Friday, April 24, 2009
Oil Spill

Guilty Plea in Empress of The North Pollution Case

Today, Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy sentenced American West Steamboat Company, LLC for violating a Alaskan state criminal law that makes polluting state waters illegal.  The charge arose out...

April 24, 2009
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – Cattle vessel grounded on Kings Island

Nearly 300 cows were stuck on board the Mathew Flinders when it ran aground on Kings Island just off of Tasmania, Australia late Monday night.  Initial attempts to refloat the...

April 2, 2009
Total Views: 3

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Case of the Unwatched ZOC – Vessel Groundings Due To Navigational Chart Errors

Grounding incidents due to navigational chart errors may increase over the next few years, warns Maritime Accident Casebook in its latest broadcast at, The Case of the Unwatched ZOCs....

March 27, 2009
Total Views: 13

Saturday, December 6, 2008

M/V Ushuaia Grounded In Antartica – UPDATE

Yesterday, we touched briefly upon on the Argentine passenger vessel, Ushuaia, that ran aground Thursday on Antartica’s western peninsula. We are now seeing reports that all 89 passengers and 33...

December 6, 2008
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Video – M/V Fedra Beached Near Gibraltar

Stumble It! . . . Stay tuned for more information on this incident by bookmarking our M/V Fedra Tag. Thanks to Tom L for the link!

October 14, 2008
Total Views: 104

Saturday, October 11, 2008

M/V FEDRA – Incident Photo Of The Week

This photo was taken today by Ship Spotter Adrian Perera near Gibraltar. Lloyds List tells us: EMERGENCY services from Gibraltar and Spain mounted a joint operation last night to save...

October 11, 2008
Total Views: 113

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Incident Photo of The Week РM106 Gr̦mitz

This weeks Incident Photo is of German Navy mine hunter M106 Grömitz from back in February, 2007.  Cargo Law tells us; German Navy  Type 332 Frankenthal class mine hunter M106...

September 9, 2008
Total Views: 80

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Alva Star

Photo of the M/V Alva Star beached on the Island of Zakinthos. More details can be found at CargoLaw.

July 16, 2008
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ghost Ship Wrecks Bali Surfing Contest

It appears as though some less fortunate souls might have an alternative plan for the World Surfing Championship set to go off in Bali next month.  According to The Sydney...

July 15, 2008
Total Views: 184

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Spirit of Glacier Bay – Cruise Ship Hard Aground in Alaska

Maritime Global Net tells us: Cruise West’s Spirit of Glacier Bay is reported to have run aground in Glacier Bay. The US Coastguard is attending the incident. There are no...

July 8, 2008
Total Views: 11

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pocket Cruise Ship Grounds in Alaska

The Juneau Empire is reporting: A cruise ship scraped the bottom of the Tracy Arm fjord Wednesday morning, forcing its crew to cut short its trip and call the U.S....

June 5, 2008
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Friday, February 1, 2008

The Inconvenient Truth – Maritime Casualty List 2008

We interrupt your weekend reading to bring you an Inconvenient Truth; the maritime casualty list for 2008. This list is from and will only be available this weekend. On...

February 1, 2008
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Official Report on the M/V Pasha Bulker

The ship that made gCaptain famous is back in the headlines. The M/V Pasha Bulker, a 76,741 deadweight ton Panamax bulk carrier launched in 2006, is the subject of a...

December 5, 2007
Total Views: 20

Saturday, October 13, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker Incident Report – Nearly Unbelievable

Photo By suburbanbloke In a post unusually harsh for gCaptain standards I asked some tough questions about actions taken by the captain of the doomed ship, Pasha Bulker. Here’s a...

October 13, 2007
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow

Here is a random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship “Pasha Bulker” grounded on Nobby’s Beach courtesy of Flickr. For those unfamiliar with the infamous...

June 23, 2007
Total Views: 54