Authorities Find 16.5 Tons of Cocaine on Ship at Port of Philadelphia

Federal authorities have seized approximately 16.5 tons of cocaine from a ship at the Port of Philadelphia, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania tweeted Tuesday. The drugs were seized on a ship at the Packer Marine Terminal on the Delaware River. The U.S. Attorney’s office said the drug bust marks the largest drug seizure in the history of … [Read more...]

Reports: K-Line Car Carrier on Fire in South China Sea

The K-Line car carrier Diamond Highway has been abandoned in the South China Sea after a fire broke out on board the vessel late Sunday night, according to reports.  A Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson confirmed to media that the Panamanian-flagged Diamond Highway caught fire as it was underway near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). The fire was first reported at around … [Read more...]

Video Shows Frantic Moments Before Historic Schooner’s Collision with Containership

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXrTvVh4NOs Some new video today from on board the Elbe No. 5 shows the moments just prior to the historic schooner's collision with a containership on the Elbe River near Hamburg last week. As we reported, the Elbe No. 5 partially sank after it collided with the 150-meter containership Astrosprinter near Hamburg last Saturday afternoon. … [Read more...]

Watch: Crazy Dude Brings Boat Between Ship and Pier During Docking

Now I'm not sure what this guy's business was for being there, but to quote the great 1994 class Dumb and Dumber, "talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time."  Check it out below: #Repost @bbpilots Please don’t do this while a 1000’ container ship is trying to dock. Luckily the @MoranTowing tugs were powerful enough to stop the 75,000 ton ships momentum … [Read more...]