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Investigation Activity Report
MS Collision M/V Baffin Strait
Activity Start Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
MISLE Activity Number: 3541191
MISLE Originating Unit: Activities Far East
MISLE Activity Owner: Commandant (CG-INV-3)
MISLE Activity Controller: Commandant (CG-INV-3)
MISLE Case Number: 464094

I. INCIDENT BRIEF
At 2323 22 Apr 09, a severe squall moved into the Eastern Anchorage Area, Singapore. Car carrier Jasmine Ace, which was bunkering ahead of Baffin Strait, was struck by the wind causing the ship to drag anchor. Jasmine Ace drifted down wind & struck starboard side of Baffin Strait with its starboard quarter. Ships remained married for several minutes with Baffin Strait's bow supporting other ship's stern and it's anchor keeping the bow from going down wind. Jasmine Ace's port beam was exposed directly to the wind and the exposed sail area of the side of the ship caused Baffin Strait's anchor to drag. Baffin Strait lowered the port anchor to stop drag and Jasmine Ace proceeded to start engines and maneuver. Jasmine Ace's prop or rudder was temporarily fouled in other ship's anchor chain causing it to turn 90 degrees and temporarily lay along Baffin Strait's side. Jasmine Ace eventually became free and was able to maneuver away. Damage to Baffin Strait was limited to starboard bulwark on focsle being disfigured and starboard bow running light to be displaced.

II. INCIDENT SUMMARY
Incident Involved: Marine Casualty, Reportable
Level of Investigation: Data Collection
IMO Classification: Routine
USCG Classification: Routine
Was This a Serious Marine Incident? No
Was a Marine Board Convened by Commandant? No
Personal Casualty Summary Vessel(s) Status Summary Property Damage Summary
Total Missing: 0
Total Dead: 0
Total Injured: 0
At Risk, Not Injured: 0
Total Not at Risk: 3
Total at Risk: 0
Actual Total Loss(es): 0
Total Constructive Loss, Salvaged: 0
Total Constructive Loss, Unsalvaged: 0
Damaged: 2
Undamaged: 0
Total Damage:
Vessel(s): $15000
Cargo: $0
Facility: $0
Other: $0

*May Include Estimates*

III. ACTIONS IN REPONSE TO THIS REPORT
Actions on Recommendations:

NO RECORDED DATA
Safety Alerts:

NO RECORDED DATA

IV. FINDINGS OF FACT
Subjects of the Investigation
Involved Vessel(s) Involved Facilities

Vessel Name: BAFFIN STRAIT
VIN: 1164643
Role: Involved in a Marine Casualty

Vessel Name: JASMINE ACE
VIN: 9104263
Role: Involved in a Marine Casualty

NO RECORDED DATA
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Involved Parties Involved Organizations

Party Name: Removed for Privacy
Party Name: Removed for Privacy
Party Name: Removed for Privacy

NO RECORDED DATA
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Response Resources Waterway Segment(s)

NO RECORDED DATA

NO RECORDED DATA
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V. REFERRAL FOR ENFORCEMENT ACTION

NO RECORDED DATA
Last Update:
Monday, November 19, 2018