MV Rena Grounding: A Year In Photographs [39 Photos]

Here's a look back at photographs of the stricken MV Rena on today's one year anniversary of the the vessels grounding on Astrolabe Reef off the coast of New Zealand. Fly-over shots of stranded cargo vessel Rena grounded on the Astrolabe Reef. This photo was taken at 7.45am on October 5, hours after the vessel grounded.  Photo: Bay of Plenty Regional … [Read more...]

M/V Swanland Sinks in Irish sea – Prince William rescues two sailors, one dead, five still missing [RESCUE VIDEO]

Developing story... Five crewmembers from the cargo ship M/V Swanland are missing after the vessel sank in heavy seas in the Irish Sea early Sunday morning.  A mayday call was received at 2am Sunday morning from the vessels captain shorlty before sinking. Two crew members were rescued from the water by a RAF helicopter co-piloted coincidentally by Prince William. So … [Read more...]

Bollinger responds to DOJ lawsuit

Bollinger Shipyards has issued a statement in response yesterday's lawsuit filed against them by the U.S. Department of Justice.  The complaint alleges that Bollinger Shipyards made "material false statements" to the USCG in order to win a series of cutter conversions back in 2006. The U.S. says that Bollinger “misrepresented” hull strength in a proposal to … [Read more...]

Feds sue Bollinger Shipyards

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Matagorda after its conversion to 123 feet. March 2004. Photo by PA3 Jonathan McCool, USCG The federal government today filed suit against Bollinger Shipyards Inc., Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC and Halter Bollinger Joint Venture LLC alleging material false statements were made to the U.S. Coast Guard in order to win contracts for a series of … [Read more...]