Wednesday, June 9, 2021
ever smart cargo loss

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch: Too Early to Tell ‘Common Themes’ in North Pacific Container Losses

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch says its too early say what exactly is causing the increasing number of container loss incidents in the North Pacific Ocean or whether these...

June 9, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
maersk eureka

Maersk Eureka Arrives in Long Beach a Month After Engine Breakdown in Pacific

A Maersk containership has berthed in Long Beach, California more than a month after its engine broke down the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The MV Maersk Eureka was underway...

April 14, 2021
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Shipping Disasters Continued Decade-Long Decline in 2015, Report Shows

Despite what you may think from reading the news, the number of total losses and casualties in shipping each continued the decade-long downward trend in 2015, with 85 reported total loss...

March 21, 2016
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Maritime News

NYK Ship Loses Containers in Offloading Mishap

The U.S. Coast Guard and local fire department personnel were called late Saturday to enforce a safety zone for containers that fell in the water from the MV NYK Aquarius during an offloading mishap at SSA Facility Berth 57 in the Oakland estuary.

November 17, 2014
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Friday, November 14, 2014

WATCH: Containers Topple Like Dominoes from Ship in Shanghai

A containership berthed at the port of Shanghai lost as many as 30 containers overboard after the stacks toppled over for apparently unknown reasons.

November 14, 2014
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Russian Freighter Carrying Gold Ore Goes Missing in Storm

A Russian cargo ship with a nine-man crew and carrying 700 tons of gold ore has gone missing off of Russia’s Pacific coast. The Russian-flagged vessel, known as Amurskoye, sent...

October 30, 2012
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Incident Photo of the Week – Man Overboard?

This weeks incident photo comes to us via’s Photo Gallery of Cargo Loss.  The photos above taken at The Port of Auckland show that the rails of M/V Vega...

October 7, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – Lost Timber

Yesterday the 450ft Russian flagged vessel, Sinegorsk, lost 1,500 tonnes of timber in a major shipping lane of the English Channel.  The cargo was lost 14 miles off Newhaven, East...

January 20, 2009
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Maritime Law – Law of General Average

The law of general average is a legal principle of maritime law according to which all parties in a sea venture proportionally share any losses resulting from a voluntary sacrifice...

January 16, 2008
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