Accidents


Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Accidents

South Korea Finalizes Sewol Salvage Contract

  The government of South Korea has finalized a deal with a China-led consortium for the salvage of the sunken Sewol ferry off Jindo island. South

August 4, 2015
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Accidents

Alcohol a Factor in Two Fatal Accidents Involving UK-Flagged Workboat – MAIB Report

  Alcohol played a role in two fatal accidents involving a UK-flagged workboat that occurred less than five months apart in Spain, the UK Marine Accident

July 29, 2015
Total Views: 31

Monday, July 27, 2015
Accidents

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch Releases 2014 Annual Report

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its annual casualty and incident report, providing information on what kept the branch busy

July 27, 2015
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Accidents

China-Led Consortium Selected for Sewol Salvage

  South Korea has selected a China-led consortium as the preferred bidder for a multi-million dollar contract to raise the sunken Sewol ferry. South

July 15, 2015
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Accidents

27 Companies Competing for Sewol Salvage Contract

  A total of 27 companies have submitted bids for the multi-million dollar contract to raise the sunken Sewol ferry in South Korea. The 27 companies

June 23, 2015
Total Views: 7

Monday, June 15, 2015
Accidents

Oleg Naydenov – Salvage Firms to Remove Oil from Sunken Trawler Off Canary Islands

  Newly formed marine services company Ardent and a salvage and diving firm from Spain have been contracted to remove oil from a sunken fishing

June 15, 2015
Total Views: 69

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Accidents

NTSB Report: Captain’s Decision, Lack of Communication Led to 2014 Collision and Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel

  [contextly_sidebar id=”Jr4hoLuDio0M4HU4Bb5arELj8pMW7XCi”] A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the March 2014

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 77

Friday, June 5, 2015
Raising The Eastern Star
Accidents

Raising The Eastern Star – China Cruise Ship Righted But Hundreds Still Missing

Article Highlights: * Death toll climbs to 103, hundreds still missing * Relatives demand answers; Beijing pledges no “cover-up” * Ship righted,

June 5, 2015
Total Views: 326

Friday, May 29, 2015
Accidents

NTSB: Shell’s Poor Planning Caused 2012 Grounding of Kulluk Rig

  The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that inadequate planning by Shell ultimately led to the grounding of the the company’s

May 29, 2015
Total Views: 223

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Accidents

MAIB – Improper Lookouts Caused Fatal Collision Near Felixstowe

A failure to maintain a proper lookout was determined to be the cause of a fatal collision between a Boskalis dredger and sailing yacht near Felixstowe in June

May 21, 2015
Total Views: 49

Monday, May 11, 2015
Accidents

Investigation Report: Accidental Lifeboat Release During Abandon Ship Drill

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report into the April 2014 accidental release of a lifeboat from a Panama-flagged reefer

May 11, 2015
Total Views: 116

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Cargo Ship Breakup France
Accidents

Watch as Huge Waves Split Cargo Ship In Half [VIDEO]

This unreal video from the gCaptain archives was shot last year from the shoreline of Anglet, France. Read about it, and see more photos and video HERE.

May 6, 2015
Total Views: 4633

Friday, April 24, 2015
Accidents

Freighter Scuttled After Galapagos Grounding

An Ecuador-flagged cargo ship has been successfully refloated and scuttled after running aground earlier this year in the Galápagos Islands. The salvage and

April 24, 2015
Total Views: 133

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Accidents

Polsteam Bulk Carrier Refloated in St. Lawrence River

The MV Juno was refloated in the St. Lawrence River at about 7 a.m. Wednesday and is now safely anchored at Mason Point. The Bahamian-flagged Juno, carrying a

April 22, 2015
Total Views: 187

Accidents

South Korea Sets Plans to Raise Sewol Ferry

South Korea said on Wednesday it will raise the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, yielding to pressure

April 22, 2015
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Accidents

Grounded Bulk Carrier Stopping Traffic on St. Lawrence River

Update (April 22): Polsteam Bulk Carrier Refloated in St. Lawrence River A 621-foot bulk carrier remains hard aground in the St. Lawrence River Tuesday with

April 21, 2015
Total Views: 87

Accidents

Titan Salvage, Svitzer Salvage to Merge Under New Company

Crowley Maritime Corp. and Svitzer have agreed to merge their salvage divisions to create a new company named “Ardent.” The company will be equally owned

April 21, 2015
Total Views: 1755

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Accidents

NTSB Opens Accident Docket on 2014 Houston Ship Channel Collision and Oil Spill

The U.S. National Transporation Safety Board has opened its accident docket in its ongoing investigation into a 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel

April 8, 2015
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Accidents

Product Tanker ‘Scan Master’ Refloated from Norway Coast

A Norwegian product tanker has been refloated from the the coastline of a fjord along the country’s central western coast. The Scan Master ran aground

March 25, 2015
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Accidents

‘General Zalinski’ Fuel Oil Removal – A Looming Environmental Disaster Averted in Canada [VIDEO]

In September 1946, the WWII-era U.S. Army Transport ship General M. G. Zalinski sank after running aground some 100 kilometers south of Prince Rupert, Canada

March 17, 2015
Total Views: 34