Thursday, November 5, 2020

Abandoned Life Raft Prompts Coast Guard Search Off North Carolina

A search is underway for possible missing people after a six-person liferaft was spotted in the ocean about a mile off North Carolina. The life raft was reported by a...

November 5, 2020
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Golden Ray Cutting Awaits Weather Window

The work to cut up and remove the Golden Ray from St. Simons Sound, Georgia is about to kick into high gear as crews await a weather window and deal...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 536


Wakashio’s Stern Removal Expected to Be Completed by Spring as Contract Awarded

A contract to remove the stern of the Wakashio has been awarded in Mauritius as the salvage and clean-up continues more than three months after the ship grounded. The contract...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 126

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Preliminary Report Sheds Light on Container Loss from APL England

A preliminary report from Australian maritime investigators into the loss of containers from the APL England says that the ship experienced heavy rolling and lost power to its main engine...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 404


Photos: Towering VB10000 Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 has arrived in St. Simons Sound, Georgia for the highly anticipating cutting and lifting operation in the salvage of the Golden Ray. The vessel arrived...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 2308

Friday, October 23, 2020

62 Rescued from Remote South Atlantic Island After Research Vessel Sinks

All sixty-two people who aboard a Belize-registered research vessel when it sank last week in the remote South Atlantic Ocean are on now their way home safely, the South African...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 146


Golden Ray Salvage: VB10000 Set to Arrive Next Week

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 will soon head to St. Simons Sound in Georgia where it will prepare for cutting and lifting operations in the salvage of the Golden Ray...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 526

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Conception Dive Boat Fire: NTSB Says Major Safety Improvements to Small Passenger Vessels Needed

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling for major safety improvements to small passenger vessels after its investigation into the 2019 Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people,...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 172

Maersk Honam Fire

Maersk Honam Final Report Inconclusive on Fire’s Source

A.P. Moller – Maersk, parent company to the world’s leading shipping line, has responded to the final investigation report into the fatal March 2018 fire on board the Maersk Honam,...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 250

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

NTSB: Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board today issued Marine Accident Report 20-34 detailing its investigation of the November 4, 2019, explosion of a barge at the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 62

Friday, October 9, 2020

NTSB: Loss of Tow-Line Shackle Pin Led to Sinking of U.S.-Flagged Tug in Pacific

The loss of a towline shackle pin resulted in a towing failure that led to the sinking of a U.S-flagged tug during a developing storm in the Pacific Ocean last...

October 9, 2020
Total Views: 101

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Engineering Challenges Delay Golden Ray Salvage Further

The unified command overseeing the salvage of the Golden Ray wreck in St. Simons Sound, Georgia says salvage operations will be delayed further due to “engineering challenges” related to the...

October 8, 2020
Total Views: 222

Monday, October 5, 2020

Air Force Pararescue Jumpers Respond to Medical Emergency on Fishing Vessel Off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy successfully medevaced a 73-year-old mariner from the 84-foot commercial fishing vessel Lady Alice 150 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii on Friday. The...

October 5, 2020
Total Views: 49

Friday, October 2, 2020
Waymon L Boyd Dredge Fire

NTSB: Dredge Waymon L. Boyd Reportedly Struck Submerged Liquid Propane Pipeline Before Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board says the dredge Waymon L. Boyd reportedly struck a submerged liquid propane pipeline during dredging operations in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, causing the explosion that...

October 2, 2020
Total Views: 46

Thursday, September 17, 2020

NTSB Opens Investigation Docket Into Fatal Conception Dive Boat Fire

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket as part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal fire aboard the dive boat Conception off Santa Cruz Island,...

September 17, 2020
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Under Pressure, Shipowner Calls for Renewed Search for ‘Gulf Livestock 1’ Survivors

The shipowner of the Gulf Livestock 1 has requested for a renewed search for survivors following pressure from the families of the missing seafarers. In an online news conference on...

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 30

Thursday, September 10, 2020
golden ray salvage

Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing into Golden Ray Capsizing

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a formal public hearing into the September 2019 capsizing of the vehicle carrier Golden Ray in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound. More than a year...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 58

Wakashio ship sinking

IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 44

Thursday, September 3, 2020
USS Fitzgerald departure

NTSB Says Navy Bridge Team Failure Caused USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued four safety recommendations in its 34-page final report from the agency’s years-long investigation into the 2017 collision between the guided missile destroyer...

September 3, 2020
Total Views: 67

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Livestock Carrier with 43 Crew Goes Missing Off Japan

The Japanese Coast Guard is searching for a livestock carrier with 43 crew members on board after a distress signal was sent from the vessel on Wednesday. Reports say the...

September 2, 2020
Total Views: 29