Three Crew Found Dead in Cargo Hold of Ship Off Japan

Three crew members of the Panama-flagged cargo ship Apollo Kita have died after being found uncounsous in a cargo hold of vessel in Japan. The three male victims had apparently been cleaning the hold of the ship at an anchorage off Ishigakijima Island in Okinawa Prefecture when they were found by fellow crew members last Friday, November 9th. Authorities rushed the men to … [Read more...]

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...]