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SHIP NAME: Black Rose KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 5
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This is for information of all concerned that MV Black Rose (Nationaility Mongolia, IMO No 7602455, Draft fwd 7.53 and aft 8.60 m) having 23,847 MT of iron ore while at anchor reported at 1740 hours on 09.09.2009 that vessel developing list of 20 degrees to starboard and which eventually increased to 30 degrees to starboard.

As per advice of Port Authority, vessel picked up anchor proceeded toward coast for baching to save the ship. Vessel could move only 1.5 miles toward the coast and developed further list, power failure, capsized, and sank at position lat 20 deg 12.7N and long 86 deg 39.0E.

There were 27 crew including Master (17 Bangladeshi, 3 Russians, 7 Ukrainians). 26 persons rescued bu Port crafts, and one crew (Oleksandr Illyushchenko, dob 01.01.1947) is still missing.


source www.marinebuzz.com/2009/09/10/
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MV Black Rose, bulk carrier with 27 crew members sank off Paradip port on September 09. All crew members (including Captain Servey Kamarov) except the Chief Engineer were rescued by Coast Guard and port’s rescue team. Though the sunken vessel is not a navigational hazard in the channel, the extent of marine pollution from the vessel is under scrutiny.

Some further information available on Black Rose are: * Vessel listed and sank around 1800 hours, while in * anchorage about three nautical miles from port’s south * break water. * Vessel was carrying about 23,847 tonnes of iron ore to * China. The cargo was transported by A B Minerals of * Kolkata and Rektor Mines of Orissa. * Crew: Ukrainians – 7, Russians – 3, Bangladeshis – 17. * Oleksander Ilyushchenko, Chief Engineer (Ukrainian * national) of the vessel could not be found. It seems the * Chief Engineer has sunk with the vessel, while attempting * to save the vessel from sinking. * Vessel particulars o Mongolian flagged, 37,657 dwt o length: 187.73 metres o beam: 28.4 metres o draft: 10.8 metres * Information about MV Black Rose from Daily Traffic report * of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) o September 09 - Deliberately slow loading for reasons not known. o September 10 – Due to emergency rescue operation for MV Black Rose, all vessel movements in the port from 1800 hours on September 09 to 0600 hours on September 10 were affected. * Vessel’s agent in India: Sea Trans Private Limited. * PPT has ordered an inquiry and Deputy-conservator, the * Traffic Manager of the port have been asked to submit a * preliminary report on the cause of the mishap.


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A Mongolian ship transporting iron ore to China on Wednesday sank off Paradip port tonight killing one of the 27 crew members while the others were rescued. Alexander Liosiko, 45, the Chief Engineer of the ship 'Black Rose' drowned as he tried till the last to save the vessel from going down in the Bay of Bengal. Captain Servey Kamarov and 25 other crew members were rescued by the Coast Guard while they were floating in the sea wearing life jackets. The ship, owned by a person in Mongolia and registered in Ulan Bator, had come to Paradip in August but got permission for loading only today. Port sources said the Sea Trans Private Limited was the agency which was sending iron ore from Orissa to China. According to Protection and Indemnity surveyor Captain G Mantri, the ship was loaded with iron ore files having excess moisture content. When the captain of the ship objected to loading of raw materials having excess moisture content, his complaint was not taken into consideration by Sea Trans Private Limited, sources said. According to UN guidelines, the cargo being transported in ships must have transportable moisture limits. After loading of about 24,000 metric tonnes of iron ore files, the ship tilted to the right and finally sank when 7,000 tonnes more were left to be loaded. Investigations found the vessel had developed a hole. Another ship named 'Voracious Sky' was also loaded by the same transporting agency with materials of high moisture content yesterday, sources said. In 2007, a ship narrowly escaped sinking due to having loaded materials having high moisture content.


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Vessel sailed from Paradip for China with a cargo of iron ore said to be with excessive moisture content. The ship begain to list six miles off the loading port and 26 out of 27 crew were rescued in their life jackets by the Indian Coast Guard.

Intercargo notes that the Black Rose and also the Asian Forest were both lost while carrying a cargo of iron ore, both incidents occurred to vessels which had loaded cargoes in India during the monsoon season.


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Cause appears to be loss of stability due to high moisture iron ore fines cargo shifting. But we would like to know more about the nature of the hole, and why the initial list increased.

The Black Rose has a checkered past. On 2006-05-12, Lloyds Register classification was withdrawn 8 days before her Special Survey was due. Many other surveys were overdue at the time. The ship switched to Mongolian flag, and something called the International Ship Classification, a Singaporean "clasification society", which appears to have started up around 2005. Equasis has no record of any surveys since. The ship had a long record of PSC deficiencies. Her last port state inspection appears to have been in 2009-04 in Russia where she had a total of 26 deficiencies but was not detained.

Depsite the fact that the crew was detained for two months in Paradip allegedly with no explanation, it is highly doubtful that there will be a meaningful investigation.