Incident Video: MSC Cruise Ship Crashes Into Pier in Venice

A large cruise ship allided with pier and smaller passenger vessel in Venice, Italy on Sunday, injuring four people, local officials said. MSC Cruises said the 2,679-passenger Opera was approaching a terminal on the Giudecca canal when it struck the dock and a nearby ferry due to a technical problem. Pino Musolino, chairman of the northern Adriatic Sea port authority, … [Read more...]

Cal Maritime Training Ship Bumps Shoreside Crane on Arrival in Barbados – Incident Video

Cal Maritime's Training Ship Golden Bear sustained minor damage after one of its mast hit a shoreside gantry crane as it arrived in Barbados on Tuesday during its 2019 cruise. A statement from the school said the ship was under pilot control when the incident occurred. Thankfully, there were no injuries on board or ashore. The allision, however, did cause the training … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Towing Vessel Sinks Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a towing vessel sank Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:00 a.m. of the towing vessel Michelle Anne sinking at Baton Rouge General Anchorage near mile marker 226 on the Mississippi River. The four crewmembers aboard the … [Read more...]

Watch: Fishing Boat Topples at Repair Yard in Spain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z69LXqZpHCk This incident happened last week in A Coruña in Galicia, Spain. According to the uploader, the 34-meter French fishing vessel was in port for repairs when it slipped off its blocks and came crashing down. Luckily nobody was onboard or injured in the incident, but as you can tell the workers there were less than thrilled. h/t to … [Read more...]

Watch: Strong Winds Topple Containers at Port of Antwerp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUNsdZPvSQI Check out this video filmed Sunday at the Port of Antwerp as strong winds pummeled the area. According to the uploader, the port experienced hurricane-force winds gusts or more than 64 knots - a 12 on the Beaufort scale. As you can see, the winds were so strong that they knocked over multiple stacks of containers on the dock, … [Read more...]