Sage Sagittarius, Ship Of Death – ABC Spotlights Murder On The High Seas


Scroll down for video. An Australian court has heard of a captain’s scheme to cover up gun sales and assault on board a Japanese-owned bulk carrier where three crewmen died. The new details emerged during a New South Wales State Coroner’s inquest into the mysterious deaths of two crew members killed in separate incidents while working on board the Panama-flagged coal … [Read more...]

Engine Room Fire Breaks Out Aboard Baker Hughes Supply Vessel

SV VESTFONN - Baker Hughs Supply Vessel

The Indian Coast Guard hreported that a major fire broke out on the Baker Hughes Oil Field Services (India) supply vessel Vestfonn off the coast of Mumbai India yesterday. The Indian Coast Guard Maritime RCC at Mumbai received a distress alert from Mumbai high supply vessel Vestfonn at 2:20 pm local time. The vessel, located 108 Nautical Miles west of Mumbai, notified the … [Read more...]

One Big Chart Showing All The Missiles That Can Sink A Ship

Anti Ship Missile Infographic

The first anti-ship missiles (ASMs), developed and built by Nazi Germany, used radio command guidance and technology has rapidly improved in the intervening years. Most of today's anti-ship missiles are of the sea skimming variety, and many use both inertial guidance and active radar homing. A good number of other anti-ship missiles … [Read more...]

Panama Canal Lightning Storm – Ship Photo Of The Day

lightning-ship Panama Canal

This photo from the gCaptain archives was submitted by Eric Miller and was taken by John Dunaway, 2nd mate of the 8,000 DWT US Flagged heavy lift vessel M/V Ocean Atlas. The ship has a 400 metric tons lifting capacity, 11,500-cbm bale, box-shaped holds, and 16.5 knot service speed. The Ocean Atlas was designed for the movement of project/heavy-lift and military cargoes such as … [Read more...]

2 Activists Now Chained To Shell Support Vessel


Bellingham, Washington -This photograph provided by Reese Semanko shows Chiara Rose, a environmental activist protesting arctic drilling, suspended from the anchor chain of the offshore vessel Arctic Challenger. According to a spokesman for the protesters, she climbed up the chain Friday night in protest of Shell's plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard says it has no … [Read more...]