Friday, June 5, 2015
Raising The Eastern Star
Accidents

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
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Friday, February 20, 2015
lysblink seaways
Incidents

Lysblink Seaways Floats Off Scottish Shore

At just before 9PM last night, the grounded cargo ship Lysblink Seaways unexpectedly self-floated from the shore at Kilchoan, Scotland. The ship had run aground on the shore two days...

February 20, 2015
Total Views: 2

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Lysblink Seaways
News

Svitzer Salvage Team Inspects Grounded DFDS Cargo Ship

The U.K Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reports the grounded DFDS cargo ship Lysblink Seaway has spilled an undefined quantity of diesel oil from it’s starboard side.  The MCA says an...

February 19, 2015
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Hoegh Osaka
News

Car Carrier Hoegh Osaka Heads for Falmouth After Cargo Discharge

Höegh Autoliners says all units have now been discharged from its Hoegh Osaka car carrier in Southampton and the vessel is now completely empty of cargo. Cleaning of the decks...

February 10, 2015
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Accidents

USNS Sgt Metaj Kocak Refloated from Okinawan Shoals

After careful deballasting, USNS Sgt Metaj Kocak was successfully refloated today at approximately 1730 local time, according to an emailed statement from the U.S. Military Sealift Command. The vessel was...

February 3, 2015
Total Views: 17

Friday, January 30, 2015
USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005)
Maritime News

SMIT and Nippon Contracted to Salvage Grounded MSC Ship

After running aground 8 days ago off the east coast of Okinawa, Japan, plans to salvage Military Sealift Command’s USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) are under way today. In...

January 30, 2015
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Østensjø Rederi thorax tug
Maritime News

Hoegh Osaka Salvage: List Cut in Half as Good Progress Continues to be Made

The UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reports “good progress continues to be made” today as salvors aboard the Hoegh Osaka have reduced the vessel’s list to starboard to 25 degrees, or...

January 21, 2015
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Maritime News

MOL Express Refloated

On Sunday 11 January, the containership MOL Express ran aground in Tateyama Harbor, Chiba Prefecture of Japan as it was maneuvering in the harbor.  The vessel was on charter to Mitsui O.S.K....

January 14, 2015
Total Views: 0

Sunday, January 4, 2015
hoegh osaka
Maritime News

Höegh Autoliners CEO: Car Carrier Intentionally Grounded

Ingar Skiaker, Chief Executive Officer of Höegh Autoliners says his company’s ship was purposely run aground last night after it developed a severe list after leaving port and the captain...

January 4, 2015
Total Views: 22

hoegh osaka aground
Interesting

Quadcopter Footage of Grounded Car Carrier Höegh Osaka

The 51,770 gross ton pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Hoegh Osaka sits on Bramble Bank heavily listing on her starboard side today in the Solent.  The vessel was deliberately...

January 4, 2015
Total Views: 10

Monday, December 29, 2014
team vestas wind salvage
Accidents

Salvors Detail the Recovery of Team Vestas Wind

Seldom does a salvage operation run as smoothly as that of the Volvo Ocean Racing yacht, “Vestas Wind”. In a joint venture between Subtech and Svitzer, a team consisting of...

December 29, 2014
Total Views: 27

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Accidents

Svitzer, Titan Talking Salvage Tie-Up?

Titan Salvage and Svitzer are reported to be in preliminary discussions over a potential tie-up of their respective salvage businesses, according to a new report by Dow Jones News.

December 14, 2014
Total Views: 6

Monday, November 17, 2014
Accidents

South Korea Preparing Sewol Salvage Task Force – Reports

The South Korean government is preparing a task force to examine options for salvaging the sunken Sewol ferry, according to local media reports.

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ochakov crimea refloating
Defense

Russia Raises Scuttled Battle Cruiser Off Crimea

After being intentionally sunk this past March at the entrance to Donuzlav Bay in western Crimea in order to effectively block the movement of any Ukrainian naval vessels out of port,...

October 2, 2014
Total Views: 43

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
News

Titan Salvage Receives NAMEPA Environmental Award

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced that Houston-based TITAN Salvage, a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp. and part of the salvage team for the Costa Concordia shipwreck in Italy, is the recipient of its 2014 Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award.

September 24, 2014
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Accidents

Philippines Government Seeking Compensation from U.S. Over ‘Guardian’ Grounding

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs says it will continue to pursue compensation from the U.S. for damages to the protected Tubbataha Reef caused by the grounding of the USS...

September 17, 2014
Total Views: 17

Friday, September 5, 2014
Accidents

Decision to Abandon Rena Wreckage Heads to Environment Court

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council will not to make the decision to abandon the wreck of the MV Rena at Astrolabe Reef.

September 5, 2014
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Accidents

Baltic Ace Salvage Suffers Major Setback

A planned attempt to the lift the sunken Baltic Ace car carrier from the seafloor near the port of Rotterdam has been abandoned because damage to the ship is worse than originally thought, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 21

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Interesting

Costa Concordia Arrives Safely in Genoa, Completing Historic Salvage Operation

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into its last port on Sunday, when it was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives.

July 27, 2014
Total Views: 36

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Accidents

Smooth Sailing for Costa Concordia, Convoy Within Sight of Genoa

A little more than three days since departing Giglio for the first time two and a half years, the Costa Concordia is approximately 20 nautical miles from reaching its destination at the port of Genoa.

July 26, 2014
Total Views: 3