LOCATION: Mortimer Bay, Newfoundland
Case number: 120-662-R
On September 21, 2014, the Administrator was informed about an incident involving the multi-purpose cargo ship Jana, which was at anchor in Mortimer Bay on the south coast of Newfoundland. The forecast called for hurricane force winds that day. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) engaged, at its expense, a tug to tow the ship to the nearby port of Argentia to prevent a risk of oil pollution should the ship drag its anchor and run aground.
Further information advised that on August 14, the ship had lost engine power shortly after embarking a pilot eight nautical miles off Argentia.
Measures taken by the Administrator
The Administrator conducted background research and ascertained through Ship Safety that the Jana had a Bunkers Convention Certificate, which was valid until February 20, 2015. The Administrator also instructed a research on the ship’s ownership. Research results revealed that the Jana was registered in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda and its registered owner was an entity located in Haren, Germany.
On September 30, 2014, upon receipt of the information from CCG to the effect that it intended to submit a claim to the shipowner’s P&I Club, the Administrator instructed the counsel for the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund (SOPF) to keep a watching brief on any claim that may be filed with the SOPF with regards to this incident.
No claim has been received by the Administrator.
The file remains open.