Cargo Ship Goes Aground as Typhoon Meranti Hits China

Another casualty from Super Typhoon Meranti to report today with the grounding of a 42,000 ton containership near Xiamen, China. The ship Gan Tai Tai Zhou was at an outer anchorage near Xiamen when Meranti struck the area Thursday with strong winds and intense rain. According to reports the container ship dragged anchor and ran aground on the southwest tip of Kinmen … [Read more...]

Ship Photo Of The Day – M/V Modern Express

The RORO Modern Express is reflected in water on the dock as it lists at a mooring in the port of Bilbao, in Zierbena, northern Spain, February 4, 2016. The 164-meter vessel, which was transporting 3,600 tonnes of wood along with construction machinery, was towed to the port after spending six days listing and adrift in the Bay of Biscay. Click HERE for gCaptain's full coverage … [Read more...]

Ship Hits Barge in Corpus Christi – INCIDENT PHOTO

A 480-foot heavy lift cargo ship hit a barge in the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor Thursday night, causing quite the scene but resulting in no pollution and just a minor injury.  The Coast Guard says it responded with state and local partners to reports of the collision between the U.S.-flagged MV Ocean Freedom and a barge owned by Kirby Inland Marine. The barge was … [Read more...]

Guantanamo Bound Barge Loses 22 Containers Overboard

MIAMI —  The Coast Guard this week is responding to a report of 22 containers lost overboard from a TransAtlantic-operated barge about 18 miles east of Key Biscayne, Florida. The Coast Guard says that at approximately 1 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector Miami received notification from the Tug Spence that 22 containers had been lost from the Atlantic Trader, a 91-foot … [Read more...]

Seastreak Wall Street – NYC Fast Ferry Damage [PHOTOS]

The United States Coast Guard has begun to investigate today's commuter ferry incident. The incident occurred in New York City early this morning when the ferry Seastreak Wall Street, crashed into a pier near the financial district injuring dozens of passengers. The following are official US Coast Guard photos and video of the damaged ferry: … [Read more...]