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.


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: 2289

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: 3283

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: 4237

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: 13156

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: 948

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: 671

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

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 6989

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

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 1002

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: 3555

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: 4686

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

December 28, 2020
Total Views: 6570

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: 931

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: 156

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: 130

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

June 1, 2019
Total Views: 739

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: 1067

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

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 28

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

January 28, 2018
Total Views: 10

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

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 272

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

December 16, 2017
Total Views: 31