Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Americas Magic Website
Incidents

America’s America’s Cup Boat Capsizes Hard

by Shrivathsa Sridhar (Reuters) – American Magic’s hopes of challenging Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup were dealt a blow when their yacht “Patriot” capsized on Sunday but the...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 5603

Monday, December 28, 2020
Accidents

Russian Trawler Sinks in Barents Sea with 17 Missing

By Maria Kiselyova and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW, Dec 28 (Reuters) – A Russian fishing trawler capsized and sank in the freezing waters of the northern Barents Sea on Monday, with...

December 28, 2020
Total Views: 6174

Friday, December 18, 2020
GLORY_SUMMIT ship
Lifesaving Incidents

15 Sailors Missing From Bulker Off Vietnam

At least 15 sailors were missing on Thursday after the Panama-flagged cargo ship Xin Hong capsized in rough seas off Vietnam. The incident happened near the province of Binh Thuan...

December 18, 2020
Total Views: 782

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Windoc Ship Smoking
Evergreen

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 1868

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wakashio ship sinking
Accidents

IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 140

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
imo-Matthew-Sommerville
Oil Spill

Watch An IMO ‘Expert’ Give Mauritius The Worst Advice Ever

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week Forbes contributor Nishan Degnarain, continued his penetrating coverage of the Wakashio oil spill by questioning statements made by the IMO’s top adviser, Matthew Sommerville,...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 229

Friday, September 4, 2020
Cattle Ship Chief Engineer
Lifesaving Incidents

‘I am praying’: Cattle Ship Captain’s Texts As Typhoon Builds

by Martin Petty (Reuters) – The last time Marielle June Chunanon heard from her partner Dante Addug aboard the storm-struck Gulf Livestock 1, he told her he was frightened, and...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 90

Cattle Ship Liferaft
Lifesaving Incidents

Third Cattle Ship Crewmember Is Rescued

by Akiko Okamoto (Reuters) – A third mariner from a ship that capsized this week off Japan with more than 40 crew and a cargo of cattle on board was...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 55

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Waymon L Boyd Dredge Fire
Fire Incidents

Rescuers Recover Two Bodies In US Dredge Explosion

by Gary McWilliams (Reuters) – The bodies of two of four workers missing after a dredging vessel caught fire and sank in Corpus Christi, Texas, harbor were recovered on Saturday,...

August 22, 2020
Total Views: 17

Friday, August 21, 2020
Corpus Christi Dredge Explosion
Fire Incidents

4 Missing After Dredge Hits A Pipeline And Explodes in Corpus Christi

(Reuters) – Four members of the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd are missing after a fire and explosion near the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, causing the U.S....

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 58

Wakashio ship sinking
Oil Spill

Wakashio Deviated From Shipping Lane Before Mauritius Grounding

by Aaron Sheldrick (Reuters) – MV Wakashio, the Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilled oil over pristine waters, diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 136

Aegean II Tanker
Maritime Security Incidents

Somali Pirates Release Three Hostages From MV Aegean

by Katharine Houreld (Reuters) – Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 63

Oil Spill

Mauritius To Scuttle MV Wakashio

by George Obulutsa (Reuters) – Mauritius said on Thursday it had started to scuttle the Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off its shores and spilled oil over pristine waters...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 63

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Fire Incidents

Major Tanker Fire After Collision With Barge Near Shanghai

At 03:39 local time this morning the 308 foot (94m) tanker Long Qing 1 with approximately  3000 tons of fuel on board collided with a sand barge about 1.5 nautical...

August 20, 2020
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wakashio-tanker-captain
Oil Spill

Mauritius Jails Wakashio Captain Under Piracy And Violence Act

  Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, master of the MV Wakashio bulk carrier that ran aground on a coral reef, causing a large oil spill, was arrested and jailed by a...

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 83

MV Wakashio oil spill aerial photo
Oil Spill

Nagashiki Shipping Apologizes For Wakashio Oil Spill

by Yuka Obayashi (Reuters) – Japan’s, the owner of a bulk carrier that ran aground in Mauritius, causing an oil spill in one of the world’s most pristine environments, said Wednesday...

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 34

Monday, August 17, 2020
Oil Spill

Wakashio Breaks Apart With 166 Tons Of Fuel Oil Still Aboard

by Omar Mohammed (Reuters) – A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Accidents

Will The Golden Ray Salvage Threaten OPA 90?

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the historic Oil Pollution Act of 1990 but a new salvage case may threaten to remove hard won environmental protections.

February 4, 2020
Total Views: 32

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Incidents

California Wild Fires Strike Maritime College

At 09:43 local time, Califonia Maritime Academy officials published an emergency tweet “EVACUATE CAMPUS. Fire has jumped the freeway”.  The California State University Maritime Academy is one of 23 campuses...

October 27, 2019
Total Views: 72

Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Iranian-owned Sabiti oil tanker is seen sailing in the Red Sea
Incidents

Iran Decries ‘cowardly attack’ On Oil Tanker Sabiti

by Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reute3rs) An Iranian government spokesman on Saturday described as a “cowardly attack” an incident that Iranian media have called the apparent targeting by missiles of an...

October 13, 2019
Total Views: 121