Tuesday, June 6, 2023

New Zealand: Ship issues distress call for loss of power and direction

Maritime New Zealand, a state regulatory and safety agency in that country, reported that it – through the New Zealand Rescue Coordination Center (Rccnz) – had to respond to a distress call issued on May 12, 2023 by the vessel Schilling, which lost power Was. and direction as a result of sea conditions and the partial repair of the failure that occurred on 15 April this year.

Under this scenario, the New Zealand unit deployed an ocean tugboat, the Scandi Emerald, to the ship’s location, 22 nautical miles northwest of Farewell Spit, with no risk of running aground and There were 24 crew members on board.

In this sense, at 16:42 (local time) on 12 May, Scandi was able to join Emerald Schilling, which began to tow the stricken ship 15 nautical miles east of the Spit. Later both the ships were safely anchored in Tasman Bay.

In line with the above, on 14 May, Marine NZ reported that “the ship’s owner is working to confirm a suitable location the ship can safely anchor or dock. Due to its size and current location, the owner’s The agent contacted Centreport in Wellington.”

In turn, Maritime NZ Incident Controller Kenny Crawford commented that “while decisions on pitch, anchor locations and towing are managed by the owners of the shillings, Maritime NZ conducts inspections and works with the Centreport and Wellington Harbor Master to ensure process is in place”. In touch. Safely.”

On 15 May, Maritime NZ reported that Schilling was still anchored in Tasman Bay with the Scandi Emerald, which also remained in position to render assistance.

In this context, Maritime NZ indicated that “the timing of the transfer of the vessel has not yet been confirmed. Based on the forecast, the next possible weather window for the transfer is Friday (19 May). Payment for the transfer of the boat Schilling is managed by the owners and their insurers”.

As such, the Centreport and Wellington Harbor Master continue to discuss plans and preparations for the ship’s arrival. In the meantime, Maritime NZ maintains its monitoring and supervision role and is in regular contact with all parties involved.

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