Two Killed After Mooring Line Snaps at Port of Longview, Washington

Two people were killed when a vessel’s mooring line snapped at the Port of Longview in southwestern Washington state last Thursday. The accident occurred as the Panama-flagged bulk carrier M/V Ansac Splendor was mooring at port early on June 28. “As a vessel attempted to move along the dock from one loading hatch to another, one of the vessel lines snapped in half and … [Read more...]

Deputy Sheriff Dies Serving Arrest Warrant to Ship Off South Africa

Authorities in South Africa are investigating the death of a deputy sheriff who died while serving an arrest warrant on a vessel at an anchorage off Port Elizabeth last Saturday. The South African Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed that the officer, Henry Kemp, 42, fell from a height of about eight meters into the ocean while "climbing a steep ladder" to board the … [Read more...]

Containership Captain Commits Suicide During North Atlantic Voyage

The Master of a containership is reported to have committed suicide aboard his ship during a recent voyage from New York and Tilbury, England. The Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea sent a port chaplain to visit the Maltese-flagged Santa Bettina upon its arrival in Tilbury on May 21. In a post on its Facebook page, the group said the Santa Bettina was a week into … [Read more...]

Bulker Crew Member Killed in ‘Berthing’ Accident in Québec

Transportation Safety Board of Canada has launched an investigation into a fatal accident involving the geared bulk carrier Nord Quebec at the port of Trois-Rivières in Québec. According to media reports, a 38-year-old Filipino crew member of the bulk carrier was killed after he was hit in the head by a steel cable during a docking maneuver at the port on Monday. The … [Read more...]

One Killed, One Seriously Injured in Boiler Room Blast at Port of Felixstowe

One person has died and another was seriously injured overnight in an explosion in the boiler room of a ship at the port of Felixstowe. Suffolk Police Department said it was called to the Port of Felixstowe at 11:45 p.m. Thursday after reports of an incident on a ship that was docking. The Port of Felixstowe said via Twitter that an explosion occurred in the boiler room … [Read more...]