ITF Urges Canada to Halt Lashing on St. Lawrence River After Man Overboard Fatality

The International Transport Workers Federation is calling on Transport Canada to ban foreign-crew from undertaking lashing work while vessels are underway on the Saint Lawrence River the death of a Maersk Line officer earlier this week. The Sri Lankan Second Officer, named Ravindu Lakmal Pieris Telge, fell overboard from the containership Maersk Patras at approximately 9:30 … [Read more...]

Man Overboard Uses Jeans to Survive Hours Lost at Sea

WELLINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Knocked overboard in rough seas off New Zealand, a German yachtsman credited his jeans with saving his life after fashioning them into a make-shift life jacket that kept him afloat for over three hours before his rescue by coastguards. Arne Murke, 30, was sailing with his brother in Tolaga Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's north island, … [Read more...]

British Woman Survives 10 Hours in Adriatic Sea After Fall from Cruise Ship

A British woman was rescued from the Adriatic Sea on Sunday 10 hours after going overboard from a cruise ship. The woman, a tourist named Kay Longstaff, 46, went overboard from the Norwegian Star cruise ship Saturday night around midnight as the ship was underway in the Adriatic Sea. She was rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard some 10 hours later and taken to a hospital … [Read more...]

Man Rescued After Falling Overboard from Containership Off Port Everglades, Florida

This guy is lucky to be alive... The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 25-year-old Filipino man from the water about 5 miles east of Port Everglades, Florida on Wednesday after the man apparently fell overboard from a containership. Rescued was Lorejei Moscoso, a crew member on board the Liberian-flagged containership, Vega Sagittarius. Moscoso was reported missing by fellow … [Read more...]