Thursday, June 10, 2021
Accidents

Mauritius’ Top Court Denies Bail to Wakashio Captain; Master to Remain in Jail Pending Trial

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius Mauritius’ Supreme Court rejected a appeal for the release on bail of the captain of the ill-fated Wakashio, siding instead with prosecutors that the captain...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 3057

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
ever smart cargo loss
Accidents

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch: Too Early to Tell ‘Common Themes’ in North Pacific Container Losses

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch says its too early say what exactly is causing the increasing number of container loss incidents in the North Pacific Ocean or whether these...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 5368

seacor power salvage
Accidents

SEACOR Power Wreck Cracking, Altering Salvage of Sunken Lift Boat

The SEACOR Power lift boat will not be able to raised in one piece as the structural integrity of the vessel has been compromised and is showing signs of breaking...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 3783

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Akademik Ioffe
Accidents

Passenger Vessel Grounding Shows Risks of Arctic Travel

By Clifford Harvey, Director of Marine Investigations at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada On 24 August 2018, the passenger vessel Akademik Ioffe ran aground in the Canadian Arctic. The vessel was...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 8142

seacor power capsized
Accidents

SEACOR Power Owners File Lawsuit to Limit Liability from Deadly Capsizing

The owners of the Seacor Power lift boat have filed a civil lawsuit seeking to limit their liability from the April capsizing off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana that...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 3217

Monday, June 7, 2021
Accidents

gCaptain Weekly – Episode 6 – Disasters Strike

John Konrad and Sal Mercogliano discuss the recent spate of shipping disasters from the X-Press Pearl to the Wakashio to the Golden Ray. Watch previous episodes of gCaptain Weekly: Episode...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 1604

seastreak ferry grounding
Accidents

New York City High-Speed Ferry Grounds in Brooklyn

A New York City ferry with 125 people on board ran aground and began taking on water on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 8475

x-press pearl
Accidents

Environmental Disaster Feared from X-Press Pearl Sinking

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) — Contaminants released from the wreckage of a container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka could be dragged thousands of kilometers by ocean currents, impacting...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 3293

Friday, June 4, 2021
seacor power salvage
Accidents

Salvors Prepping to Raise SEACOR Power in Gulf of Mexico

A salvage team is continuing preparations to raise the sunken Seacor Power lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Crews last month completed the removal of approximately 20,363 gallons of...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 4538

x-press pearl
Accidents

Sri Lanka Fisherman Count Cost of X-Press Pearl Sinking

By Channa Kumara LELLANA, Sri Lanka, June 4 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan fisherman say they feel helpless after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals and plastics caught fire and...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 3800

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Kaami grounding
Accidents

MAIB Report Reveals Holes in Cargo Ship’s Voyage Planning Process Before Grounding

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued its report into last year’s grounding of the general cargo vessel Kaami on the west coast of Scotland, revealing holes in the...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 6327

oocl containership accident
Accidents

Watch: Containership Takes Out Cranes at Kaohsiung Port in Taiwan

A 316-meter-long containership took out two cranes at the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. The port reported that the OOCL Durban was being moved from another area of the port...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 45178

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
golden ray oil discharge
Accidents

Oil Spill Reported at Golden Ray Wreck Site

The Unified Command overseeing the wreck removal of the Golden Ray has reported an oil spill that personnel were working to mitigate to both on water and along the shoreline...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 4269

indonesia missing submarine
Accidents

Indonesia Ends Salvage of Sunken Submarine

By Kate Lamb, Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Stanley Widianto JAKARTA, June 2 (Reuters) – Indonesia ended salvage efforts on Wednesday to retrieve a disaster-stricken submarine that cost 53 lives...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 10632

Accidents

X-Press Pearl Partially Sinks Off Colombo – PHOTOS

The MV X-Press Pearl has partially sunk off the coast of Sri Lanka during an attempt to tow the vessel to deeper waters, the ship’s operator has confirmed. Salvors boarded...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 18490

iran navy ship sinking
Accidents

Iran’s Largest Navy Ship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman

DUBAI, June 2 (Reuters) – Iran’s largest navy ship the Kharg sank on Wednesday after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman, but the crew were safely rescued, Iranian media reported. No...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 12149

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Accidents

Mauritius Coast Guard Watch Officer Comes Under Fire in Wakashio Grounding Investigation

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius, A Mauritius Coast Guard watch officer has come under fire in the investigation into last year’s grounding of the Wakashio ore carrier at Pointe-d’Esny, resulting...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 7576

nicola faith recovered
Accidents

Sunken Fishing Vessel Nicola Faith Raised Off Wales

A crane barge contracted by the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has raised the sunken fishing vessel Nicola Faith as part of the agency’s investigation into the accident. The Nicola...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 3506

xpress pearl fire
Accidents

Salvage Team Boards X-Press Pearl Gutted by Fire

Update: X-Press Pearl Partially Sinks Salvors have boarded the MV X-Press Pearl for an assessment after a fire left the ship practically unrecognizable off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka....

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 17557

Sunday, May 30, 2021
x-press pearl fire
Accidents

Fire Nearly Burned Out on X-Press Pearl; Towing Operation Possible

A fire that has burned on board the MV X-Press Pearl for over a week off Colombo, Sri Lanka has nearly burned itself out. Firefighting operations have further reduced the...

May 30, 2021
Total Views: 9954