Category: Capsize

Southern Phoenix

Southern Phoenix

Southern Phoenix
Photo: fijivillage.com

The 88 meter long, 4285 dwt cargo vessel Southern Phoenix capsized and sank in Suva Harbor, Fiji. The Southern Phoenix was berthed loading containers when it suffered water ingress. The crew attempted to stop the inflow, but the flooding could not be contained. The cargo vessel began to list to its port side as it continued to fill with water. Eventually the crew decided there was nothing they could do and evacuated the vessel. The mooring lines were cut loose and a tug pulled the Southern Phoenix away from the berth.

The Southern Phoenix capsized and sank just a short distance away from the pier. Multiple containers broke free and spilled into the water. Several floated and were secured with ropes. Authorities deployed booms around the partially sunken Southern Phoenix to contain any pollution released. No reports of injuries.

Hordafor V

Hordafor V

Hordafor V
Photo: bt.no

The 80 meter long tanker Hordafor V  capsized while in drydock at the Nauta Repair Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The floating drydock had lost stability and rolled over on its side spilling the tanker into water. No reports of injuries. Authorities laid out booms to contain any pollution released.

Yue Dian 57

Yue Dian 57

Zhongguohaijing 3062
Photo: sina.com.cn

The 190 meter long, 56692 dwt bulk carrier Yue Dian 57 collided with the 40 meter long patrol vessel Zhongguohaijing 3062 near Nei Island in the Pearl River estuary, Guangdong, China. The bulk carrier was headed to Tianjin from Guangzhou when it struck the patrol vessel. The Zhongguohaijing 3062 capsized  and sank sending the eight crew into water.  Local fishermen were able to rescue all eight crew. No reports of injuries.

Yue Dian 57
Photo: sina.com.cn

The Yue Dian 57 dropped anchor near the incident site. Authorities quickly dispatched a salvage team to the scene. A barge with a crane was able to raise the patrol vessel.

Reports state the Zhongguohaijing 3062 was engage in monitoring the area for illegal fishing. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.