

 県としては、撤去に向けて誠実な対応がなされていると判断し、また、ロシア船側の弁護士から報告期限を2月24日まで延長してほしい旨の要請があったことから、要請を受入れることとしました。  ただし、同日まで報告がなかった場合は、行政代執行に向けた手続に入ることを検討する予定です。


1 日時  2月17日(金) 18時30分頃
2 場所  秘書課ロビー前

新潟東港の海難事故:沈没船の船主、撤去業者選定へ 県、報告期限24日まで延長 /新潟 02/18/12 (毎日新聞)





Tanker Karakumneft IMO 7045542, dwt 1660, built 1970, flag Russia, owner NIKO Co., Vladivostok

択捉島沖でタンカー座礁、沿岸10キロに油流出 02/17/12 (読売新聞)



Grounded tanker Karakumneft update (02/16/12) (Maritime Bulletin)

Tanker Karakumneft ran aground at around 1915 LT Feb in Kitovaya Bay, Kurilsk port, Iturup island, having to suspend offloading and leave the oil terminal due to oncoming storm. Tanker stuck fast with some 900 mt of fuel on board, locals report traces of leak. 20 crew was evacuated at around 0500 LT Feb 16, no injures. Photo gallery of tanker aground may be seen at http://forum.iturup.info/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15222, it’s a local forum. No salvage plans yet declared, port and Kurilsk don’t have the required facilities to pump off the cargo. As it can be seen on the pics, storm is underway. Tanker Karakumneft IMO 7045542, dwt 1660, built 1970, flag Russia, owner NIKO Co., Vladivostok.

貨物船「ターニャ カルビンスカヤ (TANYA KARPINSKAYA)」の船主に何を言っても、保険会社がお金を出さなければ何も変わらない。 これは、山元町沖で2007年4月座礁したセントビンセント籍の 貨物船「JANE号」貨物船「JANE号」のその後 を考えれば簡単なこと。違いは船主は同じロシアでも船の船籍が今回はロシア。船主にお金があればもっと状態が良い中古船を所有すると 思われる。ロシア政府が費用を立て替えるとは考えにくい。

今回も、山元町沖で2007年4月座礁したセントビンセント籍の 貨物船「JANE号」と同じようになったら、次回からはPSC(外国船舶監督官)サブ・スタンダード船に対して厳しく検査するように要求する、そして/または、 改正油濁損賠法に関して承認する保険会社(P&I)の基準を厳しくするしかないと思う。 対応措置を取らないのなら、次回、同じような状況になっても自業自得と考えたほうが良い。

新潟東港の海難事故:新潟海保、航行・停泊禁止措置を一部解除 コンテナ船入港 /新潟 (02/11/12) (地方版 毎日新聞)



 ◇貨物船の撤去命令 船主などに県




新潟東港の海難事故:業過往来危険容疑で2船長を逮捕 運航中注意義務怠る /新潟 (02/10/12) (地方版 毎日新聞)





新潟東港の海難事故:沈没船の調査開始 県などが対策会議、航行禁止早期解除へ /新潟 (02/09/12) (毎日新聞)








貨物船沈没で船長2人逮捕 新潟、過失往来危険容疑 (02/09/12) (産経新聞)





船衝突事故で新潟東港停止 上げ潮一転…利用減懸念 (02/09/12) (産経新聞)







海難事故:貨物船、コンテナ船と衝突し沈没 乗組員2人軽傷--新潟東港 /新潟 (02/08/12) (地方版 毎日新聞)

 7日午後4時25分ごろ、新潟市北区と聖籠町にかかる新潟港東港区(新潟東港)で、貨物船とコンテナ船が衝突したと118番通報があった。第9管区海上保安本部によると、衝突したのはロシア船籍の貨物船「ターニャ カルビンスカヤ」(2163トン)と、シンガポール船籍のコンテナ船「コタ デュタ」(6245トン)。貨物船が転覆し、約30分後に沈没した。貨物船には事故当時、ロシア人の乗組員男女17人が乗っており、女性乗組員(48)が足首に、男性乗組員(41)がひじに軽傷を負い、病院に搬送された。同本部は、業務上過失往来危険の疑いで両船の捜査を始めた。


KOTA DUTA (Hull No:PBZ06-78) IMO:9483487, MMSI:565780000, Call Sign:9V8167は2011年建造だから最新VDRが積んであるはず。 AISの情報はもちろん、ブリッジでの会話、レーダーの情報、スピード、GPSの船の位置など かなりの情報が記録されているはず。TANYA KARPINSKAYA (Ex-Sea Breeze, Hull No: 487) IMO: 7504443 Call sign: UBKZは古いので簡易型VDR しか搭載されていないはずだし、機器(ハード)からのデータの信頼性も低い。国土交通省運輸安全委員会の船舶事故調査官3人はVDRのデーターを 分析した後に、船員から話を聞くのがベストだろう。データーと船員の証言が違えば、詳細な質問だ出来る。船員の中にはVDRにどのような データーが記録されているのか良く知らない船員もいる。昔のように適当に言ってもチェックされないと思っているかもしれないので、 データーの事前チェックは重要だと思う。

新潟東港沈没船事故、調査始まる 岸壁付近で油流出 (02/08/12) (新潟日報社)





TANYA KARPINSKAYA (Ex-Sea Breeze, Hull No: 487) IMO: 7504443 Call sign: UBKZ
Built in 1975 by Navol Oltenita of Oltenita, Romania

Photo: ShipSpotting.com

KOTA DUTA (Hull No:PBZ06-78) IMO:9483487, MMSI:565780000, Call Sign:9V8167
Built in 2011 by Penghai Vohai Shipbuilding, China

Photo: containership-info.com


新潟港で衝突事故 貨物船沈没、1人安否不明 (02/07/12) (産経新聞)



 9管本部によると、貨物船はロシア船籍の「TANYA KARPINSKAYA」(2163トン)。コンテナ船はシンガポール船籍の「KOTA DUTA」(8245トン)で、スリランカ人やポーランド人ら25人が乗っていた。

たぶんコンテナ船は「KOTA DUTA (IMO: 9483487,シンガポール籍)」じゃないのかな?

新潟港で貨物船沈没 全員無事 (02/07/12) (NHKニュース)



貨物船はその後、沈没しましたが、第9管区海上保安本部によりますと、乗っていたロシア人の18人の乗組員のうち、17人が救命ボートに乗っていたところを救助され、残りの1人も岸壁にいるのを確認されていて全員無事だということです。 新潟県によりますと、18人のうちの1人が、低体温症の症状を訴えているということです。

また、コンテナ船にはポーランド人とスリランカ人など、合わせて25人の乗組員が乗っていましたが、全員無事が確認されたということです。 新潟県の新潟港湾事務所によりますと、貨物船とコンテナ船は港の水路で出合い頭に衝突した疑いがあるということで、海上保安本部は事故の詳しい経緯や原因について調べています。

M/V "ASTOGATE (Ex-MILEDUTCH CABIDA, Ex-NORLANDIA, Ex-BARBER NORLANDIA, Ex- NORLADIS) IMO: 8310968, カンボジア船籍,Call sign: XUDN2, MMSI: 515504000, Gross Tonnage: 4998 Built 1984


(Photo:酒田港通信 )


たかれろ 練習日記

上記のような積み付けの船に対してPSC (外国船舶監督官)は指導をしないのか??

高波で中古車50台日本海に沈む 富山からロ極東行き貨物船 (02/05/12) (西日本新聞)



Unconfirmed loss of 40-50 trucks from ro-ro Astongate, Japan sea (02/04/12) (Maritime Bulletin)

Russian media report the loss of deck cargo, some 40-50 Japanese second-hand trucks, during the stormy voyage across Japan sea, from ro-ro vessel Astongate. Vessel arrived to Vladivostok port on Feb 4 and later was berthed in Fishery Port, there are no confirmations from official sources about the cargo loss, and where did the rumours come from, is unclear. MRCC Vladivostok says there were no distress signals or emergency reports from any vessel during last two days, weather was stormy, but nothing extraordinary in this time of the year. Ro-ro vessel Astongate IMO 8310968, GRT 4998, built 1984, flag Cambodia, manager Natie Shipping Co., Vladivostok.

「He (IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu) also confirmed that IMO would be ready and willing, through its technical co-operation activities, to offer Papua New Guinea.」

規則を厳しくしたら日本の内航船は外売出来なくなる、または、改造コストを考えるので価値が下がると思うよ。日本人なんだから 良い事ばかり言っていると信頼なくなるから気を付けたほうが良い。日本の内航船の質は手入れをしていれば悪くないが、 国際条約を満足していない仕様で建造されているので基本的に問題がある。以前は、国際条約による要求が少なかったが、 事故や様々な問題により改正され、規則による要求が多くなり、複雑になっている。内航船の船主は規則や環境の変化など理解などしていないし、 ブローカーはFOBで売ることしか考えていない。外売後の問題など無視だし、考慮していると船など売ることなど出来ない。 日本政府はどのように考えているのか知らないけど、日本人である以上、日本人であるバックグラウンドを考慮して外国人は 判断し、対応してくる。一般的に日本の内航船は外売出来なくなることを容認する、又は、一般的な内航船を改造すれば外航船にすることが 出来る程度に国内規則を改正するのか良く考えて対応したほうが良い。

IMO Secretary-General expresses deep sympathy for Rabaul Queen victims (02/05/12) (SeaNews Turkey)

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has extended his sincere condolences to friends and families of all those who have been caught up in the MV Rabaul Queen sinking in Papua New Guinea.

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has extended his sincere condolences to friends and families of all those who have been caught up in the MV Rabaul Queen sinking in Papua New Guinea.

Mr. Sekimizu spoke with the Papua New Guinea High Commissioner in London, Ms Winnie Anna Kiap, to express his deep sympathy and compassion for all those involved in the accident.

Mr. Sekimizu also expressed his appreciation for all those participating in the rescue efforts, in which Papua New Guinea and Australian rescue personnel, the Papua New Guinea Maritime

Rescue Co-ordination Centre, and merchant ships in the area, have been involved.

He also confirmed that IMO would be ready and willing, through its technical co-operation activities, to offer Papua New Guinea

MOL containership rescues 116 after ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea (02/05/12) (SeaNews Turkey)

JAPAN's MOL has announced its 3,586-TEU MOL Summer has rescued 116 survivors from the Rabaul Queen, a ferry that sank 17 kilometres east of Papua New Guinea.

JAPAN's MOL has announced its 3,586-TEU MOL Summer has rescued 116 survivors from the Rabaul Queen, a ferry that sank 17 kilometres east of Papua New Guinea.

On the morning of February 2, the ferry sank near Fischhafen, shortly after transmitting a distress signal, said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The ferry had 350 passengers and 12 crew when the incident happened, reported news.com.au, which was sailing from Kimbe on New Britain Island to Lae in Papua New Guinea, said a MOL statement.

The MOL Summer, under way from Hong Kong to Brisbane, was called by AMSA to serve as on-scene coordinator for the rescue operation. It pulled 116 people from the water and sent them to AMSA at Lae early the next day on February 3.

Eight other merchantmen near the scene were involved in the rescue activities, and a total of 246 people were rescued by five vessels, including the MOL Summer.

Said PNG's National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) general manager Chris Rupen: "This incident will be recorded as one of the worst sea accidents involving large passenger numbers and there is concern for the 100 plus passengers who are still unaccounted for."

Transport in Alotau (Lonely Planet Travel Information) によれば、フェリー、「Samarai Queen」、「Morobe Queen 」 がある。そしてRabaul Shippingが所有する「Rabaul Queen」。 「Rabaul Queen」は日本建造と書かれている。「Morobe Queen 」は1972年に日本で建造されている。売船され尾道港から出港した。

日本では人命第一と言うけれど、お金が無い国は新造船を作るお金も買うお金もない。浮いて走れば安いことにこしたことはないと言うことだろう。 瀬戸内海で使われていた船だから大きな波を想定していないだろう。まあ、パプア・ニューギニア政府機関が検査しているのだろうから、 自国での基準は満たしていると思うで問題ないのであろう。国内規則は国が違えば全く違う。多くの国が事故や死亡事故後に 規則を改正している歴史を考えれば国の考え方次第。

「Morobe Queen 」が「第二十五小冨士丸」(松浦造船鉄工所建造、沿海、旅客250人:日本船舶明細書より)なので、「Samarai Queen」と「Rabaul Queen」のどちらかが「第三十一小冨士丸」と言うことになるのでしょう。 MV RABAUL QUEEN IMO: 8351297の情報が正しいとすれば「第三十一小冨士丸80年4月」(松浦鉄工造船所建造、沿海、旅客550人:日本船舶明細書より)は「Rabaul Queen」ではないと言うことになります。

(広島発 お船を眺めにでかけましょう!)

「・・・第三十一小冨士丸80年4月と続いてゆきます。199tに1500PSのエンジンを載せた初めての15ノットオーバー(試運転)で、小西汽船の社長さんが最も思い入れのある船とお聞きしています。 余談ながら、当時試運転で15ノットオーバーの船は、しろがね・うずしお・春洋丸くらいしかなかったのですが、わたしもこの船のぶっ飛びぶりを目にしたときはしびれましたね。 第二十二小冨士丸はシンガポールのゴム園、25・31はパプアニューギニアに行ったと社長さんからお聞きしています。・・・」


Search resumes for missing PNG ferry passengers, as owner says sinking cause unclear (02/03/12) (The Australian)

Rowan Callick, Asia-Pacific editor From: The Australian

THE search has resumed for more than 100 people still missing after a ferry sank in Papua New Guinea, as the ship's owner said it had no idea what happened. So far, 238 survivors have been plucked to safety in a joint Australian-PNG rescue operation after the MV Rabaul Queen sank yesterday morning.

Originally a Japanese inland sea ferry, the vessel was said to be carrying 350 people, 80 per cent of them students about to start college or university in Lae.

Australia's Maritime Safety Authority said the ship went down about 16 kilometres off the coast at Cape Fortification, near Finschhafen.

Survivors had reached the eastern town of Lae in the early hours of this morning.

“Five vessels, with a total of 238 survivors on board, proceeded to Lae last night, with the first vessel arriving shortly after 1am,” AMSA said.

“The passengers are being transferred to Lae by the port's tug, under the coordination of PNG authorities.”

It said three merchant vessels remained on scene with the search resuming at daylight assisted by four aircraft - two local helicopters, an AMSA search and rescue Dornier aircraft from Cairns and a Careflight lear jet from Townsville.

Captain Nurur Rahman, the acting chief executive of PNG's National Maritime Safety Authority, said the cause of the sinking remained unclear last night, as the focus was on finding the survivors.

“We are working very closely with the Australians on this operation,” he said.

PNG-based Rabaul Shipping, the owner of the vessel, said it lost contact with the MV Rabaul Queen while it was travelling between Kimbe and Lae.

In a statement, it said there were 350 passengers and 12 crew onboard on the Japanese-built vessel. The passengers were PNG locals, mainly students with Lae, the ship's final destination, home to a large university.

“We are stunned and utterly devastated by what has happened,” Rabaul Shipping managing director Peter Sharp said.

“We acknowledge that this has caused tremendous suffering. Our condolences go to the loved ones of those affected.”

The company said it remained unclear why the ship sank.

“It's understood that the ferry captain had routine radio contact with another vessel not long before sinking,” the company said.

“There appeared to be no indications of distress during this communication.”

It said they became aware something was wrong early yesterday when the ferry failed to appear on a satellite tracking system.

The company alerted AMSA which subsequently coordinated with PNG's National Maritime Safety Authority with vessels in the area diverted to the ferry's last known position.

Warnings were issued on Sunday about the likelihood of gales through the week in the waters off the PNG islands, where it is the cyclone season.

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has ordered an immediate investigation into the sinking, which comes three months after the nation's worst air disaster since World War II, in which 28 died.

Julia Gillard expressed Australian condolences last night.

“Given the likely very high loss of life here, I think when this news comes to the attention of Australians around the country, they will be thinking about the people of Papua New Guinea as they respond to this tragedy,” the Prime Minister said.

Attempts to ascertain how many people were missing were frustrated by the failure of the ship's owner to provide officials with the Rabaul Queen's passenger manifest.

Shipping company employees in Kimbe reportedly had to be evacuated to a secret location after relatives and friends of the passengers threw rocks at their offices in frustration at the lack of information made available.

“There were a lot of people crying and then they wanted to know the fate of their loved ones, the people actually who were on board the Rabaul ship,” Senior Inspector Samson Siguyaru in Kimbe told the ABC.

“I had to send in the police to rescue (the staff), get them out of the office to a location where it is safe for them.”

Ferry owner Mr Sharp, together with his brother Hamish, operates much of PNG's passenger shipping.

The ferry had travelled the route on a weekly basis for 11 years without incident and underwent a dry dock service in November, Rabaul Shipping added.

Before plying routes in PNG, it operated on shorter runs in Japan, where she carried up to 550 passengers.

“While we are trying to comprehend the terrible nature of the accident, we are also staying focused on helping authorities as the search and rescue operation unfolds,” Mr Sharp said.

Additional reporting: AFP

パプア沖でフェリー沈没 220人を救助 (02/02/12) (nikkansports.com)





Passenger Ferry MV RABAUL QUEEN Sinks (02/01/12) (MaritimeMatters)

MV RABAUL QUEEN IMO: 8351297, Call Sign: P2V4040, Flag: Papua New Guinea

Picture: Stephen Alvarez / National Geographic Stock

The 1983-built, 259 gross ton, Papua New Guinea-flagged passenger/ro-ro ferry MV RABAUL QUEEN is believed to have sunk in bad weather off Papua New Guinea with as many as 350 people on board. The operators, Star Ships, said it lost contact at about 6 AM on Thursday (local time) while sailing between Kimbe and Lae in the eastern part of the Pacific nation after a distress signal was sent by the ship.

PNG’s National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) said the ship had capsized but it was awaiting more details from officials on the site. “We don’t have any accurate information as of yet. A search and rescue team went out early this morning but they haven’t got back to us yet,” a spokeswoman said.

Star Ships added that some survivors have been found. One report said that at least 28 passengers have been rescued, while many more were in the water in life jackets.

Australia’s foreign office said it “has responded to a request for assistance by arranging for aircraft to overfly the area, and will respond to other requests”.

Two helicopters and a ship had been dispatched to search the area in addition to the two search and rescue vessels sent out by the NMSA. There is no further details on casualties.

Star Ships, one of PNG’s largest passenger ship operators, runs a regular service to the the islands, including New Britain’s Kimbe.

IMO: 8826254
Flag: Cambodia
MMSI: 515779000
Callsign: XUCR2
Class society: Global Marine Bureau

Vera - IMO 8826254 (ShipSpotting.comより)

カンボジア籍船&Global Marine Bureauの組み合わせじゃ、沈んでも不思議ではない。 Global Marine Bureauが検査した船はTOKYO MOU エリアで頻繁に出港停止命令を受けている。

Cargo ship sinks off Turkish coast, 10 missing (02/01/12) (SeaNews Turkey)

Turkish Coast Guard boats, tug boats and a helicopter were searching for eight crew members after a Cambodia-flagged freighter ship sank in stormy waters off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Tuesday, officials said. Three other crew members were rescued.

The ship, Vera, was sailing to Turkey's Aliaga port from Russia when it sank off the coast during a storm, regional Gov. Erol Ayyildiz said. He said police were also searching the shore for the missing crew.

Ayyildiz said the ship's second and third captains and its cook, a woman, were rescued and hospitalized.

"There is hope that the eight (missing) will be rescued," the state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Ayyildiz as saying. "They are used to the sea, they are experienced. Therefore, until we reach them, we are assuming that they are alive."

The Maritime Affairs Directorate said there were 10 Ukrainians and one Georgian crew member aboard the ship, which was carrying scrap metal.

It said at least three tug boats had joined the Coast Guard search-and-rescue effort, while Ayyildiz said a helicopter had also been dispatched.

"By the time the Coast Guard arrived in response to the distress call, the ship had already sunk," Irfan Erdem, head of the Chamber of Commerce for the region, told Turkey's NTV television.

He said a storm likely caused the ship's cargo to shift, tilting the vessel to the side and causing it to take on water.

Much of Turkey has been affected by a cold snap that has hit parts of Europe, with stormy weather disrupting maritime traffic.

The crew list of M/V Vera that sank yesterday (02/01/12) (SeaNews Turkey)

Turkish Coastal Safety Administration published the crew list M/V Vera, Cambodian flag with Turkish owner, 114 metre river vessel. Vessel sank yesterday off Turkish coastal Black Sea town Eregli. Of total 11 crew members, 3 rescued (Including female cook, chief and second officer) the rest being searched in very difficult weather conditions.

Turkish Coastal Safety Administration published the crew list M/V Vera, Cambodian flag with Turkish owner, 114 metre river vessel. Vessel sank yesterday off Turkish coastal Black Sea town Eregli. Of total 11 crew members, 3 rescued (Including female cook, chief and second officer) the rest being searched in very difficult weather conditions. Turkish Coastal Safety Administration also sent a modern SAR vessel to the accident site from Istanbul,. The modern vessel, KIYEM 1, has advanced search and rescue capabilities and thermal night vision cameras. The ship also able to navigate in very adverse weather conditions.

KIYEM-1 arrived to accident ste this morning and joined to search and rescue efforts.

But so far, only 3 out of 11 ill-fated ship's crew members could be taken out of the wild seas.

HERE IS THE CREW LIST OF M/V VERA on departure from ROSTOV for Samsun (Previously it was declared that ship was bound for Aliaga, which seems to be a more updated information)

コカイン吸いセクハラも=座礁の客船元乗員が証言-伊紙 03/02/12 (時事ドットコム)




運航会社副社長らも捜査 死者25人に 02/23/12 (産経新聞)





船長、優柔不断な態度 伊客船座礁で新映像 02/12/12 (産経新聞)




伊豪華船の座礁船長、禁錮2697年? (1/2ページ) (2/2ページ) 02/12/12 (SANSPO.COM)

 有罪なら、なんと約2700年も刑務所にいることに!? イタリアの豪華客船コスタ・コンコルディア号が座礁した事故で、同国の裁判所は7日(日本時間8日)、フランチェスコ・スケッティーノ船長(52)の自宅軟禁を継続する決定を下した。この審理に際して検察側は、船長の罪は約2700年の禁錮刑に相当するとの書面を提出している。







豪華客船新疑惑、船長の愛人?不正乗船か (1/2ページ) (2/2ページ) 02/12/12 (SANSPO.COM)





 船はそれより約50分も前の同9時41分に座礁しており、これが事実だとすれば約50分間、事故に気付かず? 知らされず? 見つからず? スケッティーノ船長はどこで“ナニ”をしていたのかという疑念が浮上してくる。







イタリアの豪華客船座礁でフィリピン人船員が撮影した船内の様子 (フィリピン発 おもしろ動画&ニュース)

商船三井客船 船長の経歴を持つ方のコメント。避難誘導についてマニュアルに記載されていないことに驚きました。客船で事故が起きた時は、 運を天に任せるしかないと言うことなのでしょう。数十人の死者と行方不明者はこの規模の事故では普通なのか??クルーズ船で旅をするような お金や時間はないので関係ないのですが驚きです。

1月13日夜、イタリヤの豪華客船の大きな海難事故のニュース(座礁)が飛び込んできました。 (海事補佐人(1級海技士)の日記 海難事故相談等)

Captain Coward had his eye on English dancer: After claims he was distracted by a woman on the bridge, passengers and crew reveal Casanova antics of crash skipper 01/31/12 (Mail Online)

By Helen Weathers and Rebecca Evans

Boasting a full head of dark, wavy hair, a deep tan and matinee idol looks, cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino could have stepped straight from central casting.

From the bridge of the £372 million Costa Concordia, 52-year-old Schettino wore his uniform with pride, even if he was in the habit of leaving a button or two of his crisp white captain’s shirt undone to reveal a tuft of chest hair.

Today, Schettino is known around the world as ‘Captain Coward’, after allegedly deserting his liner following last Friday’s shipwreck off the island of Giglio, leaving 11 dead and 21 missing, including a five-year-old Italian girl.

In his first hint of contrition about the incident, Captain Schettino said: ‘If I’ve made a mistake I’m ready to assume responsibility. But first it’s good to identify all the different aspects, the different errors. Let’s verify them and then evaluate them.’

Key among those ‘different aspects’ will be his behaviour around a young female dancer, Domnica Cemortan, 25, reportedly on the bridge in the critical moments after the ship ran aground.

It is thought that Miss Cemortan, who has a two-year-old daughter, might be able to shed light on Schettino’s behaviour after he sailed close to Giglio to perform a ‘salute’ for a former Costa ship captain and for the family of the ship’s head steward, both of whom had homes on the island.

Italian investigators are now said to be examining whether the Captain may have been distracted from his command.

Described by Costa Cruises, owners of the Concordia, as an ‘authorised passenger’, Miss Cemortan had been hired to assist Russian passengers aboard the ship, but at the time of the accident was travelling as a paying guest on the seven-day cruise.

Miss Cemortan yesterday denied rumours that she was Schettino’s mistress. She also denied reports in the Italian media which claimed that while she had a ticket for the boat, she appeared not to have been assigned a cabin, leaving a mystery over where she had been planning to sleep during the cruise.

‘I bought my own ticket in Italy,’ she said. ‘I still have my cabin key in my pocket.’

Speculation had been fuelled by numerous witnesses who spoke of seeing the Captain enjoying the company of a young woman on the evening of the shipwreck.

Italian passenger Angelo Fari said that he and his wife spotted the Captain sharing wine with an attractive blonde woman, with the pair laughing and in high spirits.

Another witness quoted in the Italian media claimed he had seen the Captain drain ‘at least a whole decanter of wine’.

That fits with the testimony of Dutch survivor Monique Maurek, a 41-year-old undertaker, who said: ‘The thing that I’m most scandalised by is that I saw the Captain spend the best part of the night of the disaster drinking in the bar with a beautiful woman on his arm.’

This, despite the Captain willingly co-operating with tests for alcohol and cocaine following his arrest, saying: ‘Go ahead. I don’t do drugs and I don’t drink, either.’

So what does Miss Cemortan say about the alleged revelry?

‘At the time of the impact I was in the restaurant with some senior officers,’ she admitted.

‘The Captain had stopped by earlier, but I don’t know exactly what time, maybe half an hour before.

‘When the lights went out a senior officer told me to follow him to the bridge. He said that he needed help with some of the Russian passengers — there were lots on board and Russian is my second language.’

It was at this point, she says, that she was seen with Captain Schettino.

‘I was near Schettino as I was translating everything he was saying. I was just repeating everything he said: ‘Go back to your cabins. It is just an electrical fault. I must have said this about ten times. I’m sorry, but I don’t know anything else that was happening.’

Footage emerged showing crew members urging passengers to ‘Go back to your cabins’ — despite the luxury liner being fatally holed.

Holidaymakers wearing red life jackets can be seen milling around on deck in the mobile-phone video, as the woman tells them that: ‘Once the electrical problem is sorted out everything will be back to normal shortly. Everything is under control. We are resolving the problem.’

Emergence of the footage came as a cook from the ship said Captain Schettino had ordered dinner at 10.30pm — nearly an hour after the ship struck rocks at 9.41pm.

Captain Schettino is now under house arrest at the £175,000 apartment he shares with his wife Fabiola Russo and their daughter Rossella, 15, in the beautiful town of meta di Sorrento on the Amalfi coast.

Earlier this week, both his wife and daughter sprang to his defence.

His daughter said: ‘My father isn’t a monster. He is a brilliant seafarer.’

His wife Fabiola insisted: ‘Those who know him well have testified he is dedicated to his work and professionalism.

'This can be demonstrated by his decisive actions which helped limit the consequences of the accident for all the passengers.’

His supporters, of which there are many in his home town, are similarly defensive.

They describe Schettino as a man who would never desert his passengers and who in fact saved thousands of lives by steering the ship to shallow waters after the collision with a rocky outcrop.

This week, a banner was erected outside his home reading ‘Commandante Non Mollare’ meaning ‘Captain, don’t give up’.

The ‘hero’ claims, however, are somewhat at odds with the picture which has so far emerged of a man who appeared to go into denial when disaster struck and then completely fell to pieces; a man whom some officers described as ‘a daredevil’ and a ‘braggart and a show-off’.

That was certainly the impression left on Carolyn Metcalf, the mother of British cruise-ship dancer Rose Metcalf, 23, when she first met Captain Schettino on board the Costa Concordia last October, and again on Christmas Day.

Visiting her daughter, who started work on the cruise liner last September, Mrs Metcalf quickly found herself on the radar of the charismatic captain.

‘He was very charming, very debonair, and very flirtatious, but he did not make a fantastic first impression on me,’ says Mrs Metcalf, from Dorset.

‘One of the first things he said to me was: “I’m mad, bad and dangerous to know,” which rather took me aback. He spent the next half hour joking around, mostly talking about girls.

‘I got the impression he was a bit of a playboy and liked chasing after the girls on the ship. I could tell he liked Rose, but she put him off. To be honest, after I left, I was more worried about the Captain making a move on Rose than the ship sinking.’

Rose survived the shipwreck, but was one of the last to leave the stricken vessel, several hours after her Captain.

Coward? Casanova? One thing is not in doubt — the maritime life was in Captain Schettino’s blood.

Born in the coastal town of Castellammare di Stabia, near the southern city of Naples, Schettino’s mother Rosa Caferios, now 80, came from a family of shipowners going back generations.

Both Francesco and his brother, Salvatore, followed in the family tradition and Francesco attended the Nautical Institute in Piano di Sorrento, before beginning his career with a ferry company which operates sea routes to Sicily and Sardinia. A fellow captain who worked with him back then recalled that Schettino was: ‘The best of all of us’.

From there he worked for the petroleum group Agip before joining the U.S.-based cruise firm Carnival, with its Mediterranean arm Costa, in 2002.

In 2006 he was promoted to the rank of Captain, having been a security officer and second-in-command.

One resident of his hometown, who knows the family well, says: ‘Francesco was a very nice young man, always thin and charming, as he is now. But he can be a little bit arrogant.

‘He comes across as being a little superior to others and even now he is too sure of himself. His wife Fabiola came from a simple family, a housewife, but she can be a little bit snobbish, too, because her husband is a captain.

‘So with more money than most other people, she is always very polished looking, nice hair, make-up and clothes. Their daughter is very well educated. But now Fabiola is very embarrassed, because until last week she could boast about her life, now she is really suffering.’

Certainly, Schettino was so confident in his abilities that he admitted this week navigating the channels close to Giglio by sight on that fateful night.

The sail-past wasn’t for the benefit of the passengers, but was instead a private affair, part of a code of courtesy shared only by the crew. This one was in honour of Mario Palombo, a legendary captain who had to leave service in 2006 following a heart attack at sea.

It was also, according to the Italian media, to honour chief steward Antonello Tievoli, whose family lives on Giglio.

Tievoli was summoned to the bridge with the words: ‘Come and see, we’re right on top of Giglio’ to which he reportedly replied: ‘Watch out. We’re very close to shore.’ At around the same time, 9.40pm, Schettino phoned his old commander Palombo and told him he’d sound the siren for him. Palombo just had time to tell Schettino he wasn’t on the island before the line went dead.

It was, according to one Italian report, Palombo who raised the alarm that something was amiss.

Having failed to reach Schettino on his mobile, he called a friend on the island who told him he could see a ship aground.

From this moment Captain Schettino appears to have lost control. When coastguards first rang him, he made no mention of the collision, admitting only to a technical fault.

Then, at around 10.45pm, Italian reports claim there was near-mutiny by a number of second officers on the ship who ordered crew members to get passengers out of their cabins and ready the lifeboats — 13 minutes before the order to abandon ship came.

Costa’s president Pierluigi Foschi admitted in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra yesterday, that the alarm had been raised too late by Schettino.

‘Too late. I can’t sleep at night. If we had abandoned it earlier then we would not have lost any lives.’

He said Schettino had always been considered ‘technically able’ but had ‘character issues’.

‘He liked to be at the centre of it.’ Mr Foschi said he felt Schettino had not been ‘completely honest’ and said ‘he could have tried to get back on board’.

For his part, Schettino maintains he did all he could help passengers to evacuate, even giving up his own life-jacket, in the scramble for lifeboats.

When the ship suddenly listed, he says he ‘tripped’ and fell into a lifeboat and tried to co-ordinate the evacuation from there, unable to get back onto the ship.

‘Do you realise it is dark and we can’t see anything?’ pleaded Schettino at one point, as the coastguard ordered him to return to the ship and take control of the evacuation from there

A report released on Wednesday by judge, Valeria Montesarchio, said Schettino left the vessel while 300 people were still on board.

The report stated that after his ‘gravely imprudent behaviour’ Schettino remained ‘completely inert’ on rocks, while others helped evacuate the remaining passengers.

One witness, Father Don Lorenzo, from the parish of Giglio, said the Captain was seeing carrying ‘everything with him, his smartphone and computer’.

A taxi driver who drove him to a hotel in the early hours last Saturday said the Captain had asked only where he could buy some dry socks.

‘He looked like a beaten dog, cold and scared,’ the taxi driver said.

That chimes with reports from the ship’s chaplain, Father Raffaele Malena, who said that he encountered the Captain at Giglio harbour front at around 2.30am, recalling: ‘He embraced me, and cried like a baby.’

And what of Miss Cemortan?

Now back in Moldova, she has nothing but praise for the Captain, saying his ‘exceptional actions on the night of the shipwreck saved thousands of lives.’

Whatever the truth about his behaviour, Schettino’s career now lies in ruins. His lawyer, Bruno Leporatti, says his client is ‘broken up, troubled and saddened by the loss of life’.

How different to the swaggering figure who gave an interview to Czech newspaper Dnes in 2010.

Back then, Captain Schettino told the paper: ‘I wouldn’t want to be the captain of the Titanic, forced to navigate between icebergs.

‘But I think with the right preparation any situation can be overcome and any problem prevented.’

He continued: ‘I enjoy moments when something unpredictable happens, when you can diverge a bit from standard procedures.’

Those are words that ‘Captain Coward’ must now bitterly regret.

Additional reporting: Nick Pisa

船長は会社(Costa Cruises)が島の近くを航行するように要求したと言っている。どちらかが嘘を言っているのは間違いない。

「Schettino told prosecutors that company officials requested him to perform a maneuver known as a “salute,” which led the cruise liner to sail close to the island, according to the newspaper La Repubblica. Carnival knew of the danger of sailing so close to shore and knew the Schettino had performed such maneuvers in the past, according to the complaint.」

Carnival Sued in Miami Over Fatal Costa Concordia Shipwreck (01/28/12) (Businessweek)

By Sophia Pearson and Susannah Nesmith

Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise line owner, was sued in Miami over the Jan. 13 wreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.

The complaint, which names six plaintiffs, four Americans and two Italians, was filed yesterday in state court in Miami, said attorney Marc J. Bern, who provided Bloomberg with a copy. The filing couldn’t be independently confirmed with the court.

The plaintiffs were “in terror of catastrophic injury, death, drowning, having been placed in a situation where common sense said the vessel was sinking but the orders from the crew were to return to their cabins,” according to the complaint.

Bern said he’s working with an Italian consumer-law group, Codacons, as well as the New York firm of Proner and Proner. He said he expects to later sue on behalf of about 1,000 passengers of the Costa Concordia.

Carnival Cruise lines, based in Miami, and Costa Cruise Lines, based in Hollywood, Florida, are named as defendants in the complaint. Vance Gulliksen, a spokesman for Carnival, said, “Since this is pending litigation, we are not in a position to comment at this time.”

A crew member of the ship filed a complaint Jan. 26 in federal court in Chicago seeking at least $100 million in damages. The crew member, Gary Lobaton, seeks class-action status to represent all victims of the disaster off Giglio island.

The Carnival ship, carrying 4,200 passengers and crew for a Mediterranean cruise, struck rocks and ran aground leaving at least 17 people dead.

Insurance Costs

Insurance costs for the accident may reach $1 billion once environmental damage and injuries are tallied, Moody’s Investors Service said Jan. 23. Most of the losses will be incurred by reinsurers, Moody’s said. Jefferies International Ltd. put the total at $850 million in a separate report.

Hours after the vessel left a port near Rome, the ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, deviated from the planned route and steered close to the island, according to Italian investigators. Carnival’s Costa Crociere unit suspended Schettino, who was placed under house arrest on Jan. 17 for allegedly causing the shipwreck.

Schettino told prosecutors that company officials requested him to perform a maneuver known as a “salute,” which led the cruise liner to sail close to the island, according to the newspaper La Repubblica. Carnival knew of the danger of sailing so close to shore and knew the Schettino had performed such maneuvers in the past, according to the complaint.

Duty Breached

“By retaining Francesco Schettino, despite this practice, defendants have breached their duty of care,” according to the complaint.

Carnival’s Genoa-based Costa Crociere unit said that while a “touristic navigation” five miles from the coast of Giglio was planned for the Concordia on its cruise, it was up to the captain to ensure the safety of the route.

The 51-year-old captain allegedly left the ship after the accident ripped a hole in the hull and before the last passenger was evacuated. Schettino ignored repeated orders from a Coast Guard official to get back on the cruise liner and allegedly took a taxi into town before being arrested.

Schettino is accused of manslaughter and abandoning the ship, which his lawyer, Bruno Leporatti, has denied.

Witnesses described a chaotic rescue. The deputy mayor of Giglio, Mario Pellegrini, said it took him 20 minutes to find a senior officer on the ship and that he helped passengers to lifeboats after he was unable to find senior crew members to coordinate with.

Alarm System

The ship didn’t have an adequate alarm system to warn crew and passengers that it was taking on water, according to the complaint.

Costa Crociere has offered passengers assistance to return home and plans to refund all expenses, including the cruise fare, the unit said. Costa is also discussing other damage claims with consumer associations.

Carnival has said the accident will cut fiscal 2012 earnings by about $85 million to $95 million, or 11 cents to 12 cents a share. The company said it anticipates additional costs to the business.

Carnival cruises depart mostly from the U.S., the Bahamas and the Caribbean, according to the line’s website. Its Costa Crociere unit operates mostly in southern Europe. Carnival owns 10 cruise lines including Princess, Seabourn, Holland America, Cunard and P&O.

The Costa Concordia was insured by companies including Assicurazioni Generali SpA, RSA Insurance Group Plc and XL Group Plc.

The case is Scimone v. Carnival Cruise Lines, Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit (Miami).

--With assistance from Erik Larson in London, Marco Bertacche in Milan, Andy Fixmer and Anthony Palazzo in Los Angeles and Alessandra Migliaccio in Rome. Editors: Peter Blumberg, Sylvia Wier

Eggner Ferry Bridge Hit By Delta Mariner Ship In Kentucky (PHOTOS) 01/24/12 (Huffingtonpost.com)



LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky's governor said Friday there will be an immediate review of ways to restore an aging traffic bridge in the western part of the state after a five-story-high cargo boat carrying space rocket parts for NASA and the Air Force slammed into it, leaving a 300-foot-wide gap in the structure.

Gov. Steve Beshear promised speedy work to replace the damaged bridge at US 68 and Kentucky 80 that was struck Thursday night. The 1930's-era bridge already was in the process of being replaced and preconstruction work began months ago, state transportation officials said.

The two-lane bridge, which connects Trigg and Marshall counties at the western entrance to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, handles about 2,800 vehicles daily. Drivers now face a detour of dozens of miles while it is out.

Coast Guard officials also closed a portion of the river on either side of the bridge, formerly known as Eggner's Ferrry Bridge, until it's determined to be safe for travel.

The Delta Mariner was traveling on the Tennessee River on its typical route from Decatur, Ala., to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida when it was unable to pass under shorter spans of the bridge and collided with the structure. No injuries were reported on the bridge or boat. On Friday, the ship was covered in twisted steel and chunks of asphalt from the bridge.

"We were very fortunate that no one was on the span at that time," Beshear said Friday.

Meanwhile, Coast Guard officials investigating the accident declined to comment Friday evening on a possible cause of the crash. A report will be issued but the investigation has not finished, said Lt. Ron Easley of the agency's Louisville office.

Sam Sacco, a spokesman for the ship's owner and operator, Foss Maritime of Seattle, said the Coast Guard inspected the vessel and interviewed crew members. Sacco said the boat was not severely damaged, and some of the crew remained on board Friday to ensure the cargo is safe.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd told The Paducah Sun he believes most of the navigational lights were functioning on the bridge at the time of the impact.

The 312-foot, 8,400-ton Delta Mariner hauls rocket parts for the Delta and Atlas systems to launch stations in Florida and California, according to a statement from United Launch Alliance, which builds the rocket parts in Alabama. The cargo was not damaged in the collision with the bridge, the company said.

The rockets are used by the Air Force, NASA and private companies to send satellites into space, said Jessica Rye, a spokeswoman with United Launch Alliance.

The ship's typical route to Florida takes it along the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, then onto the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and on to Florida's east coast, Sacco said.

Sacco said he didn't believe that the Delta Mariner has had any major incidents before the collision. In 2001, the ship was stuck in a sandbar on the Tennessee River during a trip to Decatur, but was later freed by a river tug after about an hour.

ISPSコードの要求で「乗船名簿に載っていない不法な乗船客が多数いた可能性」は一般的にありえない。 事実であれば、保安証書を発給した船級は豪華客船コスタ・コンコルディアを管理していた会社が船舶保安を担当している船舶全てにおいて再審査を 行うべきだ。

まあ、日本もISPSコードに関しては笑っていられない。以前、勘違いされて客船の名簿とゲートから 出た人の名簿が違うとガードマンに苦情を言われたことがある。ガードマンには税関職員か、海上保安職員に報告すべきだとアドバイスした。残念ながら これは日本の港の話なんだよね。つまり、日本の港の中にはISPSコードに関して問題があると言うこと。

“愛人”女性が船長擁護?「容疑は見当違い。英雄よ」 01/24/12 (産経新聞)



Costa Concordia may have had unregistered passengers (01/23/12) (The Independent)

Unregistered passengers might have been aboard the stricken cruise liner that capsized off a Tuscan island, raising the possibility that the number of missing might be higher than previously announced.

Divers, meanwhile, pulled a woman's body from the capsized Costa Concordia yesterday, raising to 13 the number of people dead in the January 13 accident.

Civil protection official Francesca Maffini said the victim was wearing a life vest and was found in the rear of a submerged portion of a ship by a team of fire brigade divers.

Earlier, Italian authorities raised the possibility that the real number of the missing was unknown because some unregistered passengers might have been aboard. As of yesterday, 19 people are listed as missing, but that number could be higher.

“There could have been X persons who we don't know about who were inside, who were clandestine” passengers aboard the ship, Franco Gabrielli, the national civil protection official in charge of the rescue effort, said on the island of Giglio, where the ship, with 4,200 people aboard rammed a reef and sliced open its hull before turning over on its side.

Mr Gabrielli said relatives of a Hungarian woman told Italian authorities that she had telephoned them from aboard the ship and that they had not heard from her since the accident. He said it was possible that a woman's body pulled from the wreckage by divers on Saturday might be that of the unregistered passenger.

But one of Concordia's officers, who is recovering from a broken leg he sustained during the evacuation, dismissed the suggestion.

“Everyone is registered and photographed. Everything's electronic,” the Italian news agency ANSA quoted Manrico Giampedroni as saying.

Authorities are trying to identify five corpses which are badly decomposed after spending a long time in the water.

Mr Gabrielli said the other eight bodies: four French, an Italian, a Hungarian, a German and a Spanish national, had been identified .

The missing include French passengers, an elderly American couple, a Peruvian crew member and an Indian crewman and an Italian father and his five-year-old daughter.

Some of their relatives were briefed by rescuers yesterday and also met Pierluigi Foschi chief executive of Costa Crociere, the ship's operator, who viewed the crippled cruise liner from a boat.

France's ambassador to Italy, Alain Le Roy, recounting Mr Foschi's visit, said: “He came to see the families, all families. He met the French family. He met the American family. I am sure he is meeting other families, mostly to express his compassion ... to say that Costa will do everything possible to find the people, to compensate families in any way.”

The search had been halted for several hours yesterday, after instrument readings indicated that the Concordia had shifted on its precarious perch on a seabed just outside Giglio's port.

A few yards away, the sea bottom drops off suddenly, by some 65-100 feet, and if the Concordia should abruptly roll off its ledge, rescuers could be trapped inside.

When instrument data indicated the vessel had stabilised again, rescuers returned, but explored only the above-water section and evacuation staging areas where survivors indicated that people who did not make it into lifeboats during the chaotic evacuation could have remained.

Passengers were dining at a gala supper when the Concordia sailed close to Giglio and struck the reef, which is indicated on maritime and even tourist maps.

There are also fears that the Concordia's double-bottom fuel tanks could rupture in case of sudden shifting, spilling 2,200 tonnes of heavy fuel into pristine sea around Giglio, part of a seven-island archipelago in some of the Mediterranean's most pristine waters and a prized fishing area.

Giglio mayor Sergio Orpelli said it was tentatively planned to begin fuel-removal operations today, but that ultimately depended on when the rescue efforts were concluded.

The liner's Italian captain, Francesco Schettino, is under house arrest as prosecutors investigate him for suspected manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the ship while many were still aboard.

Costa Crociere, a subsidiary of US-based Carnival Cruise Lines, has said Schettino had deviated without permission from the vessel's route in an apparent manoeuvre to sail close to the island and impress passengers.

Schettino, despite audiotapes of his defying coastguard orders to scramble back aboard, has denied he abandoned ship while hundreds of passengers were desperately trying to get off the capsizing vessel. He has said he co-ordinated the rescue from aboard a lifeboat and then from the shore.

Noma Kaiun K.K. bulker (Sun Spirits) goes down in heavy seas  (01/22/12) (Maritime Bulletin)

SUN SPIRITS Cargo IMO:9416953, MMSI:372369000, Call Sign:3EIQ7

Carrying 9,900.7 metric tons of iron one from Leyte bound for mainland China , it sent distress signals as it was listing due to rough seas in the Pacific Ocean. General cargo vessel Sun Spirits IMO 9416953, dwt 10903, built 2007, flag Panama, manager Noma Shipping Co., Japan. The ship sank on January 21, 2012 due to big waves and the entire crew of the vessel at 12:30 hours local time was rescued before the ship sank Noma Shipping Co.Ltd. Nomakaiun Bldg. 4f. Imabari, Ehime 794-0017 Japan. Noma Kaiun K.K.

Freighters Sun Spirits and Seaford 2 sank in Philippines waters on Jan 22 (01/22/12) (Maritime Bulletin)

Seaford 2 Cargo IMO: 8332227. Call sign: DUH2392
SUN SPIRITS Cargo IMO:9416953, MMSI:372369000, Call Sign:3EIQ7

Photo: Ship Photo Cafe"Apron"

Japanese freighter Sun Spirits sank off eastern coast of Philippines’s province Catanduanes on the night of Jan 22. Vessel issued distress signal on Jan 21, reporting growing list, en route from province Leyte port to China with cargo of iron ore, so it looks like shifting of the cargo again, either because of rough weather, or because of high moisture of the ore. Crew of 12 Indonesians and two Koreans rescued by Philippines freighter and fishing vessel.

General cargo vessel Sun Spirits IMO 9416953, dwt 10903, built 2007, flag Panama, manager Noma Shipping Co., Japan.

Freighter Seaford 2 sank on the night of Jan 22 off the coast of central Philippines province Antique en route to Antique port, loaded with cement sacks. Vessel got a hole after collision with underwater object. 18 crew was rescued by local fishermen. Photo of sinking m/v Seaford 2.

General cargo vessel Seaford 2 IMO 8332227, dwt 1100, built 1976, flag Philippines, manager Trans Olango Shipping Corp., Manila.

Costa Concordia Search Hampered by Unregistered Passengers, Body Found May Be One (01/22/12) (The Inquisitr)

The tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship last week has brought with it the revelation of many fantastical safety oversights, seemingly a combination of screw-ups so vast that untangling the chain of events leading up to the deadly incident has been a massive undertaking.

The investigation has revealed many troubling things, including what is believed to be a foray into unapproved waters, the actions of the ship’s captain Francesco Schettino before, during and after the sinking and the handling of the aftermath by the cruise ship’s company. Survivors of the incident at sea initially reported a failure of the crew to adequately perform disaster drills as well, leaving many of the passengers confused as to how to exit the vessel, should an accident occur.

As news broke that another body, that of a woman whose name has not been released, was recovered near the wreck, Italian officials admitted that recovery efforts- which have been complex- may be complicated by the presence of unregistered passengers on the ship, people who may have been invited aboard or otherwise present but did not appear on ship rosters. It has been suggested that the woman whose body was located near the wreck has not been easy to identify due to nearly a week in the water, and that she may have been one of the “clandestine” passengers aboard the ill-fated ship.

Franco Gabrielli, head of the Civil Protection Authority, confirmed that there may ”have been X persons who we don’t know about who were inside, who were clandestine passengers aboard the ship.” The family of a woman from Hungary have asserted that their daughter was aboard the Costa Concordia at the time of the tragedy and the she has not been heard from since, but her name does not appear on official passenger lists.

Costa Concordia: operation complicated by unregistered passengers (01/22/12) (The Inquisitr)

Efforts to establish the exact number of people still missing from the Costa Concordia could be complicated by unregistered passengers who may have been on board the stricken vessel, the head of the search operation has admitted.

By Nick Squires, on Giglio, Matthew Holehouse and David Millward

Around 20 people are still missing, including French passengers, an elderly American couple, an Italian father and his five year old daughter and Indian and Peruvian crew members.

As the death toll from the disaster rose to 13 after divers recovered a woman's body from the stern of the luxury liner, which rammed into rocks off the island of Giglio, Franco Gabrielli, head of the Civil Protection Authority, said there could have been "clandestine" passengers on board.

"There could have been X persons who we don't know about who were inside, who were clandestine" passengers aboard the ship, said Mr Gabrielli.

The family of a Hungarian woman who was not registered on the ship, insist that their daughter telephoned them from the Concordia and that they have not heard from her since, Mr Gabrielli said.

The suggestion of clandestine passengers raises the possibility that either a crew member or a passenger smuggled a friend or companion on board the ship, which rammed into rocks off the island of Giglio 10 days ago.

こちらは船長が居眠り?…唐津沖で貨物船座礁 01/23/12 (読売新聞)




家畜運搬船「GL Lan Xiu」は2011年7月に常石造船にドックする前に牛の死骸を海洋投棄している。 日本が舐められているから簡単に海洋投棄するのかと思ったが、誤解のようだ。オーストラリアでも問題を起こすような船だったと言うことなのか??

Pelicans caught in Brisbane oil spill 01/24/12 (brisbanetimes.com.au)

Days to mop up oil spill 01/23/12 (Seven News Queensland)

Brisbane oil spill affects pelicans 01/23/12 (smh.com.au)


Up to five pelicans are believed to have been affected by an oil spill in the Brisbane River that has spread upstream to Breakfast Creek.

Five tonnes of fuel oil leaked into the river at about 6.45am (AEST) on Monday as a livestock carrier was being refuelled at Hamilton wharves.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) said about five pelicans covered in oil have been spotted but it's believed only one has so far been rescued.

MSQ acting general manager Jim Huggett said it would take several days for the oil to be cleaned up.

"The incoming tide carried some oil sheen upstream as far as Breakfast Creek but as the tide turns our aim is to prevent oil affecting areas downstream such as environmentally sensitive mangroves," Mr Huggett said.

Containment booms are in place to stop the oil from reaching the mangroves, he said.

"An oil skimmer vessel is sucking up oil from the water and trucks with vacuum hoses are pumping oil directly from the spill site to wharfside," Mr Huggett said.

The clean-up is expected to be called off on Monday night and to restart early on Tuesday morning.

MSQ has begun an investigation into the cause of the spill.

The cargo ship GL Lan Xiu was being refuelled by the Valliant III at Hamilton Number 4 Wharf when the spill occurred.

About 2000 head of cattle, which were due to be loaded on board the GL Lan Xiu, remain on shore, MSQ said.

カンボジア船籍船「DE CHENG (IMO: 8852136, Call Sign: XUAC2, Survey companay at the time of detention: Universal Maritime Bureau」 は2011年7月29日に日本で出港停止命令を受けている。理由は防火及び火災装置の不備である。仕方がないと言うべきだろう。

THE LIST OF SHIPS DETAINED IN JAPAN (July. 2011) 我が国で拘留された船舶一覧(2011年7月) (国土交通省)

下関沖でカンボジア貨物船が火災、乗員全員救助 01/22/12 (読売新聞)

 21日午後6時15分頃、山口県下関市・蓋井島(ふたおいじま)の蓋井島灯台から北西約29キロの海上を航行していたカンボジア船籍の貨物船「DE CHENG」(乗組員9人、1451トン)から、「火災が発生」と第7管区海上保安本部(北九州市)に通報があった。



Carnival To Conduct Safety Audit – gCaptain Editorial 01/20/12 (gcaptain.com)

By gCaptain Staff

The following editorial was written by a source trusted by the editors of gCaptain.com who wishes to remain anonymous due to his close relationship with Carnival.

Carnival Corporation today announced they they will be conducting “comprehensive audit and review of all safety and emergency response procedures across all of the company’s cruise lines”. According to the announcement, leading the review will be Captain James Hunn, “a retired U.S. Navy Captain and currently the company’s senior vice president of Maritime Policy & Compliance. Following a 32-year career in the Navy, Hunn has held senior positions at Carnival Corporation & plc for nearly a decade, focusing on corporate-wide efforts to establish maritime policy standards, while overseeing the company’s health, environmental, safety, and security practices”.

Captain Hunn started his career with Carnival Corporation to oversee the Environmental Compliance Program that was put in place in 2002 as part of a plea agreement with the US DOJ concerning environmental issues. His prior US Navy career, while commendable, does not include service on board merchant vessels of any type, including cruise ships. Since joining Carnival Corporation he has been based in the Corporate offices, arguably removed from the operations of the various cruise lines that make up the Carnival Corporation brand – the individual cruise line operations are run from offices located in California, Washington, Miami, Genoa, and other cities throughout the world.

The point here is that having a Corporate insider who is removed from the operations and is not experienced with the product/service being reviewed, can hardly be considered an independent and objective investigation. Also included in the review, according to the announcement, are “senior health and safety executives” from the Carnival Corporation operating companies. These would be the persons responsible for development, implementation and oversight of the policies and procedures currently in place. Again, the point can be made that this review can not be considered independent and objective.

When the ISM Code came into force in the 1990′s all Cruise Lines found themselves in need of a documented Safety Management System (SMS) as required by the Code. When going through the initial development and implementations of the SMS across their operating companies, Carnival Corporation brought in experienced maritime industry personnel; former Captains, Auditors, Engineers and Surveyors who had real life experience dealing with vessel operations including Bridge Team Management, environmental issues, safety standards, applicable regulations (MARPOL, SOLAS, STCW, etc.) and other areas. This group was responsible for oversight of each operating companies SMS development and implementation to ensure minimum standards were met and to bring issues to light based on their industry experience.

To facilitate change correctly, the group spent much time on the vessels and in the offices of the individual operating companies, and many issues were identified and addressed. About 10 years ago, Carnival Corporation reorganized their internal structure and removed Safety and Environmental reviews from this groups responsibility and replaced many of the experienced industry staff with personnel from the individual operating companies and in Captain Hunn’s case, from the US Navy.

But one question remains: With many of the personnel responsible for overseeing the Safety of the cruise ships in the operating companies being from the operating companies, has Carnival Corporation lost an objective view of the operating culture on board their ships?


RINA President Resigns Amid Controversy Over Costa Concordia Comments 01/20/12 (Off Radar Cruise News)

President of RINA, the Italian classification society that certified the Costa Concordia for seaworthiness and safety, Gianni Scerni resigned Tuesday amid controversy over comments he allegedly made to the Italian media. Mr. Scerni disputes the accuracy of the comments but he has decided to resign in order to distance RINA from any association with the alleged remarks.

The comments in question were made in an article posted to Il Secolo XIX, an Italian paper, titled “Scerni: Ma l’armatore non poteva non sapere”, or “But the owner could not know”, translated.

In the article Scerni attacks the owners of the Costa Concordia, who have publicly placed blame solely on Captain Francesco Schettino, for failing to know about the practice of “bow’ing”, or “showboating”, that we have seen in video and AIS plotting from previous voyages of the cruise ship.

Scerni tells the paper (translated from Italian to English): “It is madness such a thing could happen with calm seas and the starry skies. Going so close to the coast is a sailor bravado, but it can not be done by those who lead a ship of that size.”

Scerni is then quoted as saying that the “prank” by Capt. Schettino was an error “that I could do myself sailing a boat.”

Again, Scerni disputes the accuracy of the comments and RINA has publicly stated that it “acknowledges the important contribution which Mr Scerni has made to the company during the past ten years.” Regardless, his resignation is likely to be the first of many from high-level people connected to the incident.

Source: gcaptain.com

Gianni Scerni, President of RINA, Resigns – Was Critical of Costa Management in Newspaper Interview 01/20/12 (Open Salon)

Shortly after Costa Crociere chairman and CEO Pier Luigi Foschi blamed the grounding of the Costa Concordia on an ”inexplicable” error by the captain, Gianni Scerni, the president of RINA, sat down for an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX. RINA, Registro Italiano Navale, is the Italian classification society that issued the certificate of seaworthiness and the Safety Management System (SMS) certification for the Costa Concordia. The resulting article, titled Ma l’armatore non poteva non sapere (But the owner could not find out) is critical of Costa management and questions the claim that Costa was unaware of the practice of its ships presenting a “salute” or “bow” in the form of a close passage by island of Giglio. Within hours of its publication, Gianni Scerni announced his resignation as the president of RINA. He disputed the accuracy some of the comments in the interview but decided to resign from RINA nevertheless.

ISPSコードの要求から判断すると「Although there was an initial report her name was missing from the list of passengers and crew, Costa Crociere, owners of the boat, said it could provide her ticket number.」 は疑惑を抱かせる事実だ。

「The Times also said Ms Cemortan had previously worked for Costa Cruises as a Russian translator but was thought to be taking a "holiday" on the ill-fated ship. AFP said the Italian media had speculated Ms Cemortan might have been a special guest of the captain, who is now under house arrest in his village near Naples pending possible charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship.」
これまで信じられない事実が公になった。下記のようなことを書かれても不思議でない。少なくとも船舶保安職員(SSO)に理由を聞けば少しは本当の 理由が推測できるだろう。ISPSコードの要求で乗船者リストを作成しなければならない。 そして乗船及び下船する時に身分証明書(チケットも含む)の本人確認が要求される。飛行機に乗る前にゲートでパスポートやチケットを確認される のと同じことが行われる。船長や船舶保安職員(SSO)からの特別な指示がない限り、問題にならないことがおかしい。問題にならないのであれば、 Costa Cruisesが運航する全ての船で同じような問題がある可能性があることになる。また、ISPSコード の要求で許可された人以外はブリッジには入れない。たぶん、ブリッジは制限区域に指定されいるはずである。だからこそ、ここまで彼女のことが 記事になるのであろう。

Does mystery woman hold secret to doomed ship Costa Concordia? 01/20/12 (Herald Sun)

THE list of bizarre events surrounding the sinking of the Costa Concordia is growing daily, so it was only a matter of time before a mystery blonde made an appearance.

Speculation has swirled overnight around the woman – variously described as a ballerina, a ship employee and an undocumented passenger – reportedly seen dining and drinking wine with the captain of the Costa Concordia shortly before the 17-deck vessel became impaled on a rock off the Italian coast and pitched on its side.

Various news reports said police wanted to question Domnica Cemortan, a 25-year-old ballerina with dual Moldovan and Romanian citizenship who staunchly defended Captain Francesco Schettino's actions, calling him a "hero" who "saved lives".

She acknowledged she had been with the captain on the bridge, The Times reported.

Although there was an initial report her name was missing from the list of passengers and crew, Costa Crociere, owners of the boat, said it could provide her ticket number.

The Times also said Ms Cemortan had previously worked for Costa Cruises as a Russian translator but was thought to be taking a "holiday" on the ill-fated ship.

AFP said the Italian media had speculated Ms Cemortan might have been a special guest of the captain, who is now under house arrest in his village near Naples pending possible charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship.

Italian prosecutors would neither confirm nor deny reports she could emerge as a key witness.

As for Ms Cemortan herself, now back in Moldova, she denied she was the mystery woman at dinner and said she went to the bridge only after the crash to translate for Russian passengers, The Times said.

According to The Times, Genoa's Il Secolo XIX newspaper quoted passenger Angelo Fabbri of Savona as saying he and his wife saw the 52-year-old Schettino in the fancy Concordia Club restaurant dining with a slim blonde woman and another officer and drinking from a decanter of red wine.

A special menu was being served: prawn cocktails, pasta with shrimp and a fish grill.

"Schettino, in a dark suit, was sitting in front of the woman. She seemed young. At first, we thought it was his daughter. A pretty woman, 35 or 40 years old, slim, with shoulder-length blonde hair, with a black dress with open arms," he told Il Secolo XIX.

"They were laughing. There was trust between them, great happiness," he said. "There is no doubt they were drinking, at least a whole decanter. The last drop was poured into the captain's glass.

"They left the table crossing the room single-file walking between the tables," he said. "First Schettino, then the woman and finally the third diner."

However, The Times reported that Pier Luigi Foschi, Costa Cruises chairman and CEO, said that Mr Schettino does not drink.

The Times, quoting leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, also reported investigators were focusing on a series of telephone calls made from the liner after it hit rocks last Friday night off the island of Giglio and before an evacuation was ordered almost an hour later.

Corriere della Sera said the investigators were trying to determine if company bosses were trying to avoid the "economic consequences" of an evacuation, which would entail an automatic compensation payment of €30 million ($38.8 million) for the 3000 passengers aboard.

Meanwhile, divers and salvage teams, who resumed their search of the ship after it was suspended on Wednesday when the vessel slipped and moved, raced against time to recover bodies and siphon fuel amid forecasts of worsening weather.

"I'm not calm at all," Environment Minister Corrado Clini said yesterday, according to ANSA news service.

"Our time is very limited. We are running the risk of the ship moving, being damaged or the fuel tanks breaking."

The boat, which had just begun its Mediterranean cruise, carried some 230,000 tons of fuel that threatened to leak into the waters off Giglio, a marine sanctuary and popular holiday spot.

At least 11 are known dead in the disaster, with more than 20 others still missing.

Clini said operations to empty the ship's fuel reserves would begin only once all the missing were accounted for, ANSA said.

Costa Crociere confirmed it would give refunds to all passengers who were onboard and cover any expenses they incurred in the aftermath of the disaster.

But the company angered many survivors when one of its executives accused passengers of "sensationalism" in their accounts of the disaster.

"I have read, seen and heard so much nonsense from these survivors, who tended as usual to choose sensationalism rather than information," Costa Crociere assistant director Monica Bova wrote in a letter posted on the Il Secolo website.

Costa Concordia skipper Francesco Schettino 'drinking with mystery woman' 01/20/12 (The Australian)

James Bone

Picture: AFP

THE captain of the Costa Concordia is alleged to have been drinking at dinner with a Moldovan dancer on the night of the shipwreck off Italy.

Italian police want to question Domnica Cemortan, a 25-year-old former ballet student who says that she was with the captain on the bridge. Ms Cemortan is a Costa Cruises employee, but she was starting a holiday to celebrate her birthday with friends.

She had worked as an interpreter for Russian passengers on a previous leg but bought a ticket to stay on board after the ship left the Italian port of Civitavecchia.

"The woman who on the evening of the accident appears to have dined with Captain [Francesco] Schettino had regularly embarked on the vessel in Civitavecchia," Clarence Mitchell, a company spokesman, said. "Costa Cruises is ready to provide the authorities with her identity and the details of the ticket she bought."

A passenger claimed yesterday that he saw the captain having dinner and drinking from a decanter of red wine in the ship's best restaurant with an unidentified slim blonde woman and another officer shortly before the vessel hit the rocks on Friday night.

Angelo Fabbri, from Savona, said that he and his wife saw Captain Schettino in the Concordia Club restaurant at 9.05pm on the evening of the accident. A menu was served for special guests: prawn cocktails, pasta with shrimps and a fish grill.

"Schettino, in a dark suit, was sitting in front of the woman. She seemed young. At first, we thought it was his daughter. A pretty woman, 35 or 40 years old, slim, with shoulder-length blonde hair, with a black dress with open arms," he told Il Secolo XIX newspaper in Genoa.

"They were laughing. There was trust between them, great happiness. There is no doubt they were drinking, at least a whole decanter. The last drop was poured into the captain's glass.

"They left the table crossing the room single file, walking between the tables: first Schettino, then the woman and finally the third diner."

The claim that Captain Schettino had been drinking directly contradicts a statement by Pier Luigi Foschi, the chairman of Costa Cruises, that the captain was a non-drinker. All Costa officers, he said, were subject to random drug and alcohol tests.

Police were conducting urine tests on Captain Schettino yesterday, almost a week after the accident. He told the investigating magistrate that he had not drunk alcohol.

Now back in Moldova, Ms Cemortan, who trained as a ballet dancer in Paris, also denied that she was the mystery woman seen dining with the captain. She added that she went on the bridge only after the ship ran aground.

"I was at dinner with friends, at 9.30pm. I climbed on to the deck and translated information provided by the officers for Russian passengers," she told the local Advarul newspaper. "The Russians were the first passengers evacuated."

She defended Captain Schettino as a hero for saving thousands of passengers. "I left the bridge at 11.50pm and he was there," she said.

"It was dark. Knowing the ship saved me. Trying to move to the exit, following the fluorescent lights, I could hear all sorts of objects falling. People were screaming. A man had a three-month-old baby in his arms and another had a three-year-old ... The ship was pitching more and more. When I reached the lifeboat, I thought we were saved. But a large piece of metal began to push the boat. Many people had jumped."

Ms Cemortan, who has a two-year-old child and has worked on cruise ships for five years, was reported to have got the ticket on the internet as a birthday present.

Costa Cruises said last night that it was not clear when the woman who was dining with the captain went on to the bridge. "I cannot either confirm or deny if the woman concerned was on the bridge at the time of the accident," Mr Mitchell said.


A mystery woman was on the bridge alongside captain Francesco Schettino? 01/20/12 (Sea News)

Picture: AFP

A mystery woman was on the bridge alongside captain Francesco Schettino when his ship ran aground off an Italian island on Friday night, it emerged today.

A mystery woman was on the bridge alongside captain Francesco Schettino when his ship ran aground off an Italian island on Friday night, it emerged today.

The blonde woman is a 25-year-old Moldovan crew member who was not properly identified by investigators as she reportedly did not appear on any official manifest for the Costa Concordia.

She is passenger rep Domnica Cemortan, possibly hired without a proper contract. Reports speculated she may have been on the bridge because Schettino was trying to impress her.

Blonde is Domnica Cemortan, 25, from Moldova, who was working as passenger rep for Costa Cruises.

Prosecutors believe she may have crucial evidence as to what happened when cruise liner sailed by island of Giglio.

Witnesses describe seeing Captain Schettino with blonde in restaurant 30 minutes before crash and on the bridge.

Initial reports said she may have been on board without authorisation, but Costa Cruises she was a verified passenger.

A statement from Costa Cruises later confirmed Ms Cemortan was an authorised passenger.

It said: 'Costa Cruises would like to clarify that the law as it stands, safety regulations and the control systems applied meticulously by the company do not permit the embarkation of unregistered passengers.'

Based on the pictures broadcast by the media, the woman stated as being in the company of Captain Schettino on the evening of January 13th was certainly embarked on January 13th in Civitavecchia and duly registered.

'The company is ready to provide the authorities, when requested, with the identity of the person and the number of the ticket purchased.'

Investigators want to find out where she was at the moment the Concordia hit the rocks.

New recording reveals crew on board thought accident was just a black out and told coastguard there was no emergency.

11 people confirmed dead and 21 still missing after disaster.

Costa Concordia accident start to become mysterious... 01/20/12 (Sea News)

The shipping industry newspaper Lloyd's List reported that Friday was not the first time the Costa Concordia steamed extremely close to shore near Giglio.How this might have happened? Experts of SeaNews has an answer.

The shipping industry newspaper Lloyd's List reported that Friday was not the first time the Costa Concordia steamed extremely close to shore near Giglio.

Satellite tracking data obtained by the paper show that the ship passed within 230 meters (755 feet) of the coast of the island at least once before, even closer than the location where the Costa Concordia hit the rocks lasted weekend.

The pass happened on August 14, 2011, Lloyd's List reported. Costa Cruises chairman Pier Luigi Foschi earlier this week said a pass near the island last summer occurred only once, on August 9-10, 2011. The discrepancy in the dates could not be reconciled late Wednesday.

So the question still remains: why the ship did not hit the rocks when she passed closer to the rocks, and she hit when she passed farther?


SeaNews consulted the issue to maritime experts. Response is as follows:

'Once more we have to take into account the SPEED of the ship. What was the speed previous time when the ship passed closer? Because centimeters are important at this accident. And, speed of the ship direcly have the ability to change the draugh of a ship through SQUAT effect. There has been many accidets due to this effect. To make a correct statement the speed of vessel at each passage should be taken into account'

Three women on the Costa Concordia with Schettino, at time of accident 01/19/12 (Sea News)

At least three women have been seen with the captain Francesco Schettino in the decisive minutes of the operation that led to the sinking of bowing in front of the island of Giglio.

Today the divers back to the ship to search the captain's cabin. Clash of the judges after the granting of house arrest.

At least three women have been seen with the captain Francesco Schettino in the decisive minutes of the operation that led to the sinking of bowing in front of the island of Giglio.

In particular, look for a Moldavian girl of 25 who is not among the passengers on board and was photographed by a passenger on the helm with the skipper.

The newspaper of Genoa in the nineteenth Century The current issue today publishes the photo.

With two other girls at the restaurant

In last night's episode of Who saw it? - Instead - one of the passengers who survived, Mark Monda, said another sequence, which contrasts with the statement that Schettino was at the helm at the time of the wreck: "We were with my wife at exclusive restaurants - said Monda -were 21.15 and I saw the captain get together, arms around two girls, a Bion and one with dark hair. He showed to the girls, the window of the restaurant, where you saw the island of Giglio. Then the panic : the ship is tilted, the light is gone. "

We seek new evidence on the ship

Wanted Meanwhile, new evidence against the commander Schettino.

Today, weather permitting, divers - on the orders of prosecutors - on the Costa Concordia sailed up to enter the captain's cabin and pass through a sieve.

Among the first targets his personal computer and other documents that may be retained on board.

The research will also extend to his effects.

Evidently you are looking for new evidence for the prosecution case.

The clash between the Pm and Gip

It's a tough battle between the prosecutor and investigating judge on the arrest of Francesco Schettino, the commander of the Costa Concordia. The chief prosecutor of Grosseto, Francis verus, Schettino has called "a villain". "I do not feel influenced by my role to direct a prosecutor, the jury is fairly objective about the subject's personality. I would say a villain. Villain in the maneuver, the abandonment of the ship, in failing to direct rescue operations, in not giving no provision. I think her behavior was really unconscionable and unforgivable. "

"We do not want they can under its responsibility" said the prosecutor.

"It's not even sorry"

Schettino said to be slipped into the water and not to have abandoned the ship: "Even assuming, without conceding that he had fallen into the boat - said Verus - could also return to the ship as a commander, is not it? Is there anyone else who has come back. Forget it. "Talks with the Master are very explicit.

And finally: "I do not regret it seemed like a person. Disappointed perhaps for his ship and what will happen, but I'm not sorry for what he did."

The decision of the investigating magistrate: at home

The decision to grant the Gip Valeria Montesarchio Schettino came home to last night, after 3 hours of interrogation. The judge for preliminary investigations annulled the measure ordered Saturday night and issued a new order for custody, but not in prison. A decision that does not understand how there would be the basis for the arrest: or risk of flight, or tampering with evidence.

"It is escape"

The investigating magistrate has issued its written that the captain abandoned ship and fled, but not "stood on the cliffs of the island of Giglio, where he was landed on board a boat."

Again: "There is no trace in the records and chronicles the story of any attempt to escape in place during and after catastrophic event under investigation. This attempt can not be integrated well abandonment is premature because the Costa Concordia however, that the captain remained on the cliff watching the disaster, he was joined by staff from the Fire Brigade and was in telephone contact with the commander juncture De Falco ordering him to go back on the ship. "

Not only but also of the Voice The Gip denies circulated immediately after the detention of the captain. It is true that he tried to get hold of the black box of the Costa Concordia because he has not had a chance.

"A measure which does not understand" the prosecutor commented on yesterday's hot in Grosseto. While the lawyer Schettino Levoratti Bruno, "you can not send to prison a man just because he wants the public."

Testing anti-alcohol and anti-drug

The commander of the Concord is back home at night in meta di Sorrento. Schettino got the house after agreeing to submit to testing anti-alcohol and anti-drug. Intelligence sources tell us that man is subjected to the tests "with apparent tranquility and availability."

His wife: "Do not criminalize"

Yesterday in defense of the commander's wife was heard. The news about his behavior''are to be checked,''notes''while his absolute devotion to work and his professionalism.''

The operation implemented for Russian Fabiola,''just wanted to limit the consequences of the passengers on board.''

The family Schettino, in short,''rejects any attempt to discredit her figure, calling to understand its tragedy and its human drama.''

Schettino: "I saved hundreds of lives"

"That was me in charge" at impact. "I saved hundreds, thousands of people" and "I have not jumped ship." So Francesco Schettino defended himself during the interview held yesterday in Grosseto warranty.

The commander of the Costa Concordia, which sank on Friday night to the island of Giglio, is at risk 15 years in prison. The chief prosecutor said today in Grosseto, Francis verus, recalling that at the time the charges against the captain are multiple manslaughter, wrecked and abandoned ship.

15 years is likely

In the press conference after the meeting, Verus has explained that "the reconstruction provided by the commander did not change the prosecution's" and was asked to confirm the interim measures for the scale.

Schettino has answered questions for about three hours of the magistrate, and assured that he was in command of Concordia on impact.

"His description of the facts - then the prosecutor explained to the journalists - did not change the prosecution's prosecutor's office has asked that the validation of the arrest as a precautionary measure."

"The investigating judge - he added - has reserved his decision."

The previous update

Meanwhile, the framework around Schettino seems worse with each passing hour.

The approach of the Costa Concordia, the port of Giglio - in fact - would not have been decided by the skipper Francesco Schettino, but it would be the result of chance. Is denied so the version provided by the commander who, through his lawyer had said that it was intentionally approached the coast to avoid a shipwreck at sea, and thus save lives.

Phone records

The telephone records obtained by the prosecution of Grosseto, then, there are communications between the officer of the Coast Guard in Livorno and the commander of the cell Schettino.

The latter was said to be the first ship to coordinate relief efforts, then (around midnight and a half) that would escape a sentence that states could no longer go back to the ship, admitting of being dropped. At that point, it is 1, 46 of the night between Friday and Saturday and rescue operations were still underway, the officer of the Coast Guard intimate tone Schettino resolved to ascend to the ship and coordinate relief efforts, the obey the commander replied that, but according to testimony would not have ever done, always remaining on the ground.

Extract: "go back to the ship, shit!"

Here's an excerpt from the telephone recording reported by Corriere della Sera.

De Falco (note: Commander of the Port): I understand. Listen: there are people coming down from biscaggina bow. She runs through the biscaggina in the opposite direction, gets on the ship and tells me how many people and what they have on board. Got it? He says if there are children, women or people in need of assistance. It tells me the number of each of these categories. It 'clear? Schettino 
 Look at that she was perhaps saved from the sea but I wear it ... really bad ... I go to the trouble of soul. Go on board, fuck!

Schettino: Captain, please ...

Falco: No, please ... Now she takes it and goes on board. I am sure that is going on board ....

Schettino: I'm going to side with a spear of relief, I'm here, I'm not going anywhere, I'm here ...

Falco: What are you doing sir?

Schettino: I am here to coordinate relief efforts ...

Falco: That there is coordinating? Go on board. Coordinate relief efforts from the edge. Do you refuze?

Schettino: No, no I'm not refusing. 

Falco: You go on board, is an order. You must not make further assessments. She said the abandon ship, now I'm in charge. She goes on board! It 'clear?

Guarded at sight

Meanwhile, the prison guards of Grosseto are ordered to check back often as it is. Did not show intentions Greasy, but is considered a prisoner at risk.

In a cell with two other prisoners, he was not prepared for the highest level of surveillance - that 'in view', with a guard 24 hours 24 keeps it under control - but that just a step below.

"And 'needed special attention - said the prison administration administrator Tuscany, Maria Pia Giuffrida - because he's obviously going through a delicate period.'' Source: Franco Brush/Il Salvagente.It

Bulker "Global Legacy" stranded 01/19/12 (Maritime Information Centre)

On 19th January, 2012, bulker “Global Legacy” operated by NYK Global Bulk Corporation which is subsidiary of NYK Line stranded at Pohang, Korea.

She has anchored at Pohang waiting for cargo. She dragged and hit break water due to strong wind. After hitting break water, she stranded at about 100meter away from shore.

As her fuel tank was damaged, NYK is collecting the in formations as to its quantity.

The company is managing situation coordinating with local authority.

Source: NYK Line

大型客船「コスタ・コンコルディア」の船長みたいなのが珍しいと一般の人は思うかもしれない。客船については良く知らないが、 一般の船だとそれほど珍しいとは思わない。大事故やかなりの損害や補償が発生しない場合、彼のような船長でも船は運航できる。 船長の資格は経験や能力で貰うのであって、人間性までは問われない。船に限ったことではなかろう。嘘やいい訳ばかりの船長は存在する。
最近、注目されているLLCについても同じことが言える。機長(英語では同じ「Captain」)の資格だけで飛行機は飛ばせるが、 安い給料で仕事を取る機長に中にははずれがある事を理解しておかなければならない。まあ、飛行機は落ちたら生存率はかなり 低いので結果としてはあまり変わらないかもしれない。

座礁直後、船長は救助要請せず 「停電したが大丈夫」 01/16/12 (産経新聞)







乗客より先に避難の船長に帰船促す イタリア豪華客船座礁で沿岸警備隊 01/16/12 (産経新聞)





愛媛沖でケミカルタンカー火災 (SHIP PHOTOより)

運行 不明だが旭タンカーの可能性が濃い
L*B*D*d 103.00x17.20x8.70x6.65
船種 ケミカルタンカー タイプⅡ&Ⅲ
G/T 4,386
D/W 6,500
竣工  平成13年11月28日

どうせ愛媛沖でケミカルタンカー(SUNNY JEWEL)火災 (SHIP PHOTOより) の時と同じ原因じゃないの?サイズも近いし、管理会社も韓国みたいだし。

平成17年広審第148号 油送船サニー ジュエル爆発事件 (広島地方海難審判庁裁決17hs148)

South Korean tanker Doola No.3は ARE TAIHEIYO KAIUN CO LTD JAPAN (marine-news.net) からDoola Shippingに2010年9月に売られたようだ。売られる前は 下ノ江造船で建造され下記の船名でパナマ船籍船として運航されていた。

Vessel's name: Sunrise Peony Last updated: Sep 27, 2010
Ex-name(s): Not Applicable IMO number: 9262106
Flag: Panama Call sign: H9ZA
Port of Registry: PANAMA Summer DWT: 6535.82 MT
Type of vessel: Chemical Built: Feb 28, 2002
Type of hull: Double Hull Owner: SUNRISE OCEAN SHIPPING
Class Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Operator: KT MARINE

Oil tanker explosion kills 5 off coast of South Korea

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韓国・仁川沖でタンカー爆発 5人死亡、6人不明 01/16/12 (朝日新聞)



5 dead, 6 missing in tanker explosion 01/16/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

By Kim Tae-jong

An explosion on an oil tanker in the West Sea, Sunday, killed five crew members and left six others missing, the Coast Guard said.

The 4,191-ton Doola No. 3 was in waters 4.8 kilometers north of Jawol Island near the port city of Incheon when the blast occurred at around 8:05 a.m.

A total of 11 Korean and five Myanmarese crewmen were aboard but only five people were rescued, according to the Coast Guard.

The exact cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed but officials from the freight’s operating firm suspect it happened during the process of emptying gas from the oil tank.

“We suspect the explosion may have occurred while crewmen were trying to remove the remaining gas in a storage tank. The vessel usually transports diesel, but this time it carried gasoline,” an official from Doola Shipping said.

Those in the cabin and engine room seemed to have avoided injuries from the explosion but crewmen on the deck seemed to have been directly hit, he said.

After leaving Incheon, the ship was heading to Daesan in South Chungcheong Province, carrying 80-tons of bunker-C oil and 40 tons of diesel.

The Coast Guard immediately dispatched patrol and rescue ships to search for the missing crew and also took emergency measures to stop the ship from sinking and the remaining oil from spilling into the sea.

The ship was cut in half with its bow almost submerged, but no oil spill was detected, the Coast Guard said.

As a precaution, inflatable oil booms were placed around the wreck, and an operation was conducted to seal tanks. They have also considered salvaging the hull with barges before it completely sinks

An explosion tore apart South Korean tanker Doola No.3 01/16/12 (Maritime Bulletin)
At around 0805 LT Jan 15 an explosion tore apart South Korean tanker Doola No.3 three miles north of Jawol Island near Incheon, Yellow sea. Tanker was in ballast, so apparently, blast was caused by gas in empty cargo tanks. Vessel broke in two and partially sank, 5 crew killed and 5 or 6 missing, which in sum accounts for two thirds of the 16 crew, 11 Koreans and 5 Myanmar. Chemical tanker Doola No.3 IMO 9262106, dwt 6536, built 2002, flag South Korea, manager DOOLA SHIPPING CO LTD. On photos Doola after and before an explosion.

韓国船籍タンカー爆発、船体真っ二つ…5人死亡 01/16/12 (読売新聞)





韓国船舶の爆発事故 タンク内の油蒸気が原因か 01/16/12 (聯合ニュース)






COSTA CONCORDIA IMO 9320544 (Nedcruise - Dutch cruise site)

伊客船事故で行方不明者の捜索続く、船長に「重大な過失」(01/16/12) (CNN.co.jp)

イタリア・ジリオ島(CNN) イタリア中部沖のジリオ島付近で起きた大型客船の座礁事故は、発生から3日目に入った現地時間の16日も、行方不明になっている乗客乗員の捜索が続けられている。15日までに新たに乗客2人が遺体で見つかり、死者は5人に増える一方、24時間以上も船室に閉じ込められていた韓国人の男女が無事救出された。






客船座礁 客が自力で救命具探す 乗員は救命ボートの降ろし方も知らず(01/16/12) (スポニチ)







(Picture: Reuters / Landov)

(AFP: Luca Milano) )

Cruise ship death toll rises 01/15/12 (Irishexaminer.com)

The Costa Concordia death toll rose by two tonight – as the captain of the stricken vessel blamed the navigation systems for the grounding.

Two French nationals and a Peruvian died after the Italian-owned cruiser ran aground near the island of Giglio off the Tuscan coast on Friday night.

But this evening, as search and rescue teams battled failing light, the coastguard said the bodies of two elderly passengers were found by divers in a section of the submerged restaurant.

The news came just hours after a honeymooning South Korean couple were found alive, and a cabin services director was also rescued despite suffering a suspected broken leg.

Officials reduced the initial number of missing from 70 to 17 – six crew and 11 passengers.

Thirty people were said to be injured, two seriously.

As pressure for an explanation of how the huge cruiser could crash into rocks intensified, the Concordia captain, Francesco Schettino, told Italian television he had not expected the rocks to be in the area where the ship ran aground.

He said: “I don’t know if it was detected or not, but on the nautical chart it was marked just as water and some 100-150 metres (328ft-492ft) from the rocks, and we were about 300 metres (984ft) from the shore, more or less.

“We shouldn’t have had this contact.”

Capt. Schettino and an officer were held and questioned by prosecutors on suspicion of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship, and causing a shipwreck, state TV and Sky TV said.

But tonight one maritime expert said it was important the captain was given “leeway” and time to explain his decisions.

Karen Jacques, chief operating officer, of Dryad Maritime, which provides risk forecasts and advice to mariners, said: “It’s his ship that’s sinking and he will feel that in his belly.”

Police divers and rescue crews continued to circle the wrecked ship which sustained a massive gash after crashing into rocks.

Crews in dinghies examined the ship near the site of the 160-foot hull hole where water flooded in and caused the ship to lurch to its side.

Survivors said the terrifying, chaotic escape was like a scene from the Titanic which went down 100 years ago claiming 1,517 lives.

Many passengers complained the crew did not give them good directions on how to evacuate.

They also claimed that once it became clear it was an emergency there was a delay lowering the lifeboats until the ship was listing too heavily for many to be released.

Several other passengers said crew members told passengers for 45 minutes that there was a simple “technical problem” that had caused the lights to go off.

Angry passengers also claimed they never participated in an evacuation drill, although one had been scheduled for yesterday.

Cruise bosses defended the actions of the crew and said they were co-operating with the investigation.

Survivor John Rodford said staff gave him and his wife incorrect information as the drama unfolded while they were dining.

“They said ’No, it’s all right, it’s just a malfunction in the engines,” he told Sky News.

“Then it started tilting the other way and the plates came off the tables.”

He said passengers scrambled for lifejackets and he and his wife slid across the deck to find a lifeboat.

Mr Rodford said an evacuation drill was scheduled for the day after the cruise went down.

Reliving his escape, he said it was “chefs and waiters” helping passengers flee rather than officers.

He said: “The people who served us our dinner, were the people who helped us get on the lifeboats and were manning the lifeboats.

“I didn’t see captains’ jackets and things like that. It was dinner staff.”

He added that when it came to getting him off, the “Costa people are far and few between to be honest – very scarce”.

Search on Italian capsized cruise ship continues 01/15/12 (Canada.com)

(Picture: Max Rossi, Reuters)

GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - Divers found the bodies of two elderly men inside a capsized cruiseliner on Sunday, raising to five the death toll after the luxury vessel foundered and dramatically keeled over off Italy’s coast.

Teams were painstakingly checking the interior spaces of the partly submerged Italian liner Costa Concordia for 15 people still unaccounted for after the huge ship, with 4,229 passengers and crew on board, was holed by a rock on Friday night.

A day after the disaster, rescuers plucked a South Korean honeymoon couple and an injured crewmember alive from the wreck, lying on its side close to the beautiful island of Giglio off Italy’s west coast.

The captain of the 114,500-tonne ship, Francesco Schettino, was arrested on charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship, Italian police said. Some 64 people were injured in the accident.

Investigators were working through evidence from the equivalent of the "black boxes" carried on aeroplanes, to try to establish the precise sequence of events behind the accident, which occurred in calm seas and shallow waters.

Searching the vast ship for survivors was like combing through a small town - but one tilted on its side, largely in darkness, partly underwater and full of floating debris.

In the early afternoon, scuba divers looking for survivors found the bodies of two men at an evacuation assembly point in the submerged part of the ship, coastguard officials said.

The bodies of two French tourists and a Peruvian crew member were found on Saturday.

The discovery of the bodies on Sunday dampened earlier euphoria when a helicopter lifted off injured chief purser Manrico Gianpetroni, hours after rescuers made voice contact with him deep inside the stricken, multi-storey vessel.

Gianpetroni, who had a broken leg, was winched up from the ship on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

"I never lost hope of being saved. It was a 36-hour nightmare," he told reporters.


Passengers compared the disaster to the sinking of the Titanic, and described people leaping into the sea and fighting over lifejackets in panic when the ship hit a rock and ran aground as they sat down for dinner on Friday night.

The vast hulk of the 290-metre-long ship loomed over the little port of Giglio, a picturesque island in a maritime nature reserve off the Tuscan coast. There was large gash in its side and divers were able to swim into the wreck through the hole.

The specialist diving teams faced a complex task as they worked their way through the warren of cabins on the ship - a floating resort that boasted a huge spa, seven restaurants, bars, cinemas and discotheques.

"Getting inside the ship is really difficult and dangerous," said Majko Aldone, a one of the specialist team of divers who have been entering cabins through open portholes or by smashing through the glass.

"There are various obstacles, sheets, mattresses, nets which have broken free and are spread out all over the areas we’re searching," he said.

Paolo Tronca, a local fire department official, said the search would go on "for 24 hours a day as long as we have to" and that rescue workers were using sniffer dogs in the section of the ship above water.

As the search continued, there were demands for explanations of why the vessel had come so close to the shore and bitter complaints about how long it took to evacuate the terrified passengers.

State prosecutor Francesco Verusio said investigations might go beyond the captain.

"We are investigating the possible responsibility of other people for such a dangerous manoeuvre," he told SkyTG24 television. "Command systems did not function as they should."

He said the ship had come within 150 metres (yards) of the coast, which he called "incredibly close."

Agnese Stella, a 72-year-old housewife who has lived on Giglio for 50 years told Reuters: "It came much too close (to shore), it never comes this close normally."


Magistrates said Schettino abandoned the vessel not long after midnight, well before all the passengers were taken off.

The vessel’s operator, Costa Crociere, a unit of Carnival Corp & Plc CCL.L, the world’s largest cruise company, said the Costa Concordia had been sailing on its regular course when it struck a submerged rock.

In a television interview, Schettino said the rock was not marked on any maritime charts of the area.

After an massive rescue operation throughout the weekend, involving helicopters, ships and lifeboats, many passengers had already left the area and returned home and attention began to turn to the cleanup.

Local officials expressed concern the ship’s fuel, at full load as it had just begun the cruise, could spill into pristine waters off Giglio. So far there was no sign of pollution. Dutch maritime services company SMIT said it had been hired to pump fuel off the ship once the rescue was over.

The coast guard says the removal of the 2,380 tonnes of fuel cannot begin until the rescue is complete because the operation could cause the vessel to move or sink further into the water.

(Picture: Gregorio Borgia/AP)

Honeymoon couple rescued from stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship

A South Korean couple have been rescued from the Costa Concordia and a third survivor has been located onboard the stricken Italian cruise ship.

(Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Three people were killed when the liner struck rocks and sank off the coast of Tuscany on Friday night and around 40 more people are missing.

Emergency services workers located a honeymooning couple stranded in one of the cabins above the water line, more than 24 hours after the Costa Cruises vessel ran aground.

The newlyweds, both in their late twenties, were helped from the half-submerged liner and taken ashore in the early hours of Sunday morning.

They were reported to be in good health, despite their ordeal.

(Picture: Reuters)

Firefighters continued to search the liner cabin-by-cabin and have spoken to another survivor, although they have not yet rescued the passenger.

The Costa Concordia had more than 4,200 people onboard when it got into difficulties close to the island of Giglio just hours after it began its voyage.

A chaotic evacuation operation that lasted six hours followed and most of the passengers and crew made it safely to dry land.

(Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

However, the bodies of two French holidaymakers and a Peruvian crew member were discovered and rescue workers fear the death toll could grow, as a number of people are still unaccounted for.

Italian prosecutors have arrested the ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, and first officer, Ciro Ambrosio, on suspicion of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship before their passengers were safe.


海難事故:豪華客船が座礁、乗客ら6人死亡…イタリア沖 01/14/12(毎日新聞)




Cruise ship runs aground off Italy; deaths reported 01/14/12(Overhead Bin)

By NBC News, msnbc.com staff and news services

A cruise ship with 4,200 people on board ran aground and ripped a 165-foot gash in its hull off the Tuscan island of Giglio on Friday night, and local officials reported that at least six people died. Some on the island said eight were dead.

At least three bodies were recovered from the sea, the Italian coast guard reported.

Helicopters were working to pluck to safety some 50 people still trapped aboard the badly listing Costa Concordia on Saturday, said Coast Guard Cmdr. Francesco Paolillo.

Some people were thrown into the sea when the Costa Concordia started listing, others jumped to evacuate the ship, officials said.

The ship, which reportedly cost more than $680 million, was three-quarters under water and sinking fast, a Giglio hotel clerk told NBC News on Saturday.

The Telegraph of London said some passengers jumped from the steeply listing ship and swam a short distance to the island. A photo showed the brightly lit ship teetering just outside a harbor wall.

One official said that among the dead was a man around age 65, who might have been ill or who might not have withstood the cold of the sea at night, Il Messagero said.

The 950-foot Costa Concordia had left the port of Savona at 7 p.m. local time and was sailing to Civitavecchia, its first port of call, when it ran aground around 9 p.m.

A rocky reef

Costa Cruises said 3,200 passengers were aboard, along with 1,023 crew members. Coast Guard Officials said the liner was listing at 20 degrees but was not in danger of sinking.

Paolillo, the coast guard official, speaking from the port captain's office in the Tuscan port of Livorno, said the vessel "hit an obstacle" -- it wasn't clear if it might have hit a rocky reef in the waters off Giglio -- "ripping a gash 50 meters (165 feet) across" on the left side of the ship, and started taking on water.

The cruise liner's captain, Paolillo said, then tried to steer his ship toward shallow waters, near Giglio's small port, to make evacuation by lifeboat easier. But after the ship started listing badly onto its right side, lifeboat evacuation was no longer feasible, Paolillo said.

By 1:20 a.m. Saturday the evacuation of passengers and crew had been virtually completed. But Il Messaggero said about 200 remained on board and would have to be airlifted out by helicopters. The ship's worsening position was making it difficult to complete the evacuation, officials said.

Town officials were trying to find places for the evacuees to spend the night.

A clerk at the Bahamas hotel told NBC News that 1,000 people were sheltering there. A crew member at the hotel told the clerk he heard two loud noises and the ship started leaning to one side almost immediately.

Some passengers panicked as some jumped into the cold sea to swim ashore, the clerk said.

'Very strange'

The first evacuated passengers were taken to a church for shelter on the tiny island. The church pastor told Il Messagero that women in suits and highheels were camped out in pews with frightened children. Other passsengers were taken to schools and hotels on the island, said Italian news agency ANSA.

Sky News quoted passenger Luciano Castro as telling Italian media: ''We were having dinner when all of a sudden the lights went out. It seemed as if the ship struck something and then we heard a loud bang and everything fell to the floor.

''The captain immediately came on the tannoy and said that there had been an electrical fault but it seemed very strange as the ship almost immediately began to list to one side. The glasses just slid off the table."

"It was like a scene from the Titanic," another passenger aboard, journalist Mara Parmegiani, told ANSA.

One woman also told The Telegraph: "It was just like something out of the Titanic. You could tell straight away that the ship had hit something and no way was it an electrical fault."

Passengers were first asked to put on life jackets as a precaution, witnesses said, but it soon became clear the situation was more serious when the abandon-ship signal was sounded, ANSA said.

The Costa Concordia, according to a Costa Cruises statement obtained by NBC News, was sailing across the Mediterranean Sea, starting from Civitavecchia with scheduled calls to Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo. About 1,000 passengers of Italian nationality were aboard, as well as more than 500 Germans, about 160 French and about 1,000 crew members.

The company said it would cooperate with authorities to determine what caused the emergency.

Passengers Panic As Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Begins to Sink 01/08/12(Cruise Law News)

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Jim Walker

Costa Cruise Lines' Costa Concordia cruise ship has evacuated most of its passengers after a disastrous situation this evening near the island of Giglio in southern Tuscany, Italy.

Media reports are mixed and suggest that the cruise ship either struck an island pier, with what some people are describing as an "unbelievable" photo (below), or the vessel ran aground near the island and subsequently beached itself hear this lighthouse on the pier.

The allision or grounding ruptured the hull and water entered the vessel, leading to the evacuation of many of the 4,231 passengers and crew from the stricken cruise ship into lifeboats.

The official statements from the cruise line are factually vague. There is no explanation regarding the cause of the grounding. The cruise line proclaims that the passengers are "not at risk," but this is probably the usual misleading and false cruise propaganda. Some media sources are reporting that there are passengers who are dead. Media sources are reporting between 2 to 9 passegers died.

The Italian cruise ship carrying 3,200 passengers and approximately one thousand crewmembers. The Costa Concordia had departed from for a Mediterranean cruise to Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​Marseille and back to Savona.

The cruise ship began to heel to one side, and the passengers were instructed to use their life jackets and congregate on the cruise ship's deck to abandon ship.

News sources are quoting a passenger describing the mishap similar to the Titanic disaster, "with a scramble among the evacuees, screaming and crying."

Foundering of the General Cargo Ship Tycoon – Investigation Report 07/22/13 (Officer of the Watch)

Tycoon disaster update 01/09/12 (Maritime Bulletin)

The hapless Tycoon reportedly, broke in two, fuel is leaking out, though 100 tons of fuel on board hardly may cause an ecological disaster. No salvage and cleaning operations are possible at the moment due to stormy weather. The Flying Fish Cove seems to be open for wind and sea from certain directions, it’s strange nobody directed vessel to move out of port before the oncoming storm. All in all, it seems like m/v Tycoon is the first ocean-going freighter to sink in year 2012. A record hardly to be coveted.

First news:

Taiwanese freighter Tycoon sank in Christmas Island harbor

Monday, January 09, 2012

General cargo vessel Tycoon had been loading phosphate on Christmas Island, Indian ocean, for three days when it was pushed against the sea wall by a heavy swell at Flying Fish Cove on Jan 8 2012. Vessel broke its mooring and suffered damage down one side of its hull as it tore against the rocks. The 15 crew was forced to jump into the ocean to waiting navy rescuers, none were injured, they’ve been taken to shore to temporary accomodation. Tycoon partially sank, sending phosphate across the reef and damaging the crane that loads supplies to residents and the island's detention centre. Tycoon remains visible but its hull is sitting on the bottom of the cove after a night smashing against the island's jagged cliffs. A supply vessel due to dock at Christmas Island Jan 8 was unable to unload cargo because of the potential damage and the dangerous seas. Residents say the stench of diesel from the vessel is overpowering and worry about the effect on the island's iconic red crabs. Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It is located 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) northwest of the Western Australian city of Perth, 360 km (220 mi) south of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, coordinates 10 29S 105 38E. General cargo vessel Tycoon IMO 8304220, dwt 4129, built 1983, flag Panama, manager OCEAN GROW INTERNATIONAL, Taiwan. Pics of distressed Tycoon and crew rescue from Australian media.


NZ沖で座礁したコンテナ船 (M/V"RENA")、船体が真っ二つに (Youtube)

座礁のコンテナ船が真っ二つに 01/08/12(NHK)



Cargo ship, Rena, splits in two off New Zealand coast 01/08/12(NYDailyNews.com)

By The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A cargo ship grounded off the New Zealand coast since October has split in two, spilling sea containers and debris and sparking fears of a fresh oil spill, maritime officials said Sunday.

The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster even before the rear section of the ship, lashed by pounding seas, broke away overnight. The ship previously spilled heavy fuel oil that fouled pristine North Island beaches and killed up to 20,000 seabirds, and despite salvage efforts nearly 400 tons of oil remain onboard.

Maritime officials said the front section of the wreck remains stuck in its original position, but the stern section slipped at least 100 feet (30 meters) away from the bow and is “moving significantly,” pounded by 19-foot (6-meter) swells.

The storm that split the vessel will continue for another three to four days, Maritime New Zealand spokesman Ross Henderson said.

Officials said up to 300 of the roughly 880 containers that had been on board were lost when the ship broke apart. Of those, about 30 percent had been fitted with monitoring devices and some 30 containers had already been located.

Oil has been seen leaking from the broken ship. Alex van Wijngaarden, on-scene commander for the national response team, said oil from the vessel could come ashore around midnight Sunday.

“While reports at this stage indicate there has not been a significant release of oil, with the Rena in its current fragile state, a further release is likely,” he said. “While it is unknown at this stage exactly how much oil may be released, teams have been mobilized and will be ready to respond to anything that may come ashore.”

Environment Minister Nick Smith told reporters that the “risks for the environment are a fraction of what they were in October,” though the roughly 385 tons of oil still aboard the ship is about the same amount that leaked from the vessel soon after it ran aground. Salvage crews previously removed 1,100 tons of oil from the ship.

Most of the oil is in tanks in the stern section, which could end up sinking. Some of that oil could end up dissipating in the ocean rather than washing up on beaches.

The containers, meanwhile, spilled goods including timber, wool, bales of recycled plastic and bags of milk powder. The debris could begin washing ashore later Sunday.

Some containers have been sighted floating up to 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of the stricken ship, Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns said.

“They have been caught in a strong coastal current” fueled by the storm, he said.

The Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Tauranga Harbor on North Island on Oct. 5.

Salvage crews have plucked 389 of the ship’s 1,370 loaded cargo containers from its decks since it ran aground, while some 98 have been washed over board in the past three months.

One eyewitness, Warwick Roberts, said the rear section was sliding along the reef.

The “stern has reared up and center section is not visible. Large breaking waves observed on bow,” he told the New Zealand Herald website.

A two-mile (three-kilometer) no-go zone is in force around the wreck.

Investigations by The Associated Press last month revealed that Australian authorities impounded the vessel, but released it the next day after Liberian maritime authorities intervened, essentially saying the ship was safe to sail and the problems could be fixed later. The Rena, like many ships, is registered in Liberia.

Some 10 weeks later, the Rena ran full-steam into a well-marked reef off the coast of New Zealand. It’s not clear whether the previously identified problems played any role.

The captain and Rena’s navigating officer face criminal charges of operating a ship in a dangerous or risky manner, polluting the environment and altering the ship’s documents after the crash.

STX Pan Ocean: Damage to Vale Beijing “Reparable” 01/04/12(GCaptain)

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones) — South Korean company STX Pan Ocean Co. (028670.SE, GZ9.SG) said Wednesday that the Vale Beijing vessel which developed cracks in its hull when loading Vale SA (VALE, VALE5.BR) iron ore in northeast Brazil in December, has been safely moved to an anchorage and that the damage is reparable.

STX, which is the owner and operator of the ship, has started an “extensive action plan for repairs” on the Vale Beijing and the ship will thereafter be able to sail as the damage is partial, the company said in a statement. However, it is still too early to ascertain the real cause of the problem, and the investigation into the causes of the incident continues, it said.

Mining company Vale’s Ponta da Madeira port terminal where the problem occurred is operating normally and STX believes the problem didn’t stem from the port or the loading operation, it said.

Vale Beijing, reportedly the world’s largest iron ore carrier, and which has been leased to Vale, developed cracks in its hull on Dec. 3 while it was loading iron ore at Ponta da Madeira in Maranhao state, for export. The 400,000-ton vessel was on its maiden voyage, and is still loaded with 260,000 metric tons of iron ore.

No observable damage has occurred to the environment as a result of the ship’s problem and its removal to safe anchorage, STX said, noting that representatives of Brazil’s federal environmental protection agency Ibama, as well as of Brazil’s Navy and Vale, have accompanied the vessel’s relocation.

The situation is “under control,” STX said.

Vale Beijing is one of eight vessels that STX will charter to Vale, and the other seven vessels in the series are also now being assessed, the South Korean company said.

“While we expect that the exact cause of the (Vale Beijing) incident may only be determined when we dry dock the vessel, we believe that this incident is an isolated problem and should not impact the other vessels built elsewhere and under different projects,” STX said. “We are confident in the robustness of vessels built of this size and class.”

–By Diana Kinch, Dow Jones Newswires

Bulk Carrier VLOC 'Vale Beijing' – Dry-dock Next Destination 01/01/12(SeaNews)

A few days ago VLOC Vale Beijing was towed off the berth to avoid risk of foundering alongside the Vale iron ore loading terminal at Ponta Madeira, having earlier reported ingress of water to a partly loaded cargo hold.

Good news and bad for Vale as the Old Year gave way to the New. First the good news: after a six month delay since these columns told of the maiden voyage of VLOC Vale Brasil at long last a Valemax VLOC (Berge Everest) gained China entry to discharge iron ore from the Vale conglomerate’s Brazil minefields.

The bad news, also coming before Christmas, concerned another of their juggernauts, Vale Beijing. A few days ago VLOC Vale Beijing was towed off the berth to avoid risk of foundering alongside the Vale iron ore loading terminal at Ponta Madeira, having earlier reported ingress of water to a partly loaded cargo hold. According to Lloyd’s List a full hull scan by robot device confirmed cracks to the hull with the ship’s three ballast pumps working around the clock to contain the flow. What is the extent of the damage to the Vale Beijing? Vale Beijing Structural Damage In a few words, the hull plating was found to have cracked in the vicinity of a water ballast tank, and from there water was making its way into a cargo hold.

Vale Beijing is classed by DNV whose preliminary inspection reportedly described (in addition to the crack in outer hull plating) fairly substantial internal damage to web frames and longitudinals in the vicinity of the water ballast tank. Informed opinion considers such damage a likely consequence of excess localised stresses in the hull structure sustained while loading the heavy ore. An available dry-dock capable of handling the 362 m (1,188 ft) long VLOC is being sought.

Vale Contingency Plan for Shipping Ore to China

Reuters New Agency reports a Vale contingency plan should China revoke its decision to allow Valemax ships to enter their harbours on safety grounds. They have it in mind to moor a large floating storage vessel (one of the Vale fleet perhaps?) in Subic Bay in the Philippines where iron ore would be transhipped the comparatively short remaining distance to China in smaller bulk carriers. If forced to take this option in order to reach a vital market Vale would give up much of the economic advantage it had set out to gain.

News in picture 12/14/11(Sea News)

On Dec 14 2011 boxship Hyundai Confidence collided with capesize bulk carrier Pacific Carrier off Kwangyang. Pacific Carrier was loaded with coal, en route from Indonesia to South Korea, Hyundai Confidence was on CM4 Service (Asia – Middle East). Damages of Hyundai Confidence can be seen and appreciated on pics, while Pacific Carrier suffered heavy damages in Holds 5 and 6 area, with resulting water ingress.

貨物船からロシア人転落、行方不明 茨城 12/27/11(産経新聞)


サブ・スタンダード船が運悪く、悪天候の影響で沈没した。 それだけじゃないのか?カンボジア船籍貨物船 に乗るという事は危険要素が高い環境で働くということ。多くのサブ・スタンダード船カンボジア船籍として登録され、そのような船に乗っている船員は多くいる。

カンボジア船籍船の違法記事等 (稚内日ロ経済交流協会)

宗谷海峡においてカンボジアFOC船が遭難”Гинга”(銀河) 12/26/11 (ロシア漁業ニュースヘッドライン)

2011年12月26日 サハリン発
遭難船の捜索にあたっている"Пасифик Интерпрайс"(パシフィックインテルプレイス)"Залив Васильева"(ザリフワシリエワ)と日本海上保安庁によると、3名の乗組員の遺体が発見され、この内2名はロシア人だった。
(北海道新聞から転載12/25 23:34)
宗谷岬沖でカンボジア船籍貨物船遭難 3人死亡、5人不明
2011年02月08日 サハリン発
2月5日0840(サハリン時間)当局が”Прайд 7”(プライド7)を、チェックアウト検査した際、違法な、カニ漁獲のための餌、冷凍スケトウダラ800kg、同ニシン900kg、そして専用漁具400ケおよび活魚水槽が発見された。

カンボジア貨物船が遭難、3人死亡 北海道・宗谷岬沖 12/25/11 (朝日新聞)





3 people dead, 5 missing after Cambodia-flagged ship sinks off Russia's east coast 12/25/11 (The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION,Winnipeg Free Press)
By: The Associated Press

MOSCOW - Rescue vessels and a helicopter are searching for five people missing in a fierce storm off Russia's east coast after a Cambodia-flagged ship sank early Sunday.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement that it has recovered three bodies from the icy waters of the La Perouse Strait, which lies between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan.

The accident took place in the same waters in which a Russian floating oil rig capsized and sank last Sunday killing 17 people. Thirty-six people are still missing, feared dead.

Officials said five of the Cambodia-flagged ship's crew were Russian, and the others are Indonesian. Two of the dead have been identified as Russian nationals, and one remains unidentified.

The ship, named Ginga, was sailing through the Russian waters from a Japanese port. Russian news agencies reported that it was a fishing boat.

Emergencies Ministry representatives were not immediately available for comment.

Two trawlers, a Russian helicopter, a rescue vessel, two steamboats and a Japanese maritime safety department ship were conducting the search. Efforts were hampered by strong winds and meters-high waves.

Nikolay Sukhanov, a top official from Russia's Sailors Union, told RIA Novosti that he thought that the size of the crew, its flag and route could suggest that the ship was poaching in the waters on the Russian-Japanese maritime border.

この前、海猿のLast Messageを見たが、同じようだ。映画との違いはドリルシップに浮力はなかった。

Russian rig sinks, more than 50 feared dead 12/19/11 (ロイター)
By Thomas Grove and Melissa Akin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A drilling rig with 67 crew on board capsized and sank off Russia's far eastern island of Sakhalin on Sunday while being towed through a winter storm, leaving more than 50 dead or missing in the icy Sea of Okhotsk.

Emergency officials said the crew of an icebreaker and tugboat rescued 14 workers alive from the jack-up rig, the 'Kolskaya', which was operated by a Russian offshore exploration firm. They recovered four bodies from the water.

"The Kolskaya keeled to its side ... and sank within 20 minutes. The depth of the water at the site is 1,042 metres (3,400 feet)," Russia's federal water transport agency said on its website.

Four of the survivors, suffering from hypothermia, were airlifted by helicopter to land and taken to hospital after the disaster struck at 12:45 p.m. (0145 GMT).

The rest of the crew were missing, 200 km (125 miles) off the coast of remote Sakhalin island. The water temperature was one degree Celsius (33.8 Fahrenheit), giving survivors around 30 minutes before freezing to death, according to maritime and rescue websites.

Three rescue craft, as well as helicopters, were sent to scour the waters for survivors from the rig owned by Arktikmorneftegazrazvedka (AMNGR), a unit of state-owned Zarubezhneft.

"There is no ecological danger. The vessel was carrying the minimum amount of fuel as it was being tugged by two craft," said a spokesman for AMNGR.

The incident was a blow to efforts by Russia, the world's largest energy producer, to step up offshore oil and gas exploration to stave off a long-term decline in onshore production.

The jack-up rig, which has three support legs that can be extended to the ocean floor while its hull floats on the surface, was heading from Kamchatka to Sakhalin when it overturned in stormy conditions with a swell of up to 6 metres.

"(President) Dmitry Medvedev has ordered all necessary assistance be provided to the victims of the drilling platform accident and has ordered a probe into the circumstances of the loss of the platform," the Kremlin said. The Emergencies Ministry said it would work through Sunday night.


Russia's federal Investigative Committee, which answers to the president, said it would investigate the accident and would question rescued workers as well as those responsible for organising the towing of the craft.

"The violation of safety rules during the towing of the drilling rig, as well as towing without consideration of the weather conditions ... are believed to be the cause of the (disaster)," investigators said on their website.

The 'Neftegaz-55' tugboat, also owned by AMNGR, had been towing the Kolskaya and took part in the search effort, but pulled out after suffering hull damage from the high waves.

The tug, carrying most of the crew rescued from the rig, had taken on water and was trying to limp to port. An icebreaker, the 'Magadan', was still at the scene.

As night fell, an air search team was called off, and another was set to resume the quest for survivors the next day.

"With daybreak the search from the air will continue with an Mi-8 helicopter along with the sea teams," agency Itar-Tass reported an Emergencies Ministry official as saying.

The rig, built in Finland in 1985, had been working on a minor gas production project in the Sea of Okhotsk for a unit of state-controlled gas export monopoly Gazprom, the company said.

Russia's prize offshore gas and oil fields lie northeast of Sakhalin. Two major offshore projects are already producing oil and gas off the island: Sakhalin-1, operated by Exxonmobil and Sakhalin-2, in which Gazprom has a controlling stake.

The disaster is unlikely to seriously affect oil or gas production. AMNGR said the vessel was no longer under contract when it sank.

Operating conditions in the region, explored by Soviet geologists in the 1960s and 1970s, are among the harshest for Russian energy companies.


Winter often lasts 220-240 days in the waters off Sakhalin, where the main companies operating are ExxonMobil, Gazprom, and Royal Dutch Shell. They produce oil and gas, sometimes in icebound conditions, for export largely to Asian markets.

Sakhalin-2, in which Shell and Mitsui also have stakes, produces 10 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas at Russia's only LNG plant in the port of Prigorodnoye for export to Asia, much of it to Japan.

Each tanker of crude oil produced by at the 160,000 barrels-per-day Sakhalin-1 project, operated by ExxonMobil, is escorted by two icebreakers when ice thickness reaches 60 cm (2 feet).

State-controlled Rosneft this year reached a major deal with Exxon to explore for oil and gas in the Kara Sea, to the north of the Russian mainland, a largely unexplored region estimated to hold over 100 billion barrels of oil.

Poor infrastructure and chronic corner-cutting in Russia have contributed to several sea disasters, notably the sinking of the nuclear submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea in August 2000, in which all 118 aboard were killed.

(Additional reporting by Douglas Busvine; editing by Alistair Lyon)

第二英明丸  EIMEI MARU No.2
IMO 9268069
船籍 福山
総トン数 499トン
載貨重量 1,199トン
タンク容積 1,230立方M
竣工 2002.8
建造 鈴木造船(株)

(「わがまま きまま きのみ きのまま」より)

(「ふなLOG 」より)

和歌山・白浜沖でタンカー火災 機関士が死亡 12/17/11 (朝日新聞)




紀伊水道でタンカー機関室から出火、機関士死亡 12/17/11 (読売新聞)




座礁した VANDA COLOSSUS が脱出に成功した模様 (KG-AIS Fan Club - Google+ )

最近、 TOKYO MOUエリア (TOKYO MOU)でもシエラレオネ船籍船 が頻繁に出港停止命令を受けている。一般的にはシエラレオネ船籍船 の質は低いと考えても良いだろう。

Edro III IMO 6613316 (SHIPSPOTTING.COM)は驚くことに1966年に建造されている。 シエラレオネ船籍船が日本で海難を起こすのも時間の問題かもしれない。
注目する点は、 AIS 船舶自動識別装置の搭載が規則により搭載が義務付けられたので 座礁場所がピンポイントでわかると言う事。つまり、日本のPSC(外国船舶監督官)達 が整備されている可能性が低いシエラレオネ船籍船 を検査しようと思えば、ピンポイントで位置がわかると言う事。

シエラレオネ船籍船 ボリビア船籍船のように問題を引き起こした後に消え去るのか、それとも カンボジア船籍船のようにしぶとく生き残るのだろうか?

General cargo vessel Edro III ran aground in Cyprus 12/8/11 (Maritime Bulletin)
General cargo vessel Edro III ran aground in Cyprus, Coral Bay (Paphos area) presumably on Dec 8, AIS showed vessel in position 34 52N 032 20E. Edro III left Limassol for Rhodes and ran aground, assumedly, due to rough weather. A helicopter from a British base near Limassol airlifted seven of the nine-member crew, master and chief engineer stay on board. The crew consists of seven Albanians and two Egyptians. Authorities said they will tow the ship back to port. General cargo vessel Edro III IMO 6613316, dwt 2345, built 1966, flag Sierra Leone, manager EDRO SHPK, Albania. Pic of the vessel aground is taken at 06:30 8 DEC 2011, see pic at http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1451991

One of the biggest floating objects on Earth just can’t start sinking without reason: the Vale Beijing Accident 16/6/11 (Maritime Bulletin)

Fears are growing that Chinamax VLOC Vale Beijing may sink at Ponta da Madiera port, Brazil, due to water ingress in cargo hold or holds, and all the difficulties connected with patching the leak of the giant vessel in full load. Vale Beijing is loaded with 381,300 tonnes of iron ore, worth $53 million based on Monday's spot iron ore price, and was bound for Rotterdam. Vessel was to be moved to anchorage from pier where she was loaded, Vale said in a statement late on Monday Dec 5, but by 1200 UTC Dec 6 vessel is still moored. Nobody said yet what caused water ingress, media is accentuating on water ingress from ballast tank or tanks to cargo hold or holds, but that’s consequence, not the cause of the trouble. Manager of the vessel, STX Pan Ocean, didn’t go into details of an accident, saying only that "Sinking is the worst-case scenario, but we believe that the situation is not that serious."

Situation seems to be serious, though, because a brand new giant vessel, one of the biggest floating objects on Earth, just can’t start sinking in a safe port without a substantial reason. Nobody mentioned possibility of underwater hull damages due to grounding or collision, so there is enough reason to assume, for the time being, that vessel has some design and construction flaws. The Vale Beijing is the first in a range of very large ore carriers (VLOC) costing around $110 million each, to be delivered by shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, another unit of STX Group. Hapless Vale Beijing docked in Ponta da Madiera. VLOC Vale Beijing IMO 9575448, dwt 404389, built 2011, flag Marshall Islands.

Previous news:

VLOC Vale Beijing in trouble?

Monday, December 05, 2011

There is a problem with mega bulk carrier Vale Beijing, it seems that vessel suffered cracks in the hull and resulting water ingress, vessel presently is in Ponta da Madeira port, Brazil, reported on Dec 5 2011 Bloomberg. Probably the trouble is more serious than it looks like, vessel is brand new and was delivered to manager, STX Pan Ocean (STX), on Sept 27 this year, so maybe it’s not some kind of an accident, but construction flaw.

韓国船籍の貨物船「MARUKA」IMO:8626599 (たぬきのブログ ) の写真から判断して元日本船籍内航船のようだ。 (Sokooshi Shipbuilding Hiroshima, Japan) で建造された。

経験及び知識があるPSC が検査したらたくさん不備が発見できそうだ。少なくともISMコード に関しては指摘できるだろう。ISM及びISPSコードは日本国内総トン数は適用できなくなっているからだ。

対馬海峡で漁船転覆1人不明、韓国貨物船と衝突 11/28/11 (読売新聞)




韓国船籍の貨物船と福岡の漁船衝突、1人不明 11/27/11 (読売新聞)




規則上は扉が閉められた状態でないと要求される安全は維持できない。しかし「機関室など複数の扉が開いていた。」 運が悪かったのと、自己責任と言う事か。ところで操業中に扉を必ず閉めている漁船は何割なのだろうか?この点も 公表してほしかった。現場での現状と「船舶関係者に甲板上の出入り口扉を閉めて航行すること」の実行が難しい場合、 形だけの呼びかけになる。

「扉の開放が原因」 長崎・五島沖の漁船沈没10人死亡事故 運輸安全委 11/25/11 (産経新聞)





“漁船沈没の原因は扉開放” 11/25/11 (NHK)



貨物船衝突事故、不適切な見張りが原因 11/25/11 (TBS JNN)





Propel Progress (プロパル プログレス)は EX-QUEEN FLOWER - IMO 9152234 (Shipspotting.com)

貨物船が座礁、燃料漏れの可能性…苫小牧沖 11/24/11 (産経新聞)

 24日午前2時30分頃、北海道苫小牧市元町の約400メートル沖の浅瀬(水深5メートル)で、パナマ船籍の貨物船「プロパル プログレス」(1万8866トン)から「座礁した」と、室蘭海上保安部に通報があった。




第8なぎさ丸は 第3なぎさ丸 (山登りと港の散歩) に似た船型だったのだろうか??

しけで船転覆、乗組員2人死亡 沖縄・糸満沖 11/10/11 (産経新聞)






タグボートが高波受け転覆、2人死亡…沖縄 11/10/11 (産経新聞)





どのような定義で 「VEGA SONJA」 (ふなLOGより) を大型貨物船と呼ぶのか知らないが、大型貨物船とは思わない。

関門海峡で大型貨物船が座礁…けが人なし 11/02/11 (読売新聞)

 2日午後0時50分頃、北九州市門司区沖の関門海峡で、リベリア籍の貨物船「ベガ ソンジャ」(7170トン、フィリピン人と中国人の16人乗り組み)から、「エンジンが故障し、浅瀬に乗り上げた」と、第7管区海上保安本部(北九州市)に無線で通報があった。



Officers from grounded cargo ship face new charges in New Zealand 11/02/11 (philstar.com)
WELLINGTON (Xinhua) -- Two senior officers from a cargo ship which grounded on a New Zealand reef for almost a month will face further charges relating to the incident, the country's shipping authority announced Wednesday.

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) said it was laying one charge each against the master of the Liberian-flagged Rena and its second officer relating to the "discharge of harmful substances from ships or offshore installations."

A conviction could incur a maximum penalty of a fine of 300,000 NZ dollars (238,110 U.S. dollars) or two years in prison, as well as a fine of 10,000 NZ dollars for every day the offending continues, said an MNZ statement.

The two officers, both Filipinos, were last month charged with "operating a vessel in a manner causing unnecessary danger or risk " and were remanded on bail without plea at the Tauranga District Court.

That charge carried a maximum fine of 10,000 NZ dollars or a jail term of up to 12 months, said the statement.

The court ordered their names and identities to be suppressed.

Also Wednesday, MNZ officials said the Rena appeared to have withstood an overnight battering in 5-meter seas without sustaining any further damage.

Officials Tuesday said the worsening weather and mounting swells threatened to break apart the ship's buckled and cracked hull, and possibly release more oil and cargo containers into the sea.

MNZ salvage unit manager Bruce Anderson said no more containers had fallen overboard from the ship, which is listing precariously to the starboard.

"There is a light sheen of oil from the vessel, but this is consistent with what we have seen on previous flights and is likely to be further seepage from the duct keel," Anderson said in a statement.

An estimated 350 tonnes of fuel is still in the Rena's tanks after salvors managed to pump more than 1,000 tonnes off the vessel.

Weather conditions had eased early Wednesday, but moderate to strong winds and swells were forecast to continue for the next few days, said the statement.

The salvage team would return to the Rena when conditions allowed.

MNZ national on-scene commander Mick Courtnell said hundreds of volunteers as well as New Zealand Defence Force personnel were ready to help clean up any oil that washed ashore.

"The weather conditions are dynamic, and they affect the projected movement of oil. We are monitoring this closely, so we will know where to direct our resources if more oil is released," said Courtnell in the statement.

Oil from the Rena has killed an estimated 1,300 seabirds since the ship grounded on the Astrolabe Reef, about 12 nautical miles offshore near the port of Tauranga, on Oct. 5.

A total of 406 birds were being cared for at the oiled wildlife response center, including 60 New Zealand dotterel that were captured pre-emptively caught to protect the endangered species, said Courtnell.

Tauranga incident page (Maritime New Zealand)

Salvage crews prepare for stricken ship to break up on New Zealand reef By Paul Chapman in Wellington 11/01/11 (The Telegraph)
A crippled container ship leaking oil off the coast of New Zealand could break up in the next 24 hours as a storm sweeps in, officials have warned.

Sea swells of 15ft, gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to lash the Rena, stranded on the Astrolabe reef 12 nautical miles from the North Island port of Tauranga.

Salvage workers were forced to flee the 47,230-tonne ship after becoming alarmed by grinding noises as it moved around on the reef.

Bruce Anderson of Maritime New Zealand said: "Divers during an inspection noticed additional buckling towards the stern of the vessel."

"I saw some of the video from the divers and it looks like someone's just ripped a bit of the hull out.

"The salvors are clearly concerned about the state of the vessel," he said.

"The situation is looking increasingly precarious and we are preparing for the worst."

Officials warn that if the Rena does break up "it will be messy".

Besides oil, they fear hundreds more containers will wash overboard and the ship's stern could break away completely, creating a hazard to shipping.

Nathan Guy, the associate Minister of Transport, said: "We are in a very delicate situation currently, the next 24 to 36 hours are going to be extremely critical.

"The difficulty will be if containers fall into the water in the high seas that are predicted, the time it takes to get back out to sea, corral them, tie them with ties and buoys, and no one quite knows how long it will take for them to reach the beach."

The Liberian-flagged Rena has been wallowing on the reef since running aground on October 5, spilling hundreds of tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 88 containers into the sea.

Large numbers of birds have died and clean-up crews have been working to clear oil that washed ashore on favourite holiday beaches.

Salvors were using a window of good weather to pump oil from the stricken ship on to a waiting tanker, but 358 tonnes remaining in the Rena's tanks still pose a threat.

The government says the clean-up operation has cost NZ$10 million (£5 million) so far, and it is unclear who will be picking up the bill.

Ministers have described the grounding as New Zealand's "worst maritime environmental disaster".

沈没した船はKishimoto Shipbuilding Hiroshima, Japan建造らしい。Ex-Double Win,Marine Eagle.

Japanese mega-boxship sank Chinese freighter with North Korean crew 10/30/11(Maritime Bulletin)
At 1935 Beijing time Oct 28 off Qingdao, China, mega-boxship Hamburg Bridge collided with general cargo vessel Oriental Sunrise, which sank shortly after collision. Out of 19 crew of m/v Oriental Sunrise, all of whom believed to be People’s Democratic Republic of Korea citizen, 10 are missing. 9 were rescued, 3 of them were hospitalized, 1 died in a hospital and 2 are in critical condition. 13 vessels are taking part in S&R operation, looking for 10 missing sailors. The details of the collision are unknown. Here’s the pic from Chinese media showing sank freighter

General cargo vessel Oriental Sunrise IMO 8301436, dwt 4424, built 1983, flag Panama, manager DALIAN ALL STAR SHIP MGMT CO.

Boxship Hamburg Bridge IMO 9395159, capacity 9040 TEU, dwt 98849, built 2009, flag Panama, manager K LINE SHIP MANAGEMENT CO LTD Japan, service NE4 - North Europe Service 4. On pics remnants of Oriental Sunrise and Oriental Sunrise in better days.

1 dead,10 missing after vessel sinks 10/30/11 (CNC World)
A freighter sank Friday evening after colliding with another cargo ship off the coast of east China's port city of Qingdao, leaving one dead and 10 missing.

According to local municipal authorities, a total of 19 people were aboard the sunk vessel.

They are all believed to be nationals of Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Two of the rescued were seriously injured.

Rescue work is underway.

The two collided vessels are both Panama-flagged cargo ships.


船舶油濁損害賠償保障法を再度改正する必要があると思う。改正油濁法施行後に このような問題が起きたという事は法に不備があることを証明したと同じだ。下記は船舶油濁損害賠償保障法 の問題点を示している。しかしながら、改正は行われていない。

船舶油濁損害賠償保障法の落とし穴? From (関門海峡における船骸撤去 関門支部長 山本 徳行)

海難事故処理上の問題点について  (中国船籍コンテナ船「チュ-ハイ」号沈没事故) (国土交通省九州地方整備局のHPより)

船舶の海難事故  (国土交通省九州地方整備局のHPより)


日本のPSCは船舶がP&Iに入っているのか確認はしないのだろうか。リスクを考えると 外売される船を優先的にチェックするべきだと考えないのだろうか。 オーストラリアで実際にAMSAがチェックしているのである。日本に出来ないことはない!!しかし、やっていない。外売される船は出港予定を 報告し、P&Iのコピーを提出する事を罰則付きの義務とするべきだろう。

「中国の裁判所に所有社を提訴する」つもりであれば直ぐに準備をするべきであろう。また、国に 船舶油濁損害賠償保障法 の問題点を指摘し、改正法を要求するべきだろう。改正しない限り、被害者は増えるであろう。

宮崎・折生迫のしゅんせつ船座礁:放置1年 撤去のめど立たず /宮崎 10/29/11 (地方版 毎日新聞)


 宮崎市折生迫の「鬼の洗濯板」近くに、ベリーズ船籍のしゅんせつ船(5910トン)が座礁して1年が過ぎた。船を所有する中国の会社は、撤去する意思を県などに伝えているが、保険契約完了直前の事故だったため保険金が下りず、日程のめどは立っていない。現場周辺はイセエビの好漁場で、宮崎市漁協は漁へ深刻な被害が出ているとして、所有社に補償金支払いを求めている。【中村清雅】  ■方針転換















Ship towed to Mt Maunganui after hitting rocks 10/28/11 (TVNZ)
A container ship which hit rocks at the Tauranga harbour entrance this morning was towed into the port this afternoon.

Port of Tauranga says the 133 metre vessel MV Schelde Trader lost power and went aground just north of North Rock around the base of Mount Maunganui at 10.35am, while leaving the harbour under escort of a tug.

No oil has leaked from the vessel, said Graeme Marshall, the port company's commercial manager.

The boat was refloated and safety anchored under the control of tugs outside the harbour entrance, he said.

The vessel was later towed into port by two Port of Tauranga tugs and was secured alongside the Mount Maunganui wharves at 3.45pm, Marshall said.

"We understand that the vessel owners have divers on standby to undertake underwater inspections of the hull and class surveyors will board the ship to undertake a survey of the vessel."

Bay of Plenty Regional Council said the vessel was on the rocks for about 20 minutes before being re-floated and taken by tugs outside the harbour entrance.

The council said it believes the vessel incurred only minor damage.

Preliminary assessments indicate that a mechanical failure caused the loss of power, which then resulted in a loss of steering, said Eddie Grogan, the council's Group Manager for Water Management.

Grogan said he was pleased with the actions taken by the ship's crew and port staff in response to the problem.

"While mechanical failure on ships isn't a common problem, these things happen from time-to-time and our harbour masters are well-trained to deal with situations of this type."

Grogan stressed the incident is unrelated to the grounding of the Rena cargo ship on October 5, or the Maritime New Zealand response to that situation.

Tauranga iwi 'seething'

Tauranga Moana iwi say they are seething a second ship grounding has occurred in their ancestral waters within the space of a month.

"Today's grounding occurred near Tirikawa (North Rock) which is among the most highly regarded sites of cultural significance for all Tauranga Iwi and we are absolutely livid that it has occurred," said spokesman for the iwi Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Pukenga.

Tauranga iwi believe this latest incident is further evidence of why a moratorium should be immediately adopted and harbour development halted, they said in a statement.

"It stands to reason that if shipping and port authorities cannot manage their current workload in a manner that is consistent with best practice guidelines what makes them think they can manage higher volume and bigger ships entering our harbour?"

The iwi said they are now appealing to ministers to urgently revisit the Tauranga Harbour dredging proposal "because it is clear that local, regional and harbour authorities are either ill equipped or have been negligent in identifying risks associated with the plan".

"Our opposition to the proposal is and has always been around protection for our local environment so that the sea can be enjoyed by everyone.

"We cannot market our country as a clean green tourist destination while we pay scant regard to those values in practical way."

The iwi said: "This is now a key election issue for our people and we believe for the wider Tauranga public as well. The only thing keeping people off the beaches this summer will be oil and not iwi."

Today's grounding occurred with a vessel fully laden with fuel and that is not good enough. What is even more disturbing is that there was a harbour pilot on board when the incident occurred, the iwi said.

Photos: Container Ship Rena Runs Aground on the Astrolabe Reef 10/10/11 (Denverpost.com)

MV Rena (IMO: 8806802) (Wikipedia)

Who Owns Rena? 10/08/11 (The Jackal)

MV Rena (Ship detention list - July 2011) (AMSA)

「"(Rena) is an old and substandard vessel that was built in 1990."
In the last three years she failed half of her inspections and had been detained in Australia for 17 deficiencies, it said. 」

写真のような酷い状態の船 であっても日本のPSCによる数回の検査にもかかわらず 重大な問題として指摘を受けないことも少なくない。サブスタンダード船 の状態であっても適切な検査をおこなえるPSC (外国船舶監督官) が不足していれば検査の回数に比例してサブスタンダード船 は減少しない。ここに問題がある。素人にはサブスタンダード船 の定義を理解するのは難しいだろう。

比較的に船齢が若くとも造船所の質によって単純な判断は出来ない。船齢が比較的に若くても船員の能力や訓練に問題があれば 船の操船による事故は防げない。船員の資格が規則や法を満足していても、それは最低限の基準を満足したことでしかない。

現場を知らないメディアは記事やインターネットから得られる情報を集めていろいろと書くのであろう。「the flag of convenience system」 は悪意があれば規則や法を守らないレベルで船を運航することが出来る。「the flag of convenience system」が悪とわかっているのなら、 なぜIMOやTOKYO MOUは 出港停止命令を受けるカンボジア船籍船や出港停止命令を頻繁に受ける船舶検査する「Union Bureau of Shipping」に対して制裁的な 措置を取らないのであろうか。ザルのような検査を継続して、大規模な被害が出れば「the flag of convenience system」が悪いと 非難を繰り返すだけなのか。最低限の基準を守れない船舶は運航させない。ここからはじめなければ、何も変わらない。 厳しい基準を設けた「the flag」が馬鹿を見るざるの様な検査を改善する必要がある。ニュージーランドのオイル汚染は運が悪かった だけのケース。事故にはならないが問題があるケースはたくさんある。大きな事故が起こらないと事故に繋がる注意すべき要因は軽視される傾向がある。

Rena's cargo and debris predicted to spread MICHAEL FORBES AND MICHELLE COOKE (stuff.co.nz)
Containers and debris from crippled cargo ship Rena could be sighted along the Wairarapa coast within weeks, an ocean modelling scientist says.

Two weeks after Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga, remnants of its cargo have been washing ashore hundreds of kilometres away on East Coast beaches.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) scientist Mark Hadfield predicted containers and their contents will soon be found even further adrift, so swift are currents in the area.

Niwa will on Tuesday drop four sensors in the water, in an effort to predict where currents may sweep Rena rubbish.

Hadfield said projections showed the east Auckland current pushing lost containers around the East Cape which could see them off the Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa coastline in a matter of weeks.

"The currents in that area do move quite quickly," he said.

Of the 88 containers that have fallen overboard so far, 29 remain unaccounted for.

Another possibility was for debris to travel across the Pacific Ocean toward Chile, while a third could see containers off the Rena do a loop of the Pacific Ocean, eventually ending up back in New Zealand.

"That would take quite a while...we're talking at least a year," he said.

"Basically, when these containers hit the East Cape of New Zealand, they could go in hundreds of different directions."

Up to 10,000 containers are lost at sea each year, and some of those are used to plot ocean currents.

A container load of baby bath toys, including rubber duckies, lost in the mid-Pacific in 1992, travelled far and wide, with floating turtles and frogs still being found more than a decade later.

Some washed ashore thousands of kilometres away in the Atlantic Ocean, being found on the northeast coastline of the United States.

Containers floating low in the water can be a hazard, more so to lighter vessels such as yachts, rather than ships, which can brush them aside with the force of their bow waves.

Meanwhile a further three kilometres along Mt Maunganui beach has been opened to the public this afternoon.

The public were allowed to swim and take out their boats if they wished to do so, National on scene commander Alex van Wijngaarden said.

A total of 171 tonnes of oil had now being pumped off the Rena, and salvors have been able to pump consistently for 24 hours - the longest stretch of pumping since the Rena was grounded on October 5.

Rena: NZ 'racist right' condemned

A large Filipino seafarers organisation has condemned the stranded container ship Rena as being substandard but has also taken a swing at "racist and extreme right elements in New Zealand" who blamed its Filipino crew for the accident.

"[The disaster] shows the evils in substandard shipping and in the flag of convenience system used by unscrupulous ship-owners," the Manila-based International Seafarers Action center (ISAC) Philippines Foundation said.

Saying it was "an accident waiting to happen", the centre noted the enormous damage to the ecosystem.

"The trauma, fear and physical sufferings of the mostly Filipino crew on board, who were made to stay on board the tilting ship for six days without rescue, highlights the human and environmental damage that this incident has caused," the foundation said.

Rena highlighted a 50-year-old problem of sub-standard shipping and owners who tried to reduce cost to amass enormous profits, it said.

"(Rena) is an old and substandard vessel that was built in 1990."

In the last three years she failed half of her inspections and had been detained in Australia for 17 deficiencies, it said.

"It is not surprising then, that this vessel would figure, sooner or later, in an accident of this sort."

Many incidents with sub-standard vessels led to massive oil spills and the loss of human lives, the group said.

ISAC said it stood with the people of New Zealand in battling the effects of the oil spills.

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) chose not to address them directly at this stage, a spokesman said.

"There are two thorough investigations being conducted that will examine the issues involved in the incident."


A pump specialist was being brought in to advise on ways to speed up the pumping of oil off the Rena, MNZ said.

Salvors removed a further 60 tonnes of oil from the crippled ship overnight, and are continuing to pump today.

Pumping resumed around midday yesterday after being delayed for several days by weather.

MNZ salvage unit manager Bruce Anderson said the operation was making slow, but steady progress, with about 150 tonnes of oil pumped from the ship so far.

"The overnight crew will be replaced this morning and pumping will continue today," he said.

"The salvage crew also intends to do sounding tests on the tanks which will provide us with a more precise figure of how much oil remains."

Anderson said the wind was forecast to increase later today, but conditions were good this morning.

"We will continue to monitor the weather to ensure the salvage operation is safe. However, we will take advantage of the good weather while we can.

"The good news is the forecast is for fine weather for the rest of the weekend."

National on scene commander Alex van Wijngaarden said oil was continuing to wash up along the beach at Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.

Shoreline clean-up work would continue today, with teams focusing on both beaches. Crews would also be assisting iwi at Maketu and Waihau Bay.

"We're aware that some oil is mobilising on the surf line from the sand around Mount Maunganui and Papamoa. Because of this, we will keep the beaches closed in the interest of public safety," van Wijngaarden said.

The main Mount Maunganui Beach will remain open for public access, but not for swimming.

Van Wijngaarden said a lot of debris from containers was also washing up in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

"We have deployed a significant amount of equipment, along with shoreline clean-up specialists to lead volunteers there. As always, we ask members of the public to work with the response teams to ensure a methodical and safe clean-up."

Shoreline clean-up assessment teams have confirmed that earlier reports of oiling at Whakatane Spit and Ohope Beach were incorrect, he said.


Meanwhile, the people of Waihau Bay, the beach on the East Cape made famous by the movie Boy were furious over a two-day wait for oil clean up gear.

Residents were quick to volunteer for the clean up when oil-covered deer skins, timber and milk powder from Rena washed ashore on Tuesday afternoon.

About 100 people put their hands up. But volunteer firefighter Joe Rua, who is co-ordinating the operation, said no equipment was sent to the small settlement the following day, despite repeated pleas to Maritime NZ for gloves and overalls.

MNZ on-scene commander Ian Niblock said there was a "miscommunication" with the people of Waihau Bay on Wednesday. "They thought it was going to be airlifted in by helicopter but we ended up sending it over with the army. It arrived last [Wednesday] night."

But Rua said the gear did not arrive until 8am yesterday - about 36 hours after it was requested.

Conservation Department staff dropped it off, he said. "We waited and waited but we never saw the army all day [on Wednesday].

"We eventually got sick of waiting and adopted the idea that these guys were never going to arrive, so we had better roll our sleeves up," he said. "We were bloody angry. The people around here are passionate about keeping the beach clean."

Boy director Taika Waititi also displayed his displeasure through a sarcastic remark on Twitter on Wednesday. "Great! Rena oil has reached Waihau Bay along with other junk from the ship. Nice rapid-response cleanup guys!"

Rua said MNZ had a responsibility to get the gear to where the problem was as quickly as possible, whether it was sent it to the wrong place or not. Between 25 and 35 kilometres of coastline in the area, including Whangaparaoa Bay and the Whangaparaoa River, had been contaminated to varying degrees.

Only 20 pairs of gloves were available at the fire station when people wanted to start cleaning up, he said. "We just had to fend for ourselves [on Wednesday] and round up whatever gear we could find, but it still wasn't enough to fully deploy everyone."

Rua said locals had support from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and two Maritime NZ shoreline cleanup experts yesterday.

Eight hundred bags of oily debris were collected from Maketu Spit yesterday, in what Niblock described as "a good day's work".

「Taxpayers may have to cover costs if the Rena's insurance was unable to fully cover the disaster」

下記の記事はM/V"RENA"が加入している 船主責任保険(PI保険) が全ての損害をカバーしなければニュージーランド国民が費用を負担しなければならないだろうと書いている。
日本も同じような問題が過去にはあった。日本のメディアはこのようなケースで日本国民が費用を負担しなければならないことに一切触れていない。 自治体が国に泣きついたり、処分に困っている事が記事になるだけである。事故が起こった時に 船主責任保険(PI保険) や 日本国民の負担に言及するメディアが存在しないこと自体、甘い国民性とメディアの常識がおかしい時があることを示している。

日本のPSCサブスタンダード船 に関して旗国の責任とか、 検査会社 の責任と言う。しかし、船主責任保険(PI保険) が損害をカバーしない場合、日本国民に被害が及ぶ事を理解していないと思う。寄港国の権限として PSC (外国船舶監督官) が外国籍船舶に訪船し検査できる理由を理解しているのだろうか?? 国民の税金で給料が支払われているのだから、しっかりと仕事をするべきだと思う。
宮崎市折生迫の「鬼の洗濯板」に座礁したしゅんせつ船 のケースを考えても 船主責任保険(PI保険) が全ての損害をカバーするとは思えない。国土交通省が真剣に対応していない、又は問題を十分に理解していない証拠であろう。

Rena disaster: Second officer charged, cracks in ship 10/12/11 (stuff.co.nz)
The second officer of the Rena is facing a charge under the Maritime Transport Act as the fears grow that the stricken ship will disintegrate.

The 47,000 tonne ship Rena, which struck the Astrolabe reef off Tauranga last Wednesday, has been leaking oil into the sea. Up to 70 containers have fallen from the deck, as heavy seas continued to thwart salvage efforts.

Thick slicks of oil drifting from the ship have washed ashore on Tauranga beaches and oil has been seen on beaches in harbour suburbs.

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed the officer was facing a charge under Section 65 of the act, which covers dangerous activity involving ships or maritime products.

The officer, who was in charge of the navigational watch of the cargo ship, will appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow morning.

The ship's captain appeared in court earlier today, facing charges under the same section of the act.

The deterioration of the stricken cargo ship was now quite clear, and taxpayers may have to pay for part of the salvage and clean-up, Prime Minister John Key said.

Joyce said the biggest fear was it would sink where it was currently located.

"The worst case scenario is it sinks where it is because that water is quite deep and it will get quite a lot harder to get access to the oil and salvage it.''

Attempts would be made to avert that scenario.

"They've got tugs out on the water...if the ship starts to break up they're going to try and hold the stern on the reef because that will be an easier place to do the salvage of the oil from.

Maritime New Zealand had been preparing for the “worst case scenario” right from the start and expected to be there “for the long haul”, National on Scene Commander Nick Quinn said.

Thick slicks of oil drifting from the ship have washed ashore on Tauranga beaches and oil has been seen on beaches in harbour suburbs, but Quinn said the worst is yet to come.

Ad Feedback "Until now we have had a light oiling of beaches – this will significantly increase as more oil washes ashore over the coming days.”

It was expected that about 10,000 tonnes of sandy waste would need to be removed from the coastline, MNZ said tonight.

More than 150 dead birds were found today, bringing the total to 200, and that number was expected to rise in the coming days.

Forty birds and five seals were being cared for at the Wildlife Response Centre.

Taxpayers may have to cover costs if the Rena's insurance was unable to fully cover the disaster, Key said earlier.

Key defended the Government's reaction to the stranding and said: “I know everyone would love us to wave a magic wand but that's not possible."

He said there was a national plan for such disasters and that it had been put into action the moment the boat hit the reef.

"I understand people are frustrated. I'm frustrated too.

"Unfortunately we have to deal with the cards dealt to us."

The boom across the Maketu estuary appeared to be effective but Key said: "we may well see more oil in the estuary".


Key said today that there was structural damage to the ship and MNZ confirmed there were cracks on both sides of the vessel.

An aerial flight showed a rupture on the port side of the ship was getting worse, salvage advisor Jon Walker said.

Salvage teams wanted to try to keep the Rena's stern on the reef, over fears it would sink in a break up. That would make the recovery of the oil difficult.

"We are hoping that it's still on the reef. If we can keep it on it we can deal with it," Walker said.

He added the gap in the starboard side of the vessel was opening and closing in the surf this morning.

"If there is a break up of the vessel, we are going to have oil coming out."

"Before we left the vessel we tried to blank all the tanks. ... We tried to retain the oil as much as we can in the vessel."

The salvors have three tugs mobilised to hold the stern on the reef while further effort was made to remove the oil.

The stern might have to be towed to shallow water where it would be easier to remove the oil.

Naval architects are working on possible scenarios and iwi were also involved advising on any cultural issues regarding moving or sinking the ship.


Motiti Island residents were almost in tears watching oil wash up on the pristine beach.

A thick slick of oil today coated the shore of Motiti Island and containers from a stricken cargo ship were also washing up - with one reportedly trailing blue liquid behind it.

"It's devastating to watch," said Motiti Island resident Lynda Wikeepa.

"Everyone is out on the point to see the oil just washing up on the rocks, they're almost in tears."

Wikeepa said from the point on the northern part of Motiti Island, which is about 7km from the reef, she could see about 15 containers floating in the ocean.

One had sunk, with its door open, but was empty, she said.

"Another one has blue stuff coming out of it, it's formed a big trail of blue behind it,"

"It's very bright, much bluer than the colour of the sea."

Residents had called MNZ to get the leak checked out.

There was also a "huge" oil slick on the beach, Wikeepa said.

"It's heartbreaking."

None of the lost containers held hazardous cargo, and the majority of them were empty, MNZ head Catherine Taylor said earlier today.

Six vessels were intercepting the containers and drifting debris in the water, MNZ said.

The containers on board this ship continue to move in the rough sea conditions, making it difficult for salvage crews to work.

Residents were growing increasingly concerned for the wildlife and seafood near the island.

Hundreds of dead birds have been found and more than 40 birds and five seals are being looked after at the Wildlife Response Centre.

Response teams are also setting traps to capture seals to check them for oil.

About 36 field teams were working on the wildlife response.

MNZ was also warning the public of scam callers after the Wildlife team received reports that people were receiving phone calls asking for donations.


The stricken ship is covered for up to $5 billion in insurance claims - with up to a fifth of that set aside for pollution liability.

Owners of the Rena, Costamare Inc, are part of the world's biggest group of ship insurers and have organised substantial legal cover for the ship's captain and crew.

But if the company’s insurance was not enough to cover the environmental disaster New Zealand tax payers might have to foot part of the bill, Key said today.

Costamare arranged legal cover through its insurer P & I Services' New Zealand representative Alastair Irving, including for the lawyer Paul Mabey, QC, counsel for the ship's captain.

Irving said the crew were being "well-supported" by the owner, who was extremely concerned for their welfare.

He stressed the ship had "substantial" insurance, including both hull and machinery and liability insurance.


Two crew members have been charged with operating a vessel “in a manner causing unnecessary danger or risk”.

The ship’s master and the second officer, who was in charge of the navigational watch, have both been charged.

The master appeared Tauranga District Court today and the second officer would appear at 10am tomorrow.

The captain was granted name suppression and released on bail when he appeared in court.

The charge the captain and second officer face - under Section 65 of the Maritime Act, covering dangerous activity involving ships or maritime products - carried a penalty of up to a year imprisonment or a fine up to $10,000.

More charges may follow.

The captain appeared in an orange jumpsuit which appeared to be stained with oil. He was composed and kept his head high during the hearing.

Mabey asked for name suppression, saying the man could face further charges and he had concerns that given the

Rena disaster people "might want to take matters into their own hands".

Judge Robert Wolff granted the man interim name suppression to keep the integrity of the court process, and for the accused's safety. He was ordered to reappear on October 19.

He would have to reside at a nominated address approved by the prosecutors and make daily reports to a local police station, subject to him working on the salvage operation.

His passport was with the Customs department, Mabey said.

The captain could also not apply for travel documents.


The captain of the Rena had held his position on the ship only since March, and it was just the second time he made the trip Rena was on when it ran aground, according to the ship's owner.

A spokesman for Costamare Inc was unaware of the arrest or of the loss of containers when called this morning.

However, company information showed the man joined it in January 2007 as a chief officer, spending the last two-and-a-half years as a ship master.

He had commanded four of the company's ships, and took command of Rena in March, his second stint on that ship.

"His record with the company has always been clean," documents read. "His performance has been appraised with high scores and he has been incident free."

Joyce said more charges would follow those laid overnight.

Officials were working on charges as the incident occurred within the 12 nautical mile territorial sea limit, Environment Minister Nick Smith said.

The captain may also face charges under Section 237 of the Act involving the discharge or escape of harmful substances into the sea, which carries a penalty of up to two years imprisonment and fine of up to $200,000.

Charges under the Resource Management Act were also possible, Joyce told Newstalk ZB.

"I think you can safely assume that whatever is appropriate to be done in respect of the culpability of anybody, will be dealt with."

Joyce said he did not know if that would go further than the captain.

The crew had been interviewed and while the chain of command began with the captain there were "one or two" people of interest.

"The crew's job on a ship like this is to follow the instructions of the ship's leadership," Joyce said.

"It is inexplicable that on a perfectly calm day, with all the modern technology that are available in terms of navigation, that a very well-documented reef would be hit in this way," Smith said.

Police declined to comment on the arrest, saying responsibility lay with MNZ.


Locals were removing oil from beaches throughout the Bay of Plenty today, despite official warnings that the oil was highly toxic and could be fatal if ingested.

A strong smell has been noticed in some areas and while the smell should diminish within a couple of hours, it could also become stronger, MNZ said tonight.

MNZ warned that some people may experience “some physical discomfort”. It suggested people shut their windows and avoid beaches “and all immediate or secondary contact with the oil spillage.”

It suggested that anyone experiencing discomfort should move to an area with fresh air.


While there was no sign of new oil leakage today, fuel oil was last night gushing from the boat, with up to 350 tonnes so far leaking into the ocean.

MNZ said "significantly more oil" would wash ashore in Papamoa today. By 11am reports were coming in of sheets of oil, two to three metres wide, covering Papamoa beach. It was described as being thick and pungent.

Oil from the ship was spreading faster than expected, leaving dead animals in its wake and prompting Smith to label the crisis as the country's "worst maritime environmental disaster".

It could be up to two days before operations to salvage the remaining oil in the Rena resume, Smith said.

Smith said the stormy conditions would help to break up the oil that had already leaked into the sea, but it was also hampering attempts to salvage the remaining 1300-1400 tonnes.

Since the crew was evacuated from the ship yesterday it had not been possible to measure the amount of oil remaining in the ship's tanks.

A reconnaissance flight had landed after assessing the ship.

The salvage crew had to wait for the weather to clear before heading back out to the reef. Once there they would need to set up and begin heating the oil so it could be pumped out.

Under normal conditions it would take two days to pump out that quantity of oil.

"The greatest environmental risk is from the heavy oil that has been released from the vessel... (oil salvage) is the critical element of the current operation."

The exclusion zone, which extended 1.5 nautical miles around the ship had now been extended to Motiti Island. The new area runs from Mount Manganui to Matata and extends out beyond Motiti to Astrolabe Reef.

Residents on the island were due to meet with authorities today in a bid to be more involved in the clean up.

"We're wanting some protective gear so we can help. At the moment it's like they're trying to bypass us," Nuku said.

Protective gear had been distributed to local iwi.


MNZ was calling on people to volunteer to help clean up the beach tomorrow.

Beach liaison volunteers would be on beaches tomorrow morning to advise potential volunteers and the public what the plan is.

People who are interested in volunteering should call 0800 645 774 or email iccrena@gmail.com

Clean-up teams were this morning braving strong winds, heavy rain and pounding waves to collect oil from Papamoa Beach and Maketu.

An MNZ spokesman said ten teams of 3-4 people started collecting the large clumps of oil from 8.30am.

Up to 20 teams were expected on the beach later today, with low tide about 2.30pm.

An Army clean-up team hit the beach from 10am.

Clumps of oil about 4cm thick and up to 50cm long litter the beaches of Mt Maunganui and Papamoa this morning.

The spokesman said there was less oil than expected due to the horrendous weather conditions which had "broken the stuff up".

Motiti Island resident Vernon Wills said the first globs of oil hit the island yesterday.

"They were about golf ball size. We're expecting much worse today," he said.

Wills, a resident of the island for 30 years said there was a northerly of about 25-30 knots and the storm was as bad as he has seen.

"This couldn't have happened at a worse time. This is an equinoxial wind. We thought we'd seen the last of these this year," he said.

"This is going to get bad for us," he said.

He said a team of Department of Conservation workers staying on the island had collected eight injured or dead blue penguins to date and expected to collect many more birds today.


Eleven of the containers on board the ship contained hazardous materials, MNZ revealed last night, however officials dismissed rumours that yellowcake uranium was among them.

Four of the containers had ferrosilicon, which is flammable if it comes into contact with water. It was used in the cosmetic industry and had a low hazard classification.

Four had hydrogen peroxide. This was labelled as harmless at low concentration and was produced naturally from organisms. It had a low risk assessment while in the container.

One had potassium nitrate, a common garden fertilizer. It can produce a flammable gas as it degrades, but that was seen as highly unlikely if not impossible in the current environment. The primary risk assessment was low.

One had alkylsulphonic liquid. It was not believed to pose a significant risk to health and is not seen as hazardous in this case. It had a high rate of breakdown.

One has trichloroisocyanuric acid, which was used as industrial disinfectant. It had a white chlorine-smelling powder. Primary risk assessment was low.

It was not known what was in the lost containers.

Navigation warnings were in place, with ships in the area re-routed to avert the hazard, MNZ said.

MNZ said at this stage, all it could do was monitor the situation.

Ideally, authorities would have been able to winch people down to the ship to inspect the damage and see which containers were lost, but the wind made using the winch impossible.

It was likely the containers would wash up on the beach and the public were asked to report them, but not touch them.

The remaining 1357 containers had food, general cargo, refrigerated goods, and one Mustang car.


Fishermen Roger Rawlinson, from RMD Marine, said the oil spill couldn't have come at a worst time as they were fishing for snapper about 3km from the coast.

He said it had not affected them yet, but they were preparing for the worst.

"We are fishing close to shore catching snapper and trevally, so if heavy oil moves in we can't work because we can't shoot the net through the oil, and we can't pick it up through the oil," he said.

The spill could cost him thousands of dollars with the fishing boat bringing in about $40,000 a day.

"I've got men outside ready to go to sea, if they can't go to sea how are they going to get paid?"

Rawlinson was asking for compensation for any lost business, and echoed many Bay of Plenty residents by saying something should have been done sooner to prevent the oil from reaching the coast.

Fresh oil spills in N.Z's worst sea pollution disaster by Erica Berenstein 10/11/11 (Physorg.com)
Maritime New Zealand photo released by the New Zealand Defence Force shows the Monrovia-flagged "Rena" container ship (L), aground on the Astrolabe Reef near New Zealand's Tauranga harbour. The container ship issued a mayday on Tuesday after sustaining damage in heavy seas and spilling "significant" new amounts of oil, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) said.

New Zealand on Tuesday declared its worst maritime pollution disaster, as oil gushed into a pristine bay from a stranded container ship which was being pounded in heavy seas.

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The crippled container vessel Rena, which hit a reef off the North Island coast last Wednesday, leaked up to 350 tonnes of heavy fuel after being further damaged in the storm, dwarfing an initial spill, maritime authorities said.

"I'd like to acknowledge this event has come to a stage where it is New Zealand's most significant maritime environmental disaster," Environment Minister Nick Smith told reporters at Tauranga.

Smith said there was little authorities could have done to prevent the disaster in the environmentally sensitive Bay of Plenty, where beaches have already been fouled with oil and some wildlife found dead or contaminated.

"It is my view that the tragic events we are seeing unfolding were absolutely inevitable from the point that the Rena ran onto the reef in the early hours of Wednesday morning," he said.

The latest spill was much larger than an initial leak of 20 tonnes after the Liberian-flagged vessel ploughed into the reef, 22 kilometres (13.6 miles) offshore.

Earlier Tuesday, the stricken ship issued a mayday and nearby boats, including six navy vessels, scrambled to evacuate a salvage crew when the Rena shifted position on the reef it had hit after being pounded by huge waves.

One sailor received minor injuries when a Rena salvage crew member fell on him while transferring to a navy vessel.

Maritime New Zealand said one of the Rena's four fuel tanks had ruptured but was unable to say whether it was in the stern, where most of the oil is stored, or the largely empty tanks in the front, which has sustained the most damage.

Graphic on the situation in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty, where a worsening oil spill from a stranded container ship has become the country's most significant maritime pollution disaster.

Officials have warned that New Zealand faces a major disaster if the Rena breaks up on the reef, releasing all 1,700 tonnes of fuel oil that are on board.

MNZ director Catherine Taylor said the vessel appeared stable but "the weather forecast is not good" and that further shoreline pollution was inevitable.

The ship sustained further damage to the front of its hull in the rough seas and additional flooding in its forward holds, MNZ said, but added this might help to stabilise the ship, preventing it moving around on the reef.

Oil Spills from Container Ship Grounded on New Zealand Reef 10/06/11 (Environment News Service (ENS))

TAURANGA, New Zealand, October 6, 2011 (ENS) - A slick of heavy fuel oil five kilometers (three miles) long extends northward from the damaged container ship Rena, which ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef about 2:20 am on Wednesday.

Fuel is leaking from the Liberian-flagged vessel, which is stranded on Astrolabe Reef about 11.5 nautical miles from the Tauranga coast at the north end of New Zealand's North Island.

The 32-year-old, 236-metre, 47,000 tonne vessel was heading towards the Port of Tauranga from Napier, carrying about 1,700 metric tonnes of fuel. Two of its cargo holds are flooded and several breaches have been identified in the hull, according to Maritime New Zealand, which is handling the incident.

There are no reported injuries to the 25 crew, who will remain on board for the time being.

"We have been advised that the vessel is carrying four containers of ferrosilicon. This substance, which is a solid matter, has the potential to cause risk if it comes into contact with water. It can give off hydrogen which can cause a fire risk," warned Maritime New Zealand.

Transport Minister Steven Joyce warns there is a risk the damaged ship could break up. A spokeswoman for the minister told NZ Newswire the situation is "probably going to get worse."

Regional Harbour Master Carl Magazinovic has directed all unauthorized vessels to stay at least one kilometer (0.62 miles) clear of the Astrolabe Reef and the grounded ship until further notice.

Magazinovic said "sightseeing vessels" have attempted to approach the grounded ship, potentially causing safety issues and disrupting response efforts.

"This situation is expected to continue for some time so we will be monitoring movement of vessels around the area, and anyone found breaching the exclusion zone could face a fine of up to $20,000," he said.

An Incident Command Centre has been established at Mount Maunganui.

National On Scene Commander Rob Service said an observation flight this afternoon identified a significant oil slick. It is still unknown how much oil had spilt from the vessel.

The spill response escalated this afternoon, following confirmation that dispersant applied to the oil slick is proving to be ineffective.

Service said despite initial indications that dispersant testing had proved effective, further analysis had confirmed the Corexit 9500 was not dispersing the oil. Other dispersant options are being considered.

The response team is preparing for an on-water recovery operation, which would scoop oil off the water by teams on vessels using specialized equipment.

"Extra equipment and people will be arriving overnight and tomorrow to run a recovery operation. We must also prepare for a potential shoreline cleanup," said Service.

Reports of oil heading towards a marine reserve surrounding Tuhua (Mayor) Island were incorrect, said Service. An observation flight this afternoon confirmed no oil in the vicinity of the island.

Maritime New Zealand says the vessel's fuel tanks are still intact with the majority of the 1,700 cubic metres of fuel oil on board held within them. The heavy fuel oil leaking from the vessel appears to be from pipes.

As a precautionary measure, fuel in tanks on the port side has been transferred to the starboard side. Pumps are in operation to remove water from the cargo holds.

The ship's captain is in discussion with the ship's owner and salvage experts to assess how best to move the ship off the reef - this is expected to take some time.

Svitzer has been appointed as the salvor and salvors are on board the vessel examining how best to resolve the situation. "Their priority at this stage is to remove the fuel from the vessel to prevent it causing further damage," Service said.

"We are aware this situation is causing concern, particularly for Bay of Plenty residents," he said. "The situation is being managed in accordance with the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan and international best practice."

"Our professional and expert Maritime New Zealand team is being further supported by international advisors with extensive experience in oil spill response," he said.

"We will have shoreline assessment teams on Papamoa Beach tomorrow, doing pre-clean surveys, which means identifying vulnerable areas and assessing cleanup options," said Service. "There will also be wildlife teams on the shores of Motiti Island and Maketu Peninsula, identifying any affected wildlife."

There are petrels, little blue penguins and a seal colony in the area. An oiled wildlife response is being mobilized in Tauranga following reports of four dead birds found in the water near the grounded vessel.

Oiled Wildlife Response Coordinator Kerri Morgan, from Massey University, said the team has now activated its response plans. An oiled wildlife response center will be set up at the Tauranga Wastewater treatment plant. A further base will be set up on Motiti Island.

Morgan said around 20 responders, including veterinarians, are expected to be settled on the island tonight, ready to respond at first light tomorrow.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation by Maritime New Zealand. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission will be conducting a separate investigation.

Oil spill as container ship hits New Zealand reef 10/05/11 (The Straits Times)
WELLINGTON (AFP) - A large container ship ran aground on a reef off New Zealand's North Island on Wednesday, releasing a 'light sheen of oil' but not posing a major environmental hazard, the country's maritime authority said.

The 47,000 tonne container vessel 'Rena' hit a reef about 12 nautical miles (22km) off the coast of Tauranga early in the morning, Maritime New Zealand said.

It said none of the 25-man crew of the Liberian-flagged ship was injured.

The agency said monitoring flights over the stricken vessel early on Wednesday found some light engine oil had leaked into the sea but tanks carrying 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil had not ruptured.

油流出容疑でインドネシア人船員を摘発/川崎 09/28/11 (カナコロ)

 川崎海上保安署は28日、海洋汚染等防止法違反(油の排出)の疑いで、韓国籍ケミカルタンカー「ファイン ケミ」(1307トン)のインドネシア国籍の乗組員(58)を摘発した。






離床断念、解体へ 堀切峠沖座礁船 09/27/11 (宮崎日日新聞)




Zanzibar Disaster 09/10/11 (Shipwrecks Log)
Shipping Data によれば、1967年に建造された旅客フェリー(IMO:8329907)となっている。
ShipSpotting.com のデータによれば船籍はホンジュラス籍になっているが、写真を見ると船籍港は「SAN LORENZO」でなく「ZANZIBAR」となっている。

MV Spice Islander I(Wikimedia) はもっと詳しく書いてある。

フェリー転覆、163人死亡…タンザニア沖 09/11/11 (産経新聞)




居眠りか、コンテナ船が岸壁に衝突 明石海峡大橋の公園 08/19/11 (産経新聞)




神戸・明石海峡大橋下で貨物船が護岸に衝突 08/19/11 (読売新聞)




残念ながら保険会社が動かないと前進しないでしょう。改正海洋汚染防止法を改正するか、 国土交通省に外国へ輸出する船舶に対する保険の義務付け及び出港前に保険の提出義務化をお願いするしかないでしょう。 残念ながらこの件は解決できませんが、次回の問題は防げるでしょう。

県内】台風6号で座礁のしゅんせつ船水没 07/20/11 (UMK テレビ宮崎)








宮崎海上保安部は第2管区海上保安本部が2007年に貨物船「JANE号」に対して改正海洋汚染防止法を適用したように昨年10月から 座礁しているポンプ浚渫(しゅん・せつ)船に適用するのか??それとも問題を先送りするのか?? いくら関水康司氏がIMO事務局長に選ばれたことは 事実でも日本が適切で迅速に対応できるようになったわけではないことがよくわかる。

座礁船が「沈没」?/台風6号の影響 07/20/11 (朝日新聞)








オーストラリアで海洋投棄をしたらとんでもない事になる。常識のある船長や海運会社ならオーストラリアでは絶対にしない。 日本は舐められていると言うことだ!まあ、尾道はいろいろと簡単と聞いているのでやったのかもしれない。 PSC(外国船舶監督) ISMコードの不備として出港停止命令を出そうと思えば出せると思う。まあ、いくら 関水康司氏がIMO事務局長に選ばれたことは 事実でも日本が本気で対応するとは思っていない。

GL LAN XIU (EX-OYASHIO MARU)- IMO 9115377 は常石造船でドックしているようだ。内海造船でコンテナ船として建造され、その後、家畜運搬船として改造されたようだ。

百島漂着の牛の死骸、外国船が投棄 07/18/11 (エフエム尾道WEB)


牛の死骸を投棄したのは、パナマ国籍の船舶ジーエル・ラン・シュウ、6296トンです。 この船は生きた牛2010頭を積み込み、オーストリア、ブリスベンを出港。関門港で荷揚げをしたあと、福山市の造船所に向かう途中、体調不良となり商品として荷揚げができなかった1頭を船内で殺処分し、解体してドラム缶に詰め投棄したということです。 新聞で死骸が漂着したことを知り、海上保安部に申し出たため分かりました。現在、海洋汚染等および海上災害の防止に関する法律違反被疑事件として捜査が行われています。

適用条文 海洋汚染等及び海上災害の防止に関する法律 第十条 (何人も、海域において、船舶から廃棄物を排出してはならない。) 罰則 第五十五条第一項第三項 千万円以下の罰金

尾道市にバラバラの牛の死体が漂着していて、それはパナマ船籍の船から捨てられたものだと判明。1頭弱って陸揚げできず、 解体してドラム缶に詰めて捨てたと。で、海を汚した罪みたいな罪状で調べているとのこと。

不法投棄か、海岸に牛の足など漂着…放射線なし 07/17/11 (読売新聞)




呉でも汚染疑い肉を販売 07/19/11 (中国新聞)






漁船と貨物船衝突 2人死傷 07/06/11 (NHKニュース)



中国の貨物船、韓国の近海で座礁 見舞いのため大使館が領事担当官派遣 07/04/11 (中国通信社)




JIA YANG WEIHAI SHIPYARD 1989年竣工 パナマ船籍 IMO 8842167 (ふなLOG ) の写真を見るといろいろな機器に問題がある状態の船と思われます。
十分な経験と知識を持ち合わせた 外国船舶監督官(PSC) が海上保管部の要請で検査したら多くの不備が見つかるはずです。少なくとも 自分であればたくさんの不備を見つけられると思います。

座礁後、小松島、徳島の海上保安部近くに接岸していたパナマ船籍貨物船「JIA YANG」
船尾近くのブルーワーク(左舷)が内側に折れ曲がっています。他の構造関係に問題があっても 不思議ではない状態です。中国建造の船は非常照明や照明関係に問題があることが多く、スイッチを 入れてもつかないことが多い。この船も同じ問題がある可能性は高い。

パナマ船籍貨物船「JIA YANG」が接岸している場所の近くに 新来島徳島どっく がある。ここで修理してもらえるから利便性はグット。

海難事故:パナマ籍貨物船、鳴門海峡で座礁 /徳島 07/04/11 (毎日新聞)

 3日午前11時20分ごろ、鳴門市の大鳴門橋で作業していた男性から「近くで船が浅瀬に乗り揚げているようだ」と第5管区海上保安本部に通報があった。徳島海上保安部が調べたところ、同橋南東の鳴門海峡でパナマ船籍の貨物船「JIA YANG」(1427トン)が座礁していた。船長(39)ら中国人乗組員15人にけがはなく、船体前部のタンクなどに一部浸水があったが、油の流出はなかった。


タンカーで硫化水素発生か=船員2人死亡、2人入院-名古屋港 06/28/11 (時事通信)





タンカー事故:乗組員2人死亡 硫化水素ガスで 名古屋港 06/28/11 (毎日新聞)



日祥丸  NISSHO MARU (わがまま きまま きのみ きのまま)

Container ship Deneb capsized at Mersk terminal 06/13/11(SeaNews Turkey)
Two crewmembers including the captain were slightly injured when the "Deneb" on June 11, 2011, suddenly heeled to starboard in Algerias

Deneb capsized (Photo Courtesy of fotodesbarcos.org)

101 meters long Germany based company owned container ship capsized in Algeriask, at Maersk container terminal, 2 injured including captain.

Two crewmembers including the captain were slightly injured when the "Deneb" on June 11, 2011, suddenly heeled to starboard in Algerias.

At 3:30 loading operations were stopped by MAL and SG Portainer because of stability problems.

Short time later the ship began to list toward the quay at 1.55 p.m. none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; ">When the ship began to list the dock quickly escaped by jumping overboard and fall into the water without damage, there were 2 non-serious injuries among the crew, it seems that a sailor was hurt in the arm and the captain struck in the mouth, fortunately no serious injuries manifested.

Began to list at 13.55 before the helpless eyes of the stevedores who watched the scene as it was when it occurred is the shift and in the area were the 2 turns, the incoming and outgoing.

Oil booms were laid out around the vessel, and 2 tugs were pushing from the seaward port side prevent further increase of list. The ship sank to the bottom with its foreship meanwhile, and the list further increased. The salvage tug "Rotterdam" arrived from Rotterdam. The "Deneb" had on board 116 tons of diesel fuel and 26 tons bunker fuel. Cargo operator Maersk announces there was no dangerous cargo on board.

Photos courtesy of http://www.fotodebarcos.org

DENEB IMO 9061306(ShipSpotting.com)

Coast Guard to hold M/V Double Prosperity 06/10/11 (Safety4Sea)
Sanctions should ne imposed to the vessel

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has a duty to hold MV Double Prosperity, the foreign bulk carrier that has been stuck at Bacud Reef in Kiamba since May 8, until an acceptable settlement is paid or reached, Sarangani's provincial legal officer said today.

Atty. Arnel Zapatos has submitted the "Complaint in Intervention" of Governor Miguel Dominguez, vice chairperson of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape-Protected Area Management Board (SBPS-PAMB), to the Special Board of Marine Inquiry (SBMI) which heard the case in Davao City on June 6-7.

The Board of Marine Inquiry is the investigating body of the PCG.

"SBMI should impose sanctions to the vessel and to continue to hold custody of the vessel withholding certifications of her seaworthiness pending the non-settlement of SBPS-PAMB's claim for the damaged reef," said the governor as complainant-intervenor.

Zapatos disclosed that during the SBMI inquiry, the crew of MV Double Prosperity admitted that the captain permitted the ship to go near the shore despite knowledge that Bacud Reef exists in their navigational map, in order to get cell phone signals.

"The Third Mate admitted that he was the one maneuvering the ship when it went aground and he miscalculated her turn, causing (MV Double Prosperity) to hit the reef. They were running at 13 knots when it hit the reef in a complete stop. He was aware that they were allowed to go nearer the shore at five miles," Zapatos said.

"The watchman admitted that he saw fishermen, and fishes indicating that they were near the shore and near the reef because there were fish sightings."

With all the admissions, the PAMB of Sarangani submitted its "Complaint in Intervention" on the grounds of negligence, damage to the reef in a protected area, and anchored on the PCG's duty to hold the ship until an acceptable settlement is paid or reached.

"Our PAMB did not only claim the negligence of the ship and its owners for being solidary in nature, also, it prayed that the PCG has a duty to protect the environment," Zapatos pointed out.

"This duty is explained in the MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) case of December 2008 where the SC (Supreme Court) said that the statutory mandates of PCG, among other government entities, to protect the environment is a ministerial duty demandable by mandamus, for them to perform."

"It is our submission," Zapatos said, "that PCG should hold the ship for as long as it does not settle or pay their obligations because the ship caused damage to our environment; the PCG's authority to hold it is ministerial duty because the ship is the instrument of the violation of law."

The PCG is likewise mandated to suspend the travel documents and the certificates of the crew and ship, according to the legal officer. The PCG can even fine and rule on the physical damage that was caused by the ship to the detriment of the environment.

"On June 6, we have already demanded a security bond from the owners of the ship in order to ensure that there is that corresponding amount ready to pay us or settle our claims - no response as to this," Zapatos said.

The demand was made as Zapatos deplored the salvor's "slow operations".

"Their next date of attempt to refloat the ship is on June 15. The deadline for the issuance of the security bond will also be on June 15," Zapatos said.

At Bacud Reef, MV Double Prosperity continues to unload her cargo of coal to a barge, according to Carmelo Velasco, municipal planning officer.

"Many old fisherfolk are trying to extend help to cast away bad spirits through prayers and material offerings," Velasco said. "That's according to their beliefs. You can't pull the vessel unless you offer."

A situation report dated June 3 by CDR. Roy Echeverria, acting station commander of Coast Guard Station Gensan, stated that the salvor attempted to refloat MV Double Prosperity that day "with negative result."

Echeverria also said in a June 7 report that "no oil leaks and no security threat (were) observed." An officer and five PCG personnel on board the cargo ship were all accounted for.

Double Prosperity stuck in Bakud Reef, Sarangani 05/20/11 (Mindanao Magazine)
SARANGANI (May 12, 2011) – Bulk carrier overseas ship MV Double Prosperity remains stuck at Bakud Reef Thursday, May 12, after running aground 2.5 nautical miles off Kiamba town, Sarangani and within the municipal waters at 10 a.m. Sunday (May 8). Bakud Reef is part of the protected seascape under Presidential Proclamation No. 756. Sarangani Governor Migs Dominguez has notified the owner of the vessel – Yano Kaiun Co. Ltd. Of Japan – to discuss with the municipal and provincial government, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the liabilities of Double Prosperity. “As time is of the essence, please inform us the soonest of your response to this letter and send your authorized agent on May 16, 2011 in Sarangani Province, otherwise we shall consider your silence and inaction as waiver on your part to discuss our claims and we shall be forced to attach your vessel to answer for the financial liabilities to our marine environment,” said Governor Dominguez in a letter to the president of Yano Kaiun Co. Ltd. The vessel which departed Australia enroute to India is loaded with 65.351 MT of coal. The Duty Officer of the Watch identified as 3rd Mate Robert Ortega Cepe admitted that he did not notice the shallow area of Bakud Reef that caused the vessel to run aground on its forward portion. Authorities believe that an estimated 4 hectares of marine life were damaged, after about 40% of the 244-meter ship rammed into the coral reefs. Captain Danilo Sta. Ana of the MV Double Prosperity admitted that the accident was the crew’s fault. (Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

1年以上も前にフィリピンで座礁した北朝鮮船籍貨物船の損害賠償で揉めている。日本だけでなく他の国でも問題船は問題を引き起こす。 事故を起こした場合、船主責任保険に加入していない船舶及び十分な額を補償できない船主責任保険に加入している船舶は問題を起こす。 このような船舶の入港禁止を徹底させることを国際条約又は国際条約になるまでは国内法で対応するべきであろう。多くの国の港に 入港できなくなれば、公海は航行できるとしても航行に支障が出る。これにより全ての問題の解決には繋がらないが、問題は改善されるであろう。

宮崎で座礁したしゅんせつ船「HAITOUO 008」(宮崎海上保安部) のケースを考えると、日本の行政の対応は甘いし、 ◆船舶油濁損害賠償保障法は 問題の解決に有効でないことも明確になっている。こんな行政だから福島原発問題や震災の対応も同じように問題として現れてくるのだろう。


Standoff keeps Nokor vessel in Ilocos town By Cristina Arzadon 06/09/11 (INQUIRER.net)
LAOAG CITY—The standoff over the removal of a North Korean vessel from the shores of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, has reached the courts while the coastal damage inflicted on the province’s tourism industry takes a back seat.

On one side is the vessel owner, Aoyang Marine Co., which has been trying to remove the MV Nam Yang 8. On the other is Mayor Matilde Sales, who sought court help to stop Aoyang from removing the vessel for fear that the town’s claim for damages will vanish with the vessel.

The regional trial court in Bangui town granted Sales’ petition for a 20-day temporary restraining order (TRO) on May 31. A hearing is set on June 9.

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos has repeatedly called on Sales to allow the owner to remove the vessel along with scrap metal that had been salvaged.

Marcos said the threat of new oil seepage continues to hang over Pagudpud’s waters as long as the vessel is there.

On Monday, the provincial board recommended the 60-day preventive suspension of Sales, “effective immediately,” for defying calls for the removal of the vessel.

But the authority to remove the vessel does not lie with the mayor.

Capt. George Ursabia, district commander of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in northern Luzon, said the authority lies with the PCG.

Ursabia said the PCG would explain to the court the need to lift the TRO so the owner can continue with the salvaging.

“The removal of the wreck is urgent… to eliminate the threat it poses to the public and the environment,” he said.

“While salvaging is urgent, the disposal of the materials [that will be salvaged] is not,” he added.

The two-month period to salvage the vessel ended on May 16. Since last year, two salvors—Harbor Star and Pen Con Corp.—have come and gone.

Ursabia said the vessel owner should hire another salvor because the second salvor, Pen Con, had caused two cases of oil leaks in March, and earlier this month. He said PCG is studying what charges to file against Pen Con.

At least 50 percent of the vessel’s metal had been removed. He said reports of theft of scrap metal from the vessel have become rampant. The Bureau of Customs, he said, is in charge of safeguarding the scrap metal.

Mayor Sales said the salvaged materials are the town’s remaining guarantee that its claims for damages will be paid.

“If the vessel is completely taken out, we won’t have anything to hold against the vessel owner,” she said. Resort owners are likely to file separate claims for damages.

The vessel has been sitting off the shores of Barangay Balaoi for more than a year since it ran aground in January last year when it developed engine trouble on its way to China.

It was carrying magnetite ore, or black sand, extracted from Cagayan.

22 North Koreans abandon troubled ship in Philippines 01/10/10 (PhilSTAR.com)
ILAGAN (AP) — Twenty-two North Korean crewmen abandoned their cargo ship after it listed dangerously and then ran aground in the northern Philippines, officials said Friday.

One of the Koreans was slightly injured as he abandoned the listing M/V Nam Yang 8 late Thursday off Claveria township in Cagayan province. They transferred to a life raft and reached Claveria, where villagers helped them obtain police assistance, regional police Chief Superintendent Roberto Damian said.

The Nam Yang 8, loaded with a low-grade iron ore called magnetite, left the northern Philippine province of Aparri late Thursday and was en route to China when it encountered large waves and began to list off Claveria, coast guard chief Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo said.

When the 3,461-ton ship's engine lost power, its skipper ordered his crew to abandon ship, Tamayo said.

The ship drifted and later ran aground in nearby Ilocos Norte province, he said.

Damian said immigration authorities were checking if the North Koreans have required work permits.

The sea accident was the latest off the Philippines in recent days.

Dozens of people remain missing after the ferry MV Baleno-9 sank off Batangas, south of Manila, on Dec. 26.

Separately, 24 people remain missing and are feared dead after their wooden-hulled ferry collided with a fishing boat and rapidly sank near Manila on Christmas Eve, the coast guard said.

Sea accidents are common in the archipelago because of frequent tropical storms, badly maintained boats and weak enforcement of safety regulations.

22 Koreans swim to safety after ship capsizes By Abigail Kwok 01/01/10 (INQUIRER.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty-two Korean nationals survived a sea mishap when the ship they were on capsized off Cagayan province New Year's Eve, police said Friday.

Chief Superintendent Roberto Damian, Cagayan Valley regional director, said that the 22 Koreans were on board Nam Yang, a cargo vessel that was loaded with over 2,000 mega tons of magnetite.

The vessel left Port Aparri at 6 p.m. Thursday and at around 7 p.m., the vessel suddenly leaned on its left side due to the "unbalanced wet magnetite load," Damian said.

The ship capsized at about six nautical miles off Taggat Norte in Claveria town, he added.

At around 3 a.m. Friday, the 22 Korean nationals then abandoned their vessel and swam to shore, reaching the fish port in Claveria town early Friday morning and were taken by authorities.

Ho Chol Jon, one of the Korean passengers, sustained injuries after he was struck by the ship's propeller.

He was brought to the Agra Clinic for treatment while the 21 others were brought to the home of Taggat Norte village.

Damian said authorities were getting statements from the rescued victims as part of their investigation.

イージス艦衝突:「あたご」当直士官2人無罪 横浜地裁 05/11/11 (毎日新聞)











 ◇解説…証言頼み 立証方法に疑問








「あたご」衝突2士官無罪 05/11/11 (東京新聞)









自分の経験と情報から判断するとマーシャルアイランドは旗国の中ではしっかりとやっているほうだ。 どのような基準で「しっかりとやっている」と判断するのかは、他の旗国との比較である。多くの旗国が 「フラッグ インスペクション」の制度を導入している。しかし、実際にはほとんど「フラッグ インスペクション」 をおこなっていない旗国も存在する。また、「フラッグ インスペクション」を行っているが、形式的だけで 「フラッグ インスペクション」本来の目的を達成できていない旗国も存在する。だから国際条約で要求される 証書を発給する検査会社に問題があるから「サブ・スタンダード船」が存在するわけ だが、「フラッグ インスペクション」で 「サブ・スタンダード船」 の不備が指摘されない理由の1つはそにある。

「“Deepwater Horizon and its owner, Transocean, have had serious safety management system failures and a poor safety culture manifested in continued maintenance deficiencies, training and knowledge gaps, and emergency preparedness weaknesses,” declares the report.

Oversight and regulation of the rig by the Marshall Islands flag state was also ineffective, with all inspection activities delegated to the DNV and ABS classification societies. The Marshall Islands “effectively abdicated its vessel inspection responsibilities,” the report contends.・・・

"The safety management system failed to provide proper risk assessment, adequate maintenance and material condition, and process safety adherence. The flag state and the US Coast Guard did not identify these system failures in time to ensure the safety of the vessel,” the report notes. 」

事故調査のレポートはある点では事実であろう。このような問題は事故が起こる前に指摘され、国際会議で議論されるべき項目だろう。マーシャルアイランドだけの 問題ではない。事故による被害が大きいだけでマーシャルアイランドよりも大きな 問題を抱えている旗国は多くある。 そして、さらなる問題は外国船舶監督官(PSC)による検査 も十分に機能していないことである。日本の外国船舶監督官(PSC)による検査 は一部の監督官達による検査以外は、問題がある。例えば日本の外国船舶監督官(PSC)「サブ・スタンダード船」 の不備を見つけられないことである。不備が存在するが日本の外国船舶監督官(PSC) が不備を見つけられないから、船は「サブ・スタンダード船」 ではないと言うことになるのか??人間だから見落としや間違いはある、しかし明らかに「サブ・スタンダード船」 である船の不備を指摘できないことは問題だ。US沿岸警備隊は「Deepwater Horizon」ISMコード に関する問題を指摘しているが、ISMコードの要求を満たしている証明として発給されるSMCを持っていても多くの問題を抱えている船舶は 多い。例えば、このような船舶を「サブ・スタンダード船」 と呼ぶのであれば、日本の外国船舶監督官(PSC) の多くは検査中にISMコードに関する多くの不備を見逃している。 岩崎忠夫大臣政務官が代表として参加し、サブスタンダード船の排除に向けた我が国の決意を表明 第2回パリMOU・東京MOU合同閣僚級会議 (国土交通省のHPより) したところで、現実は現実である。

最近世界中から注目を浴びている東京電力は「ISO9001」認証を取得している。しかし、危機管理に対して適切に対応できたのか。リスク評価や 内部監査及び下請けの管理に問題があることが今回の福島第一発電所で明らかになった。誰も「ISO9001」認証取得=安全及び高品質と真実 人達はすくないだろう。「ISO9001」認証取得=高品質は成り立つはずであるが絶対ではない。これが現実である。資 格や証明があれば問題はないはずであるが、実際は違う。だから2重、3重のチェックが必要なのだ。システムはそれ自体で機能しない。 システムを運用する人達によって形式だけで役に立たないものにもなるのである。

柏崎刈羽原子力発電所の「ISO9001」認証取得について~原子力発電所の運営管理を登録範囲とした取得は国内初~ 04/26/06 (東京電力)

Preliminary Deepwater Horizon Report Rips Transocean, Marshall Islands 04/23/11 (The Daily Hurricane)
By Bob Cavnar on April 23, 2011 6:00 PM

Late yesterday, the Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation board issued a preliminary report of its findings related to causes of the Macondo well disaster that come under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. This report focused only on the vessel, its condition, and the actions of the crew that caused the explosions and loss of the rig; it did not focus on the causes of the loss of well control, which will come in the complete report due out in July of this year.

The report clearly places blame on Transocean for the explosions after the blowout due to poor training, corroded and poorly maintained equipment, and bypassed alarms and shut down devices. The report also singled out the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the flag state of the Deepwater Horizon, for "abdicating its safety inspection responsibilities". The report was an indictment on the status quo of the offshore industry that allows drilling and service companies to unnecessarily risk lives and the environment through complacency, and tax avoidance and substandard safety requirements.

In its criticism of the Marshall Islands the joint committee said:

This investigation also revealed that the oversight and regulation of DEEPWATER HORIZON by its flag state, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), was ineffective in preventing this casualty. By delegating all of its inspection activities to "recognized organizations," without itself conducting on board oversight surveys, the RMI effectively abdicated its vessel inspection responsibilities. In turn, this failure illustrates the need to strengthen the system of U.S. Coast Guard oversight of foreign-flagged MODUs, which as currently constructed is too limited to effectively ensure the safety of such vessels (a MODU is a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit - ed.).

As we've talked about before, most drilling companies "flag" or register their vessels in countries other than the US, called flags of convenience. The companies all say that they do that to make it easier to move the vessels around the world more readily, but like incorporating their companies in foreign countries to avoid US taxes, they flag their vessels in countries that allow lax safety inspections, training, and crew requirements. Such is the case with all of Transocean's rigs and drillships (as well as most other companies') where they register their vessels in countries like not only the Marshall Islands, but Panama, the Bahamas, and the Caymans, as well as other countries with lax regulations and third-party contract inspectors. Some countries, like the Marshall Islands, actually allow the vessel owner to select (and pay) its own inspectors.

Other key findings for causes of the explosions were:

Failure to use the diverter line: The rig had 2 ways to keep wellbore fluids from coming onto the floor; one was a diverter, the dumps the oil and gas overboard. The other was the mud gas separator (MGS) that is better for keeping mud and oil out of the water, but which is limited in capacity. The crew chose the MGS, which was overloaded dumping a gas cloud over the rig. Hazardous electrical equipment: There was corroded and substandard electrical equipment in the engine room which likely caused the gas cloud to ignite. Gas detectors: were not set to automatically activate the emergency shut down systems, and worse, the bridge crew was not trained in what to do when the alarms activated. Had the rig's engines been immediately shut down, explosions could have been prevented or at least delayed. Bypassed systems: Gas detectors were either bypassed or inoperable when the rig exploded. Testimony demonstrated that standard practice was to "inhibit" their function so that, even though they were reported to the control panel, no alarm would sound. The crew also bypassed the automatic emergency shut down system. Design of Main and Emergency Power: The rig design was inadequate to prevent total shut down of power due to the proximity of the independent power and distribution systems. In short, the explosions took out all the power. Crew blast protection: As I noted in my book, Disater on the Horizon, the worst injuries (besides the drill floor and mud room deaths) occurred in the crew quarters. There was no blast protection between the quarters and the drill floor, causing virtual destruction of that area of the rig while crew members were sleeping. Command and control of the rig: A "clerical error" by the Marshall Islands allowed the Deepwater Horizon to by classified for a dual command structure. This meant that when the rig was latched up and drilling, the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) was in charge. When the rig was underway, it was under command of the Master or captain. This caused great confusion and delay during the emergency, with the Master actually asking the OIM for permission to activate the emergency disconnect system (EDS) to get off of the blowing out well.

Several other key mistakes and weaknesses caused the loss of the rig and additional injuries; one was a design flaw the powered the fire control system with only electrical power. When the power was knocked out, so was the firefighting system. Another was inadequate evacuation training, resulting in 11 crew members being left behind on the rig in the confusion. Additionally, the commission found that the rig likely sank due to damage during the explosions exacerbated by poor firefighting technique from the rescue ships that probably sank the rig by flooding it with water.

This first report from the Joint Investigation board is a stark view into the dangers of complacency, overconfidence, and a convoluted management structure resulting from years of success from cutting, both corners and cost. It also highlights how minor failures can cascade into a catastrophe that is initiated from poor training and judgement. It is clear that the US Government must change the basic rules of offshore drilling, from regulation of training and safety programs, maritime law and operating regulations, design and operations standards, and the financial incentives that are built into the system. Inspection frequency and thoroughness must be improved and penalties for violations greatly increased.

Even as the BOEMRE continues to issue permits for operators to re-enter the deepwater for more drilling, few of these issues are currently being addressed, especially those surrounding operations in US waters by vessels flying flags of convenience. Eliminating this particular loophole in maritime law is essential in assuring safer operations in the offshore, protecting American lives and jobs.

Bob Cavnar, a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, is the author of Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout

Rig loss - a failure shared By Jim Mulrenan in London 04/22/11 (Tradewinds)
The Deepwater Horizon disaster that cost 11 lives and caused major pollution to the US Gulf Coast a year ago was the result of a tragic series of failures, an official report concluded today.

There were systematic failures in the safety management system of Transocean, the owner of the offshore drilling rig, but also fault elsewhere, a report from the US Coast Guard charged

“Deepwater Horizon and its owner, Transocean, have had serious safety management system failures and a poor safety culture manifested in continued maintenance deficiencies, training and knowledge gaps, and emergency preparedness weaknesses,” declares the report.

Oversight and regulation of the rig by the Marshall Islands flag state was also ineffective, with all inspection activities delegated to the DNV and ABS classification societies. The Marshall Islands “effectively abdicated its vessel inspection responsibilities,” the report contends.

And by not visiting or inspecting the Deepwater Horizon the Marshall Islands flag state lacked the ability to validate or audit the inspection reports produced by those it delegated its responsibilities to.

“Many well-known gaps in the “maritime safety net” for foreign-flagged mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) aligned and tragically failed to prevent the deaths of eleven people and the largest oil spill in US history,” the report says.

The report recommends that US Coast Guard oversight of foreign flagged MODUs be strengthened to improve safety.

"The safety management system failed to provide proper risk assessment, adequate maintenance and material condition, and process safety adherence. The flag state and the US Coast Guard did not identify these system failures in time to ensure the safety of the vessel,” the report notes.

The International Maritime Organisation’s regulations for MODU’s come in for criticism for not establishing clear requirements relating to electrical equipment.

The IMO’s MODU code is also regarded as insufficient in terms of providing for an adequate level of protection for major fires. The report says fixed deluge systems rather than manual fire hoses are required to fight major hydrocarbon fires.

The report calls on the commandant of the US Coast Guard to work with IMO to achieve multiple improvements in the MODU regulations.

The Deepwater Horizon rig operating in the Macondo field 40 miles off Louisiana suffered a blow out with the failure of the blow out preventer allowing a massive fire to burn out of control until the rig sank.

The US Coast Guard report reaches 61 conclusions, makes 54 safety recommendations and nine administrative recommendations.

Today’s report is not a final determination but a series of recommendations to the commandant of the US Coast Guard.

“This investigation seeks to prevent an accident similar to the Deepwater Horizon by identifying the factors that led to the tragedy and making recommendations to remove or minimize those factors in the future,” said Capt David Fish, the US Coast Guards head of casualty investigations.

“While nothing can bring back the 11 people who perished in this disaster, there is much that should be learned for the future,” Fish added.

The report also hails the fact that despite the deaths and injuries to 16 a total of 115 people successful survived the disaster.

Publication of volume two of the investigation has been postponed because of the ongoing investigation into the failure of the Deepwater Horizon’s blow out preventer.

The final joint investigation team report on the Deepwater Horizon loss is likely to be published in late July.

もう手遅れかもしれないけど宮崎市漁協組合は 国土交通省 に連絡を取り、外国籍船舶が日本の港にいる時に船主責任保険に加入している事を要求しているのか(1)、そして 外国籍船舶が船主責任保険に加入していることを少なくとも書類上だけでも確実にチェックしているのか(2)確信するべきだ。 これを怠ると同じような問題が繰り返される。

「同社は3月に開かれた市漁協などに対する説明会で、『船主責任保険で支払う』との意向を示す一方、ロシアの保険会社が 『保険料の受領完了が事故後で、保険契約が成立したと考えていない』として支払いを拒んでいることも明かした。」
この事実はとても重要。ロシアの保険会社は支払う可能性が低い。裁判になれば、船主が勝たなければお金は支払われない。 判決が出ても、控訴の可能性もある。いつも思うけど、なぜ似たような問題を日本は繰り返すのか??防止策を考えない 国土交通省 と諦める被害者(自治体)にも問題があるのか??まあ、宮崎の問題だからと言えばそれで終わりだが、地元の自治体は どのように考えているのだろうか??

伊勢エビ漁阻む座礁船、宮崎市漁協の漁獲2割減 02/24/11 (読売新聞)






海上本部は宮崎で座礁し沈没したしゅんせつ船の所有者に改正海洋汚染防止法に基づき最高1000万円の罰金を科すことが出来る船体撤去命令を出すべきだろう。 まあ、保険会社がお金を出さないのなら1000万円で船を放置するほうが安上がりかもしれない。なぜ1000万円に決めたのかも理解できない。

日本の外国船舶監督官達 はこのしゅんせつ船が日本から出港する前にタブボートと共に検査したのか?? 外国船舶監督官 は外国船籍船を検査する権限がある。検査しないのは監督官(PSC)の怠慢!

宮崎・折生迫のしゅんせつ船座礁:事故5カ月 撤去のめど立たず /宮崎 02/24/11 (毎日新聞 地方版)

 ◇作業頓挫のまま 中国の所有社、解体には難色







日本の甘ちゃん公務員達(海上保安職員、国土交通省職員及び裁判関係者)は下記の記事を参考にして対応してほしいものだ! いつまでもサブスタンダードな日本の慣例に固執するべきではない。

Firm fined in barge sinking
Atlantic Towing must pay $75,000 for safety breaches that endangered crew’s lives
03/09/11 (The ChronicleHerald.ca)

A judge has fined Irving-owned Atlantic Towing Ltd. $75,000 for potentially jeopardizing the safety of one of its barges and its crew in November 2008.

The inspection certificate on the Irving-owned barge that sank off Yarmouth had expired about seven years before the Shovelmaster went down carrying 70,000 litres of diesel fuel.

The Shovelmaster was also restricted from going more than about 24 kilometres offshore and it wasn’t supposed to have anyone aboard while under tow. But the barge was being towed by a tug about 40 kilometres offshore when it ran into heavy weather, forcing the rescue of three crewmen on board.

"The charted course failed to account for the risk of disaster striking in worsening conditions and rescuers having that much more distance to cover. With men on board the Shovelmaster, a catastrophic turn of events would directly risk lives," Justice Anne Derrick of Nova Scotia Supreme Court wrote in a 23-page decision released Tuesday.

Atlantic Towing pleaded guilty last month to the charge brought under the Canada Shipping Act. This was the first prosecution under a new section of the act.

A maximum fine for the violation is $1 million. Atlantic Towing argued it should be fined $15,000 to $25,000.

"ATL’s suggestion that a fine in this range is justified by its exemplary safety record, the fact of the weather conditions being worse than expected, and the reasonableness of its assessment that the trip could be accomplished safely, fails to address the decision, notwithstanding the predicted gale, to put crew on the Shovelmaster and sail more than 15 nautical miles offshore," Derricks wrote.

The Crown was looking for a fine of $90,000 to $100,000 "to reflect the gravity of the offence, the blameworthiness of Atlantic Towing Ltd., and the fact that it is a large-scale commercial operation," Derrick said.

"The Crown wants to ensure the fine packs a punch, that it is not seen as akin to a licensing fee carrying no material consequences for safety breaches."

The judge said "this is not a case where the fine needs to achieve specific deterrence."

"This is a case where the emphasis should be on general deterrence in the context of a business with substantial assets. Other large Canadian shipping companies should understand from this case that bad judgment will attract significant consequences where lives are imperilled and a vessel is lost."

Gale warnings were in effect for waters off southwestern Nova Scotia on Nov. 18, 2008, when the company’s tug, Atlantic Larch, left Saint John, N.B., bound for Halifax, towing the Shovelmaster, court documents say.

The next day, the two vessels encountered heavy weather about 40 kilometres off southwestern Nova Scotia.

"The hazard that sank the Shovelmaster was a pounding, gale-whipped sea," Derrick wrote. "A powerful wave smashed into the garage door that protected the crew’s quarters and swamped the dredge. Over a period of about 3½ hours, the Shovelmaster filled with sea water and eventually capsized. The storm also disabled the pump that was flushing water out of the stricken dredge."

Atlantic Towing argued that the garage door was taken out by a nine-metre rogue wave that came out of nowhere.

Derrick didn’t accept that it would have taken that large a wave to buckle the door.

"In my view, evidence that there was a rogue wave would not make a difference in this case," the judge wrote. "Having undertaken an unsafe voyage, ATL’s culpability is not diminished because weather conditions that were expected to be bad became worse than predicted."

While the judge said "this is not a case of a corporation engaging in a ‘wilful, surreptitious’ violation of safety requirements," Derrick noted that "it is not quite a case of misapprehending a hazard either."

Atlantic Towing identified the hazardous weather in advance but miscalculated the risks associated with it, she said.

The tug’s crew couldn’t rescue the three men on the barge, so they called in a military helicopter.

"The consequences of the Shovelmaster’s voyage could have been deadly," Derrick wrote. "The three crew members had to jump into the raging seas in order to be rescued."

The Shovelmaster capsized shortly after 4 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2008, about 26 minutes after search and rescue technicians picked up its crew from the water.

"The decision to undertake a ‘manned’ voyage five miles farther from shore than the Shovelmaster had ever been certified for into the teeth of a gale was fraught with risk," Derrick wrote. "The dangers this posed materialized when the garage door was smashed off its moorings and the dredge began to take on water. The timely intervention of search and rescue and a harrowing rescue averted a disaster."

Atlantic Towing suggested in its final submissions "that the situation was not life-threatening," Derrick wrote, but she labelled that position untenable.

"The rescue could have come too late — the Shovelmaster being 20 miles from shore added to the time required to reach the sinking dredge, or it could have gone badly — conditions 20 miles offshore in a gale were hazardous, and the men could have drowned."

Derrick said she viewed safety measures Atlantic Towing has put in place since then as a mitigating factor in the sentencing. Those include a compliance review, recertification of its barges and a policy that requires all similar barges to be towed without crew aboard.

"This is a case where actions speak louder than words," the judge wrote. "ATL’s actions . . . indicate to me that ATL has learned from the events of November 18 and 19, 2008. ATL responded to the incident by taking meaningful steps to ensure it is operating a safe workplace."

宮崎の座礁船現場で解体へ 02/23/11 (読売新聞)





宮崎市・鬼の洗濯板の座礁船 切断して回収へ 02/23/11 (西日本新聞朝刊)




座礁船に亀裂 撤去予定白紙 02/23/11 (朝日新聞)


外国籍の貨物船が大連の港で大傾斜 石油流出 (1/4) (2/4) (3/4) 4/4) 02/17/11(中国網)

遼寧省大連市にある大窑湾で、貨物船「SUN UNITY」号から流出した原油を処理する救援スタッフたち(2月16日)

朝鮮から来た125個のコンテナを積んだシエラレオネ籍の貨物船「SUN UNITY」号が16日3時ごろ、大連市大窑湾の第1期ターミナル9号バースに停泊した。コンテナ作業中、貨物船が厳しく傾斜し、原油が流出した。


座礁した「Nordland 1」は離礁に失敗し、解体されるそうである。この船1962年建造、さすがリサイクルとリユースの国、ドイツだ。

ところで海上本部は宮崎で座礁し沈没したしゅんせつ船の所有者に改正海洋汚染防止法に基づき最高1000万円の罰金を科すことが出来る船体撤去命令を出すべきだろう。 まあ、保険会社がお金を出さないのなら1000万円で船を放置するほうが安上がりかもしれない。なぜ1000万円に決めたのかも理解できない。

Nordland 1 Ashore 02/04/11 (Shipwrecks)

German freighter beached in Germany 02/05/11 (Maritime Bulletin)
The "Nordland 1" grounded in stormy weather on Borkum beach, North sea, Germany, in the night of Feb 4, 2011. The rescue boat "Alfried Krupp" was on scene and launched, as he was not able to reach the grounding site due to the shallow water, its small boat, the "Glückauf", and also the tug "Waterstroom" meanwhile arrived.
As of Feb 5 vessel remains stuck at the sea promenade of Borkum. An attempt of the "Alfried Krupp" at 11 p.m. to refloat the ship failed. The tug which had been called from Eemshaven had to cancel its attempts too. The strong wind kept the water from rising high enough for a successful refloating attempt.

General cargo Nordland I IMO 5255272, dwt 389, built 1962, flag Germany.

Seven seamen from the sunk dry-cargo ship 02/13/11 (VIKNO)
Missing persons at wreck of dry-cargo ship "Alexander" seven Russian seamen are not found till now. Since February, 9th searches at coast of South Korea round the clock conduct two helicopters and 14 courts, while unsuccessfully. On it has informed the State sea saving-coordination centre of Russia referring to the Coast guard of South Korea, transfers RIA PrimaMedia.

We Will remind, dry-cargo ship "Alexander" under the flag of Cambodia (the port of registry Pnom-Penh) on Wednesday has suffered ship-wreck in 16 miles from port Ulsan. One of causes of the tragedy name collision with collision with the South Korean container truck of Hyundai Heavy Industry load-carrying capacity of 88 thousand tons. Onboard "Alexanders" there were 12 Russians - inhabitants of the Find, Vladivostok and Khabarovsk. Rescuers during operation managed to rescue one seaman and to lift aboard bodies of four victims. Search of seven crewmen proceeds till now.

The Sea police of South Korea has found the vessel which has rammed dry-cargo ship "Alexander". The South Korean ship-building company "xevi indаstriz" has presented to Hyonde condolences because the container truck-giant constructed on shipyards of this enterprise in the city of Ulsan, has sunk the cargo steam-ship with the Russian crew.

As a result of collision four Russians were lost, seven were missing, one - is rescued. Steam-ship "Alexander" has appeared broken off half-and-half. Its nasal part till now drifting nearby to port Ulsan, it decided to tow off in a safe place. The captain of the container truck responds to polls of representatives of sea police of Republic Korea.

Hyundai Container Ship Sinks Cambodian Freighter 02/11/11 (The Chosunilbo)
The sinking of a 1,500-ton Cambodian freighter off Ulsan on Wednesday was caused by collision with an 88,600-ton container ship built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the Coast Guard in Ulsan said on Thursday.

Of the 12 Russian sailors aboard the freighter Alexandria, Coast Guard ships rescued one and recovered four bodies. Seven are still missing.

The container ship collided with the Alexandria at around 6 a.m. Wednesday 30 km off the shipyard while undergoing tests. The freighter was torn apart in the accident, with the stern sunk and the bow remaining afloat.

Hopes of finding any more survivors are fading fast as most of the sailors were at the stern when the freighter was torn apart.

Cargo vessel sinks after Korea collision, 4 dead 02/11/11 (Straites Times)

A member of the Ulsan Coast Guard uses a pair of binoculars to search for possible survivors from the sunken Cambodian bulk carrier 'Alexandra' on the sea off Ulsan, Seoul. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL - A CAMBODIAN-FLAGGED cargo ship sank off South Korea's east coast, killing four people and leaving seven missing, after colliding with a container vessel belonging South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries , the coast guard said on Thursday.

Neither vessel was carrying any cargo, and there was no immediate sign of any leaks which could cause environmential damage, a spokesman at the Ulsan Coast Guard said, adding the incident was under investigation.

The 1,500-tonne Alexandria with 12 Russian sailors sank of the south-east port of Ulsan on Wednesday.

'We express deep regret over the sinking, and for the dead or missing sailors and their families. We will do our best for the rescue process with related authorities,' Hyundai said in a statement on Thursday. -- REUTERS

Hyundai Container Ship Sinks Cambodian Freighter 02/11/11 (The Chosunilbo)
The sinking of a 1,500-ton Cambodian freighter off Ulsan on Wednesday was caused by collision with an 88,600-ton container ship built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the Coast Guard in Ulsan said on Thursday.

Of the 12 Russian sailors aboard the freighter Alexandria, Coast Guard ships rescued one and recovered four bodies. Seven are still missing.

The container ship collided with the Alexandria at around 6 a.m. Wednesday 30 km off the shipyard while undergoing tests. The freighter was torn apart in the accident, with the stern sunk and the bow remaining afloat.

Hopes of finding any more survivors are fading fast as most of the sailors were at the stern when the freighter was torn apart.

S.Korea Questions Captain After Collision Kills Russian Sailors 02/11/11 (Bloomberg)
The South Korean coast guard is questioning the captain of a Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. container ship that collided with a Cambodian-flagged freighter, killing four Russian sailors and leaving seven others missing.

The freighter was sailing from Japan to China when it collided with the Hyundai vessel, Lee Sung Kang, a spokesman for the coast guard, said by telephone today. The collision took place on Feb. 9 in the ocean off Ulsan, to the southeast of the Korean peninsula, Lee said.

韓国沖で船の衝突事故、折れた船首が対馬沖に漂流 02/11/11 (朝日新聞)



Ship carrying 226 passengers catches fire on way to Bangka (02/08/11)(ilmare24ore.com)
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 02/08/2011A ship carrying 226 passengers heading from Tanjung Priok, Jakarta to Bangka Belitung caught fire at 3.30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jakarta Police aquatic division chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Edion said Tuesday.The fire is suspected to have started in the vessel's engine room, and the blaze had been completely extinguished by 5.10 a.m.“We are in the process of evacuating passengers, ” Edion said.The evacuees were taken to two points, Pelni harbour and Tanjung Priok port.This is the second time in two weeks a passenger ship has caught fire in Indonesian waters.Previously, on Jan. 28, the KM Laut Teduh 2 passenger ferry caught fire in the Sunda Strait, killing 16 people.

No one killed in ship fire: Govt (02/08/11)(The Jakarta Post)
All 226 passengers of passenger ship KMP Silvia survived the fire that hit the ship at sea on Tuesday morning.

“The fire was put out at 5.10 a.m. and all passengers have been evacuated, but the ship crew members remain at the ship,” Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang S. Ervan said as quoted by kompas.com.

Bambang said the ship departed from Tanjung Priok port at 2.15 a.m. to Bangka, but it caught fire 2.5 miles south off Damar island or 10 miles off Tanjung Priok port.

Two more bodies recovered from ferry (01/31/11)(The Jakarta Post)
The remains of two more victims of the ferry that caught fire in the Sunda Strait on Friday were recovered Monday.

“Both of the bodies were burnt. We only recovered the heads,” Banten Police search and rescue head Comr. Noman T Narpatri said, as quoted by Antara news agency.

The remains were found on the lowest deck of the ship and were sent to Krakatau Medika Hospital in Cilegon, West Java.

“I hope citizens who have failed to find family members will come to the hospital to help us identify the victims,” Noman said.

First Brig. Agus Rubiansyah said one set of remains had been found beside a truck with license plate number G1987.

So far, the remains of 22 victims have been recovered from the Laut Teduh II Ferry, which caught fire early Friday morning.

KNKT investigates ferry fire (01/29/11)(The Jakarta Post)
The National Committee on Transportation Safety (KNKT) began gathering evidence in the Lautan Teduh ferry fire, an official said. He added that the KNKT’s first step in the investigation was interviewing the survivors.

“We have interviewed numerous parties involved, starting with the boat crew to the passengers who survived the calamity,” Alex Nur Wahyudi, a KNKT member, said as quoted by Kompas.com on Saturday.

Alex said the results of the interviews would be followed up by the advance team. This team, he added, would also conduct physical verification between the testimonies and the situation on board the ferry.

He said the KNKT vowed to complete the investigation within eight months, despite the fact that the Transportation Safety Law allows transportation casualty investigations to last as long as a year.

Search continues for 12 people missing in ship accident (10/23/10)(The Jakarta Post)
Rescue workers continued on Saturday their effort to locate 12 people who went missing after a small wooden ship sank Friday in Ende waters in East Nusa Tenggara.

Head of the sea patrol and security at the local transportation agency Capt. Untung said 36 out of 48 people aboard the ship had been rescued as of Saturday morning. He added that two ships from the search and rescue agency and the water police were combing the Ende waters to find the missing passengers.

The ship, KM Karya Terang sank off the cape of Watumanuk on Flores island as it was traveling from Palue, a small island off the island's northern coast, to Maumere.

The cause of the accident remained, but the ship was sailing in heavy waves against a strong current.

“An investigation is being conducted by the sea transportation authorities,” Untung said as quoted by kompas.com. He added that many passengers ship operating in the area lacked safety equipment.

金沢港沖で座礁した貨物船「BOHAI CHALLENGE」よりも問題がある船、危険な船が頻繁に日本の港に入港している。 今回は結果として重油漂着となっただけ。福島県いわき市のパナマ船籍貨物船座礁事故や宮崎市折生迫(おりうざこ)の浅瀬に座礁していたポンプしゅんせつ船「豊栄」 では重油の漂流はほとんどなかった。結果として重油や環境被害が少なかっただけ。抜本的な対策は要求されていない。

環境問題について言えば、「船が登録されている国(旗国)が自国の船舶に対して国際条約を遵守させるための監督の義務を負うべきだ。しかし もし旗国が義務を果たせないのなら外国船舶監督官(PSC) が国際条約を遵守させるために対応するべきだ。」と海外の多くの機関が書いている。しかし、国土交通省のスタンスは 「船が登録されている国(旗国)が自国の船舶に対して国際条約を遵守させるための監督の義務を負うべきだ。」を強調し、 外国船舶監督官(PSC)による違反船の国際条約遵守の徹底させることに対しては消極的だ。 特定の旗国には監督能力が欠けていることは明白なのに、「船が登録されている国(旗国)が自国の船舶に対して国際条約を遵守させるための監督の義務を負うべきだ。」 を強調する。こんな対応しか取ってきていないのに、IMO理事選に日本から候補者を出す。これで世界から選任されると思ってるのか、 お金で外交するのか。高い買い物だ。

運が悪ければこのような被害は起こる。今回は、P&Iがどこまで保証してくれるのか知らない。まあ、もっと問題がある船のP&Iではないので 今回は運が良いと考えるべきだろう。ボランティアに参加する人達を尊敬する。付け加えるのであれば、事故の防止策や問題船が日本に再入港できないように国土交通省に 働きかける活動も必要だと思う。

BOHAI CHALLENGEの写真(02/07/11)(annexの窓辺から)

砂浜に重油、鳥も被害 能登半島西海岸、座礁した船から(02/03/11)(朝日新聞)

 石川県・能登半島の西沿岸に大量の重油が漂着し、2日、除去作業が始まった。先月30日、金沢港沖で座礁したパナマ船籍の貨物船「BOHAI CHALLENGE」(8708トン)から流出したもので、重油にまみれた水鳥の死骸もみつかっている。



「ナホトカ号と同じような被害」 重油漂着の千里浜海岸(02/03/11)(朝日新聞)







船の管理会社は TOSCO KEYMAX International Ship Management Co., Ltd. のようだ。

金沢港のパナマ貨物船座礁:油流出に対応 海保など確認 /石川(02/01/11)(毎日新聞 地方版)


 座礁した貨物船「BOHAI CHALLENGE」は、燃料にC重油443キロリットル、A重油95キロリットルを搭載。流出すると大きな被害になる恐れがある。


韓国籍タンカーと漁船が山口沖で衝突 愛媛の男性けが(01/24/11)(産経新聞)

 23日午後4時40分ごろ、山口県柳井市平郡島南東約7キロの伊予灘で、韓国籍のケミカルタンカー「KEOYOUNG SKY」(740トン、9人乗り組み)と愛媛県伊予市湊町、加納誠さん(36)の底引き網漁船「誠丸」(4・8トン、2人乗り組み)が衝突した。



甲板部分まで水没。これでスクラップは決定だろう。売船する時に「豊栄」の売り手はファンネルマークを消す事を要求しなかったのだろうか。 写真を見れば元所有者が誰なのかすぐわかってしまう。


貨物船座礁 19人全員救助(01/30/11)(NHK石川県のニュース)









 金沢海上保安部によると、30日午前0時40分頃、パナマ船籍の貨物船「BOHAI CHALLENGE」(8708トン)が、金沢市の金沢港西防波堤に乗り上げ、航行不能になった。



座礁:金沢港でパナマ船籍の貨物船 吹雪で視界悪く(01/30/11)(毎日新聞)

 30日午前0時40分ごろ、金沢市大野町4の金沢港に入港しようとしていたパナマ船籍の貨物船「BOHAI CHALLENGE」(8708トン)のエンジンが止まり、港外側の防波堤に接触、座礁した。海上は大しけで、吹雪のため視界も悪かったらしい。機関室に浸水したが、金沢海上保安部などが午前10時10分、中国籍の乗組員19人全員を救出した。けが人はなかった。



金沢区のふ頭で貨物船が浸水/横浜 01/22/11 (カナコロ)

 22日午前11時40分ごろ、川崎市川崎区千鳥町の市営ふ頭3号岸壁で、着岸中のベリーズ船籍貨物船「WIN LONG」(1535トン)の貨物倉から出火、金属スクラップ約10立方メートルを焼いた。川崎海上保安署などが原因を調べている。








宮崎・折生迫のしゅんせつ船座礁:撤去また中止 作業中に傾き浸水 /宮崎(01/22/11)(毎日新聞 地方版)



しゅんせつ船の撤去作業に失敗(01/21/11)(MRT 宮崎放送)











中国の会社が所有するポンプしゅんせつ船(5910トン)が国土交通省や保安庁に報告せずに出港し、座礁したのなら所有者に撤去を要請するしかない。 国土交通省や保安庁がポンプしゅんせつ船(5910トン)が加入しているP&Iを認めたのであれば、国土交通省にも責任がある。 そして撤去費用に税金が使われることがあれば誰かが責任を取るべきだ。

座礁船 離礁できず 宮崎市(01/20/11)(西日本新聞朝刊)




鬼の洗濯板 座礁船撤去できず(01/20/11)(NHK宮崎県のニュース)






小型タンカー転覆 機関長死亡・船長不明 佐渡沖(01/09/11)(読売新聞)














この船は日本建造らしい。日本499トンでSOLAS適用を逃れたために火災探知機が設置されていなかったか、火災探知機が設置されていたが誤作動 が多いので電源を切っていたのだろう。寒いから使っていた外付けのヒーターが、ショートしたか、何かに接触して火災になったのだろう。 同様の船はたくさんアジアで運航されている。運が悪かった。それ以上でもそれ以下でもないだろう。また、この事故の教訓が生かされる可能性は かぎりなく低いであろう。






4 deaths in a ship flying Cambodia flag of convenience
4 Chinese killed in cargo ship fire off S.Korean coast: Chinese consular officials(01/07/11)(Xinhua Allvoices.com)

Four Chinese were killed in a fire on a Cambodia-flagged cargo ship off South Korea's southeastern coast, Chinese consular officials told Xinhua Friday.

The fire broke out on the ship at around 6:50 a.m. Friday (2150 GMT Thursday) when the 1,412-ton Yunxing was anchoring in Busan port, South Korea's largest port located in the southeastern coast, consular officials said.

There are a total of nine crew members, including eight Chinese and one Myanma, aboard the ship when the accident took place. Four Chinese crew members, including the captain, were killed, and other five people were rescued.

Preliminary investigation showed the fire, likely caused by a short circuit, started in the dining room on the first floor of the ship, local police said, adding that they will make further investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire.

Cargo ship fire kills four Chinese off S. Korea(01/07/11)(Yahoo!News)

SEOUL (AFP) – Four Chinese sailors died Friday after a fire gutted a Cambodia-flagged cargo ship off South Korea's southern port of Busan, coast guard officials said.

The coast guard said the 1,400-ton Yunxing with eight Chinese and one from Myanmar aboard caught fire early Friday, two nautical miles from Busan.

Four Chinese died and the rest of the crew was pulled to safety, a Busan coast guard spokeswoman told AFP.

The blaze was put off in about two hours but heavy smoke delayed a rescue operation.

Coast guard officials suspect the blaze might have been caused by a short circuit, Yonhap news agency said, adding there was no cargo aboard.

One rescued sailor told investigators that the fire had started around the first floor kitchen, Yonhap said.

Coast guard officials believe that smoke had hampered a quick evacuation of the sailors who were sleeping at the time of the fire. The bodies were found in the first floor kitchen and a second floor cabin.

座礁貨物船の移動完了 小名浜港に着岸、点検調査(01/01/11)(福島民報)





移動作業が終了 いわきの座礁貨物船(01/01/11)(福島民友ニュース)











千葉、パナマ貨物船乗り上げ 千葉海上保安部(12/30/10)(ちばとぴ)



座礁船の移動開始 ロープ切れ中断(12月29日)(福島民報)







今月22日暴風雨のためいわき市の海岸で座礁した貨物船を沖に移動させる作業がけさから行われましたが潮が引いたため作業は一時中断しています。 移動作業が行われたのはパナマ船籍の貨物船「シーエース」で今月22日に暴風雨のためいわき市の海岸で座礁しました。 乗組員にけがは無く全員無事に救助されています。移動作業は、満潮に合わせてけさ6時半から始められサルベージ会社の2隻のタグボードが 貨物船の船首部分にロープを掛け船を少しずつ引き出していました。しかし、作業が思うように進まず満潮のときに貨物船を沖まで引き出だす事が できませんでした。移動作業は午前10時過ぎに一旦中断し潮の状態を見ながら再開するということです。

Korean ferry sank in Yellow sea(Dec. 28, 2010)(Sea News)

South Korea's Coast Guard said Sunday that it rescued all 15 crew and passengers from a ferry ship that sank off the southwestern coast.

SINAN, South Jeolla Province -- South Korea's Coast Guard said Sunday that it rescued all 15 crew and passengers from a ferry ship that sank off the southwestern coast during unfavorable weather conditions.

Authorities in Sinan County, 410 kilometers south of Seoul, said one of its cutters successfully picked up people from the stricken ferry that had capsized after chains securing vehicles onboard broke in 4-meter-high waves on Dec 26 2010. It said when the 3,000-ton cutter arrived on the scene, the 495-ton ferry had capsized. Seven of its passengers were already in the water, with the rest huddling on the upturned vessel. The ferry started to sink in waters 12.8 kilometers south of Manjae Island in the Yellow Sea. The captain of the ferry radioed for help after his ship started to develop a 30 degree list. The Coast Guard cutter, which was operating in nearby waters to catch possible illegal fishing activities by Chinese boats, picked up the distress call.

The Coast Guard ship traveled at a maximum of 29 knots to reach the sinking ship 40 minutes after getting the message, and lowered its two zodiac boats that quickly rescued all the passengers and crew. The people rescued from the water, including some teachers, suffered from mild cases of hypothermia but none required emergency medical assistance and were taken to Mokpo harbor in good health. The Coast Guard said that the ferry, which regularly operates from Gageo Island and Mokpo, was permitted to carry both cargo and passengers and should not have sunk despite the adverse weather conditions.

つまり規則や法律など「くそ食らえ」。人件費が安い中国人が操船する中国漁船が違法操業しても良い。しかし、違法操業して中国当局に拿捕(だほ)されれば 漁船は没収。日本も韓国も漁業関係者に援助する必要はない。中国漁船が安く海洋資源を取り、中国から購入すればよい。 マグロの乱獲も中国漁船に任せればよい。どうせ規則など守らないし、漁獲高もごまかしの数値を提出されても何も言えないアジアの国々。 まともにやっても報われないことが証明された。力や経済力が結局は全て。規則や法律など必要ない。欧米の国々との外交に必要なマナーなのだろう。

韓国も「柳腰」?中国漁船員引き渡しで憂慮も 12/25/10(読売新聞)






韓国警備艦衝突、中国人漁船員3人不起訴の公算 12/25/10(読売新聞)




群山海洋警察及び韓国政府は日本の検察や日本政府のように弱腰な態度を取らず法に基づき処分する事を期待する。 中国の圧力に屈しなかったら日本政府や外務省が日本領だと口先だけで言っている 竹島 は韓国にあげても良いと個人的に思う。韓国軍が駐留している日本領土はおかしいよ。韓国が中国に対しても強い姿勢を示せるなら 良いんじゃないの!もし中国の圧力に屈するなら、日本をなめているとの事で日本の領土として竹島を返せ!

中国漁船衝突事件、公務執行妨害容疑で船員ら立件 12/24/10(聯合ニュース)







パナマ船籍の貨物船「SEA ACE」(2976トン)の管理会社は Shanghai Marukichi Ship Managment Co Ltdだ。名古屋では 貨物船「AN DA No.66」が座礁するし、和歌山ではパナマ船籍の貨物船「ロング・トレイダー」が荷崩れを起こした。 日本の外国船舶監督官ISM に関して検査中に適切にチェックしているのか??なんで同じ管理会社が管理する船が頻繁に海難を起こすのか?? 日本の外国船舶監督官達、 しっかり検査しろよ!検査の意味がないような検査ばかりしていては税金の無駄遣いだぞ!

座礁すると撤去に経費が掛かるんですよね~~~!保険は入ってるとは思えないし・・・((みんカラ)) と心配している人がいる。国土交通省が日本に入港する外国船が「P&I」に加入しているかチェックし証書を発行している。だから一切、問題なし! もし加入している「P&I」に問題があれば全て国土交通省の責任!日の丸親方の外国船舶監督官 が検査する時、しっかりチェックしているはずだ???????? ISO9001を取得している。外国船舶監督官 はマニュアルに精通しているはずだし、適切な教育も受けているはず、そして内部監査ではシステムが機能しているか検証され、ISOの 承認を与えている機関からの外部審査も受けているはず。しかしながら外国船舶監督官 の中には甘い検査を行っている。これって手抜き???????それともISO9001は 形だけの税金の無駄遣いなのか??????外国の外国船舶監督官に教育を実施しているのなら 自分達の部下にもきちんと教育しようぜ!部下や同僚にまともな検査が出来ない外国船舶監督官 がいると言う事は、日本で研修を受けた外国人外国船舶監督官の中にも適切に検査を出来ない 人達がいると言うことにもなる。言い訳をする前に、結果で見せてくれ!外国人船長に外国船舶監督官 はまともに検査しないのか、能力がないのか知らないが「最近受けたPSC検査で不備がなかったレポート」は信用できないと説明するのに 無駄な時間を費やすことにうんざりだ。一部の外国船舶監督官を除く、多くの監督官がなぜこんなにも ずさんな検査を何年も続けているのか理解に苦しむ。幹部は冷暖房の効いた部屋にいて何も見ないし、聞かないのだろうか???抜本的な 改善が見れないのはその裏づけなのか???

暴風雨、貨物船が座礁 いわき市 座礁したパナマ船籍の貨物船・SeaAce(シーエース)


いわきで座礁した貨物船を見てきました。 12/24/10(いわきのひみつ基地日記)

鮫川河口の座礁船 12/22/10(いわき地域情報総合サイト「いわきあいあい」)

荒天でパナマ船籍の貨物船が座礁 12/23/10(福島民友ニュース)








海上保安部が座礁した船を調査 12/23/10(NHK)





福島沖で貨物船座礁 強風で流されたか 12/22/10(日本テレビ系(NNN))

パナマ船籍貨物船、福島県沖で座礁 12/22/10(読売新聞)




漁船沈没事件きっかけに 中国ネットで「嫌韓」高まる 12/22/10(J-CASTニュース)






「事件に対して重大な懸念を表明する。韓国側には、行方不明になっている乗員を全力で捜索し、加害者を処罰し、中国側の損害に対して賠償し、再発防止に向けた具体的な取り組みを行うように求めている」 と要求。

「中国漁船は、韓国の水域で、韓国海洋警察の警備艇にぶつかったのではないか」 という質問には、
「事件は『中韓漁業協定』に基づいた水域で発生した。両国の漁船は、この水域で操業することができる。両国は、それぞれに国の漁船を管理し、どちらかの国が、もうひとつの国に対して違法操業について通報する権利はあるが、相手方の船に対して法律を執行することはできない」 と、韓国側の対応に異を唱えた。


「もっと軍事力を強化しないとだめだ」 「中華思想の国からすれば、周りの国は、みんな敵国だ」 などといった書き込みが目立つ。

「姜副局長はまた、『すでに韓国に対して厳正な申し入れを行った』と語った。  さらに、『中韓両国の漁業協定に基づき、両国の漁船は当該水域に入って作業することができる』と述べ、  中国漁船は不法操業していないとの認識を強調。「相手国の漁船の違法行為を相互に通報することになっているが、  相手国の漁船に乗り込んで法執行する権利はない」とし、中国漁船に乗り込もうとした韓国側の行為を批判した。」


中国がベトナム漁船を拿捕、漁師9人拘束 西沙諸島周辺で 10/07/10(産経新聞)





中国、拘束のベトナム漁船員9人を解放 南シナ海で拿捕 10/11/10(産経新聞)







中国:武装艦で威嚇「拿捕の漁船解放せよ」 一触即発の海 07/27/10(毎日新聞)




中国の自己中心的な対応や発言にはうんざり!節約が必要なら節約しよう!だけど日本政府の中国政府に対する対応には幻滅だ。日本国民としては 日本人として誇りを持てない。以前、「愛国心」がよくテレビで使われたが政治的なごまかしの言葉だ。日本政府に対応にもうんざりだ。


漁船沈没、中国が韓国に処罰・賠償要求 11/27/10(読売新聞)






韓国、中国漁船特別取り締まり…体当たり事件で 12/20/10(読売新聞)





MV Hong Wei, Nickel Ore Carrier Sinks, 10 Sailors Missing 12/04/10(The Old Salt Blog)
The MV Hong Wei with a cargo of 40,000 tons of nickel ore, sank Saturday off the northern Philippines. Fourteen crew were rescued and ten remain missing. The ship was Panamanian flag and had a Chinese crew. The Hong Wei is the second bulker carrying nickel ore to sink in the Pacific in the last month. On November 11th, the Nasco Diamond loaded with 55,000 tonnes of nickel ore from Indonesia to China sank off the southern coast of Japan.

10 Chinese sailors missing, 14 rescued after cargo ship sinks

TEN CHINESE CREW STILL MISSING 12/06/10(United Filipino Seafarers)
The Coast Guard Action center received information from LT Reimond M Santos PCG Command Pilot of PCG Islander 251, that after conducting aerial search today (December 04, 2010) in the vicinity of the reported location of the sinking site of M/V Hong Wei, no additional survivors were sighted. Said aircraft returned to Basco, Batanes and will resume aerial search for the still missing ten (10) crew of M/V Hong Wei tomorrow morning.

Likewise, efforts of SARV-002 which is also conducting surface search for said missing crew within waters of Northern Luzon also yielded negative result. In coordination with the Taiwan Coast Guard (TCG), accounting of crew of the ill-fated M/V Hong Wei remains at fourteen (14) survivors and ten (10) still missing. Two (2) of said survivors are in the custody of the TCG after they were rescued from sea by a TCG helicopter. While the other twelve (12) survivors are still on board a passing Chinese cargo vessel, M/V Shun Tong, after they were rescued at sea.

The PCG Communications center continue to broadcast through NAVTEX NOTAM to inform passing vessels of the said maritime incident and further requesting them to render assistance to possible survivors or victims of the incident. M/V Shun Tong is enroute to China where the twelve (12) crew survivors will be disembarked. PCG Islander 251 will resume its aerial reconnaissance tomorrow, December 05 2010 to search for the missing crew of M/V Hong Wei.

Likewise, said aircraft with PCG Basco Station Marine Environment Protection personnel will conduct survey/check on the reported sightings of oil slick near the vicinity of the sinking site of said vessel as reported by TECO.

Sometime on 03 December 2010, said Panamanian cargo vessel sank at Latitude 20 degrees 22.4 mins North, Long 119 degrees 47.0 mins East or at vicinity 120 NM SW of Itbayat Island. Particulars of M/V Hong Wei are as follows:

A. Type of vessel: Cargo vessel (Bulk Carrier)

B. Vessel Registry: Panama

C. Year Built: 2001

D. Classification Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyo Kai (NKK)

E. Owner/Shipping Company: Golden Bright Shipping Company

F. Shipping Management: Fuzhou Xinjiahong Shipping Co. LTD.

G. IMO No: 9200139

H. GT: 27,996

I. Deadweight: 50,149

J. Length over all: 181.9 meters

K. Next Port of call: Shan Tong, China

L. Nr of crew: 24

M. Survivors: 14

N. Missing: 10

Progress report to follow.

3 die as freighter sinks in E China 11/25/10(PRESS TV)
Three crew members have lost their lives while nine others are still missing after a freighter sank off the coast of Zhejiang Province in eastern China.

The freighter, carrying scrap iron, submerged Thursday morning in waters off the Zhoushan island on the East China Sea. Only three of the fifteen crew members have been rescued so far, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The freighter, named Huiying 168, was registered in the northern Tianjin municipality. It was operated by Tianjin Pacific Shipping Company.

Two weeks ago, one seaman was killed and 20 others were reported missing after a cargo ship with 25 Chinese crew members on board sank off Japan's southern islands.

The Panama-registered ship went missing some 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Iriomote island in the Pacific Ocean early on October 10, The China Post newspaper reported.

The 17,000-ton Nasco Diamond departed Indonesia on November 4 and was heading towards China. The vessel was carrying 55,000 tones of nickel.

It was not clear what caused the ship to sink, as weather conditions in the area were calm with moderate wind, good visibility and no rain.

In October, another sailor died when a Panama-registered freighter capsized in rough seas off Taiwan on its way from Indonesia to China's eastern Shandong province.

パナマ籍貨物船が沈没、中国人乗員2人死亡 西表島沖 11/11/10(読売新聞)

 沖縄県西表島の南方沖の公海上でパナマ籍貨物船「Nasco Diamond」(1万7千トン)が行方不明になった、と第11管区海上保安本部(那覇市)に10日、台湾当局から連絡があり、捜索していた11管は11日、乗員の中国人25人のうち、3人を海上で救助し、2人の死亡を確認したと発表した。11管と自衛隊、台湾当局は12日以降も残る20人の捜索を続ける。


“沈没”船の中国人乗組員、救助の映像公開 11/12/10 日本テレビ系(NNN)

Bulk carrier disappeared in Philippines sea with 25 crew 11/10/10(MARITIME bULLETIN)
Bulk carrier NASCO Diamond disappeared in Philippines sea, search started, all vessels warned to look for any traces. Last known position 21-05N 123-50E, last AIS signal dated Oct 15 2010, last port of call Lianyungang, bulker left port on Oct 10. Crew 25, all Chinese. NASCO Diamond IMO 9467861, dwt 57000, built 2009, flag Panama, owner Nanjing Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd.

パナマ船籍の「NASCO Diamond」

「NASCO Diamond」が沈没したとされる位置

One dead as Nasco bulker sinks off Japan 11/10/10(Lloyd's List)
A MODERN supramax owned by one of China’s leading shipowners, Nanjing Ocean Shipping, has sunk with 25 crew on board off Japan’s southern islands, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence casualty reports.

Only five crew members have been accounted for on the 2009-built, 55,000 dwt NASCO Diamond, including one fatality, casualty reports stated.

The vessel left Indonesia on November 4 with a cargo of nickel ore destined for Lianyungang, China according to AIS reports.

The four members of the crew known to have survived have told rescuers that there were calm weather conditions, moderate wind, and good visibility and little rain, the Japanese coastguard has reported.

The vessel was built at the Zhejiang Jingang Shipbuilding. It has been classed by the China Classification Society since January when it transferred from Bureau Veritas. It is entered with the West of England P&I Club.

Nasco operates around 20 vessels according to its website.

Although the cause of the vessel sinking was not immediately clear, its cargo of Indonesian nickel ore is notoriously dangerous due to its high mosture content and the risks of the cargo liquefying and causing a free surface effect that compromises the ship’s stability.

Intercargo and P&I Clubs have published warnings to owners about carrying nickel ore. Shipowners are urged to check moisture content carefully prior to loading.

For example, North P&I warns that shippers’ reports on moisture content should be treated with caution. It says that audits of certificates of moisture content from nickel ore shippers revealed serious deficencies, rendering certified values meaningless.

Additional reporting by Steve Matthews

西表島沖で貨物船不明、1人死亡・1人心肺停止 11/12/10(読売新聞)

 第11管区海上保安本部(那覇市)によると、沖縄県・西表(いりおもて)島の南約340キロの公海上で10日未明、中国人25人が乗船していたパナマ船籍の貨物船「Nasco Diamond」(1万7000トン)が行方不明になった。



大型タンカーから重油流出 10/25/10(琉球朝日放送)





日南海岸 堀切峠 鬼の洗濯板で座礁した浚渫船(しゅんせつ船)(2010年12月撮影した写真を掲載)

宮崎・折生迫のしゅんせつ船座礁:簡裁、インドネシア国籍船長に罰金20万円 /宮崎 11/06/10(毎日新聞)



しゅんせつ船座礁、船長を書類送検 11/01/10(宮崎放送)

宮崎市の鬼の洗濯板に、海底の土砂を掘削するしゅんせつ船が座礁した事故で、宮崎海上保安部は、1日、船をえい航していたタグボートの外国人船長を、書類送検しました。 業務上過失往来危険の疑いで書類送検されたのは、インドネシア国籍の32歳の男性船長です。この事故は、先月24日、山口県から中国に向けてタグボートでえい航されていたしゅんせつ船が、 宮崎市の「鬼の洗濯板」に座礁したものです。宮崎海上保安部によりますと、インドネシア人船長は、日向灘沖の気象状況を全く把握しないまま、タグボートに乗ってしゅんせつ船をえい航していた疑いが持たれています。 調べに対し、船長は、容疑を認めているということです。しゅんせつ船の座礁から1週間がたちましたが、宮崎海上保安部によりますと、今のところ船の撤去のめどはたっていないということです。

「船はベリーズ船籍で香港の会社所有」であるなら国籍証書を発行した担当者も発表すればよい。しゅんせつ船は5910トンはたぶんIMO番号も 取得しているはずだ。これはしゅんせつ船を非自航船のバージ(はしけ)を見なしても要求される。また、このしゅんせつ船を検査した検査会社が存在するはずだ。 宮崎海上保安部はしゅんせつ船の船名も公表すべきだ。また、今後のために検査した検査会社の名前も公表すべきだ。


堀切峠沖に座礁した作業船 (YouTube)

HONDA XLR125R で座礁船をみにいく(Going to see grounded ship) (YouTube)

浚渫(しゅんせつ)船漂着 (たけい俊輔さんのHP)

堀切峠「鬼の洗濯板」付近に船が座礁 / 宮崎市 (宮崎観光ニュースのHP)

宮崎・折生迫のしゅんせつ船座礁:船所有、香港の会社--海保発表 /宮崎 10/27/10(毎日新聞)



覚せい剤約300キロが密輸したシエラレオネ船籍の貨物船UNIVERSAL とは違って覚せい剤は積んでいないのだろう。国土交通省が保険が掛かっている事を確認していると思うから保険で解体撤去してくれるだろう。 宮崎市の日南海岸の「鬼の洗濯板」が広がる浅瀬に座礁していた全長150メートルの巨大台船 と同じことを許していれば行政の怠慢である。

「鬼の洗濯板」に?船座礁 地形損傷や油流出に懸念も 10/25/10(朝日新聞)





「鬼の洗濯板」に乗り上げ、宮崎 無人のしゅんせつ船が座礁 10/24/10(共同通信社 山陰中央新報)





シエラレオネ船籍の「YM―88」(481トン)が座礁したのではなく、しゅんせつ船「豊栄」(5910トン)が座礁した。 えい航していたタグボートがシエラレオネ船籍の「YM―88」のようである。


シエラレオネ船籍の「YM―88」は2009年10月14日に室蘭で外国船舶監督官の検査を受けている。建造年月日は1986年となっているが、 IMO番号は7527631。IMO番号から判断するとおかしい。(TOKYO MOUのHPより)
シエラレオネ船籍の「YM―88」はShipspotting.comのHPによると1976年建造となっている。 船舶管理者はYUN'S MARINE CO LTD Shanghai(China)。以前はカンボジア船籍となっている。(Shipspotting.comのHPより)

天然記念物「鬼の洗濯板」でタグボート座礁 10/24/10(読売新聞)






海難事故 しゅんせつ船「鬼の洗濯板」に座礁 宮崎 10/24/10(毎日新聞)



中国・香港籍のコンテナ船「大平」の追加情報。Ship Name: DA PING, IMO: 9485461, Call Sign: VRDL5, 船級: CCS TOKYO MOUのサイトより

香港籍のコンテナ船 石川の漁船と衝突? 10/02/10(中日新聞)







沈没した「OYANG NO. 70」は下記のリストの載っていた。 The list of ships in the KR which has been/were suspended for more than 7 days, class reinstatement, class withdrawal as at the end of 2010-07 (KR Website)

Oyang 70 rescue: New Zealand 08/18/10(Maritime Bulletin)
The Oyang 70 sank around 4.40am this morning Wed, 18 Aug 2010. The three men whose bodies were recovered after a Korean fishing vessel sank in the Southern Ocean today are all Indonesian. The crew took to life rafts when their 82-metre fishing factory ship, Oyang 70 sank about 800km southeast of Dunedin about 4.40am. The vessel carried a crew of 51.So far 45 have been rescued from life rafts by New Zealand fishing vessel Amaltal Atlantis. The ship also found three bodies, all Indonesian, but the Korean skipper and two other crew members were still missing. The National Rescue Coordination Centre in Wellington said the search would continue and the air force Orion which arrived shortly after 9am today could stay in the search area for most of the day. The survivors were all in good condition though the Amaltal Atlantis skipper said some had mild hypothermia, Talleys deep sea fleet chief executive Tony Hazlett said. Amaltal Atlantis was within five or 10 nautical miles of the Oyang 70 when the alarm was raised and there was no hesitation about heading for the stricken vessel as fast as it could, Mr Hazlett said. "We do everything we can to assist. You are 400 (nautical) miles off the coast of New Zealand and your first priority is to assist a vessel in distress." It was very cold but the seas were calm. The Amaltal Atlantis skipper could not give clues about why the Oyang 70 sank. He said there was also no indication the missing six crew members had made it into liferafts or were in the water. "But as time goes on it is looking worse." Amaltal Atlantis did not have accommodation for so many extra people but they were being looked after well. "The skipper said for what they have been through everyone is in pretty good condition. Obviously it is very stressful, the water was very cold so we are doing everything to look after them," Mr Hazlett said. There was plenty of room on the Amaltal Atlantis, he said. "Everyone has got blankets and everyone is as comfortable as they can be. We have got enough food for a crew of 40 people for 50 days." Once the Amaltal Atlantis had been released by the search centre it would head to Dunedin or Christchurch with the survivors. The centre said six boats, and not five as it earlier indicated, were searching for the missing men. Representatives of the Korean and Indonesian consulates visited the rescue centre earlier today and were briefed on the search. NZPA
Oyang No.70 IMO 7238852, dwt 1379, built 1972, flag South Korea.

中国にはIACSでない検査会社が検査し、証書を発給している外国籍の油タンカーやケミカル・タンカーが入港している。 問題がある検査会社が検査した貨物船を見ることがあるが、同じレベルで油タンカーやケミカル・タンカーが 検査されているのであれば傭船料が安いのは理解できるがとても危険だ。このようなタンカーが日本にも入港するようになれば 事故が発生するかは、運次第だ。後は時間の問題。

「東京MOU、9月に集中検査キャンペーン 初の化学製品輸送対象」となるらしいが PSC(外国船舶監督官) がどこまで不備を見つけられるかは疑問。まあ、日本のターミナルでは作動チェックができないから ISMコード に関する記録簿、船員のライセンス、油水分離機、及び元日本船籍内航タンカーであればSOLAS(救命艇、救助艇、防火構造やエスケープトランクを含む) 等の要求を満たしているか等が中心になると思う。

Cargo vessel caught fire while docked at North Harbor, Manila 07/17/10(Maritime Bulletin)
Tuesday, 20 July 2010

General cargo West Ocean-1, a cargo vessel of 1,495 Gross Tonnage/1,043 Net Tonnage with thirty (30) officers and crew members onboard, caught fire while docked and loading container vans at Pier 16, North Harbor, Manila at 12:05 AM today.

Personnel of Coast Guard Station Manila received the report from the duty personnel of Vessel Traffic Monitoring System based in Corregidor and immediately coordinated with the Bureau of Fire Protection for appropriate action. The said station immediately informed the Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon about the incident and responded to the scene. At 12:18 AM, twenty-three (23) fire trucks arrived at the scene and were able to neutralize the fire and declared fire out at 1:30 AM. No wounded or casualty has been reported.

According to investigation, the Master of the said vessel, Captain Roberto D Saldana, was awakened by one of his crew and informed him that a fire broke out at the engine room. The vessel’s crew members tried to contain the fire, but it worsened and became uncontrollable prompting Captain Saldana to declare abandon ship. Fire Marshals have yet to determine the cause of fire and estimate the damage brought by it.

West Ocean 1 - IMO 7638492, dwt 3953, built 1977, flag Philippines

Major Chinese Oil Port Closed After Blasts Rob Cole 07/19/10(Sky News Online )

Dalian oil spill cleanup in full swing after pipeline explosion 07/17/10(English.news.cn)
DALIAN, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Over 500 fishing boats Monday joined a massive oil spill clean-up operation underway off the coast of northeastern China's Dalian City, three days after pipelines exploded near the city's oil reserve base, one of China's largest.

Dalian officials said Monday the fires have been completely extinguished and the focus has shifted to the ocean clean-up and the investigation into the blast.

A dark-brown oil slick has stretched over at least 183 square kilometers of ocean near blast-hit Xingang port, with 50 square kilometers severely affected.

The slick can be seen about seven sea miles off Dayao Bay and it turns notably thicker about five sea miles off the bay and gives off a strong smell.

The over 500 fishing boats have been loaded with oil absorbers and dispersants to help in the clean up south of Dalian's Golden Pebble Beach and east of Bangchui Island, local maritime officials said.

Luan Yuxuan, deputy director of Dalian City's Oceanic and Fishery Administration, said the clean-up operations will take at least four to five days.

Each of the six large, specialized oil-spill-control vessels working in the clean up can take in 100 tons of oil-contaminated water per hour. But their work has been slowed by strong winds and big waves, said China National Offshore Oil Corporation engineers.

The cleanup started Saturday. By Monday morning, 24 oil clean-up vessels and 800 fishing boats had collected about 460 tonnes of the spilled oil, Luan said.

But officials said they did not know the exact amount of oil spilled into the sea.

Large quantities of oil-spill dispersant and absorption felts have been shipped in from neighboring Tianjin Municipality and Shandong Province, maritime officials said.

Meanwhile, vessel traffic at Dalian, China's second largest port for crude oil imports, has been limited to allow to the cleanup operations to proceed.

Wang Ning, an engineer with the maritime authorities in Liaoning Province, told Xinhua port operations have been limited and not completely suspended.

Ships are allowed to enter and exit the ports with permission, he said.

Fire engulfed the Xingang port Friday evening, after an oil pipeline exploded, triggering an adjacent pipeline to also explode. The fires raged for 15 hours before being extinguished Saturday morning. No one was hurt in the explosions or subsequent fire.

A high-level investigation team has been set up to probe the incident.

The storage facility is owned by Dalian port and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), China's top oil company.

CNPC General Manager Jiang Jiemin said the company has tightened safety measures at all of its facilities and will complete the clean up the slick as soon as possible.

Ding Shaoheng, a senior CNPC engineer, said the economic losses cannot be immediately estimated as the company may be penalized for the incident.

He said in any case the impact on CNPC operations would be limited.

The company, however, has announced plans to cut refining operations at one of its joint venture subsidiaries, West Pacific PetroChemical Corp. (WEPEC), by 20 percent in July and to suspend its export business.

The WEPEC is a major CNPC oil reserve base that exports roughly 200,000 tonnes of refined oil every month.

Oil Leak From Dalian Pipeline Explosion, Fires Is Under Control, CNPC Says 07/17/10(Bloomberg News)
An oil leak after a pipeline explosion at the Dalian New Port in northeast China has been sealed off and further pollution prevented after valves were shut, China National Petroleum Corp. said.

The explosion was sparked during the offloading of an oil tanker yesterday at 6:20 p.m., CNPC said today in a statement on its website. The fire was extinguished and the company is investigating the accident, which didn’t harm anyone, it said.

The crude oil storage facilities at the Dalian port site contain six tanks, each with capacity of 100,000 tons, CNPC said.

More than 2,000 firefighters worked overnight battling the flames and the incident drew attention from the country’s top leaders, including President Hu Jintao, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Mao Zefeng, the company’s spokesman, couldn’t be immediately reached on his mobile phone.

(2)火災発生した貨物船に対する消火活動 06/14/10(第五管区海上保安本部)


General cargo sinks after collision, S Korea 05/26/10(Maritime Bulletin)
Chinese General cargo Fu Ping Yuan collided with Japanese tanker CS Crane near Palmido island Incheon on June 16, Chinese Fu Ping Yuan sank, crew safe. Fu Ping Yuan IMO 8834976 Flag China build 1990 DWT 2226. CS Crane IMO 9366926 Flag Panama build 2007 DWT 11200.

Lloyd’s syndicates launch legal action over BP insurance claim Robin Pagnamenta 05/26/10(TimesOnline)
BP’s attempts to limit the financial damage from the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a blow yesterday when almost half the syndicates in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market launched a legal action against the company.

The syndicates are attempting to block efforts by the oil giant to claim on cover held by the rig operator Transocean.

BP, which had no external insurance in place for the accident, is trying to claim up to $700 million through a policy held by Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that BP has blamed for the April 20 blast. A spokesman for BP said: “We believe we may be entitled to coverage for the incident under Transocean’s insurance.”

But in legal documents filed in a Houston court, 38 separate Lloyd’s underwriting syndicates plus a string of other international insurers affected by the disaster, rejected BP’s claim.

They have asked a US judge to declare the group has “no additional-insured obligation to BP” for the clean-up or for any damages resulting from the spill.

The Lloyd’s syndicates claim that BP’s contract to lease the rig from Transocean specifies that its insurers would only be held responsible for damage to the rig itself — not for pollution caused by a leak from it.

The filing states: “Because liabilities BP faces for pollution emanating from BP’s well are from below the surface and from BP’s well, those liabilities are not within the scope of the additional insured protection.”

The syndicates involved include QBE Underwriting, Talbot and Amlin - all of which declined to comment yesterday. Lloyd’s also declined to comment on the case. As well as about half of the 78 syndicates that operate on Lloyd’s of London, the lawsuit was also brought by Axis Specialty Europe, Berkeley Insurance Company, Houston Casualty Insurance Company and Zurich American Insurance Company.

Phelps Dunbar, a New Orleans legal firm, is handling the case for the insurance group.

According to Catlin, one of the biggest players on the Lloyd’s market involved in the legal action, the oil spill will be the biggest loss in the energy market since the explosion of the Piper Alpha platform in 1988. Spiralling losses from that incident cost Lloyd’s £8 billion between 1988 and 1992.

Even if BP succeeds in its attempt to secure insurance, it will cover only a small portion of the total costs to it from the accident. Analysts for Swiss Re have estimated that the total insured losses from the accident could reach $3.5 billion. However, according to UBS, the final bill could be as much as $12 billion.

The oil company says 23,000 individual claims have already been filed, of which 9,000 have so far been settled.

BP, which declined to comment further on the litigation, and Transocean are already facing more than 130 lawsuits relating to the spill.

On Monday, BP said the cost of the clean-up had hit $760 million - a figure that excludes claims from fishermen and other industries affected by it.

貨物船座礁2人死亡1人重体、1人不明…宮崎 05/23/10(読売新聞)





海難事故:貨物船が操縦誤り、浅瀬に乗り上げる--松江・美保関 /鳥取 05/16/10(毎日新聞)


運搬船、貨物船と衝突し水没 乗員は避難 大分・周防灘 05/10/10(朝日新聞)

 10日午前4時半ごろ、大分県国東半島沖にある姫島の北西約12キロの周防灘で、パナマ船籍の貨物船QING SHUN(1997トン、14人乗り組み)と日本船籍のセメント運搬船第5早矢丸(495トン、岡田通船長ら4人乗り組み)が衝突した。けが人はいなかった。


商船三井運搬船が中国沖で衝突し沈没、乗員救助 05/07/10(読売新聞)





Hong Kong ship Bright Century sinks off Weihai City 05/03/10(news.xinhuanet.com)
JINAN, May 2 (Xinhua) -- A Hong Kong cargo ship sank off Weihai City, east China's Shandong Province, Sunday after a collision with a Liberian-registered freighter, rescuers said.

All 46 crew members of the two vessels were safe after the accident at 5:23 a.m., the city's maritime safety bureau said in a statement.

The accident could have occurred in foggy conditions at the time, said Li Zhiqiang, an official with the city's maritime safety bureau

The 23 Chinese crew of the Hong Kong-registered Bright Century and the 23 Indian crew of the Liberia-registered Sea Success had been rescued as of noon, he said.

Water had flooded into the damaged prow of the Sea Success, but the vessel was still afloat.

The bureau had dispatched a ship to shadow the vessel as it was still in negotiations with the owner about the cost of towing the ship to port.

The bureau is investigating the cause of the accident.

SOURCE: news.xinhuanet.com

Stricken bulk carrier Shen Neng 1 undergoes final tests before refloating Sarah Vogler and AAP 04/12/10(couriermail.com.au)
EXPERTS have begun testing damaged tanks onboard the Shen Neng 1 as they prepare to refloat the stricken vessel.

Maritime Safety Queensland general manager Patrick Quirk said the tanks would be filled with air to check they are free of oil.

If they come up clean then there is a possibility an attempt will be made to lift the vessel, which ran aground on Douglas Shoal off Gladstone while taking a shortcut through the Great Barrier Reef, off the reef at high tide tonight.

"We want to test there’re no large deposits of heavy oil left in the tanks. It’s important we blow them out during daylight hours so we can see and capture any heavy oil lost,” Mr Quirk said said.

“Each tank will sounded and separately blown down one at a time with booms in place to help contain any oil.”

Mr Quirk said the damage to the ship’s structure meant the fuel oil had mixed with seawater making the oil recovery process now difficult once the ‘easy’ oil was out.

“Since the early hours of Sunday morning we were pumping thicker residue with the consistency of cold honey as well as pockets of oily seawater,” he said.

“It appears fuel is trapped in hard-to-access tanks mixed with seawater making it hard to get all the oil out of the tanks.”

Mr Quirk said the weather was forecast to deteriorate in the next 24 hours to a strong south-easterly trade wind.

He said decisions on refloating would not be made until the testing process was complete.

Refloating would also be made on an assessment of tides, and weather and sea conditions.

The move comes as three crew from a bulk coal carrier appear in court today, after the vessel allegedly strayed into a restricted zone in the Great Barrier Reef.

A 63-year-old South Korean man and two Vietnamese men aged 26 and 32 were arrested by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Saturday, after the bulk coal carrier, the MV Mimosa, allegedly entered the no-go zone last week, in waters off Bowen, in north Queensland.

Navigational equipment and charts were seized by officers.

They've been charged and are due to face Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday.

They face fines of up to $220,000.

The AFP will allege the Panama-flagged vessel was not registered with the Vessel Tracking System (VTS) and did not respond to attempts by authorities to contact them.

The incident happened less than 24 hours after the grounding of the Shen Neng 1 off the Central Queensland coast last week.

Shen Neng 1's tracking device was on the blink before it ran aground on Barrier Reef 04/10/10(couriermail.com.au)
THE stricken coal carrier Sheng Neng 1 will not be refloated until next week, as it emerges a compulsory tracking device on the vessel had stopped working.

Premier Anna Bligh said the transfer of oil from the carrier had so far been without problem and until it was finished and seaworthy inspections complete, the ship would remain on Douglas Shoal off the Rockhampton coastline.

"I don't expect to see attempts to refloat the ship for another three or four days," Ms Bligh said today.

"We won't see all the oil off the ship probably until the end of the weekend at the earliest.

"Then there will have to be considerable assessments taken of the vessel, empty of the oil, before any flotation processes can occur.

"I wouldn't expect to see a refloat attempt for three, four or five days' time."

The Shen Neng 1 has been grounded on Douglas Shoal since it veered off course and crashed into the reef last Saturday.

Ms Bligh said the ship owner's insurance company was meeting costs of the salvage operation so far.

She said the Government would pursue the insurance company for expenses incurred in assisting with the salvage operation and also all preventive measures that have been taken to combat any potential oil slick.

"The salvage operation is currently being paid for by the insurance company of the owners of this boat," Ms Bligh said.

"The insurance company has contracted the salvage operation. The public costs to date are those being prepared on land for the possibility of any oil spill, which hasn't occurred yet.

"It's much lower costs than a comprehensive clean-up as we saw with the Pacific Adventurer.

"We will certainly be claiming them against the insurer of the ship.

"We will have to wait and see whether they reach the cap and, as we did with the last one (Pacific Adventurer), we'll be making sure the taxpayers are not charged with any of these costs."

The Pacific Adventurer ran aground during a cyclone in March last year, sending 250 tonnes of oil on to beaches along the southeast Queensland coast. It sparked a clean-up operation that cost $34 million, some of which was borne by taxpayers.

On Friday, the Sheng Neng 1's owner, Shenzhen Energy Transport Co Ltd, broke its silence, apologising for the accident and promising to co-operate with authorities to minimise any environmental damage.

The company said it was working with investigators to establish the facts, including that the vessel ran aground at 5.05pm and the accident was reported five minutes later.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed the bulk carrier's Automatic Identification System - a required tracking device on all ships with a gross tonnage exceeding 300 tonnes – stopped tracking its position at 12.30pm last Saturday.

The ship was holed in shallow water off Douglas Shoal in the Great Barrier Reef just after 5pm.

The device, required by the International Maritime Authority, is intended to assist the vessel's watch-keeping officers and allows maritime authorities to track and monitor the ship's movements.

It also broadcasts navigational aids and marker positions to the ship.

Maritime experts said it was unusual for the equipment to cut off, but that alone could not explain the ship running aground.

However, experts said equipment failure could point to a series of things going wrong on the ship. The cut-off of the AIS was revealed as a discrepancy emerged between the time the Shen Neng 1's owners say they told authorities of the crash and the time the first call was logged in Canberra.

A statement released by the vessel's owners, Shenzhen Energy Transport, says the ship ran aground on the Douglas Shoal at 5.05pm and authorities were notified at 5.10pm. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, however, said it was not told until after 6.30pm.

Maritime Safety Queensland did not receive notification until 7pm.

Premier Anna Bligh said she was concerned by the discrepancy. "I am a bit disturbed to see an assertion in their press release that they notified Australian authorities when the event first happened," Ms Bligh said.

"I am advised from AMSA and from Queensland authorities that none of their records show any indication from the ship owners of report of the incident until after 6.30 on Saturday night."

An official for Shenzhen Energy clarified last night that two logs on board the ship had recorded different notification times. "The vessel radio log says 5.10pm, but a deck log ties in with what the Rescue Control Centre is saying," the official said.

"An investigation will determine which is right."

After almost a week of silence, Shenzhen Energy issued an apology over the accident yesterday, and acknowledged the importance of the Great Barrier Reef.

However, the statement offered no explanation as to how the grounding occurred, nor did it mention compensation.

Barrier Reef shortcut taken by Shen Neng 1 not illegal Anna Caldwell and Ursula Heger 04/07/10(couriermail.com.au)
MORE than 10 ships a month use the short-cut taken by the ill-fated Shen Neng 1, and authorities do nothing to stop them.

The figures come after it was revealed the Chinese bulk carrier had lodged its shipping plan, detailing a short-cut beneath Douglas Shoal, with maritime authorities before leaving Gladstone.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said no one saw the plan, because the policy was to leave the route to the "discretion of the ship's captain".

AMSA spokeswoman Tracey Jiggins said the federal authority did not have to approve the shipping plan.

"We take the plan as part of a search-and-rescue process," she said, adding that the plan was not seen until the ship ran aground, just under six nautical miles off the short-cut course.

AMSA criticised the Shen Neng 1 crew, saying any "competent and alert" watch-keeping officer should be capable of navigating the waters, even those of the short-cut.

In a statement, AMSA said there was "sufficient sea room to manoeuvre the ship to avoid collision, water depths of approximately 40m and navigational aides to assist in position fixing".

The statement also said "there are no recommended routes".

But, just 24 hours earlier, Maritime Safety Queensland general manager Patrick Quirk said the short-cut route was not "best practice" and posed a higher risk than the northern route.

It has also emerged the ship's owner, Cosco, had a chequered history, with three major incidents in as many years.

In November 2007, a Cosco ship spilled 1826 tonnes of oil into San Francisco Bay, and last year the company was responsible for Norway's worst oil spill on record.

Australian Marine Conservation spokesman Darren Kindleysides said despite claims the Reef was easy to navigate, the Cosco incident indicated the potential for disaster was too great for authorities to ignore.

"The grounding of the Shen Neng 1 shows the Reef is not protected adequately from shipping," Mr Kindleysides said.

"This incident must spur the Government to ensure the Reef is better safeguarded from the growth in shipping traffic that has resulted from the resources boom in Queensland."

According to the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority, despite the increase in traffic, over the past 10 years there have been three or fewer major shipping incidents each year.

But Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he was prepared to toughen shipping requirements in the wake of the incident.

Meanwhile, up to 150 tonnes of heavy oil could still wash up on Queensland beaches if efforts to save the stranded Shen Neng 1 are not successful, Transport Minister Rachel Nolan.

The revelation came as authorities reversed a decision to move 150 tonnes of oil in a breached compartment to a safer area of the ship, after small leaks from the bulk carrier ceased.

Two heavy-lifting helicopters will take pumps and compressors between Rockhampton and the stranded ship, while a smaller vessel carrying boom equipment will set off as early as today.

Current plans are to refloat the Shen Neng 1 with its cargo of 65,000 tonnes of coal, estimated to be worth about $15 million, on board.

Responding to the Shen Neng 1 crisis has cost the Queensland Government at least $1 million so far.

Ms Nolan said computer modelling showed in a "worst-case scenario" Queensland's beaches could still be under threat.

"Computer modelling shows that 150 tonnes could wash up at Cape Manifold in two to three days, and so we're preparing a number of initiatives that will ensure we are ready for that eventuality," she said.

Ms Nolan said the 50m bunker barge Larcom, which would leave Gladstone today, would be used to pump the total 975 tonnes of heavy oil from the stricken vessel.

"This remains a precarious situation, and one of the most delicate operations in recent marine history is about to get under way," Ms Nolan said.

She said she was "furious" at reports the captain of the Shen Neng 1 did not believe the oil leak was serious.

Brisbane's Chinese Consular-General Ren Gongping said that the ship's captain, Wang Jichang, was under "a lot of stress" over the grounding of the ship and the salvage effort.

He said Captain Wang was "happy to co-operate" with the Queensland Government over the investigation.


Oil spill threatens Gt. Barrier Reef


Captain more worried about rescuers eating all his food than damage to Reef 04/07/10(news.com.au)
Captain "can't see any oil on sea" Worried as rescuers drink ship's water Short-cut would have saved an hour

THE captain of a stranded Chinese coal ship is concerned about Australian rescue teams drinking his crew's water and eating their food but not the oil spill threatening Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.

The Courier-Mail reports Captain Wang Jichang told Brisbane's Chinese Consul-General Ren Gongping that the leaking of oil was "not serious" and had been exaggerated, but the dwindling food supplies on the Shen Neng 1 were a concern.

"They need some more water because the rescue team is consuming the water and food," Mr Ren said.

"They need that. That is a problem at the moment.

"The leakage is not very serious so far. So far he (Capt Wang) cannot see the oil on the sea."

Maritime authorities are still unable to give an assurance the ship will not break up during salvage operations, spilling 975 tonnes of heavy fuel still on-board, into the precious Reef.

At least two-and-a-half tonnes of heavy fuel oil has already seeped into the pristine area.

Maritime authorities are investigating claims the ship was effectively rat-running through an undesignated, alternate shipping area.

But experts say the the short-cut would have only saved one hour and $2220 worth of fuel by running the risk of the Reef.

Premier Anna Bligh said she was disappointed Capt Wang didn't understand the gravity of the disaster.

"If the Chinese crew are under any illusions that this is a minor incident, I'm sure that when they get off the boat and see what the world has to say they'll understand a bit more clearly just how serious this is," she said.

Australian Greens leader Bob Brown yesterday called for a royal commission into the grounding of the Shen Neng 1, as the Maritime Union of Australia said it had long been clear that foreign-flagged ships were renowned for taking short-cuts through the environmentally sensitive waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

日本も大事故が起きる前に、中国人船員が乗っている船を厳しくチェックするべきだろう。まあ、中国の報復が怖いから出来ないかもしれないな?? 重油による汚染問題も心配だが、中国の報復に対応できないのが日本の現実。

Oil spill threatens Gt. Barrier Reef

この船は1993年に日本のサノヤスで建造のバルクキャリアだそうだ。(Daily Vessel Casualty, Piracy & News Report )

Stricken carrier Shen Neng 1 may have tried shortcut before Barrier Reef grounding 04/06/10(couriermail.com.au)
THE Chinese-registered ship now dragging against the Great Barrier Reef could have been attempting an illegal shortcut when it ran aground on Saturday night.

The Shen Neng 1 was 15km outside the shipping lane and near a known shortcut between reefs in Queensland's world famous marine playground when it crashed into coral.

A Maritime Safety Queensland spokesman has confirmed the existence of a channel with sufficient depth to enable ships to pass through - effectively creating a Reef rat run to save time and money in their journeys.

But authorities are refusing to discuss any reason for the Shen Neng 1 being so far off course. More than two days after the incident, they have started three inquiries but not formally interviewed the crew.

Oil that leaked from the stricken coal carrier has been dispersed, the Queensland government says.

Transport department spokesman Mark Strong says dispersant sprayed onto the slick has worked, and the oil has broken up.

``The slick that was there has responded to the treatment and there have been no further additional spills,'' Mr Strong said on Tuesday.

Authorities plan to have a floating boom around the Shen Neng 1 sometime on Tuesday to contain any further leaks.

Chinese news agency Xinhua is reporting Captain Wang Jichang told the Consul-general in Brisbane Ren Gongping that there were no injuries among the 23 crew members.

The consul-general told the media organisation the captain had said the incident is not serious and repair is underway.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will on Tuesday fly over the stricken ship, which is stuck on Douglas Shoal 70km east of Great Keppel Island.

Tug boats are being used to stabilise the ship which is continuing to grind against the shoal.

Authorities no longer believe it's at serious risk of breaking up but say that could change if the weather worsens.

Equipment will arrive at the scene of the grounded bulk carrier on Wednesday which it is hoped will be able to contain further oil spills or pump oil off the ship.

Tugs have also been brought in to stabilise the vessel, which has been dragged by the force of the ocean up to 30m away from where it first hit Douglas Shoal.

Sonar equipment is expected to paint a clearer picture of the damage to Shen Neng 1's engine, rudder and fuel tanks, while the army remains on standby should oil wash up on nearby beaches.

Three investigations have been launched into how the ship came to be up to 15 nautical miles off course when it ran aground, but there are still no answers as to how the ship came to be in the restricted area.

Speculation has mounted that the ship was taking a shortcut when it rammed into Douglas Shoal.

Maritime Safety Queensland have revealed that maritime maps of the area showed a lane existed between the two reefs that would allow passage for a cargo ship.

An MSQ spokesman said the passage was possible, but "poorly executed" by the Shen Neng 1 which was obviously "well outside the shipping lanes".

Commercial and non-commercial fishermen said they saw at least one bulk carrier duck south of Douglas Shoal every day.

In addition to investigations under way by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the MSQ, Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett has asked the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to assess the damage and advise on the ship's safe removal.

Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Brad Carter said his community wanted to know why their prized portion of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was placed in jeopardy.

"I will be looking for a full explanation from federal and state authorities as to how this situation occurred and how a vessel of this size could be so far off course in the Great Barrier Reef," he said.

Cr Carter said he was disgusted that it was allowed to veer off course in such a delicate area, and called for those responsible to face charges.

Chinese owners Cosco maintained their public silence yesterday but face fines of up to $1 million over the incident, while the captain could be handed an individual penalty of up to $250,000. The Cosco group did not respond to inquiries from The Courier-Mail but AMSA spokeswoman Tracey Jiggins said Cosco was in regular contact with the salvage company Svitzer.

Premier Anna Bligh said the ship had acted illegally and it should face the "full force of the law". The crew are yet to be formally interviewed, and have remained on board the vessel.

Authorities said yesterday their focus had remained on stabilising the vessel and minimising the oil spill.

AMSA chief executive Graham Peachey said the first priority was to clean up the damage and salvage the ship, and a thorough investigation would follow. "We will be looking very, very carefully at this," he said.

"It is in the wrong place - there's no doubt about that - but the inquiry will actually establish why and how it got there and also establish what offence may or may not have been committed against Commonwealth law."

MSQ yesterday said they expected good weather forecast for the area would stop further damage to the vessel.

"In the current conditions we are reasonably assured, as far as we can be, that there will be no catastrophic break-up of the ship, but if the weather turned bad it will be another problem," general manager Patrick Quirk said.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will fly over the Shen Neng 1 on Tuesday to survey the damage to the Reef. Mr Garrett said he would work closely with Transport Minister Anthony Albanese to consider if additional measures were required for managing shipping in the Great Barrier Reef.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said Mr Garrett was not fit to be overseeing the disaster clean-up.

"Peter Garrett is a proven failure," he said. "He has a proven record of incompetence when it comes to managing programs and dealing with issues."

Ursula Heger, Anna Caldwell and Sarah Vogler

Grounded Shen Neng 1 may have tried illegal shortcut through Great Barrier Reef By Ursula Heger, Anna Caldwell and Sarah Vogler 04/06/10(news.com.au)

Local fisherman say it's not unusual to see bulk carriers taking the shortcut. Image courtesy of The Courier-Mail Source: PerthNow

Illegal alley through Reef confirmed
Shen Neng 1 was 15km off-course
PM Rudd to fly over Reef today

THE Chinese-registered ship now dragging against the Great Barrier Reef could have been attempting an illegal shortcut when it ran aground on Saturday night.

The Shen Neng 1 hit Douglas Shoal at full speed.

The Courier-Mail reports the Shen Neng 1 was 15km outside the shipping lane and near a known shortcut between reefs in Queensland's world famous marine playground when it crashed into coral.

A Maritime Safety Queensland spokesman has confirmed the existence of a channel with sufficient depth to enable ships to pass through – effectively creating a Reef rat-run to save time and money in their journeys.

But authorities are refusing to discuss any reason for the Shen Neng 1 being so far off course.

More than two days after the incident, they have started three inquiries but not formally interviewed the crew.

Speculation has mounted about the possibility that the ship was taking a shortcut.

An MSQ spokesman said the passage was possible, but "poorly executed" by the Shen Neng 1 which was obviously "well outside the shipping lanes".

Commercial and non-commercial fishermen said they saw at least one bulk carrier duck south of Douglas Shoal every day.

Authorities are hoping for good weather to stop a stricken carrier spilling more oil into the Great Barrier Reef.

Maritime experts said good weather forecast for the area would stop a "catastrophic break-up of the ship".

Equipment will arrive at the scene of the grounded bulk carrier tomorrow which is hoped will be able to contain further oil spills or pump oil off the ship.

Tugs have also been brought in to stabilise the vessel, which has been dragged by the force of the ocean up to 30m away from where it first hit Douglas Shoal.

Sonar equipment is expected to paint a clearer picture of the damage to Shen Neng 1's engine, rudder and fuel tanks, while the army remains on standby should oil wash up on nearby beaches.

Chinese owners Cosco maintained their public silence yesterday but face fines of up to $1 million over the incident, while the captain could be handed an individual penalty of up to $250,000.

The Cosco group did not respond to inquiries from The Courier-Mail but AMSA spokeswoman Tracey Jiggins said Cosco was in regular contact with the salvage company Svitzer.

Premier Anna Bligh said the ship had acted illegally and it should face the "full force of the law".

The crew are yet to be formally interviewed and have remained on board the vessel.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will fly over the Shen Neng 1 today to survey the damage to the Reef.

Stricken Chinese cargo carrier Shen Neng 1 grinds up Great Barrier Reef 04/05/10(news.com.au)
Shen Neng 1 hits Barrier Reef at full speed
Coal carry could take weeks to salvage
Ship leaking oil, in danger of breaking up

A BULK coal carrier leaking oil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is grinding against the shoal it's stuck on, causing more damage.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) says salvage experts have boarded the Chinese-registered Shen Neng 1 and will focus on stabilising the vessel amid fears it could break up.

The ship's owners, the Cosco Group -- China's largest shipping company -- could be fined more than $1 million and its captain $220,000, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said.

MSQ says a tug boat is at the site of the grounding, 70km east of Great Keppel Island, trying to stabilise the ship.

"In the current conditions we are reasonably assured, as far as we can be, that there will be no catastrophic break-up of the ship, but if the weather turned bad it will be another problem,'' MSQ general manager Patrick Quirk said.

The weather for the next few days was forecast to be similar to current conditions, which posed no threat, he said.

A salvage team was onboard the ship to determine its structural damage.

It had been confirmed so far that the rudder was seriously damaged, the double bottom tanks, which provide buoyancy for the ship, had been breached and it was suspected one of the fuel tanks had also been breached.

Mr Quirk said MSQ was yet to decide on how the boat would be salvaged and refloated.

"One of the key issues for us is to understand the condition that vessel is currently in after a very full-speed grounding on a very hard object," he said.

"We need to look at the strength of the vessel until we look at the refloating options.

"This will be a matter of weeks."

One option MSQ was looking at was removing all of the oil off the ship, before attempting to refloat it.

"We want to minimise the risk to the reef," Mr Quirk said.

Ms Bligh said the risk of the ship breaking up had lessened.

"We will today have two tugboats in place stabilising the ship, and those tugboats will be working with the salvage team to determine how to put the salvage plan together," she said.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will personally inspect the site of the oil spill in the Great Barrier Reef amid growing concerns about its environmental impact.

Mr Rudd is due to fly over the site in an Australian Maritime Safety Authority aircraft tomorrow morning, a spokesman from his office said.

The MSQ sent up aircraft this morning to monitor oil leaking from the ship, which is carrying 975 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 65,000 tonnes of coal.

Dispersants were used yesterday in an effort to break up the slick, stretching for about three kilometres and about 100m wide.

"MSQ have aircraft in the air now doing an assessment, although the hope is that little oil escaped through the night," Mr Quirk said.

"We also have helicopters surveying the coast to prepare early planning in the event of needing to get equipment onto the beach."

Salvage experts are onboard the vessel, assessing its structural integrity and options for refloating. More experts will arrive in the afternoon.

Mr Quirk said the initial damage report was that the main engine room was breached, the main engine damaged and the rudder seriously damaged.

Ms Bligh has said the Chinese-registered coal carrier was off course and travelling at full speed without a marine pilot in a restricted part of the park when it hit a shoal on Saturday.

She has promised a full investigation.

The Federal Opposition's environment spokesman Greg Hunt says the Government must offer the help of the defence force.

"What we need to make sure is that the prime minister is personally in charge, that he assumes responsibility, and therefore appropriate Defence assets should be made available," Mr Hunt told the ABC.

"The ship could easily break up, and to be wise after the fact will be an environmental disaster for the barrier reef."

Ms Bligh said Commonwealth investigators would examine why the ship was 15km outside the shipping lane.

"There are thousands of ships that pass through this area very safely in authorised shipping channels on a weekly basis through Queensland waters," she said.

"This ship is in an area, a restricted zone of the Great Barrier Reef, where there is no authorised shipping and it is totally off limits".

Ms Bligh said the ship's owners could be fined up to $1 million and the captain could be hit with a $250,000 penalty.

The number of ships in the area was expected to increase with the growth of the natural gas industry, she said.

The Premier said Maritime Safety Queensland was already considering whether more professional pilots should be used to help with ships' navigation.

"It may well be that we will see more pilots," she said.

Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett today said salvors were soon expected to report back to authorities with recommendations of how to best manage the potential disaster.

"We do know the salvors ... responsible for assessing the ship are on the ship, they'll be reporting early today with recommendations on what has to happen next," he told ABC Radio.

Two applications of chemical dispersant have been sprayed on oil patches near the stranded vessel, although Mr Garrett said they were not too large.

"It seems as though there is little oil visible in the water at present," he said.

"Clearly this is a situation that's unfolding."

Mr Garrett said he will wait to see the results of an investigation into the incident before passing judgement on why it happened.

"It is the case that this vessel is in poor condition and it is compromised, that's is a highly serious matter," he said.

"(But) I think it would be premature to start speaking about what may or may not happen."

Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt said if Mr Garrett couldn't successfully oversee Labor's botched Home Insulation Program, he couldn't be trusted to help manage the spill.

"Right now, the Prime Minister, this day, should assume personal responsibility and take charge of protecting the Great Barrier Reef," he said.

Oil spill threatens Gt. Barrier Reef 04/5/10(REUTERS, U-tube)

Leaking ship's owners face $1m fine over Great Barrier Reef 04/5/10(The New York Times)

A Chinese-registered 230m-long bulk coal carrier Shen Neng 1 that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef, about 70km east of Great Keppel Island. Source: AAP

THE captain of a shipwrecked Chinese cargo ship spewing oil on to the Great Barrier Reef faces government legal action after straying into the off-limits marine reserve and ramming into a sandbar off Great Keppel Island.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said the crippled Shen Neng 1, which was leaking a 3km ribbon of oil from a ruptured fuel tank, was at risk of breaking apart overnight in what has the potential to become one of the country's worst environmental disasters.

The ship's owners, the Cosco Group -- China's largest shipping company -- could be fined more than $1 million and its captain $220,000, Ms Bligh said.

"The situation remains serious as the extent of the damage means there is a very real risk the vessel may break apart," she said.

"Every effort is now being made to limit the impact of this incident on the Great Barrier Reef."

The 225m cargo ship picked up 65,000 tonnes of coal from Gladstone and was running at full speed when it crashed into Douglas Shoal, 120km east of Rockhampton, about 5pm on Saturday.

The sandbar, which is at least 15km from normal shipping routes, is off-limits to commercial vessels because it is within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Maritime Safety Queensland general manager Patrick Quirk said the vessel, which was loaded with 975 tonnes of heavy fuel oil, was "completely damaged" on its port side.

The ship's captain, who initially denied his ship was leaking fuel oil, later discovered the leak and notified the authorities. At 2am, officials identified two large oil slicks about 4km southeast of the grounded vessel.

Aircraft were called from Rockhampton to spray the oil patches with chemical dispersant.

Rescue teams were on standby last night to evacuate the 23 crew.

Mr Quirk said all ships were required to carry insurance that covered them for such incidents.

Don Rothwell, a professor of international law at the Australian National University, said the ship's owners could be liable for the potential multi-million-dollar clean-up cost.

Ms Bligh said any further leaks could take days to reach the mainland, and were most likely to hit beaches at the Shoalwater Bay National Park.

A spokeswoman for the Premier said the ship's owners and master might have breached the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act, the Protection of the Sea Act, the Navigation Act, and international liability conventions.

"As the vessel is in commonwealth waters, the commonwealth will take the lead on any investigations," the spokeswoman said.

The Cosco Group could not be contacted for comment yesterday.

Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett said the government would respond to the findings of an investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Greens leader Bob Brown said it was unacceptable the Shen Neng 1 did not have a pilot on board in that area.

"Despite calls for all such ships to have pilots aboard, both Canberra and Brisbane have bowed to the coal and shipping companies to avoid this commonsense requirement," Senator Brown said.

Ms Bligh said the issue of pilots for vessels navigating the reef was under active study, given the traffic from coal and gas exports.

The incident raises questions about the enforcement of Australia's marine reserves, since marine traffic control systems do not cover the waters.

"In this instance, the vessel could have gone through, missed the shoal, and we would have been none the wiser," said Maritime Safety Queensland's Mr Quirk.

Additional reporting: AAP

Fuel Leak Threatening Great Barrier Reef 04/4/10(The Australian)
HONG KONG :8212; Salvage experts and a tugboat crew struggled on Monday to save a large Chinese freighter that slammed into the Great Barrier Reef off Australia over the weekend, trying to prevent the vessel from breaking apart as some of the 1,075 tons of engine fuel in its tanks began oozing from the hull, threatening the world’s largest collection of coral.

The freighter, the Shen Neng 1, crashed into the reef at full speed late Saturday, a few hours after leaving the port of Gladstone, the Australian authorities said. The ship, which was nine miles outside its authorized shipping lane, was hauling 72,000 tons of coal.

Patrick Quirk, general manager of maritime safety for Queensland, the Australian state where the vessel ran aground, said in a statement Monday morning that a hole in the bottom of the ship allowed water into the main engine room. The main engine was damaged and the rudder was seriously damaged, he said. “One of the most worrying aspects is that the ship is still moving on the reef to the action of the seas, which is doing further damage,” he said.

Anna Bligh, Queensland’s premier, told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio early Monday, “It’s possible that this could be one of the most complex and difficult salvage operations we’ve seen, certainly in Queensland’s maritime history and possibly Australia’s.”

An Australian aircraft dropped chemical dispersants on Sunday on what the authorities described as a ribbon of oil two miles long and as wide as the length of a football field.

Ocean swells of 6 to 10 feet prevented the deployment of floating booms to contain the oil slick. The swells also repeatedly lifted the ship and dropped it on the shoal, where it ran aground.

Basil M. Karatzas, a project manager at Compass Maritime Services, a ship broker in Fort Lee, N.J., said it was not unusual that the 755-foot Shen Neng 1 would be carrying so much bunker fuel. A ship of that size and design would burn about 35 tons of fuel a day, he said, and would require at least two weeks to travel from eastern Australia to China.

Ships headed to China carry extra fuel to be ready for long delays on arrival. Port delays are common because commodities are pouring into the country to sustain its economic boom. Depending on the fuel’s density, the amount carried by the Shen Neng would equate to about 325,000 gallons.

Coal is much less toxic than oil, but could blanket the sea bottom if the ship comes apart, Mr. Karatzas said.

China is the world’s largest consumer of coal, burning more than the United States, the European Union and Japan combined.

Relations between China and Australia have frayed since a Chinese court imposed prison sentences last Monday of 7 to 14 years on four executives of Rio Tinto, an Australian mining company. The executives pleaded guilty to accepting $13.5 million in bribes to influence their allocation of scarce iron ore to Chinese steelmakers.

Australia’s environmental movement is very sensitive to any threat to the Great Barrier Reef, making it rather likely that a full investigation will be conducted into how the Shen Neng 1 strayed so far off course. It ran aground 44 miles east of Great Keppel Island, off eastern Australia about 370 miles north of Brisbane, in an area of the reef that is subject to especially stringent environmental restrictions and that is popular with sport fishermen.

An Australian police boat was nearby to rescue the crew of 23 if the vessel did break up.

Meraiah Foley contributed reporting from Sydney, Australia.

Collision master bailed 03/30/10(TradeWinds)
The master of a Japanese bulker which collided with and sank an Indian Coastguard vessel last week has been released on bail.

The Filipino captain of the 28,300-dwt Global Purity (built 2009) was freed on Saturday after being charged on two counts of undue navigational care and endangering life and safety.

Sarigumba Savjeovillas was at the helm of the Panama-flagged ship when it collided with the patrol vessel ICGS Vivek (built 1989) at the Indira dockyard near Mumbai port on Tuesday.

A gash opened up on the patrol boat - which was on its way to undergo repair work - and it subsequently sank.

A paltry INR 25,000 ($555) is reported to have been paid to secure 51-year-old master Savjeovillas’ release.

After the collision a formal complaint was lodged with port police and two separate enquiries were initiated by the port authority and Directorate General of Shipping.

The Global Purity is listed on various databases as owned by Japan’s Mitsui Soko. It has P&I cover with Britannia Steamship.

By Eoin O'Cinneide in London

鳴門海峡衝突 中国人船長回避策取らず10分以上前に日進丸確認 03/31/10(徳島新聞)








鳴門海峡衝突、2人の捜索続行 事故原因調査始める 03/29/10(徳島新聞)






個人的な意見だが、マーシャル諸島船籍の貨物船「OUTSAILING(アウトセーリング)9」(2926トン)は海難を起こしても 不思議でないレベルだと思う。外国船舶監督官(PSC)は、 モンゴル籍船カンボジア籍船ツバル籍船 だけでなく小型の近海パナマ船籍船も含めて厳しく検査し指導していくべきであろう。運が悪ければ、総トン数1万トン以下の船は 海難を起こしても不思議でない状態の船も多い。近海船は小型でアメリカ、ヨーロッパ、やオーストラリアに行く可能性が低いので 厳しい検査を行う外国船舶監督官(PSC)による検査を受ける可能性がない。よって問題をアジアエリアを運航する限り指摘される可能性が低い。

鳴門海峡で貨物船衝突2人不明 1隻沈没、重油流出 03/29/10(徳島新聞)








貨物船衝突:1隻沈没、2人が行方不明 鳴門海峡 03/28/10(読売新聞)





ベトナムの貨物船、北海道石狩浜に乗り上げ 03/21/10(読売新聞)





規則破って乗船中に飲酒、ロシア人船員3人死亡 03/13//10(AFP)

【3月13日 AFP】フランスの検察当局は12日、英仏海峡(English Channel)を航行中のマーシャル諸島船籍のタンカー「アリオナス(Arionas)」のロシア人船員3人が、不純物が混入したアルコールを飲んで死亡したと発表した。

 バーレーンからオランダに航空燃料を運んでいたアリオナスの船長が船員に死者が出たと無線で連絡し、予定を変更して10日に仏中北部のルアーブル(Le Havre)に入港していた。



Grounded ship’s captain sent to jail 05/03/10 (News in English.no)

The captain of a Chinese bulker that grounded off the Telemark coast last summer and set off Norway’s worst oil spill ever has been sentenced to six month in jail, with four months suspended. His first mate faces 21 days in jail.

The grounding of the "Full City" set off Norway's worst oil spill ever, which has cost NOK 250 million to clean up. PHOTO: Kystverket
Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Monday that a local court in Telemark found the Chinese captain guilty of breaking both maritime safety laws and anti-pollution laws. The court acquitted the first mate (styrmannen) of safety violations but found him guilty of violating the pollution laws. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 39 of the days suspended. Their vessel Full City was waiting to take on a cargo in Porsgrunn when it grounded in a sudden, severe storm during the night of July 30. The grounding pierced the vessel and released heavy bunker oil into the sea, which ended up fouling the coastline all the way south to Arendal and Grimstad. Both officers of the vessel controlled by COSCO of China had pleaded innocent. Prosecutors had sought a six-month jail term for the captain and three months for the first mate, claiming negligence in their handling of the vessel in stormy seas.

下記のパナマ船籍貨物船の管理会社(2009年)はShanghai Marukichi Ship Managment Co Ltdだった。共通点はあるの??

海難事故:貨物船で荷崩れ、傾きヘリが救助--串本・潮岬沖 /和歌山 02/27/10(毎日新聞)



パナマ船籍の貨物船傾く 串本沖 02/28/10(紀伊民報)

 26日午前8時10分ごろ、串本町潮岬沖の南3キロを航行中のパナマ船籍の貨物船「LONG TRADER」(1899トン)から「荷崩れを起こし、船体が傾いた」と第5管区海上保安本部に救助要請があり、串本海上保安署などが救助に当たった。11時半ごろ、関西空港海上保安航空基地のヘリが乗組員の中国人12人全員をつり上げ救助し、11時50分ごろに白浜空港に到着した。乗組員にけがはなかった。同署が原因を調べている。


パナマ船籍の貨物船傾く 串本沖 02/28/10(伊勢湾海上交通センター)


02/26 05:02現在



現在、名古屋港西四区飛島ふ頭西側付近において、貨物船AN DA No.66 2618トン が座礁しています。現場付近では巡視船等が警戒しています。付近船舶は近づかないよう注意してください。

名古屋港沖で貨物船が座礁 けが人・油の流出なし 02/25/10(朝日新聞)



海の難所・関門海峡で貨物船同士が衝突、破損し浸水 02/13/10(KABモバイル)


 門司海上保安部によると、午前7時半過ぎ、北九州市門司港近くの関門海峡で、韓国籍の貨物船「TY EVER」とカンボジア籍の貨物船「LOFTYHOPE」が衝突しました。双方の乗員24人にけがはありません。この事故で、カンボジア籍の貨物船の後ろの部分が大きく破損、浸水被害があるため、門司海上保安部が巡視艇を出し警戒するとともに衝突した原因などを調べています。関門海峡では去年10月、海上自衛隊の護衛艦と韓国籍の貨物船が衝突し、護衛艦が炎上する事故が起きています。

関門海峡で貨物船同士衝突、けが人なし 02/13/10(産経ニュース)




Thai freighter sinks off Taiwan; 9 rescued, 1 dead, 10 missing 01/26/10(Source: By The Nation)
Taipei - Nine people were rescued after a Thai freighter sank off the west coast of Taiwan Tuesday, but one crew member was found dead and 10 were missing.

The 6,000-ton Sea Angel sank in bad weather about 3 am (1900 GMT Monday) in the Taiwan Strait 20 nautical miles, or nearly 40 kilometres, off Yunlin, the National Search and Coordination Centre said.

A passing foreign freighter alerted Taiwan authorities to the sinking about 8 am, and a sea and air search was launched about two hours later.

Kao Hui-jung at the Sea Angel's agent, the Wimax Maritime Shipping Co, said by phone that the ship was sailing from Malaysia to China when it sank and most of its crew were Thais with the rest coming from Indonesia and Burma.

The rescued crew members, who survived thanks to life savers, were sent to two hospitals for treatment.

The search and rescue operation was continuing, the coast guard's Chan Hsiu-jung said.

浮きドック:山口・下関で沈没 韓国タグボート船長を書類送検 /福岡 02/11/10(毎日新聞)


Capsized M/V Ocean Lark wreck will be lifted by Hans 01/10/10(Source: By Towingline.com)
Search and rescue (SAR) operations continued for the fifth day for missing persons from tugboat M/V “Ocean Lark” which sank off Singapore, as divers completed their underwater search of safely accessible areas of with no further discoveries. The capsized tugboat will be lifted out of the water for a thorough search to ascertain the absence of the four remaining missing persons. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore says the sea search for the missing persons will continue. So far, seven bodies have been recovered. Nine crew have been accounted for, including two plucked out of the sea late on Wednesday.. All crew members are Indonesians.

The vessel sank early on Wednesday while on its way from Batam to Tarempa Natuna in the Riau archipelago in the South China Sea. Singapore and Indonesia’s navies will continue scouring the seas. MPA also said it would continue to remind all vessels passing through the vicinity to be on the lookout for the missing men.

Bron: BluePulz

Singaporean AHTS Capsize and 11 Indonesians missing by Hans 01/08/10(Source: By Towingline.com)
Eleven Indonesians are missing and two others were rescued after the 1973-built, Singapore registered AHTS, M/V “Ocean Lark“, Call Sign 9V6164, IMO Number 7312086, capsized in the waters off the city-state. At 0950hrs on the 6th of January, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was informed that a passing Singapore-registered supply vessel had rescued two persons from a life raft about 16 nautical miles east of Horsburgh Lighthouse.

The two persons rescued reported that they were from the Singapore-registered Ocean Lark and that it had capsized at about 0500 hrs today. According to the two, there were 13 persons onboard the tugboat. The remaining 11 are still unaccounted for. A search and rescue operation (SAR) by MPA, the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Republic of Singapore Navy and commercial vessels is currently underway. Assets deployed include a helicopter and patrol vessels. MPA has issued navigational broadcasts to vessels in the vicinity to assist with the SAR. Indonesia’s Maritime Rescue Coordination center has also been informed. According to reports, all of the 13 crew members of the Ocean Lark are Indonesians. The vessel was on its way from Batam, Indonesia to Matak, also in Indonesia. The Equasis date base shows that the registered owner of the vessel is Intone Pte Ltd. Intone Pte is a member of the Labroy Group, MarineLog reports.

(Source: BluePulz; Photo: Piet Sinke)


Built in 1973 by Bolsones Verft A/S – Molde; Norway as Rig Tugger for K/S Sandoy Supply A/S & Co., Norway. In 1981 sold to Care Offshore S.A., Bursinel; Switzerland and renamed Red Lark. In 1986 renamed by Care Offshore in Gabbiano Rosso. In 1990 back again in Red Lark.. In 1998 sold to Seabulk Offshore Ltd. Fort Lauerdale and renamed Seabulk Lark. In 2002 sold to Labroy Shipping group; Singapore and renamed Ocean Lark. She has an bp of 64 ton by a 4600bhp and a speed of 15 knots.

隠ぺい工作か、韓国西海岸の原油流出事故が2週間後に話題に 01/07/10(Source: Searchina)






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