Monday, March 19, 2012
Engineering News

Drydock and Tug Sink at Vigor’s Everett, WA Shipyard [INCIDENT PHOTO]

A drydock housing the 140-foot Crowley tug Invader sank over the weekend at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Wash., bringing the tug and an estimated 50k-60k gallons of diesel...

March 19, 2012
Total Views: 82

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Blog

Costa Concordia Underwater Photos

These underwater photos released today show damage to the starboard side of the Costa Concordia, below the water line.  As you can see there is quite a bit of damage to...

January 15, 2012
Total Views: 13

Friday, December 30, 2011
Blog

Top 10 Maritime Incidents of 2011 – Photos and Video

gCaptain’s Top 10 Photos and Video of Maritime Disaster and Destruction in 2011   1. Sailboat Dismasted by Tanker During the Extreme Racing series at Cowes Week, a sailboat made...

December 30, 2011
Total Views: 113

Monday, November 14, 2011
Blog

Incident Photo of the Week: Barge Upended Near Miami

We’ve already seen some close calls today, but hey, they were still close calls. This weeks actual incident photo comes to us via the USCG and shows a sinking barge...

November 14, 2011
Total Views: 57

Monday, October 10, 2011
Piracy

When Navies Fire Back – Top Photos of Pirate Skiff Destruction

There’s nothing we enjoy more than waking up on a Monday morning and hearing about a Pirate Action Group (PAG) being “disabled” by one of the many navies patrolling off...

October 10, 2011
Total Views: 80

Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Oil Spill

Containership Rena strikes New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef

The Waikato Times of New Zealand reports that the 236-meter Liberian flagged container ship, M/V Rena aground on Astrolabe Reef yesterday about 6 nautical miles from the nearest harbour. The vessel...

October 6, 2011
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Blog

Incident Photos Of The Week – Chopper Crash in NYC

This weeks incident photos are from the recovery of the helicopter that crashed yesterday into New York City’s East River, near 34th Street. The private tourist helicopter crashed shortly after...

October 5, 2011
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Piracy

Frustrated Pirates Set Ship Ablaze After Failed Hijacking

Pirates set a cargo ship ablaze yesterday after an unsuccessful hijacking attempt. The International Maritime Bureau reports that pirates aboard two skiffs armed with guns and RPG’s boarded the general...

September 21, 2011
Total Views: 22

Friday, September 16, 2011
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Fire Incidents

Cruise Ship MS Nordlys Explosion – Incident Photo Of The Week

Two crew members where killed and over a dozen people injured by a fire aboard the cruise ship Nordlysand. The fire is believed to have ignited in the engine room...

September 16, 2011
Total Views: 137

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chief mate and two others killed in Philippines ferry fire

Three people, including the chief mate, were killed Saturday in a fire that broke out on the passenger ferry M/V ISLAND FASTCRAFT 1, just miles from its destination in Cebu...

August 22, 2011
Total Views: 6

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Blog

Drunk captain runs ship aground [PHOTOS]

Photo Seanews Turkey A Latvian captain has been placed under arrest after his ship ran aground, allegedly while the man was drunk.  The cargo vessel ALVA was underway from Sczcecin...

August 18, 2011
Total Views: 9

Friday, July 29, 2011

Not in the brochure: Carnival cruise ships collide in Key West [PHOTOS]

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jeff Fry Two Carnival cruise ships were involved in a minor collision in the Port of Key West Tuesday morning causing only minor cosmetic...

July 29, 2011
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Blog

Incident Photos: Independence Day Grounding in U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Coast Guard photos This week’s incident photos are of the 89-foot passenger ferry Royal Miss Belmar grounded in the U.S. Virgin Islands on July 4, 2011. According to a...

July 6, 2011
Total Views: 7

Friday, May 27, 2011
Blog

Incident Photos of The Week – Davy Crockett Response

This weeks incident photos come from the Columbia River on the Washington-Oregon border where the 433-foot flat-deck barge Davy Crockett continues to be disassembled. On January 27, 2011, authorities received...

May 27, 2011
Total Views: 20

Monday, May 23, 2011
Blog

RHL Fidelitas – Incident Photo Of The Week

A minor ship emergency in the port of Odessa last week. The “brakes” of the Rhl Fidelitas failed and it crashed into the coastal ship and shore proper. “During the...

May 23, 2011
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Navy

Incident Photos – French Navy Disrupts Suspected Pirate Mothership

On April 22nd, the EU NAVFOR French warship FS GUÉPRATTE was tasked to patrol the East coast of Somalia as part of her counter-piracy duties on Operation ATALANTA. During this...

May 10, 2011
Total Views: 2

Friday, April 15, 2011
Blog

Incident Photo – Two killed as vessels collide in Kiel Canal

The Journal of Commerce has this report of a tragic collision between two vessels transiting Germany’s Kiel Canal in dense fog. Two seamen were knocked overboard and drowned on Thursday...

April 15, 2011
Total Views: 14

Thursday, April 14, 2011
News

Incident Photos – Pemex’s Flotel Jupiter platform partially sinks in Gulf of Mexico

Partial collapse of the platform Flotel Jupiter – April 12, 2011 Name: JUPITER 1 Flag: Mexico Rig Type: semi-submersible platform IMO No.: 8757283 Owner Name: Cotemar Company, SA de CV...

April 14, 2011
Total Views: 204

Monday, April 11, 2011
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – Destroying a pirate dhow

On April 9, the EUNAVFOR Finnish warship FNS Pohjanmaa obliterated a dhow used by a suspected pirate group.  18 suspected pirates have been detained. Below, the FNS Pohjanmaa with the...

April 11, 2011
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Blog

Incident Photos – Amver’s final rescue of 2010

This weeks incident photo comes to us via Ben Strong of Amver. If not for the partnership between Pole Star and Amver the Greek ship Vanessa A would never have...

January 12, 2011
Total Views: 2