The Jazeera Reefer, which arrived in the Maldives on July 22, had to comply with European Union and Indian Ocean Tuna Commission regulations, which caused her to be anchored in Malé for her cargo hatch repairs. And now she’s docked at the MTCC jetty for repairs post accident.
On September 15th, around 8 a.m., vessels at Malé anchorage encountered strong winds and heavy swells. Winds gusting to 68-70 knots. Her anchor dragged and drifted towards the shallow of Maa Thila due to the Jazeera Reefer’s age and anchor type, particularly the holding ground.
The crew failed to take immediate action while she was dragging and collided with another tanker vessel at anchorage named BOC1 belonging to Happy Market.
The subject vessel was docked at the MTCC Thilafushi jetty for repairs on October 4th, according to reports. The fabrication, fitting, and welding work is expected to cost MVR 1.5 million for repairs post accident.
Within the previous month, the position of Chief Officer became vacant, and the company advertised a job opening for the position. The Master was not onboard at the time of the collision, and the Chief Officer Mr.Ismail was in command.