Video: AIS Animation Shows Collision Between Oil Tanker and Norwegian Frigate

Check out this an AIS animation below showing Thursday's collision between an oil tanker and a Norwegian frigate taking place in the Hjeltefjorden fjord on the west coast of Norway. As you can see, the tanker Sola TS had just departed a terminal with an escort tug alongside when it collided with the KNM Helge Ingstad, identified in the video as NATO WARSHIP F313, at around … [Read more...]

Caught on Video: HM Coastguard Rescues Fishermen from Capsized Vessel in English Channel

Four fisherman have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized in the English Channel approximately 14 nautical miles south of Eastbourne, England on Thursday. The HM Coastguard successfully winched two of the fisherman from the overturned hull of the fishing vessel, while a nearby ship rescued two others from the water. The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency … [Read more...]

Video Shows Violent Mooring Line Break in Brazil

<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start">?</span> A new video posted online shows the moment a mooring line securing an MSC ship to a dock in Brazil snapped. You can see the line break at approximately the 45 second mark. Many commenters online were … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Cement Carrier Aground on Breakwater in Iceland

An aging cement carrier ran aground on a breakwater on the west coast of Iceland over the weekend. Reports say the 1976-built Fjordvik was inbound to the Port of Helguvik with a pilot on board when it apparently missed the harbor entrance and ended up pinned against the rocky breakwater on Saturday. Videos posted to social media show the ship getting pounded by heavy … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Fire Erupts After RoRo Crashes Into Crane in Barcelona

A roll-on/roll-off ferry crashed into a gantry crane while docking at the port of Barcelona on Wednesday, causing the crane to collapse and sparking a large fire. The ferry, named Excellent, is operated by Italy's Grandi Navi Veloci. According to reports, the vessel was in the process of docking when its bow struck the crane, causing it to topple onto nearby containers that … [Read more...]