Wednesday, 10 April 2019

GRIMALDI ro-ro hit by runaway truck, fire

An uncontrollable truck hit GRIMALDI’s ro-ro ship GRANDE SAN PAOLO, docked at Santos Brazil, in the morning Apr 9. Truck said to be runaway, it just rode off by itself, though not clear whether it happened on board of the ship, or at her side – understood it happened on board during offloading. After the hit, truck went on fire, extinguished by fire engine and the crew. The ship sustained slight damages.
Ro-ro cargo ship GRANDE SAN PAOLO, IMO 9253208, GT 56738, built 2003, flag Italy, manager GRIMALDI Group.

Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.

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Ro-ro ship on fire in Red sea, crew evacuated

Ro-ro cargo ship AL FAYROUZ issued distress signal in the afternoon Apr 8 in southern Red sea some 60 nm off Farasan island, Saudi Arabia. Signal was received via INMARSAT by MRCC France and redirected to MRCC Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi’s Navy and CG were deployed in rescue operation, all 31 crew were evacuated without, reportedly any injures. No information on ship, fire extent, damages, present status. Latest AIS dated 1000 UTC Apr 8, ship adrift in vicinity 16 15N 041 04E. Judging from track, fire erupted shortly after 0030 UTC Apr 8. The ship was en route from Suez port to Djibouti.
Ro-ro cargo ship AL FAYROUZ, IMO 7822512, GT 6257, built 1980, flag Panama, manager MANSOUR AGENCY, Egypt (EQUASIS).

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