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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 7

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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 9

Thursday, March 5, 2015
mv miyama bulk carrier
Grounding Incidents

Bulk Carrier Cracks a Cylinder, Runs Aground in Columbia River

The 738-foot bulk carrier Miyama is back underway this morning, under escort by the tugs Deschutes and Sommer S enroute to Kalama, Oregon after the crew effected repairs to the ship’s...

March 5, 2015
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
santa lucia aground delaware bay
Grounding Incidents

Reefer Ship Runs Aground in Delaware Bay [UPDATE]

The U.S. Coast Guard reports today a 470-foot cargo ship full of fresh produce is aground in the middle of Delaware Bay near Miah Maull Shoal.  The Liberian-flagged Santa Lucia is...

January 27, 2015
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
mol express aground
Grounding Incidents

Watch Japanese Tugs Free Grounded Containership MOL Express

A spectator on shore captured the following high quality video of Japanese tugboats working together to free the containership MOL Express after she ran aground while maneuvering in Tateyama Harbor,...

January 21, 2015
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Grounding Incidents

Photos Show Bulker Grounding in Greece

New photos from the Hellenic Coast Guard show the MV Ince Inebolu bulk carrier hard aground in Greece.

September 8, 2014
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cargo Ship Refloated in Iceland – PHOTOS

Efforts are underway today to refloat a Cyprus-flagged cargo ship that ran hard aground along the east coast of Iceland.

September 7, 2014
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Friday, September 5, 2014
american spirit bulk carrier
Grounding Incidents

Veteran ‘Laker’ Refloated Near Mackinac Island – Update

Update: The 1978-built American Spirit freighter has been refloated and cleared to continue to its next port of call after running aground Thursday in the Straits of Mackinac, the U.S. Coast...

September 5, 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
ferry cetacea
Grounding Incidents

Boston Area Ferry Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard reported last night that rescue crews from Point Allerton, a station near Boston, responded to a ferry that ran aground in Lynn Harbor, marking the second...

August 28, 2014
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Chilean ferry Amadeo
Grounding Incidents

Chilean Ferry Amadeo Capsizes After Running Aground

The Chilean ferry “Amadeo” is seen after it ran aground in the area of Paso Kirke, near Puerto Natales city, south of Santiago after running aground this morning. According to...

August 18, 2014
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