Lysblink Seaways Floats Off Scottish Shore

lysblink seaways

At just before 9PM last night, the grounded cargo ship Lysblink Seaways unexpectedly self-floated from the shore at Kilchoan, Scotland. The ship had run aground on the shore two days ago for reasons yet unknown. The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) says the ship is now anchored in close proximity to where she ran aground while a dive inspection team continues to … [Read more...]

Svitzer Salvage Team Inspects Grounded DFDS Cargo Ship

Lysblink Seaways

The U.K Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reports the grounded DFDS cargo ship Lysblink Seaway has spilled an undefined quantity of diesel oil from it's starboard side.  The MCA says an absorbent oil boom has been put into contain the spill and weather operations are cooperating. Briggs Marine vessels Forth Jouster and Kingdom of Fife are on scene and are supporting the … [Read more...]

Car Carrier Hoegh Osaka Heads for Falmouth After Cargo Discharge

Undated photo of the Hoegh Osaka car carrier courtesy Hoegh Autoliners

Höegh Autoliners says all units have now been discharged from its Hoegh Osaka car carrier in Southampton and the vessel is now completely empty of cargo. Cleaning of the decks and accommodation areas has also been completed, according to the company, and the vessel was expected to be head to Falmouth for final repair on Tuesday. AIS data from showed the … [Read more...]

USNS Sgt Metaj Kocak Refloated from Okinawan Shoals

The Military Sealift Command prepositioning vessel USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005). File Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

After careful deballasting, USNS Sgt Metaj Kocak was successfully refloated today at approximately 1730 local time, according to an emailed statement from the U.S. Military Sealift Command. The vessel was lightered yesterday by a fuel tanker and took on ballast in order to remain secure until conditions were determined safe to refloat the vessel. Incredibly, the vessel … [Read more...]

SMIT and Nippon Contracted to Salvage Grounded MSC Ship

USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005)

After running aground 8 days ago off the east coast of Okinawa, Japan, plans to salvage Military Sealift Command's USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) are under way today. In a phone call with MSC spokesperson Nathan Potter, he says the ship is currently being dewatered and that a tanker is on its way to defuel the vessel.   gCaptain sources, along with AIS data, indicates the … [Read more...]

Hoegh Osaka Salvage: List Cut in Half as Good Progress Continues to be Made

Østensjø Rederi thorax tug

The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reports "good progress continues to be made" today as salvors aboard the Hoegh Osaka have reduced the vessel's list to starboard to 25 degrees, or roughly half of what it was 19 days ago. The agency says all water has been removed from the car decks and as ballast operations continue throughout the day, the ship will hopefully … [Read more...]