A Dutch freighter has sank after colliding nearly head on with the Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier Al-Oraiq in the North Sea off Belgium on Tuesday morning. All 12 crew members from the freighter, named Flinterstar, have been rescued. The crew members were rescued from the cold North Sea, including one person who was reportedly suffering from […]
Coast Guard crews continue searching for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro Tuesday night after covering more than 170,000 square miles since the ship sank during Hurricane Joaquin last Thursday. The Coast Guard says crews have searched a total of 172,257 square nautical miles while searching in the vicinity of the ship’s […]
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By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The worst thing facing the captain of the El Faro when he sailed his 790-foot container ship from Jacksonville, Florida, on Sept. 29 was a tropical storm more than 400 miles from the Bahamas. 1500 UTC TUE SEP 29 – NWS NHC TROPICAL STORM JOAQUIN FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 7 […]
A livestock carrier loaded with cattle turned over while tied up alongside a pier at the Port of Vila do Conde in Bacarena, Brazil, reportedly killing thousands of cattle. According to local reports the ship, the Lebanese-flagged Haidar, had just loaded approximately 5,000 cattle and was departing for Venezuela when the ship started taking […]
By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — A.P. Moeller-Maersk has invited a Danish parliament committee to visit one of its North Sea oil fields amid speculation the company wants to buy a state-controlled energy unit operating in the same area. Maersk is offering members of the Business, Growth and Export Committee to participate in a two-day field […]
By Barbara Liston JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct 6 (Reuters) – Deep seas will likely hamper efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said on Tuesday, as a search for 32 missing crew ran into a sixth fruitless day. National Transportation Safety Board member […]