Incidents


Friday, September 23, 2022
Piracy

Watch: Inside the Hijacking of a $100 Million Oil Tanker

By Kit Chellel, Matthew Campbell and Angus Bennett (Bloomberg) — In July 2011, the oil tanker Brillante Virtuoso was drifting through the treacherous

September 23, 2022
Total Views: 3317

Monday, September 12, 2022
Maritime Security Incidents

Iran To Release Crew Of Greek Tankers

By Sotiris Nikas (Bloomberg) Iran is releasing the crews of two Greek tankers it seized in May, a Greek merchant marine group said Sunday. Iran agreed to the

September 12, 2022
Total Views: 2514

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Greek Coast Guard Ships
Incidents

Greek Coast Guard Fires Warning Shots At Passenger Vessel

By Asli Kandemir (Bloomberg) Turkey said the Greek Coast Guard fired on a ship in international waters in the northern Aegean Sea, marking another

September 10, 2022
Total Views: 17293

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Greenpeace Sailboat blocking LNG tanker
Incidents

Greenpeace Stops Russian LNG At Swedish Port

Today, Greenpeace blocked the LNG tanker Coral Energy from unloading Russian natural gas at a Finnish state-owned terminal, Gasum, in

September 8, 2022
Total Views: 29167

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
US Navy FEDFIRE Firefighting Helmets
Fire Incidents

US Firefighter Shortage Puts Navy Lives At Risk

By David Sherfinski (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a soldier was found unconscious in the barracks of a U.S. Army base near the Pentagon at about

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 1196

Lifesaving Incidents

Apple Announces EPIRB-Like Satellite SOS Feature

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today at a launch event in California, Apple announced they built emergency satellite communication it’s calling

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 10127

Saturday, September 3, 2022
Fire Incidents

Judge Throws Out Indictment Of Captain In 2019 California Boat Fire That Killed 34

LOS ANGELES, Sept 2 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday dismissed the criminal indictment against a

September 3, 2022
Total Views: 4868

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
HMS Prince of Wales
Grounding Incidents

UPDATE – UK Carrier HMS Prince Of Wales Incident

UPDATE: Today the Royal Navy news site Navy Lookout provided the following comments: “The reason HMS Prince of Wales could not begin her planned deployment

August 30, 2022
Total Views: 217173

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Oil Spill

Amplify Energy Corp To Pay $13 Mln To Settle Charges Over California Oil Spill

Aug 26 (Reuters) – A Texas oil company agreed to plead guilty to criminal negligence charges and pay nearly $13 million for a crude oil spill

August 27, 2022
Total Views: 1271

Monday, August 22, 2022
Piracy

Shipping Industry to Remove Indian Ocean ‘High Risk Area’ Designation as Piracy Threat Subsides

A group of shipping industry bodies have decided the remove the Indian Ocean “High Risk Area”, reflecting a signicantly improved piracy situation

August 22, 2022
Total Views: 1311

Sunday, August 21, 2022
Ukraine Food Crisis Video
Incidents

Watch: Could The Ukraine Grain Deal With Russia Fail?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) According to The Economist the absolute levels of global hunger in 2022 could be the highest ever, as an exceptional set of

August 21, 2022
Total Views: 3050

Sunday, August 7, 2022
Fire Incidents

Cuba Gets Help From Mexico, Venezuela To Fight Port Fire

By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Cuba sought on Sunday to bring under control a fire at its main oil storage facility

August 7, 2022
Total Views: 3229

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Oil Spill

Coast Guard Responds To Oil Discharge From Tanker on Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of oil from a tanker ship Friday on the Lower Mississippi River near Kenner, La.  Coast Guard

July 30, 2022
Total Views: 8294

Monday, July 25, 2022
Incidents

FEATURE: Reuters Tracks Russian Ships Stealing Ukrainian Grain

By Reade Levinson (Reuters) – Late last month, a Russian-flagged cargo ship carrying corn pulled into the Turkish port of Izmir on

July 25, 2022
Total Views: 4652

Ukraine Firefighters Odessa
Incidents

Wheat Prices Jump After Russia Attacks Odesa

By Megan Durisin and James Poole (Bloomberg) Wheat jumped after Russia’s weekend attack on the seaport of Odesa, even as Ukraine indicated it’s pushing

July 25, 2022
Total Views: 844

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Fire Incidents

Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii

Updated with Peruvian Navy ship name and details. by John Konrad (gCaptain) US Navy crews are responding to “reports of an engine room fire and potential

July 17, 2022
Total Views: 14903

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Piracy

Global Piracy Falls Amid ‘Cautious Gains’ in Gulf of Guinea

Global incidents of piracy fell in the first half of the year to the lowest reported level in nearly 30 years amid ‘cautious’ gains in the Gulf of

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 1079

Saturday, July 9, 2022
Maritime Security Incidents

British Navy Seized Smuggled Iranian Missiles

In early 2022, whilst on routine maritime security operations, Royal Navy ship HMS Montrose seized Iranian weapons from speedboats being operated by smugglers

July 9, 2022
Total Views: 6570

Monday, July 4, 2022
Incidents

Chinese  Vessel Snapped In Two By Typhoon Chaba, A Dozen Bodies Retrieved

BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters) – Chinese search and rescue officials pulled 12 bodies on Monday from waters southwest of Hong Kong after an

July 4, 2022
Total Views: 6695

Monday, June 20, 2022
Incidents

Hong Kong’s Iconic Jumbo Restaurant Capsizes In South China Sea

By Hayley Wong Jun 20, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized on Sunday after facing adverse conditions in the

June 20, 2022
Total Views: 15100