Containership Runs Aground in Bosphorus Strait – Incident Video

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A foreign cargo ship ran aground in Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on Friday, requiring a rescue operation and prompting authorities to temporarily close the picturesque and crowded waterway running through Turkey's largest city. There were no injuries or casualties, the governor's office said, adding that the ship had reported engine failure shortly before … [Read more...]

Salvage Underway for Fishing Vessel Aground Near Live-Fire Training Grounds in North Carolina

A unified command has been established to oversee the salvage of a grounded fishing vessel near an off-limits U.S. military live-fire training area in North Carolina. The 88-foot fishing vessel, Sea Angels, ran aground in Browns Inlet, North Carolina last Monday morning after the vessel reported mechanical issues. All four fisherman on board were hoisted to safety by a U.S. … [Read more...]

Alaska Marine Lines Barge Aground in British Columbia

A container barge will spend another night aground on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada. The barge, named Nana Provider, was being towed by the U.S.-flagged tug Polar King when it grounded Saturday night at around 8 p.m. local time during a voyage from Seattle, Washington to Whittier, Alaska. The barge is carrying empty containers and rail cars, the Canadian Coast … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Corsica

Authorities in France are responded to the grounding of a cargo ship on the island of Corsica early Sunday morning. The 90-meter M/V Rhodanus with seven people on board was underway to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone when it ran aground at around 3 a.m. local time near the town of Bonifacio despite repeated calls from the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue … [Read more...]

MAIB: Watch Officer Was Watching Videos on Phone Before Grounding

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation has revealed that the sole watch officer on board the general cargo ship Priscilla was watching videos on his phone prior to the ship running aground off the coast of Scotland in July 2018. The Netherlands-registered M/V Priscilla was sailing from Lithuania to England when she ran aground on Pentland Skerries in the … [Read more...]