Ship Runs Aground Causing Delays on Argentina’s Parana River Near Rosario

By Maximilian Heath BUENOS AIRES, May 4 (Reuters) - Around 60 ships faced delays on Friday near Argentina's grains hub of Rosario after a vessel on the Parana River ran aground and blocked passage downriver towards the Atlantic Ocean, the head of Argentina's Chamber of Port and Maritime Activity said. The cargo ship, contracted by Glencore and en route to Australia, was … [Read more...]

MAIB: Pilots’ ‘Very Limited Local Knowledge’ Led to Bulker’s Groundings in UAE

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report into the groundings of the UK registered bulk carrier Umm Al Qaywayn, United Arab Emirates. The 189-meter bulk carrier grounded on two separate occasions while approaching the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port on June 10 and June 11, 2017. In the first grounding, the vessel was undamaged and was refloated 12 hours … [Read more...]

Caught on Video: MSC Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock in the Caribbean

An MSC cruise ship crashed into a dock before running aground this morning on the Caribbean island of Roatán off the coast Honduras... and the entire incident was captured on video. We are told that the incident occurred as docking at the cruise port. The video shows the cruise ship allided with the dock before coming to a stop as onlookers looked on … [Read more...]

Photos: Bulk Carrier ‘Ocean Crown’ Hard Aground in Lithuania

A 190-meter bulk carrier is hard aground in Klaipeda, Lithuania after dragging anchor in strong winds. The vessel, the Cyprus-flagged MV Ocean Crown, was bound for Klaipeda but was prevented from entering port due to weather and forced to drop anchor. Unfortunately, the anchors proved no match for the strong winds and the vessel grounded early Sunday morning. Some reports … [Read more...]

Incident Photos: Panama-Flagged Cargo Ship Wrecks in Greece

A Panama-flagged cargo ship wrecked on the Greek island of Traganisi near Mykonos on Friday during a voyage from Russia to Cyprus. The Hellenic Coast Guard says all 12 foreign nationals on board the MV Little Seyma were able to abandon ship in a life raft and scramble their way to shore. The vessel is carrying 2,700 tons sunflower seed. Photos show the ship partially … [Read more...]