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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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American Salvage Association Holds the Most Successful Annual General Meeting in its History

First Woman Elected to Leadership Committee The American Salvage Association hosted their Annual General Meeting (AGM) this past November 28th at the New

January 30, 2018
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
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Salvors Forging Ahead with Kea Trader Salvage

Marine salvage group Ardent is continuing operations on the Kea Trader, despite the vessel’s broken hull. The 2017-built Kea Trader ran aground in New

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 85

Friday, December 15, 2017
Disabled Freighter Adrift in Force 10 Weather Conditions Now Under Tow Off Scotland
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Disabled Freighter Adrift in Force 10 Weather Conditions Now Under Tow Off Scotland

A rescue tug with the HM Coastguard managed to get a drifting cargo ship under tow overnight off Scotland’s Isle of Lewis despite severe weather

December 15, 2017
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EL FARO NTSB Board Meeting
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Overconfident Captain Ignored Storm Reports Before EL FARO Sinking -NTSB

Update: Captain’s Decisions, Shipping Company’s Poor Safety Oversight Determined as Probable Cause of EL FARO Sinking By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON,

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 90

Monday, November 13, 2017
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PHOTOS: Stricken Kea Trader Breaks in Two Off New Caledonia

Severe weather in the South Pacific has caused the grounded Kea Trader to break in two over the weekend, further complicating an already difficult salvage

November 13, 2017
Total Views: 92

Thursday, November 9, 2017
MAIB: Poor Stevedoring Practices Contributed to Fatal Cargo Collapse on Bulk Carrier
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MAIB: Poor Stevedoring Practices Contributed to Fatal Cargo Collapse on Bulk Carrier

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has found that poor stevedoring practices probably contributed to a fatal accident in December 2016 when a stack of

November 9, 2017
Total Views: 163

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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U.S. Navy Releases Investigation Report on ‘Preventable’ USS Fitzgerald and USS John S McCain Collisions

The fatal collisions involving two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Seventh Fleet’s Area of Responsibility this year could have been prevented, the Navy said

November 1, 2017
Total Views: 787

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Ultra-large container vessel CMA CGM Vasco de Gama
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UK MAIB Releases Report on Ultra-Large Containership Grounding Near Southampton

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of the UK-flagged ultra-large containership CMA

October 26, 2017
Total Views: 161

Thursday, October 19, 2017
MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England
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MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that ECDIS safeguards were either “overlooked, disabled or ignored” in the grounding of a bulk

October 19, 2017
Total Views: 186

Thursday, October 12, 2017
MAIB: London Ship Pilot Was Drinking Before Fatal Boarding Accident
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MAIB: London Ship Pilot Was Drinking Before Fatal Boarding Accident

An experienced ship pilot with the Port of London Authority had been drinking before he fell to his death during a pilot transfer on the River Thames last

October 12, 2017
Total Views: 337

Thursday, September 7, 2017
MAIB Publishes Investigation Report Into Transocean Winner Grounding
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MAIB Publishes Investigation Report Into Transocean Winner Grounding

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of semi-submersible drilling rig

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 467

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Denmark Issues Investigation Report Into Loss of Maersk Supply Ships Off France
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Denmark Issues Investigation Report Into Loss of Maersk Supply Ships Off France

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has released its investigation report into the loss of two former Maersk Supply Ships during a side-by-side

August 31, 2017
Total Views: 4189

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Another Megaship Grounding Pushes Salvors to Their Limits
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Another Megaship Grounding Pushes Salvors to Their Limits

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Another ultra-large container vessel has run aground in North Europe, again raising questions about the ability of

August 15, 2017
Total Views: 186

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Collision near Morgans Point in Houston Ship Channel
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NTSB Report Details Lessons Learned from 27 Major Maritime Accidents

The National Transporation Safety Board has released a publication detailing lessons learned from 27 major, maritime accidents involving loss of life, injuries

July 27, 2017
Total Views: 97

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
UK MAIB Issues Investigation Report Into Fatal Capsizing of Tug During Ship Assist
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UK MAIB Issues Investigation Report Into Fatal Capsizing of Tug During Ship Assist

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation into the fatal capsizing of a harbor tug while assisting a CMA CGM containership in the port of Tulear,

July 19, 2017
Total Views: 189

Monday, July 17, 2017
Salvage of Sunken Towing Vessel Continues on Upper Mississippi River
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Salvage of Sunken Towing Vessel Continues on Upper Mississippi River

The Unified Command convened in response to a sunken towboat loaded with fuel on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois was set to lift the vessel

July 17, 2017
Total Views: 69

Friday, June 30, 2017
Amid El Faro Investigation, NTSB Issues Recommendations Aimed at Getting Better Weather Information to Mariners
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Amid El Faro Investigation, NTSB Issues Recommendations Aimed at Getting Better Weather Information to Mariners

The United States’ National Transportation Safety Board has issued 10 safety recommendations aimed at enhancing the availability of weather information

June 30, 2017
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Anatomy of an Accident: Marine Insurer Dissects Major Casualty Response
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Anatomy of an Accident: Marine Insurer Dissects Major Casualty Response

Picture this scenario… a chemical tanker laden with caustic soda has lost engine power and is drifting in high winds and seas just 43 nautical miles from

June 6, 2017
Total Views: 22

Monday, May 1, 2017
Grounded VLCC in Java Sea Could be Refloated Thursday
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Grounded VLCC in Java Sea Could be Refloated Thursday

Lightening operations for a laden very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) which ran aground on soft mud in the Java Sea last month were expected to kick off Monday

May 1, 2017
Total Views: 88

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Salvors Working to Refloat Grounded VLCC in Java Sea

Salvors continue to work on refloating a Euronav very large crude carrier (VLCC) which ran aground in soft mud last week in the Java Sea. Euronav reports that

April 19, 2017
Total Views: 59
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