Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sunday, April 14, 2013
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...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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...
Friday, October 26, 2012
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...
Monday, September 17, 2012
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...
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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...
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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...
Thursday, February 2, 2012
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...
Sunday, January 15, 2012
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...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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...
Monday, October 3, 2011
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...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
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...
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
“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...
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