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: 6386

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: 882

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: 3520

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: 125

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: 82

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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 that capsized on the Danube,...

June 1, 2019
Total Views: 671

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 channel, the channel curved to...

October 30, 2018
Total Views: 617

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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 Transportation. It is gCaptain’s hope that ambiguities...

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 16

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Kiribati Ferry Rescue
Lifesaving Incidents

Eight Survivors Recovered From Missing Kiribati Ferry

by Stephen Coates (Reuters) – New Zealand military planes on Monday were scouring a section of the Pacific Ocean for more survivors from the missing ferry MV Butiraoi after eight...

January 28, 2018
Total Views: 5

Thursday, December 21, 2017
PCG Spokesman Capt. Armand Balilo
Incidents

Philippine Ferry Capsizes On Anniversary Of History’s Worst Ferry Disaster

A Philippine ferry carrying 251 people capsized on Thursday off an island south of Manila, the capital, a coast guard spokesman said, amid a storm bringing heavy downpours. By evening,...

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 121

Saturday, December 16, 2017
missing ara san juan sub
Lifesaving Incidents

Argentina Fires Top Admiral After Submarine Tragedy

by Nicolas Misculin (Reuters) – Argentina fired the head of its navy a month after a submarine disappeared in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members onboard, a government spokesman...

December 16, 2017
Total Views: 28

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Lifesaving Incidents

Argentina To Stick With Submarine Program Despite Disaster

By Hugh Bronstein (Reuters) – Argentina and other South American countries are likely to maintain or increase their submarine programs despite the scrutiny that has followed the fatal loss of...

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 6

Friday, November 24, 2017
US Navy Search And Rescue Aircraft Pacific
Lifesaving Incidents

U.S. Navy Halts Search For Lost Sailors

TOKYO (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy said it has called off a search for three sailors missing since a transport plane crashed in the Philippines Sea south of Japan on...

November 24, 2017
Total Views: 3

capsized-japanese-fishing-boat-pacific
Lifesaving Incidents

AMVER Assists In Rescue Of Lost Pacific Fishermen

HONOLULU — Seven fishermen are safe, Wednesday, after their Japanese-flagged 50-foot fishing boat, the Gyotoku Maru No. 1, reportedly capsized 218 miles southwest of Palau. The fishermen were rescued and transferred safely...

November 24, 2017
Total Views: 11

Sunday, October 1, 2017
El Yunque
Lifesaving Incidents

El Faro MBI Report – Heavy On Blame, Light On Penalty

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today the United States Coast Guard issued the Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) report on the S.S. El Faro. The 189 page report reveals serious...

October 1, 2017
Total Views: 63

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Migrant RIB Boat Rescue
Lifesaving Incidents

Largest Rescue In 19 Years With 2,074 Migrants Plucked From The Mediterranean

More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses...

April 15, 2017
Total Views: 18

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Interesting

Uruguay Losing Hope For 22 Missing From Sunken Ore Carrier

by Matías Larramendi (Reuters) Uruguay’s navy said on Sunday it was losing hope of finding alive any of 22 crew members missing two days after a South Korean ore carrier...

April 2, 2017
Total Views: 30

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Lifesaving Incidents

South Korea Starts Sewol Ferry Salvage Ops

By Suyeong Lee (Reuters) South Korea prepared on Sunday to raise the Sewol ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, testing...

March 19, 2017
Total Views: 22

Friday, December 16, 2016
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Interesting

El Faro, Top 10 Failures Of The NTSB Investigation – gLive E21

In today’s episode of gCaptain LIVE, Captain John Konrad discusses the NTSB/USCG hearings into the El Faro and identifies the Top Ten investigative failures submitted by gCaptain readers.  LINKS: Yesterday’s Show: ...

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 8

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Lifesaving Incidents

USCG Releases New Immersion Suit Survivability Data

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a transcript of the S.S. El Faro’s voyage data recorder (VDR), in addition to several other factual reports, to the docket for its...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 22