Video Shows Violent Mooring Line Break in Brazil

<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start">?</span> A new video posted online shows the moment a mooring line securing an MSC ship to a dock in Brazil snapped. You can see the line break at approximately the 45 second mark. Many commenters online were … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Cement Carrier Aground on Breakwater in Iceland

An aging cement carrier ran aground on a breakwater on the west coast of Iceland over the weekend. Reports say the 1976-built Fjordvik was inbound to the Port of Helguvik with a pilot on board when it apparently missed the harbor entrance and ended up pinned against the rocky breakwater on Saturday. Videos posted to social media show the ship getting pounded by heavy … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Fire Erupts After RoRo Crashes Into Crane in Barcelona

A roll-on/roll-off ferry crashed into a gantry crane while docking at the port of Barcelona on Wednesday, causing the crane to collapse and sparking a large fire. The ferry, named Excellent, is operated by Italy's Grandi Navi Veloci. According to reports, the vessel was in the process of docking when its bow struck the crane, causing it to topple onto nearby containers that … [Read more...]

Incident Video: CMA CGM Containership Hits Pier in India A CMA CGM containership allided with the pier Jawaharlal Nehru Port outside Mumbai, India on Saturday, causing damage to the pier and unknown damage to the ship. The vessel has been identified as the CMA CGM Mumbai, a 335-meter containership that was only recently delivered earlier this year. Reports say the ship was coming … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Cargo Ship Spends Day at Greek Beach The 116-meter general cargo ship Arslanbey spent much of Tuesday aground at a beach in Greece. Video posted online shows the ship firmly aground near what appears to be a nice little tourist spot along the Aegen Sea. AIS data showed the ship was still aground Wednesday night with two tugs on scene. The ship was sailing from … [Read more...]