Passenger Ship Fire, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Passenger ship ELOBEY XII, docked at Malabo port, Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea, suffered major fire on Feb 16. the ship is undergoing maintenance repairs, understood fire was caused by repair works. Fire was extinguished, ship’s interior said to be heavily damaged, but the ship won’t be decommissioned, she’ll be repaired.
Passenger ship ELOBEY XII, IMO 8329919, GT 997, built 1995, flag Equatorial Guinea.
Mass Crew Poisoning On PRECIOUS Bulk Carrier, Indian Ocean
Mass crew poisoning occurred on board of Thai bulk carrier LANNA NAREE, according to local news source citing MFA statement. News are rather confusing and contradict ship’s track and records. According to tracks and records, the ship was in Indian ocean SSE of Maldives, en route from Thailand via Singapore to Puerto Rico, food poisoning took place on Feb 5-6. LANNA NAREE changed course and steamed to Male, Maldives. She arrived at Male on Feb 9, it is said, that 18 crew were poisoned, 1 of them died. All sick seamen were later transferred to Thailand, understood by Feb 10 replacement crew arrived at Male, crew replacement and repatriation operation was carried out with the help of Thailand MFA. LANNA NAREE left Male on Feb 11 and resumed her voyage.bNumber of medevaced and repatriated crew was probably, less, than stated.
Two Crew Injured In Accident, Airlifted To Hospital, Med
Two crew on board of bulk carrier NAVIGARE BOREAS were injured in a work-related accident on Feb 16, Master requested medical assistance.
The ship was sailing south of Menorca, Balearic islands, Spain. Salvamento Maritimo scrambled a helicopter, injured crew airlifted and transferred to hospital. Bulk carrier continued her voyage from Tarragona Spain to Gabes Tunisia. No details were given on character of accident and the condition of injured seamen.
CMA CGM Post-Panamax Reportedly Ran Aground While Transiting Suez
CGM TITUS reportedly ran aground while transiting Suez Canal in northern direction on Feb 15 at kilometer 54 mark. According to track she was aground for about two hours. She was refloated and safely completed transit. Understood no damages found, CMA CGM TITUS continued her voyage to Lebanon, left Lebanon waers on Feb 16, bound for Piraeus.
Container ship CMA CGM TITUS, IMO 9450636, dwt 102000, capacity 8465 TEU, built 2011, flag France, manager CMA CGM.