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Lifesaving Incidents

Lifesaving and general SOLAS related incidents including sinking, capsizes, rescue, heavy weather, medevacs, survival at sea and other reports on the safety of life at sea.


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: 2956

Saturday, November 26, 2022
Coast Guard Rescues Overboard Cruise Ship Passenger
Cruise Ships

Coast Guard Rescues Overboard Cruise Ship Passenger

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a cruise ship passenger Thursday evening, approximately 20 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Watchstanders

November 26, 2022
Total Views: 3714

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Apple Announces EPIRB-Like Satellite SOS Feature
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: 10895

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Japan Coast Guard Cutter SAR
Lifesaving Incidents

Japan’s Coast Guard Intensifies Search For Missing Tour Boat

by David Dolan (Reuters) Ten people found so far from a Japanese tour boat missing off the country’s northern coast have been confirmed dead, the coast

April 24, 2022
Total Views: 2573

Saturday, April 16, 2022
Ship XELO sinking off tunisia
Lifesaving Incidents

Bunker Tanker Sinks Off Tunisia, Threatening Environmental Disaster

By Tarek Amara (Reuters) Tunisian authorities intensified efforts on Saturday to avoid an environmental disaster after a merchant fuel ship carrying one

April 16, 2022
Total Views: 3767

Friday, April 8, 2022
Kyoto 2 ship sinking
Lifesaving Incidents

Two Bodies Found After Ship Goes Missing Near Taiwan

By Fabian Hamacher and Hyonhee Shin (Reuters)  Taiwan has recovered two bodies after a ship carrying six South Koreans went missing in the Taiwan

April 8, 2022
Total Views: 4358

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 15224

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Rescued Migrants arrive in Dover
Lifesaving Incidents

Young Children Among Migrants Rescued From English Channel

DUNGENESS, England, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Two small children were among the dozens of migrants rescued from the English Channel on Tuesday after a summer

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 960

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Kids Safety At Sea Sailboat Training - Storm Trysail
Lifesaving Incidents

Safe Boating Practices This Labor Day Weekend

The Coast Guard reminds mariners and beach goers to exercise caution and practice safe boating during the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Labor Day weekend

September 5, 2021
Total Views: 682

Friday, September 3, 2021
Coast Guard Medevacs Shark Attack Victim From Fishing Vessel
Lifesaving Incidents

Coast Guard Medevacs Shark Attack Victim From Fishing Vessel

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crew member from a fishing vessel after a shark attack approximately 35 miles southeast of Grand

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 7022

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
23 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean Sea
Lifesaving Incidents

23 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean Sea

(Reuters)–Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms located a wooden boat on Tuesday (August 31) in the Mediterranean Sea carrying 23 migrants, including 4

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 1030

Sunday, August 29, 2021
NASA Photo Of Aegean Sea
Lifesaving Incidents

Togo-Flagged Cargo Ship Sinks In The Aegean Sea

ATHENS, Aug 28 (Reuters) – A Togo-flagged cargo ship sank on Saturday after hitting Greek islets in the Aegean Sea but all 16 crew were rescued, the

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 3602

Monday, June 21, 2021
Drowning
Interesting

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. In this article, Mario explains what drowning really looks like and how to

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 7582

Monday, December 28, 2020
Russian Trawler Sinks in Barents Sea with 17 Missing
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

December 28, 2020
Total Views: 6586

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

December 18, 2020
Total Views: 958

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

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 290

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

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 189

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Police Arrest Cruise Ship Captain After Deadly Collision
Collision

Police Arrest Cruise Ship Captain After Deadly Collision

by Marton Dunai (Reuters) – A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the arrest of the captain of a passenger ship that collided with a pleasure boat

June 1, 2019
Total Views: 755

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
ship's bridge
Blog

Graded Assertiveness: Captain, I Have a Concern…

By Rich Madden – Last year, I was inbound to a port-that-will-remain-nameless, with the local pilot at the conn.  As we maneuvered up a winding

October 30, 2018
Total Views: 2513

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
LIVE VIDEO: Congress Examines EL FARO Marine Casualty Reports
Lifesaving Incidents

LIVE VIDEO: Congress Examines EL FARO Marine Casualty Reports

  Above is the YouTube Live video of a hearing on the EL FARO Marine Casualty Report by the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 54
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