Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Kaufman-family
Interesting

Storm Over Parenting – Do Infants Belong At Sea?

By Jennifer Medina, New York Times — As her family began what was supposed to be a monthslong journey in a 36-foot sailboat from Mexico to New Zealand, Charlotte Kaufman...

April 8, 2014
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Interesting

Four Rescued After Tug Sinks Off Big Sur, California [UDPATE]

Update: The Crane barge was successfully towed to Port of LA/LB on Tuesday. The tug Delta Captain sank while towing the barge Saturday, according OSPR in California. No signs of...

April 14, 2013
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Fire Incidents

NATO Warship Coordinates Rescue of Crew from Burning Bulk Carrier

A U.S. warship conducting counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean with the NATO Task Force assisted in the rescue of 21 Turkish crewmembers of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier after a fire forced...

April 2, 2013
Total Views: 16

Friday, October 26, 2012
Uncategorized

Incident Photos of The Week – Daring Barents Sea Rescue

The Rescue Coordination Centre in Northern Norway on Thursday was forced to coordinated the dramatic rescue of 14 mariners who ran into trouble during a storm in the Barents Sea...

October 26, 2012
Total Views: 9

Monday, September 17, 2012
Incidents

Listing General Cargo Ship Abandoned Off Taiwan, Captain Missing

The Captain of a Hong Kong-flagged general cargo ship loaded with logs went missing on Saturday after his vessel began to list dangerously and lost power in high winds and...

September 17, 2012
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
typhoon bolaven
Incidents

Chinese Ships Battered in Typhoon, 5 Dead, 10 Missing

(Bloomberg) — Typhoon Bolaven killed at least eight people as it lashed the Korean peninsula with strong winds and heavy rain, capsizing fishing boats and grounding aircraft. Five fishermen from...

August 28, 2012
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Incidents

Australia-Bound Boat Capsizes, Fate of 200 Refugees Unknown [UPDATED]

View Larger Map SYDNEY–A major rescue effort is underway after a boat carrying up to 200 asylum seekers capsized off the coast of Australia’s remote Christmas Island Thursday, in an...

June 21, 2012
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
bond super puma Eurocopter EC225 ditches
Incidents

Helicopter Carrying 14 Offshore Rig Workers Ditches in the North Sea

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The U.K.’s main offshore workers’ union has called for all helicopters operated by Bond Aviation to be grounded pending an investigation into why an aircraft was forced...

May 10, 2012
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
jeff gilligan
Incidents

Cruise Ship Ignores Vessel in Distress, 2 Perish off Panama

On the 10th of March, the cruise ship Star Princess, owned by Princess Cruises, sailed by a fishing vessel which had been stranded at sea for two weeks.  Noting the crew...

April 19, 2012
Total Views: 10

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Incidents

Passenger Ferry Sinks in Heavy Seas off Papua New Guinea, Dozens Feared Dead **UPDATE**

A Papua-New Guinea (PNG) flagged passenger ship/RoRo sunk yesterday in heavy seas off the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea.  350 people are reported to have been on board the...

February 2, 2012
Total Views: 13

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Blog

COSTA CONCORDIA – Fred Fry’s Comments and Questions

There is lots of guessing out there in the wake of the COSTA CONCORDIA disaster. Here are my thoughts on the matter. The initial accident: First, there is lots of...

January 15, 2012
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Blog

Being Prepared in an Emergency…it’s the Difference Between Life and Death At Sea [VIDEO]

Travis Niemi, a commercial fisherman, talks to the US Coast Guard about the importance of offshore lifesaving equipment after his boat capsized and sank off Key West, Florida at the...

January 3, 2012
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Monday, October 3, 2011
Taiwanese Ship runs aground
Incidents

Heavy seas claim four lives after cargo ship runs aground off Taiwan

TAIPEI—Four crew members died Monday and six were missing after a cargo vessel ran aground in heavy seas off the northern Taiwanese coast, the coast guard said. An additional 11 sailors were...

October 3, 2011
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Andrea Doria Dive Site
Uncategorized

Andrea Doria Dive Site – Trimix Diver’s Body Recovered

A diver died while exploring the wreck of the Andrea Doria off Nantucket on Sunday. The body of Michael A. LaPrade, 27, of California was brought ashore to the Montauk...

July 26, 2011
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Blog

Incident Video Of The Week – How Not To Handle A Stretcher

I seem to remember a nautical saying, something about leaving each foot on a different ship as they pull apart. Or maybe this is just nautical 101 at its most...

April 26, 2011
Total Views: 5

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

Sunday, January 9, 2011
Lifesaving Incidents

International Search Leads To Rescue Of 20 Mariners

When unforgiving seas hit a vessel and caused it to sink off the Marshall Islands, the 20 mariners aboard were forced to abandon ship. Two thousand miles away, as the...

January 9, 2011
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Monday, December 13, 2010
Blog

Kevlar balloons to raise sinking ships

Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook (MAC) points us to the following press release from BMT Group, explaining a “revolutionary new system” that uses “balloons” that rapidly inflate to provide...

December 13, 2010
Total Views: 119

Lifesaving Incidents

Korean Fishing Vessel Sinks in Southern Ocean

Some more bad news coming from the Southern Ocean over the weekend. At approximately 6.30am yesterday, the Korean fishing vessel No 707 Hongjin sank about 2700km southeast of Bluff, New...

December 13, 2010
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Blog

“EMILY” – The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard

Continuing with our interest in safety equipment and the latest lifesaving technology, we were happy to stumble across this system that is currently being tested by lifeguards at Malibu’s Zuma...

December 7, 2010
Total Views: 24