Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal's Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge operator was aware of the vessel, the captain lined up on the centerline and maintained a speed of 5 knots. Minutes later while the vessel was half way through the bridge started descending. The … [Read more...]

Indonesian Cargo Ship Banned from Australia for Second Time

An Indonesian cargo ship has been banned from Australian waters for the second time in less than twelve months and following five detentions in just over 3 years. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued the direction February 4th to the 86=meter general cargo ship Noah Satu (IMO No. 9313620) prohibiting the ship from entering or using any Australian port. Noah … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – New ‘Aranui 5’ is Half Cargo, Half Cruise Ship

Half vital cargo ship, half relaxing cruise. The new Aranui 5 is at the pinnacle of today's freighter cruise market. Beginning next month, the Tahitian cruise-cargo ship will sail 14 day voyages from Tahiti to the Marquesas and Bora Bora. The vessel is owned by Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime and was custom built to deliver cargo and cruise passengers to … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship Sinks Off Yemen Killing 12 Crew

ADEN, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A cargo ship sank off the coast of Yemen killing all 12 crew, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The ship, which was carrying car tyres and car parts, ran aground on Thursday night but the incident did not come to the attention of Yemeni security until 10 hours later, its statement said. Heavy winds and high waves prevented the rescue of the … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday; week ending July 17, 2011

Amazing Stories was an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback‘s Experimenter Publishing. It was the first magazine devoted solely to science fiction, and helped define and launch a new genre of pulp fiction. By the end of the 19th century, stories centered on scientific inventions, and stories set in the future, were appearing … [Read more...]