M/V Juno Damage Photos

On 20 April, the handysize bulk carrier M/V Juno carrying a cargo of sugar grounded in the St. Lawrence River after suffering a steering casualty.  The grounding caused the vessel to take on water in one of the forward ballast tanks while she backed up shipping traffic on the waterway. Toronto-based gCaptain follower Ryan Wynott found the Juno at anchor recently and shared … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Star Polaris Sustains Hull Damage in Turkish Port

(Dow Jones) Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) said one of its ships suffered hull damage entering a Turkish port, forcing the company to declare the vessel off-hire to potential charterers for at least a month. The company said its Star Polaris vessel suffered bottom damage entering port at Eregli, Turkey. The shipping company, which transports iron ore, coal and grain, said … [Read more...]

Shipboard Emergency Training – Technology Solutions

030604-N-7902K-084 Philippine Sea (Jun. 04, 2003) -- Damage Control Training Team Supervisor (right), Hull Technician Chief Anthony Wilson and team leader for hose team two (left), Gas Turbine System Technician 3rd Class Clayton Wheeler talk to the accessman (center), Seaman Rafael Rivera about the hose team procedures for accessing a fire filled space after a main space fire … [Read more...]

Fighting Class B Fires, Assets and Deficits – 1 of 4

One of the worst things that can happen on board any vessel at sea is a main space Bravo fire. If you're in charge of your Damage Control organization, you may have asked yourself if your organization have what it takes to combat such a casualty. Do they realize what coordinated efforts have to happen in order to give this story a happy ending, or is it simple irony that we end … [Read more...]

Incident Photo of The Week – CMA CGM Dahlia

Crushed containers hang off the the vessel More hang off the stern including one self-unloading box While crossing the Pacific in late February 2008, M/V CMA CGM Dahlia ran into a strong storm, suffering significant damage.  The vessel makes it to the Port of Manzanillo, Mexico where Emergency Services stand by to assess the damage.  Containers hang off the starboard … [Read more...]