Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Australia Launches Livestock Carrier Inspection Campaign

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has launched a inspection campaign that will target all livestock carriers departing the country after recent incidents involving the ships. The purpose of the focused...

February 23, 2021
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Maersk Updates on Transpacific Ships’ Return to Service After Cargo Losses

Maersk is providing updates on its two ships that lost a significant number of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean recently. First up is Maersk Essen which lost some 750...

February 23, 2021
Total Views: 6728

Monday, February 22, 2021

Japan’s Ocean Network Express Eyeing Mid-March Return for ONE Apus

Work is underway for the ONE Apus to return to service sometime next month nearly four months after the ship lost almost 2,000 boxes overboard in the Pacific Ocean. Japanese...

February 22, 2021
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Wakashio Captain Confirms He Navigated Close to Shore to Pick Up Cell Signal, But Blames Chief Officer for Grounding

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – The captain of the ill-fated bulk carrier M/V Wakashio told a Mauritius court that he navigated the ship closer to land to allow his...

February 22, 2021
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Two Seriously Injured in Blast on Chinese Bulk Carrier Off Gibraltar

An investigation is underway into an explosion aboard a bulk carrier of Gibraltar that resulted in serious injuries to two crew members. The explosion occurred on board the Hong Kong-flagged...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 3135


Israel Investigates Ships As Source Of Mystery Offshore Oil Spill

By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is trying to find the ship responsible for an oil spill that drenched much of its Mediterranean shoreline with tar, an environmental blow that will take months or...

February 22, 2021
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Friday, February 19, 2021

Maersk Eindhoven Cargo Loss: Engine Oil Pressure Triggered Loss of Propulsion

Maersk says a loss of propulsion led to some 260 containers falling overboard from the Maersk Eindhoven in severe weather off the coast of Japan this week. Another 65 containers...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 13308


Commercial Fishing Vessel Burning at Tacoma, Washington Pier

A fire continues to burn on board a 225-foot fishing vessel docked at the Port of Tacoma in Washington as multiple agencies including the Coast Guard continue to respond to...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 4491

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wakashio’s Stern Removal Kicks Off in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Six months after the scuttling of the Wakashio’s bow, the dismantling of the stern has finally kicked off in Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius. The parts...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7215

Monday, February 15, 2021

Fire on Offshore Supply Vessel Kills Three Off India

Three crew members of an offshore supply vessel were killed in a fire on board the vessel off the coast of Mumbai, India on Saturday. The fire was reported in...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 7042

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Cutting Resumes After Chain Failure in Golden Ray Wreck Removal

Crews working on the wreck removal of the Golden Ray have resumed cutting operations after a slight delay to conduct maintenance to the cutting apparatus. Cutting operations resumed early Wednesday...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 26415

Thursday, February 4, 2021

NTSB Blames Poor Bridge Resource Management for LPG Tanker’s Wharf Strike

A ship carrying liquefied petroleum gas struck a Washington State wharf in 2019 because the pilot approached with excessive speed and at too steep an angle, resulting from poor bridge...

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 6387

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Bulk Carrier Crew Member Killed by Large Wave Off Nova Scotia

A crew member of a bulk carrier has died and three others injured after their ship was hit by a large wave several hundred miles off the coast of Nova...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 14220

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

More Containers Lost in the Pacific as 41 Go Overboard from MSC Ship

An MSC containership has become the latest giant boxship to lose containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean. Cargo casualty firm WK Webster reports that the MSC Aries lost about 41...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 14827

Thursday, January 28, 2021

NTSB: Fishing Vessel Sank After Striking Submerged Wreck Off South Carolina

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its investigation report into the 2019 loss of the F/V Miss Annie after the fishing vessel struck a submerged wreck that had shifted...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 6199

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Three Rescued After Crab Fishing Boat Wrecks on Jetty in Northern California

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people after their commercial crab fishing boat lost propulsion and struck a jetty while attempting to transit through the entrance channel in northern California’s...

January 26, 2021
Total Views: 7462

Monday, January 25, 2021

Crews Prepare for Next Cut in Golden Ray Wreck Removal

Crews are getting ready to perform the latest cut in the Golden Ray wreck removal as the massive salvage operation continues more than a year after the car carrier ran...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 6645

Friday, January 22, 2021

Costa Smeralda Loses Lifeboat in Docking Mishap – VIDEO

One thing about the COVID cruising suspensions is we don’t get as many cruise ships crashing into things. With that in mind, Costa Cruises’ flagship Costa Smeralda was slightly damaged...

January 22, 2021
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Maersk Essen Re-Routes to Mexico After Losing 750 Containers Overboard

The Maersk Essen has been re-routed to Mexico after the ship lost approximately 750 containers overboard during its voyage from China to the U.S. West Coast last week. A spokesperson...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 15166

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Carriers Face Pressure for Load Restrictions After Latest Container Loss in Pacific

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – There are calls for an urgent review of container lashing practices and stack height restrictions after another box ship lost a huge number of containers in the Pacific...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 14183