Missing Unlit Dry Dock Turns Up in The Bahamas After More Than a Year at Sea

The saga of the unlit section of dry dock that has been floating around the Atlantic Ocean for more than a year now may finally be coming to a close after it turned up in the Exuma island chain last week. The Bahamas’ Royal Bahamas Defence Force said the “unidentified floating container unit” was located off Farmer’s Cay and locals were able to anchor the object and place a … [Read more...]

Pirates Fire On LNG Carrier Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired on an LNG tanker last week off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has confirmed. The incident took place last Tuesday, November 26, approximately 30 nautical miles southwest of Bonny. The Piracy Reporting Centre report said the LNG tanker was chased and fired upon by nine pirates in a speed boat. The … [Read more...]

Video: AIS Animation Shows Collision Between Oil Tanker and Norwegian Frigate

Check out this an AIS animation below showing Thursday's collision between an oil tanker and a Norwegian frigate taking place in the Hjeltefjorden fjord on the west coast of Norway. As you can see, the tanker Sola TS had just departed a terminal with an escort tug alongside when it collided with the KNM Helge Ingstad, identified in the video as NATO WARSHIP F313, at around … [Read more...]

Caught on Video: HM Coastguard Rescues Fishermen from Capsized Vessel in English Channel

Four fisherman have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized in the English Channel approximately 14 nautical miles south of Eastbourne, England on Thursday. The HM Coastguard successfully winched two of the fisherman from the overturned hull of the fishing vessel, while a nearby ship rescued two others from the water. The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency … [Read more...]