Juvel

Juvel

Juvel
Photo: reportesuy.com

The 99 meter long, 2708 dwt fishing vessel Juvel caught fire while berthed in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay. The fire started in a cabin during the early morning hours of July 9.  The fire released out dense smoke with toxic gases. The crew were unable to extinguish the flames and requested assistance.  Firefighters assisted by port Tugs and the Navy were able to bring the blaze under control by late afternoon.  One of the 10 crew on board the Juvel sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.  The amount of damage to the Juvel was not reported.

 

Sri Kandi 99

Sri Kandi 99

Sri Kandi 99
Photo: straitstimes.com

On July 9, the 32 meter long, 154 gt passenger ferry Sri Kandi 99 ran aground at the southern end of Pulau Tekong Island, Singapore.  The ferry was making a return trip from the anchored cruise ship Aegean Paradise with 45 passengers and crew bound for Pengerang, Johor.  The ferry struck the rocks off the Pulau Tekong at low tide damaging the hull and leaving the Sri Kandi 99 with a severe list. Forty of the passengers and crew were able to make it shore without issue.  Authorities dispatched patrol vessels to the scene and freed the remaining 5 persons off the ferry.  Reports state 2 persons suffered minor injuries.  All the passengers were later transferred to the ferry Camara Samudra. 

Reports stated the Sri Kandi 99 later capsized onto its starboard hull and partially sank.  Owners have made arrangements to refloat the ferry.  Singapore authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Pan Spirit

Pan Spirit

The 190 meter long, 56891 dwt bulk carrier Pan Spirit ran aground at Mombasa, Kenya.  The Pan Spirit had arrived from a voyage from Al Jubail and was maneuvering to berth in Mombasa when it ran aground. The bulk carrier remain stuck for several hours until it could be refloated later the same day.  No reports of injuries or pollution released.