Coast Guard suspended MV Carnival's Safety Certificate

By Accidents

MV Carnival, a cargo ship that was manned by twenty-six crew members, incidentally ran aground while trying to avoid fishing boats nearly 100 meters off the light station in Agutaya Island in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, on the 23rd of February, 2013.
However, further investigations on the accident of the grounded vessel revealed that MV Carnival actually grounded due to the lack of pre-plotted course on chart, defective radar onboard, uncompensated magnetic compass and insufficient luminosity of Light Station Agutaya.
After 2 days of the agrounding accident, the Special Operations Unit-Northern Mindanao made underwater hull survey on the grounded ship MV Carnival at the anchorage zone of Jasaan, Kimaya, Misamis Oriental to evaluate its damage and assess its seaworthiness.
The inspection of the underwater hull revealed the following:
Propeller : 4 blades propeller
All blades are in good condition
Marine growth and barnacles are sighted particularly on its propeller shafting
Neither dents nor cracks sighted Rudder
Noted no damage, dents and or cracks
Small amount of barnacles and or marine growth are sighted especially at the rudder post
Over-all bottom hull
Noticed painting faded and have doted scratches 10 metres from the extended keel
Slightly dents sighted on amid vessel keel portion
No crack sighted on over-all bottom hull painting
Noticed presence on marine growths and barnacles on its port and starboard bilge keel bottom part
Over-all underwater hull plating noticed and observed to be in conditions.

The ship was pulled out from its grounding position by its sister vessel MV BC 2 and no signs of oil spill was found.
The grounded vessel MV Carnival, with 659.38 gross tonnage, was skippered by Captain Oscar B Durano and was bound for Dapa, Surigao del Norte when the accident happened. Subject ship is owned and operated by Seen Sam Shipping Corporation.