Are We Fools?

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others" -Otto von Bismarck You might be tempted to assume that the above photo (courtesy of ShipSpotting.com and Vitaliy Kharchenko) is of the Comoros-flagged SL Star.  That feeder container vessel capsized in Bandar Abbas, Iran on March 19th during cargo operations with up … [Read more...]

Ezion Liftboat Capsizes During Tow in South China Sea

A liftboat belonging to Ezion Holdings has capsized in the South China Sea during a dead tow from Vietnam to Taiwan, the company said Wednesday. The vessel was unmanned at the time. Singapore-based Ezion said its liftboat Tera Lyza was being towed by the tug Teras Eden when it developed a sudden list to the stern at about 1630 hours on 5 June 2018. The boat subsequently … [Read more...]

Dry Dock with Norwegian Tanker Capsizes at Polish Shipyard

A floating dry dock holding a Norwegian tanker capsized Thursday afternoon at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The Nauta Shipyard said in a statement that the dry dock began listing at about 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday and came to rest practically on its side at a depth of about 10 meters.  Inside the dry dock is the Norwegian-flagged tanker Hordafor … [Read more...]

A2SEA Jack-Up Capsizes Off Denmark

An offshore wind farm jack-up barge has capsized off the coast of Denmark one week after running aground in a separate incident. A2SEA has confirmed that its jack-up Sea Worker capsized overnight Tuesday due to harsh weather. As of Wednesday morning no pollution had been detected from the vessel. The offshore wind service provider said focus remains on … [Read more...]