2012 was a crazy year with a lot of incident photos. Here are gCaptain’s picks for Top 10 Maritime Incident Photos of 2012:

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1. Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia Hull Damage

Image: Wikimedia Commons

2. MV Rena Breaks in Half

Image: Maritime New Zealand

Image: Maritime New Zealand

3. HMS Bounty Sinking.

HMS Bounty Sinking USCG Photo

Image: USCG

 

4. MSC Flaminia

MSC Flaminia Container Ship Fire

Reederei NSB

5. Hong Kong Ferry Disaster – Lamma IV

6. Staten Island Street Grounding

The John B Caddell pictured on November 3, 2012, just a few days after Hurricane Sandy. Image: USCG

The John B Caddell pictured on November 3, 2012, just a few days after Hurricane Sandy. Image: USCG

7. Hurricane Sandy Aerial Photographs

Homes are flooded in Tuckerton, N.J. Image: USCG

Homes are flooded in Tuckerton, N.J. Image: USCG

8. MV Ocean Breeze in Chile

Image: Captain Eric Omar Rodríguez Aracena.

Image: Captain Eric Omar Rodríguez Aracena.

9. Double Grounding in Spain 

10. Corvus J and the Baltic Ace Sinking

The Corvus J after colliding with the Baltic Ace car carrier near Rotterdam.

The Corvus J after colliding with the Baltic Ace car carrier near Rotterdam. Image: KNRM Breskens

Honorable Mentions:

11. Arctic-bound drillship, Noble Discoverer, nearly runs aground in Alaska.

noble discoverer drillship

Noble Discoverer, image courtesy Kristjan Laxfoss

12. USS Porter Collides with Tanker

uss porter tanker collision

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)

What would you add to the list?

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  • http://www.theflotsamdiaries.org Harold Johnson, The Flotsam Diaries

    The Sinopec Hong Kong cargo ship spill that dumped millions (billions?) of plastic pellets into Hong Kong harbor & its beaches. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/hong-kong-plastic-pellets-spill_n_1759119.html

  • http://deckofficer.ru Ilya Smelkov

    Don’t hope for modern life-saving appliances – hope for your good knowledges

  • Louis Vest

    What would I add to the list? How about we all be extra safe in 2013 and don’t add anything at all.

    • http://www.twitter.com/lotsemann Alexandre da Rocha

      There will always be incidents and accidents. For one thing, they generally are by-products of a continuous balancing act between thoroughness and efficiency. Moreover, stupidity is a form of renewable energy…

  • JG

    #4 – the MSC “Flamingia”.

  • Stanislav Palapeshkov

    There is a case with a US NAVY ship U.S.S. Guardian, which stuck in Philippine Reef, hope to not be the same in this list, the place in Philippines is amazing.
    http://www.seajobs.bg

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