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...]

Passengers Injured as Norwegian Escape Hit by ‘100 Knot Wind Gust’ Off U.S. East Coast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYSiqsmAtuQ Several passengers aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Escape were reported injured after freak gust of wind reportedly caused the ship to list as much of 45 degrees, causing chairs, tables and pretty much anything unsecured to go flying. A statement from Norwegian posted to its Twitter account said the incident took place just … [Read more...]

New Video Shows Russian Cargo Ship’s Busan Mayhem

Some new footage published by Korean media today gives us new  look at the mayhem that went down last week in Busan as a Russian cargo ship hit moored sailboat before alliding with a bridge. As we reported, the 5,998-ton MV Seagrand ran into the side of the Gwangan Bridge near Busan, South Korea last Thursday afternoon. Upon boarding the vessel, the Coast Guard found … [Read more...]