Large Containership Breaks Free from Mooring at Boston Terminal

A large containership broke free from its mooring at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston on Wednesday and drifted into the main shipping channel before being corraled by harbor tugs. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that the containership, the 1,065-foot Helsinki Bridge, broke free from its mooring Wednesday at around 12:45 a.m likely due to strong winds. A … [Read more...]

Sightseeing Boat Hits Three Vessels in Boston Harbor

A Boston Harbor Cruises sightseeing boat smashed into three other vessels Saturday afternoon after suffering a mechanical failure as it approached Boston's Long Wharf pier. According to the Coast Guard, the BHC passenger vessel Regency allided with two other Boston Harbor Cruises ships, the Rookie and Aurora, at the Long Wharf pier just after 10 a.m. Saturday. A third BHC … [Read more...]

Three Rescued from Boston Harbor After Tugboat Sinks

Three people were pulled from the frigid waters of the Boston Harbor cold but alive after their 55-foot tugboat sank suddenly Tuesday morning. The U.S. Coast Guard says that the captain aboard tug Emily Anne contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston to report that vessel suffered a hull and was taking on water in the North Channel entrance of Boston Harbor about 5 … [Read more...]

John S. Damrell – Boston’s New 70′ Fireboat

With hurricanes and earthquakes sweeping the East coast this week, the Boston fire department is ready for delivery of it's newest and most capable, fireboat, the FireStorm 70. Ontario-based MetalCraft Marine completed work on the FireStorm 70 three weeks ago, and will be delivering the 70-footer down to Boston in a few weeks time. This latest delivery comes on the heels … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday; week ending July 10, 2011

Golden Age Comic Book Stories (original) – via theticketthatexploded HMS Implacable first saw service in the Napoleonic Wars. It was originally a French ship, captured in the last action of the Trafalgar Campaign in 1805. The stern gallery shown here is on display at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in the UK. Intricate Ship Sterns: Art on the … [Read more...]