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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.

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

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: 509

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: 35

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Argentina To Stick With Submarine Program Despite Disaster
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

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 12

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

November 24, 2017
Total Views: 10

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

November 24, 2017
Total Views: 32

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

October 1, 2017
Total Views: 153

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,

April 15, 2017
Total Views: 59

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

April 2, 2017
Total Views: 82

Sunday, March 19, 2017
South Korea Starts Sewol Ferry Salvage Ops
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

March 19, 2017
Total Views: 87

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

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 51

Thursday, December 15, 2016
USCG Releases New Immersion Suit Survivability Data
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

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 71

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

December 14, 2016
Total Views: 216

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
El Faro Investigation: NTSB To Release Detailed Transcript

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

November 30, 2016
Total Views: 71

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

October 13, 2016
Total Views: 245

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

October 8, 2016
Total Views: 856

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

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 56

Thursday, October 8, 2015
We Won’t Learn Anything: What Sank El Faro and What Didn’t

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,”

October 8, 2015
Total Views: 592

Monday, October 5, 2015
The 32 Others and Those Looking for Them: Harsh Realities on El Faro Search

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

October 5, 2015
Total Views: 114

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

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 58


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