Monday, June 1, 2015
Lifesaving Incidents

UPDATE: Chinese River Ship Capsizes In Storm, 458 People Aboard

WUHAN, June 2 (Xinhua) — The BBC is reporting that a passenger ship carrying 458 people sank Monday night in the Hubei section of China’s Yangtze River. The ship, named...

June 1, 2015
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

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 recognize it when its happening.

May 23, 2015
Total Views: 4141

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Playing Pirate Does Not a Sailor Make

When I first read of the rescue of the tall ship Liana’s Ransom, I contacted friends in the tall ship community to express my sadness at the loss of the...

April 2, 2015
Total Views: 87

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Fire Incidents

Crewboat Evacuated After Catching Fire in the Gulf of Mexico

The 113-foot crewboat GIS Leonce suffered an engine fire this evening forcing the evacuation of the vessel south of Louisiana.  Upon notification of the evacuation, the Coast Guard scrambled air...

March 18, 2015
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Stubborn in the Face Of Imminent Death, a Ship Captain Intervenes

In October 2014, Captain Joshua Bhatt and the crew on board the bulk carrier CS Caprice, a ship owned by the Bahamas-based Campbell Shipping Company Ltd, was called upon to rescue...

March 17, 2015
Total Views: 34

Friday, February 20, 2015
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Offshore Worker Falls into Barents Sea from Drilling Rig

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) reports today a worker fell from the semi-submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 8 into the Barents Sea today. The rig was opearting at the Goliat Field...

February 20, 2015
Total Views: 5

Monday, February 16, 2015

Australian Lunatics Narrowly Avert Death Off Nantucket

Lunatics, a-holes, idiots… whatever you want to call them… In January, Reg and Jason McGlashan paid USD $10,000 for the 43-foot sailboat Sedona off eBay with the intention of sailing...

February 16, 2015
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Lifesaving Incidents

IOM: Over 300 Believed Drowned Off Libya

At least 300 people are believed to have drowned in the an attempt to escape from Africa, according to a statement from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a non-profit...

February 11, 2015
Total Views: 2

Monday, December 1, 2014
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Dozens Missing After Commercial Fishing Trawler Sinks in the Bering Sea

UPDATE: Weather Hampers Search for Survivors MOSCOW/SEOUL, Dec 1 (Reuters) – One person was killed and the fate of more than 50 others was unknown after a South Korean fishing...

December 1, 2014
Total Views: 6

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cuban Migrants Drank Their Own Blood and Urine While Adrift at Sea for 23 Days

A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for three weeks without food or water, according to survivors who reached the United States this week.

October 5, 2014
Total Views: 2

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A Very Ill-Conceived Ocean Voyage to Bermuda

There may be other examples of ocean crossings that lacked solid planning or risk analysis, but as far as voyages in recent memory, this one certainly takes the cake. With only protein...

October 5, 2014
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Lifesaving Incidents

Sovcomflot Tanker Comes to the Rescue After Trimaran Breaks Apart Off Brazil

By Rob Almeida and Shubin Aleksey Andreyevich On 29 September, the Liberian-flagged Sovcomflot-owned tanker Krasnodar rescued six yachtsmen from a liferaft adrift 30 miles off the coast of Brazil. The...

October 1, 2014
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lifeboats, Liferafts and the Sunken Ferry M/V SEWOL

On April 16, 2014 the Korean-flagged passenger ferry M/V SEWOL sank resulting in a large loss of life of the passengers. While this story will continue to develop as this...

April 29, 2014
Total Views: 205

Sunday, April 27, 2014
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South Korean Prime Minister Resigns Over Government Response to Ferry Disaster

By Narae Kim SEOUL, April 27 (Reuters) – South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his resignation on Sunday over the government response to the ferry disaster, in which it...

April 27, 2014
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Amateur Footage Inside Sunken Ferry Raises Big Questions

Trying to come up with a reasonable explanation for what happened on board the Sewol is a nearly impossible thing to do. At the risk of being too quick to...

April 17, 2014
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Four Dead, Scores Rescued, Many More Still Missing From South Korean Ferry

UPDATE: Six have no been confirmed killed and between 277 and 290 are still missing. By Narae Kim JINDO, South Korea, April 16 (Reuters) – More than 280 people, many...

April 16, 2014
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Grounding Incidents

Passenger Ship Capsizes off South Korea

Update: Nearly 300 people are believed to be either missing or unaccounted for, according to media reports citing officials. Earlier: A 6825 gross ton RoRo ship carrying 471 passengers has...

April 15, 2014
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Storm Over Parenting – Do Infants Belong At Sea?

By Jennifer Medina, New York Times — As her family began what was supposed to be a monthslong journey in a 36-foot sailboat from Mexico to New Zealand, Charlotte Kaufman...

April 8, 2014
Total Views: 3

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Photos Show Sinking Log Ship Still Afloat Near Guam

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released some new photos along with an update on the 500-foot MV Rich Forest abandoned and taking on water in the Pacific Ocean near Guam.

January 23, 2014
Total Views: 37

Monday, January 20, 2014

500-Foot Log Carrier Abandoned in the Pacific

The U.S. Coast Guard reports today that twenty-four sailors from the M/V Rich Forest are now safe after being rescued by the bulk carrier CS Sunshine, 440 nautical miles west of...

January 20, 2014
Total Views: 2