Friday, June 26, 2009
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Cittia De Salerno Rescue – Incident Photo Of The Week

This week’s incident photo of the week is the rescue of the sailboat Cittia De Salerno’s captain, Gianfranco Tortolani, on the USA to UK segment of the the Original Single...

June 26, 2009
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Incidents

M/V Explorer – Investigation into Sinking of An Eco-Cruise Ship

An investigation conducted by the Liberian Bureau of Maritime Affairs into the circumstances of the sinking of M/V Explorer concluded that the decision by the Master to enter the ice...

April 14, 2009
Total Views: 949

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger

In a feature appropriately titled “Worst Case Scenario” Popular Mechanics brings us “The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger“. They write: “Mayday, mayday, mayday. This is the Alaska...

June 22, 2008
Total Views: 31

Friday, December 28, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Top 10 USCG Resuces of 2007 – Video

  The US Cost Guard gives us their Top 10 Rescues of 2007: 1. Coast Guard rescue crews assist with over 160 rescues in the flood-ravaged Pacific Northwest. December 3...

December 28, 2007
Total Views: 7

Saturday, December 22, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Empress Of The North – Preliminary Report Published

The preliminary report on the Empress Of The North grounding and subsequent abandonment (no fatalities) was released by the NTSB today. The BBC reports; Marino Cattiotti was put in charge...

December 22, 2007
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Official Report on the M/V Pasha Bulker

The ship that made gCaptain famous is back in the headlines. The M/V Pasha Bulker, a 76,741 deadweight ton Panamax bulk carrier launched in 2006, is the subject of a...

December 5, 2007
Total Views: 61

Friday, November 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Cruise Ship Explorer Antarctic Abandonment – Update

David Hindin, a gCaptain reader from the San Francisco Bay Area pointed us to this image and audio file from the New York Times. They tell us; A small, historic...

November 23, 2007
Total Views: 9

Lifesaving Incidents

Abandoning Ship in Icey Waters – Breaking News

(Note: We made an error, the above photo is of the EXPLORER II) In breaking news the BBC tells us; More than 150 tourists and crew have been rescued off...

November 23, 2007
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are some of the websites that provide excellent...

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 7

Monday, November 12, 2007
Incidents

5 Ships Sink in Russia – Death and Environmental Catastrophe

Breaking weather news from Russia. Bloomberg tells us; An oil spill from a tanker that sank in a storm in waters between Russia and Ukraine threatens an “environmental catastrophe,” said...

November 12, 2007
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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Incident Photo of the Week – Pemex Oil Rig Disaster

Cargo Law brings us photos of the deadliest Gulf of Mexico offshore accident in the last 43 years; last week’s Collision of the Usumacinta MODU and the Kab 101 Light-Production...

October 30, 2007
Total Views: 63

Saturday, October 20, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Maritime Safety Podcast – Seductive Sims

In the latest edition of our favorite Maritime Podcast Bob Couttie warns; “Ancient mariners feared the seductive call of the siren would wreck their ships, this modern mariner was seduced...

October 20, 2007
Total Views: 1

Saturday, October 13, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker Incident Report – Nearly Unbelievable

Photo By suburbanbloke In a post unusually harsh for gCaptain standards I asked some tough questions about actions taken by the captain of the doomed ship, Pasha Bulker. Here’s a...

October 13, 2007
Total Views: 3353

Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow

Here is a random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship “Pasha Bulker” grounded on Nobby’s Beach courtesy of Flickr. For those unfamiliar with the infamous...

June 23, 2007
Total Views: 120

Monday, June 11, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Environmental Catastrophe Possible Averted as M/V Pasha Bulker Salvage Operation Continues

After pouring over the media reports and available facts I’ve decided the story can best be said by our resident maritime experts, gCaptian’s r. Here is MarkL‘s insightful and humorous...

June 11, 2007
Total Views: 26

Thursday, June 7, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Update: All crew members rescued from M/V Pasha Bulker

UPDATE: Hunter’s Best informs us that all 22 people have been evacuated from the ship: EMERGENCY crews have successfully airlifted 22 people from a coal ship that ran aground off...

June 7, 2007
Total Views: 8