Friday, March 31, 2017

NTSB Marine Accident Brief: Sinking of the Towing Vessel Spence

The NTSB has released a Marine Accident Brief on its investigation into the December 2015 sinking of the towing vessel Spence in the Caribbean Sea. On December

March 31, 2017
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NTSB: Docking Errors, Insufficient Oversight Caused Cruise Ship Allision in Baltimore

Too much speed and too steep of an angle of approach is what led to the Carnival Pride allide with a pier in Baltimore Harbor last year, causing more

March 7, 2017
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Cargo Ship Partially Sinks Off Ecuador

Officials in Ecuador are coordinating the environmental response and salvage of the general cargo ship Isla Bartolome, which ran aground and partially sank

February 27, 2017
Total Views: 278

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Stricken Barge Carrier Towed to Safety Off Norway – Update

Update (Thursday, Feb 23): Tugs have taken the stricken barge carrier Tide Carrier under tow and the ship is no longer in danger of grounding. The

February 23, 2017
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
city of rotterdam ship collision

Error Due to ‘Relative Motion Illusion’ ID’d in ‘City of Rotterdam’ Investigation Report

Pilot error resulting from ‘relative motion illusion’ has been identified as the likely cause of the collision between the vehicle

February 8, 2017
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Salvors Suspend Operation to Refloat Grounded ‘Arca 1’ Tanker in Nova Scotia – Update

The Canadian Coast Guard is continuing to monitor the environmental response and salvage of the grounded Arca 1 bunkering tanker off Sydney Mines in Cape

January 10, 2017
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

UK Signs Emergency Towing Vessel ‘Ievoli Black’ to 5-Year Contract Off Scotland

The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has signed a 5-year agreement with the marine salvage company Ardent for emergency towage services off the

December 20, 2016
Total Views: 711

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Incident Photos: Tug and Barge Aground in the Philippines

Check out these new incident photos showing the grounding of tug and barge in the northern Philippines late last month. The tug St. Vincent Grenadines-flagged

December 8, 2016
Total Views: 167

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

PHOTOS: Largest Wreck Removal of 2016 Completed in Gulf of Mexico

A little more than a year after salvors from Titan and Svitzer joined forces, the combined company Ardent says it has completely the salvage industries’

December 7, 2016
Total Views: 489

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Salvage Underway After Crew Abandons Bulk Carrier Off Cape Town

A salvage operation is underway to retrieve an abandoned bulk carrier from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Africa following a fire in its engine room

December 6, 2016
Total Views: 71

Friday, October 7, 2016
Transocean Winner MODU - Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit

Transocean Winner Loaded Onto Heavy Lift Ship in Scotland

The stricken drilling rig Transocean Winner has been loaded onto a semi-submersible heavy lift ship nearly two months after the rig ran aground on the Isle of

October 7, 2016
Total Views: 43

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Salvors Prepare Second Float-On Attempt for Transocean Winner

A second attempt to move the stricken Transocean Winner onto a semi-submersible heavy lift ship is likely to take place on Thursday, the UK Maritime and

October 5, 2016
Total Views: 45

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Semi-Submersible to Provide Stricken Rig Transocean Winner with Lift to Turkish Shipbreaker

A Norwegian semi-submersible heavy lift vessel has been contracted to transport the stricken drilling rig Transocean Winner from Scotland’s Isle of Lewis

September 6, 2016
Total Views: 52

Monday, August 22, 2016
Transocean Beached Offshore Oil Rig during sunset

Tugs Pull Grounded Transocean Drilling Rig from Rocks in Scotland

Two tugboats helped refloat the Transocean Winner drilling rig at high tide on Monday night nearly two weeks after it grounded in Dalmore Bay on the west

August 22, 2016
Total Views: 91

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hard Aground: Transocean To Refloat Drilling Rig in Scotland

Salvors are planning to attach a second towline to the grounded drilling rig, Transocean Winner, crews continue to prepare to refloat the drilling

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 138

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
bulk carrier Los Llanitos aground

Hard Aground – Abandoned Ship Threatens Mexican Coast

The bulk carrier “M/V Los Llanitos” is breaking apart and close to sinking off the Pacific coast of Mexico. For almost nine months she has been

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 548

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Salvage Team Preparing to Board Grounded Drilling Rig in Scotland

Final preparations were being made Tuesday afternoon to put a small team of salvage experts on board the grounded semi-submersible Transocean Winner off

August 9, 2016
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
mv benita

Tow to Alang Shipbreakers Proving Troublesome for Wrecked MV Benita

More trouble for salvors of the MV Benita wreck just a few days they were able to refloat the vessel from the southern shore of Mauritius where it

July 27, 2016
Total Views: 65

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Grounded Benita Won’t Be Blown to Pieces in Mauritius

The salvors behind the refloating of the MV Benita are downplaying the use of explosives to remove the vessel from the rocks in Mauritius, saying any use

July 13, 2016
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

‘Benita’ Salvage Update: Oil Removal Continues as Salvors Explore Options, Worker Injured

Work continues around the clock to remove a large bulk carrier from the shores of Mauritius after it ran aground last month following an incident involving a

July 6, 2016
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