パラオ共和国（Republic of Palau） 外務省ホームページより
安保理北朝鮮制裁リスト９隻の内パラオ船籍は３隻 10/12/17 (やしの実通信)
下記のThe Marine Executiveの記事が詳しい。
"U.N. Blacklists Four More North Korean Freighters"
- Jia Feng (ex name Cheng Hong), a Palau-flagged bulker
- Kai Xiang, a Panama-flagged bulker
- East Glory (or East Glory 7), a Palau-flagged freighter
- Xin Sheng Hai, a Belize-flagged freighter
- Toyo Maru, a Palau-flagged freighter (formerly flagged in Fiji)
- Jie Shun, a Cambodian-flagged freighter
- Tong San 2, a North Korean-flagged freighter
- Hao Fan 6, a St. Kitts and Nevis-flagged bulker
- Petrel 8, a Comoros-flagged bulker
OCTOBER 11, 2017 /
"U.N. bans four ships over North Korea coal, U.S. delays four more"
Italian authorities seize cocaine worth €850 million from ship headed for Turkey 07/22/23 (MEDYA News)
Italian authorities have intercepted a record haul of 5.3 tonnes of cocaine, worth an estimated €850 million, off the coast of Sicily. Five individuals have been arrested in connection with the seizure. The ship, sailing under the flag of the Micronesian Island state of Palau, was tracked from South America and was destined for Turkey after offloading its illicit cargo to another ship.
Italian authorities have seized 5.3 tonnes of cocaine as it was being transferred between ships off the coast of Sicily, Reuters reported on Thursday.
The Guardia di Finanza arrested five people in relation to the drug haul worth an estimated 850 million euros ($946 million), after tracking a ship from South America.
Packages thrown off the deck were collected by a fishing vessel nearby, according to surveillance aircraft footage.
The ship was sailing under the flag of the pacific island of Palau, and was to head for Turkey after offloading its haul, police officials told BBC Turkish. The drugs were intended for the domestic market in Italy, they said. Crew on the ship held Turkish, Azerbaijani and Ukrainian citizenships, while the small fishing boat was manned by Italian, French and Albanian nationals.
Colonel Gianluca Angelini said the ship, named Plutus, could have set sail from Trinidad or Venezuela.
In 2021, in a now infamous series of tell-all videos, Turkish mafia boss Sedat Peker accused ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) heavyweight and former prime minister Binali Yıldırım of involvement with drug trafficking from Venezuela. According to Peker, Yıldırım’s son Erkam had travelled to the Caribbean coast to set up a new route for the cocaine after neighbouring Colombia and Panama ramped up operations and seized more than 5.6 tonnes of the illicit substance headed for Turkey.
Major drug busts in recent months include 2.3 tonnes of cocaine earmarked for Turkey seized in Peru in March, a 290 kg shipment of cocaine in a ship sailing from Brazil to Turkey in January, and an 850 kg shipment of cocaine in Ecuador, headed for the Turkish port of Mersin in June last year.
貨船高雄港沉沒600空貨櫃漂流 網民笑指漢光演習反登陸新戰術 07/22/2023（stheadline.com）
Six hundred shipping containers reported lost overboard after container ship sinks
Palau-registered feeder boxship is now stranded at port of Kaohsiung 07/24/23 (TradeWinds)
By Adam Corbettin London
Around 600 containers are reported lost from a feeder container ship that sank at the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
As earlier reported by TradeWinds, the Palau-registered, 1,262-teu Angel (built 2003) developed a serious list thought to be caused by water ingress just outside the port.
Taiwan International Ports said that the vessel has now sunk, with local reports suggesting that around 600 containers in total have now been lost from the vessel.
The Kaohsiung City government, the Coast Guard Administration, Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau and Fisheries Agency are coordinating efforts to retrieve the containers with the use of local boats.
It is expected the operation could take several days to complete.
The boxes are reportedly causing a hazard to the local fishing industry.
There are also concerns over possible pollution.
The vessel has around 393.4 metric tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil on board and 91 tonnes of diesel.
Salvage options are now under consideration.
As earlier reported, the Indian Register of Shipping withdrew class from the Angel in May this year. The ship is listed as high-risk under the Tokyo MOU on port state control and has not been inspected in the region since 2018.
The ship is not entered with a protection and indemnity club member under the International Group of P&I Clubs.
The incident is likely to spoil any recent improvement in the number of shipping containers lost at sea from boxships.
According to figures from the World Shipping Council, to the end of 2021 the average number of containers lost at sea each year was 1,566.
But in 2022 that figure had reduced to just 661.
More than 1,100 of containers that fell from Angel remain missing 07/26/23 (Insurance Marine News)
As of the afternoon of July 24th only 206 of the 1,349 empty containers that fell into the water when container ship Angel (IMO 9256406) sank while anchored off Kaohsiung port had been recovered (IMN, July 24th).
The port company said that it had tracked down 573 of the containers, noting that 120 had been washed ashore, while 247 have sunk. The latter figure included 87 that were found, but which sank during the recovery process. Most of the containers were located in the areas off of Linyuan District in Kaohsiung and Donggang Township in Pingtung County, southwestern Taiwan.
Multiple agencies had been enlisted to recover the containers, the port company said.
The Kaohsiung Branch of Taiwan International Ports Co. was working with Kaohsiung City government, the Coast Guard Administration, Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau and the Fisheries Agency. 17 vessels were sent to retrieve the containers, many of which have been spotted floating in the water off the city’s Linyuan District and Donggang Township.
An additional problem was the approach of Typhoon Doksuri, which added a sense of urgency to the issue (see previous story). A few oil spills were also found. The Kaohsiung Branch of Taiwan International Ports Co. has dispatched a total of 39 boats since July 20th, when the captain of the Angel issued a distress message.
A salvage team checked the ship on July 23rd, sealing vents connected to the oil tanks and pumping out the oil to avoid any leakage. The tanks reportedly contained 393.4 tonnes of low sulphur fuel, 98.1 tonnes of light diesel, and 0.348 tonnes of lubricating oil.
Details about the ship’s ownership and recent operations are unclear. The Equasis database lists as the owner Navramar Shipping, which is based in the Marshall Islands. It had acquired the ship in May 2023. The ship was registered in Palau and management is listed as being located in Azerbaijan. Equasis reports it was removed from the Indian registry and by DNV as of the beginning of June, showing the vessel’s current class status as unknown. Further, the database does not list a Port State inspection since 2018.
The ship’s owner will be required by law to submit a salvage plan to the port. Officials said they are asking the managers for a plan to remove the oil from the ship, address the containers floating in the waterways, and for the eventual refloating and removal of the hulk.
2003-built, Palau-flagged, 16,145 gt Angel is owned and managed by Navramar Shipping Inc of Majuro, Marshall Islands. ISM manager is Zulu Shipping LLC of Baku, Azerbaijan.
Palau flag container Ship ANGEL major marine occurrence initial report 07/24/23 (Taiwan Transportation Safety Board)
On July 20th, 2023 at approximately 1009 local time (UTC 0209), the Palau-flagged container ship ANGEL (IMO No. 9256406), with a gross tonnage of 16145, was located about 2.8 nautical miles (5 km) from the south breakwater of the port of Kaohsiung when it lost power for unknown reasons. The hull was listed after flooding, and the Master of ANGEL declared abandonment of the ship. All 19 crew members on board were rescued, and the vessel later sank, hundreds of cargo containers fell into the sea and drifted. The prevention and control of oil pollution in this accident is in progress.
The Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) has identified this event as a marine casualty according to the Transportation Occurrence Investigation Act and has referenced the Casualty Investigation Code of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). An Investigator-In-Charge has been assigned, and an investigation team has been launched to conduct the investigation.
Further information on the progress of the occurrence investigation will be published on the TTSB website.
Vivi Yang, Secretariat Office
Michael GUAN, Deputy Chief Investigator
Marine Occurrence Investigation Division
Ukraine-bound freighter disabled in Bosphorus 09/03/22 (FleetMon)
General cargo ship BRIZA suffered mechanical failure while transiting Bosphorus in northern direction and had to anchor in emergency at around 0230 LT (UTC +8) Sep 3, in Kandilli area. Istanbul Ship Traffic Control tugs responded, the ship started moving at around 0400 LT, understood attempting to complete transit, but at 0440 LT she turned back, and was taken (towed?) back to Marmara sea, anchored at Ahirkapi Anchorage at around 0620 LT Sep 3. The ship is ballasting to Chornomorsk, Ukraine.
Turkey's Bosphorus reopens to traffic after Ukraine cargo ship refloated
Tugboats had been deployed to shift vessel, as route between Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara was briefly blocked off 02/28/17（Middle East Eye）
The Palau-flagged bulk carrier MKK1, carrying grain under UN’s Black Sea grain initiative, is seen drifted aground in the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey, 16 January 2023 (Reuters)
By MEE staff
Maritime traffic at Istanbul's Bosphorus waterway is once again moving after being suspended earlier on Monday following a cargo ship being stranded.
The incident with the Palau-flagged vessel called the MKK1, travelling from Turkey to Ukraine, has not resulted in damage, according to Turkish authorities. However, it had briefly blocked all traffic in the highly important waterway.
According to maritime vessel traffic websites, the 142-metre vessel is now moving across the straits towards the Sea of Marmara.
The freighter experienced a rudder failure at around 7.30am local time.
In a tweet, the Turkish coastguard authority said that it had promptly dispatched five tugboats to the scene.
The Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and is one of the world's busiest maritime passages.
By some estimates, around 48,000 ships pass through the strait each year, which can be challenging to navigate partly due to the narrow width of some parts of the waterway.
A similar incident involving a Ukrainian ship occurred in September last year after it collided with another vessel and briefly ran aground.
Speaking to Middle East Eye at the time, Yoruk Isik, a long-time naval Bosphorus observer said: "The Bosphorus is one of the most professionally managed in all steps, including pre-planning and foreseeing what can happen - it is extremely well managed."
The last major accident on the Bosphorus was in 2019 when a Liberian-flagged cargo ship ran off course and collided with Istanbul's coast, forcing Turkish authorities to close the waterway.
The Bosphorus is one of the world's most important choke points for maritime oil transports, with more than three percent of global supply - mainly from Russia and the Caspian Sea - passing through the 27km waterway.
In the past Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a new canal to be built that would ease traffic on the Bosphorus shipping route.
He first mentioned the idea in 2011, dubbing it his "crazy project". But a currency crisis in 2018 prompted Turkey to freeze investments in large projects.
Kanal Istanbul has returned to the president's agenda periodically. Yet, ground has yet to be broken on the idea.
The 400-metre-wide canal planned to the west of Istanbul would connect the Black Sea in the north to the Sea of Marmara, which eventually runs into the Mediterranean.
Jordan Detains Egyptian Cargo Ship Accusing it of Damaging Coral Reef 09/14/22（THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE）
Egyptian run cargo ship grounded at Aqaba, Jordan (photo posted by Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority)
Jordanian officials have ordered an Egyptian-owned cargo ship to be detained at the port of Aqaba after the vessel grounded in the country’s marine reserve park. It is the second vessel in two months to cause damage to the reserve area with the Jordanian Maritime Authority reporting it is investigating the repeat occurrence of a vessel traveling outside the channel.
The Lotus, an 8,500 dwt general cargo ship was entering the port at 6:50 a.m. local time on Tuesday, September 13 when it grounded in the marine reserve. The preservation area, a prime location for tourists and divers, makes up about half the 16-mile coastline and lies near the entrance to Jordan’s only seaport.
The Jordanian Royal Navy assisted in removing the 356-foot vessel which is registered in Palau from the reef and escorted the ship to the dock in Aqaba for an inspection. The staff of the Jordanian Maritime Authority boarded the vessel to assess the situation. The head of the port authority told local media that they were “taking a measure to prevent the ship from traveling until the investigation is completed.”
The vessel was reported to be arriving empty with its AIS signal showing it was coming from Somalia. It was expected to load a cargo of potash at the fertilizer pier.
Noaman Al-Saifi, head of the Maritime Authority made an official statement reporting that they were sending divers to inspect the coral reef. “It's too early to talk about damages, if there are damages,” he was quoted as saying by state media. Later in the day, however, the state-owned Al-Mamlaka TV was reporting that there is substantial damage to the reef.
In August, Jordanian authorities detained another Egyptian-run vessel, the Flower of the Sea, accusing the cargo ship of having spilled 11 tons of fuel oil in the same area. Jordanian media reports that both vessels are operated by Sea Gate Management with the Flower of the Sea having a history of detentions and deficiencies in prior port state inspections.
The 10,500 dwt vessel, also registered in Palau, was reported to have contaminated a section of the marine reserve on August 14 with the spill later washing up on Jordanian beaches and spreading to the Egyptian side of the Gulf of Aqaba. The case was referred to Jordanian prosecutors later in August.
Actual Video - M/V ARVIN ship breaks -17 January 2021 - Sunk
MV Arvin Moment of breaking of the ship (Video) #shipwrecks #Ship_Accident
This is the M/V Arvin, a Russian-built ship sailing under a Palau flag registered under "Arvin Sg Ltd". She was anchored at the Black Sea port of Bartin (Turkey) and broke in half while anchored and sank Jan 17, 2021 during rough sea currents. Out of the 13 people on board; 6 were rescued, 4 were killed, 3 remained missing as of the time of the search operation. 11 of the souls on board were Ukrainian, and 2 were Russian.
The ship was built in 1975 in Czechoslovakia for the USSR as a dry goods transporter. The ship was designed for mainly for river and lake operations as a barge freighter. She was never designed for rough weather of any sort or the open ocean at all. Despite that fact, she continued to operate in the Black Sea, a region noted for its adverse weather and rough high currents after suffering from over 30 years of poor maintenance and neglect since being sold in 1992 from Russian ownership. These ships are essentially open topped bathtubs with no rigidity, and you can watch them twist and bend just from passing a ship’s wake if they’re unladen. It is not uncommon to see older ones at the end of their service life have several cracks at the deck edge, which will quickly propagate down the hullside if the ship is kept in service. A port state control inspection in Georgia in 2020 found extensive deficiencies on board the Arvin, including severe deck corrosion (softness) and ill-maintained (not functional) weathertight hatches. The Volgo-Balt series of ships were given a restriction on class and were not permitted to sail more than 100 miles from safe haven.
The entire merchant marine fleet in the Black Sea is known for the very poor condition of its ships and the inhumanely poor conditions for the sailors. Olga Ananina, the ITF inspector in Novorossiysk, remarked. “Today the bulkers operate under flag of Panama and under control of Orbital Ship Management. All ships are old and problematic. The wage debts, low wage levels not exceeding the ILO rates, lack of provisions, drinking water, working wear, or cleaning materials – all of these are normal for the rust buckets which sink every year claiming seafarers’ lives." The Seafarers’ Union of Russia strongly recommends to shy away from hiring on these ships as they pose a danger to navigational safety and seafarers lives.
From 1975-1992 before the ship was renamed to the M/V "Arvin", she was known as the VOLGO-BALT 189. The ship worked for the USSR and then White Sea & Onega. After the USSR decommissioned it, it was sold off and eventually became property of Palau as its final owner after being registered in Malta, Iran, and Cambodia over the next 30 years. Sister ships Volgo Balt 179 (built 1973) and Volgo Balt 214 (built 1978) also broke apart and sank in the years prior to the Arvin (Volgo Balt 189). There are many of these Volgo-Balt vessels, built during Soviet times, that is still in operation under different flags and in different trades across the world.
Terrifying Video Shows Cargo Ship Break in Half Off Turkey January 31, 2021 (gCaptain)
A screenshot of video showing the MV Arvin breaking in half, January 17, 2021.
Turkish maritime authorities have published some terrifying video showing a cargo ship breaking in half in a matter of minutes.
The incident took place January 17 when the Palau-flagged Arvin broke in half and sunk at a Black Sea anchorage off the Port of Bartin. The 1975-built ship was reported to be carrying 2,902 tons of urea.
Sadly, this incident did not end well. A day after the ship broke, six of the ship’s 12 crew members were still reported missing.
You can hear the captain making the MAYDAY call in the video below.
Rescuers find bodies of three crewmembers from Arvin bulker that sank off Turkey’s coas January 18, 2021 (KYIV POST)
Arvin cargo ship, with 10 Ukrainians on board, sank near the port city of Bartyn, Turkey on Jan. 17. 2021.
Photo by SabriKeles/vesselfinder.com
The bodies of three sailors from the Arvin bulk carrier, which sank off the coast of Turkey on Sunday, have been discovered as of Jan. 18 morning, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said citing information provided by Turkey.
“According to Turkish authorities, as of 10:00 on January 18, six crewmembers have been rescued (five citizens of Ukraine and one citizen of Russia), and the bodies of three deceased sailors were found (their identification is ongoing),” the ministry said in a statement published on its website on Monday.
The rescued crewmembers have been hospitalized in the city of Bartin, and the search and rescue operation is continuing.
The Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey and several consular workers have arrived in Bartin to provide the Ukrainians with consular assistance and coordinate collaboration with the relevant Turkish agencies. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and embassy to Turkey have taken the incident under special control.
The Ukrainian embassy to Turkey said later the Ukrainians rescued from the sunken vessel had been discharged from the hospital.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported earlier that the Arvin (IMO 8874316, sailing under the flag of Palau) sank near the coast of Turkey’s Bartin province on January 17. Tentative findings indicate that the wreck might have been caused by a heavy storm. The vessel had 12 crewmembers on board, among them ten Ukrainian citizens, it said. The Ukrainian company Arvin Shipping LTD has been named as the vessel’s owner.
The Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) has said there were two Russian citizens onboard the bulker.
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By Reuters Staff, ロイター
［パリ／ロンドン／モスクワ ２５日 ロイター］ - 欧州情報機関の複数の関係筋によると、北朝鮮は昨年８月の国連安全保障理事会の制裁決議で石炭輸出が禁止された後に、ロシアを経由して日本と韓国に石炭を輸出していた。専門家はこの取引が国連の制裁決議に違反している可能性が高いとみている。
Madras HC orders arrest of Palau-flagged ship 01/16/23 (THE TIMES OF INDIA）
A Subramani / TNN
(TIMES OF INDIA) - CHENNAI: The Madras high court has ordered the arrest of a Palau-flagged ship, anchored at V O Chidambaranar Port at Turicorin, for non-payment of dues running to more than Rs 78 lakh.
Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean.
The ship - TB Parasea One - was carrying construction materials from Singapore to Male, and the vessel had serious mechanical troubles including water seepage through a hole in the ballast. It had to be sent for repairs by Mangalore-based Roy Lexim which had chartered the vessel for the trip.
Owing to repair works and the inability of the vessel to carry the originally contracted quantity of 5,000 tons of materials, the company through S Senthil of Vadapalani in Chennai had moved the court for recovery of more than Rs 78 lakh. The money was to have been paid by the Dubai-based Paradigm Seastar Ltd, he said.
On Monday, Justice P Velmurugan, passing orders on a civil suit filed by Roy Lexim, said the ship shall be arrested in the territorial waters of India at VOC Port in Tuticorin.
The vessel shall be arrested with her hull, tackle, engines, bunker, machinery, paraphernalia and all her appurtenant in as is whe
M/V Arvin. Ballast tk No 1 port
M/V Arvin, Ballast tk No 1 port continue
Yes it looks real scabby. But how much thinning was there? Shit vid to determine how much actual corrosion damage there was. Since that’s a ‘wet’ hold and sea water is used for ballast you would expect lots of corrosion. I would think when this ship was built the thickness of the material is chosen for strength with a margin to cover the eventual loss of material due to corrosion, but maybe post war it was just about getting the ship on the water. Maybe those tanks are coated in newer ships to inhibit that corrosion but this ship was nearly 50yo. I’ve seen newer equipment where the ladders were rusted nearly away and maybe 20 years old.
While I am sure this wasn’t helping, I don’t know that it’s the ‘one’ cause leading to the sinking.
- Ship was at anchor causing extra stress on the bow, it’s age giving fatigue to the structure and materials. It looked like the first major give happened with the bow nosing down, possibly from the ‘pulling’ action of the anchor
-from what I read it may have been shipping in water due to faulty hatches and or seals leading to extra weight.
- also may have been overloaded beyond design specs. Old ship in a new world and trying to maximize its profitability. Ship didn’t capsize or nose down, it was physically sundered.
- lack of proper maintenance and repair weakening the structure.
- also from what is being commented the ship was not a ocean going vessel by design. Perhaps when new it was not an issue ( loaded less and 50 years of shipping fatigue in the distant future).
Damn shame those sailor lost their lives. But this won’t stop happening until the people at the top get held to account. Not fines but actual prison time. Because if they just get to pay money after people die due to their companies negligence it just hits the ‘profit margin’, doesn’t hit home.
I am all about capitalism. But lack of accountability from the top down is a cancer of any system. The owner of ships like these need to be held accountable. Captain...up to a point, soon as the saw the bow ‘left’ the ship an abandon order should have been given. But 7 minutes (reportedly) isn’t a lot of time. The proximity to a rough shore in rough weather would make rescue extremely dangerous.
２０１５年８月、客船「LEISURE WORLD (IMO 6921828O)」がoverloading(過積載)で出港停止命令をシンガポールで受けた。検査会社は「International Register of Shipping」。
検査会社が「International Register of Shipping」である事実が安全でないと個人的に判断します。
LEISURE WORLD IMO 6921828 Flag: Palau built: 1969, Gross tonnage: 15,653 tons, Owner&Manage: Universal ShipmanagementSingapore（ShipSpotting.com)
国連機関、欠陥船根絶へ出張監査 日本提唱で攻め姿勢へ (朝日新聞）
欠陥船根絶で監査制度試行 日本の提唱受けＩＭＯ (共同通信）
便宜置籍船とライドシェア 前国土交通政策研究所長 川西 徹 （国土交通省）