Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Grounding Incidents

Bow Of Fragmented Crimson Polaris Is Towed Into Hachinohe Port

In regard to the grounding of wood chip carrier Crimson Polaris that occurred off the coast of Hachinohe on August 11, the bow part of the fragmented hull was towed...

August 31, 2021
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Monday, August 30, 2021
Grounding Incidents

Ferry Runs Aground Off The Spanish Island Of Ibiza Leaving 10-Year-Old Seriously Injured

(Reuters)–A ferry ran aground off the Spanish island of Ibiza on Saturday night, August 28, an incident the emergency services told local media had left 25 people injured, two seriously, including a...

August 30, 2021
Total Views: 2437

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Heng Tong 77 Salvage
Grounding Incidents

Pakistan Starts Heng Tong 77 Salvage

By Syed Raza Hassan (Reuters) – Pakistani port authorities plan to remove fuel from a merchant ship that ran aground in rough seas last week before making a salvage attempt...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1749

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Russian FPSO MARSHAL VASILEVSKIY Transiting the Suez Canal

Marine Reinsurance Firms Expect Giant Suez Blockage Claims

by Carolyn Cohn (Reuters) – The recent blockage of the Suez Canal is likely to lead to large reinsurance claims, adding to upward pressure on marine reinsurance rates, James Vickers,...

April 1, 2021
Total Views: 3101

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Ever Given Containership Bow With Front End loader
Grounding Incidents

Watch: How To Salvage A Grounded Suez Canal Mega-Ship

How long could the Suez Canal salvage operation take? Could the mega containership Ever Given capsize? Could her hull crack and spill oil like the grounded bunker Wakashio did in...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 22816

Ever Given Suez Backhoe
Grounding Incidents

Suez Canal Choked as Elite Salvage Team Tackles Stuck Ship

*Despite having three days to arrange travel, the salvage team is just starting to arrive in Egypt. *”The best chance for returning shipping to normal may not come until Sunday or Monday...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 20891

Suez-Canal Southern Entrance

The $9.6 Billion A Day Price Of A Suez Stuck Ship

By Aaron Clark (Bloomberg) –A back-of-the-envelope calculation shows there’s about $9.6 billion worth of daily marine traffic halted by the massive container vessel that lodged in the Suez Canal earlier...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 21758

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal
Grounding Incidents

How To Remove A Ship Stuck In The Suez Canal

By Ann Koh and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) When you can’t shift a ship that’s stuck fast into the wall of a canal that’s vital to world trade, there’s only one...

March 24, 2021
Total Views: 33781

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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: 313

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
sincerity ace fire

What Went Wrong? Back-to-Back Casualties Kick Off 2019

It’s been an active beginning to 2019 in terms of maritime casualties.  The phone at the Panama Marine Accident Investigation Department was likely ringing off the hook with three major...

January 29, 2019
Total Views: 535

Monday, October 30, 2017
freighter aground in germany
Grounding Incidents

Bulk Carrier Goes Aground During Deadly Storm in Germany

BERLIN, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Shallow waters off a North Sea island complicated efforts on Monday to dislodge a large freighter that ran aground as Germany began cleaning up after...

October 30, 2017
Total Views: 169

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Grounding Incidents

55 Rescued From Grounded Nantucket Ferry

The Coast Guard teamed-up with local responders late Friday and early Saturday to rescue 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor. The...

June 18, 2017
Total Views: 42

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Cruise Ship M/V Caledonian Sky
Grounding Incidents

Noble Caledonia Cruise Ship Rams Pristine Coral Reef

(TheGuardian) One of the main coral reefs at Raja Ampat, an Indonesian island chain home to perhaps the world’s richest marine biodiversity, was severely damaged this month when a Bahamian-flagged...

March 16, 2017
Total Views: 19

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Grounding Incidents

Australia Charges $120m for Ship Damage To Great Barrier Reef

Australia is asking Shenzhen Energy Transport, the owners of the Chinese coal carrier Shen Neng 1, to pay $120m for damage to the Great Barrier Reef. But Shenzhen Energy Transport says it won’t...

September 7, 2016
Total Views: 36

Monday, September 5, 2016
Grounding Incidents

Turkish Ro-Ro Runs Into Residential Community In Southern Greece

The Turkey flagged RoRo SAFFET BEY ran hard aground at a full speed of 16 knots around midnight Saturday morning, on the west side of the natural harbor of Prophet Elias, Lakonias, Greece. The...

September 5, 2016
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Grounding Incidents

Mega-containership grounded off Southampton

(TheLoadstar) One of the world’s largest boxships is being inspected for any damages following a brief grounding incident in the UK yesterday. The 2015-built, 17,859 teu CMA CGM Vasco Da Gama grounded...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Cargo Ship Breakup France

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. Considering making a...

May 6, 2015
Total Views: 3941

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
juno grounding polsteam
Grounding Incidents

M/V Juno Damage Photos

On 20 April, the handysize bulk carrier M/V Juno carrying a cargo of sugar grounded in the St. Lawrence River after suffering a steering casualty.  The grounding caused the vessel to take...

April 29, 2015
Total Views: 36

Monday, April 20, 2015
polsteam juno aground
Grounding Incidents

Bulk Carrier Narrowly Misses Bridge and Runs Hard Aground on the St. Lawrence

Update: Grounded Bulk Carrier Stopping Traffic on St. Lawrence River Polsteam’s 621-foot handysize bulk carrier Juno grounded today as she was making her way through the St. Lawrence Seaway and...

April 20, 2015
Total Views: 52

Friday, March 6, 2015
orebi? aground
Grounding Incidents

High Winds Ground Cargo Ship in Split, Croatia

In a recent storm, the unmanned and unladen cargo ship Orebic dragged anchor and was stranded on the shore of Marjan hill in Split, Croatia. The following images were taken on 5 March...

March 6, 2015
Total Views: 45