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 indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 12570

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 that has seen record numbers...

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 871

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 traditionally marks the winding down of...

September 5, 2021
Total Views: 617

Friday, September 3, 2021
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 Isle, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New...

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 6962

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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 children, from Tunisia.  The boat was 21 miles...

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 969

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 Greek coast guard said. The...

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 3534

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: 6561

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: 912

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: 142

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: 109

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: 738

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: 833

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: 23

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: 8

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: 178

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: 31

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: 10

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: 6

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: 16

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: 92