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: 30

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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: 44

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: 41

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

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: 15

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: 38

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Vice Chairman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr NTSB

NTSB Refuses El Faro Widow’s Request To Redact Comments

Theresa Davidson, the wife of Captain Michael Davidson, has never spoken publicly about the sinking or her husband’s death aboard the El Faro but she did talk with a team of NTSB...

December 14, 2016
Total Views: 39

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

El Faro Investigation: NTSB To Release Detailed Transcript

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intent to release a more detailed transcript to the audio recording from the El Faro’s “Black Box” Voyage Data Recorder on December...

November 30, 2016
Total Views: 29

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Lifesaving Incidents

San Francisco Capsize Echoes Past Tragedy — Kandi Won and Khaleesi

Last Saturday, the 30 passengers aboard Khaleesi, a Silverton 34 power boat, were watching the Navy Blue Angels over San Francisco Bay as part of Fleet Week.  On the way back to the...

October 13, 2016
Total Views: 99

Saturday, October 8, 2016
San Francisco Bar Pilot Boat Golden Gate

On The Danger Of Becoming A Marine Pilot

By Captain Paul Lobo – Sadly, today I read in gCaptain about another ship pilot killed in the line of duty. This time the accident happened while a pilot was boarding...

October 8, 2016
Total Views: 277

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Caribbean Fantasy ferry vessel life-rafts
Fire Incidents

500+ Rescued From Puerto Rico Ferry Inferno

by Laila Kearney (Reuters) Hundreds of people were rescued from a smoldering passenger ferry ship Caribbean Fantasy that caught fire off Puerto Rico this morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast...

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 23

Thursday, October 8, 2015

We Won’t Learn Anything: What Sank El Faro and What Didn’t

On Wednesday night, the final rescue crews on the El Faro mission called in, “We are returning to base – negative results,” and left the search area. The hearts of family and friends...

October 8, 2015
Total Views: 175

Monday, October 5, 2015

The 32 Others and Those Looking for Them: Harsh Realities on El Faro Search

When the U.S. Coast Guard found, and then left, a body believed to be from the the lost SS El Faro, many may have been confused. Leaving the body means almost...

October 5, 2015
Total Views: 44

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Training ship T.S. State of Maine

Sailing Singlehanded – Maine Maritime Training Ship Rescues North Atlantic Sailor

[contextly_sidebar id=”jcd8yvs8kD72zEs996psv8vyaESiVGJC”]Maine Maritime Academy’s Training Ship State of Maine responded to a distress call yesterday morning in the North Atlantic. The training ship was on a homeward course when the...

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 17

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Rescue workers transport body near site where cruise ship Eastern Star capsized during a media trip to site of the sinking, organised by Chinese government, in Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province
Lifesaving Incidents

Death Toll Jumps in China, Company Says Sorry

(Reuters)The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship which capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River jumped to 396 on Saturday, leaving fewer than 50 still missing, as the...

June 6, 2015
Total Views: 6

Friday, June 5, 2015
Raising The Eastern Star

Raising The Eastern Star – China Cruise Ship Righted But Hundreds Still Missing

Article Highlights: * Death toll climbs to 103, hundreds still missing * Relatives demand answers; Beijing pledges no “cover-up” * Ship righted, cranes begin lifting it from river bed (Adds...

June 5, 2015
Total Views: 300

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Lifesaving Incidents

M/V Courage Arrives In Southampton, 100 Charred Vehicles Expected

A transporter ship that caught fire off the coast of Essex has arrived in Southampton. The American crew of the RoRo M/V Courage are reported safe after fighting a blaze using...

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 96

Lifesaving Incidents

Eastern Star Owner Ordered To Dock And Disembark 2nd Vessel

(Reuters)The owner of a ship that capsized on China’s Yangtze river with 456 people aboard has been ordered to suspend operations of a second boat and carry out safety probes...

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Lifesaving Incidents

Cruise Ship Capsize, China Confirms Force 12 Tornado

by Zhe Huang (Bloomberg) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ordered an investigation into why a the cruise ship Eastern Star, carrying more than 450 people, capsized late Monday in the Yangtze...

June 3, 2015
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
China Ship Tragedy

Hundreds Missing, Captain Detained In China Ship Tragedy

* Ship capsizes in “tornado” on southern stretch of Yangtze * Many of the 458 passengers on board are elderly tourists * Divers pull man, woman from upturned hull alive...

June 2, 2015
Total Views: 8

Monday, June 1, 2015
Lifesaving Incidents

China Races To Rescue Passengers From Capsized River Cruise Ship

by Zhe Huang (Bloomberg) Rescuers in central China scrambled to find survivors from the cruise ship Eastern-Star carrying more than 400 people that overturned in the Yangtze river Monday night, with state media...

June 1, 2015
Total Views: 3