Incidents


Friday, December 1, 2023
Iranian-flagged fishing boat AL-MERAJ 1 off the coast of Somalia. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

EUNAVFOR Reveals Details of Alleged Piracy Incident Off Somalia

EU Naval Force Operation (EUNAVFOR) ATALANTA intervened in an alleged piracy-related incident involving the Iranian-flagged fishing boat AL-MERAJ 1 off the

December 1, 2023
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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Cargo ship sinks off the island of Lesbos. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
Incidents

Cargo Ship Sinks Off Greek Island: 1 Dead, 12 Missing

ATHENS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – One person has died and 12 people were missing on Sunday after a cargo ship carrying salt with 14 crew on board sank

November 26, 2023
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
The RoRo Galaxy Leader being escorted into Yemen by armed Houthi boats
Maritime Security Incidents

Houthis’ Ship Seizure Is A Threat To International Trade

Unless Iran reins in its proxy force, the US and its allies may have to turn to the playbook that defeated piracy off East Africa a decade ago. By James

November 22, 2023
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Monday, November 20, 2023
An aerial view of the Galaxy Leader taken in 2018
Piracy

‘Galaxy Leader’ Capture Reignites Fears Over Mideast Shipping

By Shoko Oda (Bloomberg) — A Israeli-owned ship seized in the Red Sea by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in retaliation for the war in Gaza is raising fears

November 20, 2023
Total Views: 3810

Sunday, November 19, 2023
NASA Photo of the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean
Maritime Security Incidents

UPDATED: Israel Reports Houthi Seized RoRo in the Red Sea

UPDATED – Original article said two ships were seized by Dan Williams (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday that Yemen’s Houthis had seized a

November 19, 2023
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
Accidents

Captain of Dive Boat Found Guilty of ‘Seaman’s Manslaughter’ in California Tragedy

In a late afternoon verdict on Monday, Jerry Nehl Boylan, the captain of the Conception dive boat, was found guilty by a jury of one count of misconduct or

November 7, 2023
Total Views: 5667

Saturday, November 4, 2023
Ready Reserve military transport ship Cape Orlando
Maritime Security Incidents

Activists Try To Block Military Transport Ship To Stop U.S. Aid to Israel

Yesterday in Oakland, Pro-Palestinian protesters advocating for a cease-fire in Gaza illegally entered port facilities in an attempt to halt the U.S. military

November 4, 2023
Total Views: 14214

Saturday, October 28, 2023
A damaged Balticconnector gas pipeline that connects Finland and Estonia is pictured in this undated handout picture in the Baltic Sea. Finnish Border Guard/Handout via REUTERS
Incidents

Three Baltic Pipe And Cable Incidents ‘Are Related’

By Andrius Sytas and Anne Kauranen VILNIUS/HELSINKI (Reuters) – The three incidents that resulted in damage to a gas pipeline and two telecom cables

October 28, 2023
Total Views: 5988

Friday, October 20, 2023
Photo of Baltic-conector pipeline repair
Incidents

Baltic Sea Pipeline: Finland Questions China & Russia

by Anna Kauranen (Reuters) – Finland’s foreign ministry said on Friday it had contacted China and Russia via diplomatic channels regarding the

October 20, 2023
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
A 2019 view of vessels in the Singapore Strait April 3, 2019. Picture taken on April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo
Piracy

Rise in Piracy Incidents in Gulf of Guinea and Singapore Straits Raises Concern

The latest piracy report from ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed a rise in reported incidents in the Gulf of Guinea, as well as

October 11, 2023
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Saturday, August 12, 2023
A 2019 view of vessels in the Singapore Strait April 3, 2019. Picture taken on April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo
Piracy

Three Bulk Carriers Robbed In Singapore Strait

By Xinghui Kok SINGAPORE, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Three bulk carriers were robbed in the Singapore Strait earlier this week, a

August 12, 2023
Total Views: 4359

Sunday, August 6, 2023
Suez Canal Authority (SCA) This image belongs to SCA.
Collision

Suez Canal Tugboat Sinks After Collision With Tanker

CAIRO (Reuters) – A Suez Canal tugboat sank on Saturday and one of its crew was missing after it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged LPG tanker

August 6, 2023
Total Views: 5252

Saturday, August 5, 2023
Naval Drone Hits Russian Military Tanker
Incidents

Naval Drone Hits Russian Military Tanker

By Olena Harmash (Reuters) – A Ukrainian sea drone full of explosives struck a Russian fuel tanker overnight near a bridge linking

August 5, 2023
Total Views: 6083

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Burned-Out Fremantle Highway Towed to Dutch Port for Salvage
Fire Incidents

Burned-Out Fremantle Highway Towed to Dutch Port for Salvage

AMSTERDAM, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The car carrier that caught fire last week off the coast of the Netherlands has arrived

August 3, 2023
Total Views: 4355

Monday, July 31, 2023
Burning Car Carrier Towed to Temporary Location off Dutch Coast
Fire Incidents

Burning Car Carrier Towed to Temporary Location off Dutch Coast

AMSTERDAM, July 31 (Reuters) – A burning car carrier off the Dutch coast has been towed to a new location away

July 31, 2023
Total Views: 4412

Saturday, July 29, 2023
Boats spray water onto an offshore oil platform that caught fire at the Pemex's Cantarell Field, in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico July 7, 2023. Courtesy Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) @Pemex/Handout via REUTERS
Oil Spill

Mexico’s Pemex Admits Offshore Oil Spill, Downplays Size And Impact

By Stefanie Eschenbacher and Adriana Barrera MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – The chief executive officer of Mexican state energy oil Pemex on Wednesday sought

July 29, 2023
Total Views: 2098

Saturday, July 22, 2023
Wildfire On Greek Island Forces Mass Evacuations
Fire Incidents

Wildfire On Greek Island Forces Mass Evacuations

ATHENS, July 22 (Reuters) – A wildfire which has been raging on the Greek island of Rhodes for five days forced hundreds of people to flee

July 22, 2023
Total Views: 2700

Peru Calls Out Repsol For Paying Tiny Fraction Of Oil Spill Fines
Oil Spill

Peru Calls Out Repsol For Paying Tiny Fraction Of Oil Spill Fines

By Marcelo Rochabrun (Bloomberg) –Peru’s Environment Minister Albina Ruiz called out Spanish oil firm Repsol SA Thursday for only paying a small

July 22, 2023
Total Views: 1693

Friday, July 14, 2023
Adriana migrant boat
Lifesaving Incidents

A Closer Look At the Migrant Boat Disaster Off Greece

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) On June 13, a grim and preventable disaster unfolded in the Mediterranean Sea. A fishing trawler known as the Adriana,

July 14, 2023
Total Views: 2940

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
A 2019 view of vessels in the Singapore Strait April 3, 2019. Picture taken on April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo
Piracy

Gulf of Guinea and Singapore Straits See Surge in Maritime Piracy Incidents

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported an increase in piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in the Gulf of Guinea and Singapore

July 12, 2023
Total Views: 1686
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