Friday, November 17, 2017
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European Maritime Safety Agency Tallies 3,145 Marine Casualties and Incidents in 2016

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has released its annual overview of marine casualties and incidents involving European-registered ships for the year 2016, showing there were 106 reported fatalities, 957...

November 17, 2017
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Friday, March 18, 2016
Ship Pilot Boarding Hull Marks

“I think the pilot turned off the radio!”

By Owen Palmiotti (Coeval, Inc.)…I may have been in diapers when I first learned about communicating. Back then, I was most likely talking to my brother about which crayon tasted...

March 18, 2016
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bremerhaven Container Crane Fails, Operator Killed

Bremerhaven police have confirmed the death this morning of a 52 year old crane operator who was loading and unloading containers on Wednesday night from the Maersk Kerachi when one of...

May 14, 2015
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Five Interesting Facts About Maritime Losses and Casualties in 2013

Global marine insurance provider Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has released its second annual Safety and Shipping Review 2014, analyzing trends of reported shipping losses for vessels over 100 gross tons during 2013. Here's a look at five interesting facts from the report:

March 13, 2014
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Maritime News

Adrift Cargo Ship Rescued from Bay of Biscay

A broken down cargo ship has made it safely to the Port of Lorient after spending more than 12 hours adrift in heavy weather in the Bay of Biscay.

February 13, 2014
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Monday, June 17, 2013

New Study Identifies World’s Most Dangerous Ship Accident Hotspots

[INFOGRAPHIC] The South China Sea and East Indies, east Mediterranean and Black Sea, North Sea and British Isles are the world's most dangerous hotspots for ship accidents, according to a new study.

June 17, 2013
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nigerian Boat With 166 People On Board Sinks

CALABAR, Nigeria, March 19 (Reuters) – At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday....

March 19, 2013
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Ship Pilot Dies in Accident off Panama City [UPDATE]

Update 1 – Statement from Florida Harbor Pilots Association added While boarding the Pipit Arrow, a 656-foot bulk carrier at the Panama City, FL sea buoy, 73-year old veteran ship...

March 14, 2013
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NTSB: Coast Guard’s Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing Standards Are Too Lax

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday issued a recommendation to the U.S. Coast Guard that would subject Coast Guard personnel involved in serious marine incidents to timely post-accident drug...

November 28, 2012
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Flawless Crew Work Saves Bulk Carrier From Disaster [VIDEO]

Sometimes things don’t happen according to plan, and when you’re operating a big ship in a narrow channel such as the Panama Canal, a ship’s crew needs to know exactly...

November 18, 2012
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Than a Decade Later, Total Loses Battle Over MV Erika Oil Spill

(Bloomberg) — Total SA lost its bid to overturn a ruling holding it responsible for the 1999 oil spill following the sinking of a tanker it had hired. France’s highest appeals court upheld...

September 25, 2012
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Monday, February 27, 2012
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Ship Drops Anchor, Severs Internet Connection to East Africa

About 10 years ago, the ship I was assigned to was leaving San Diego when all of a sudden we heard a rather loud, and unexpected rumbling.  We were passing...

February 27, 2012
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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...

January 15, 2012
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Technology on Ships Can be Dangerous, Warns P&I Club

THE London P&I Club has warned what many of us already know: that improvements in telecommunications technology on board ships can create unwelcome distractions, leading to casualties. In its StopLoss...

November 17, 2011
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Sheep Ship Stranded – 67,000 animals stranded at Port Adelaide after break down

A livestock carrier is stranded at Port Adelaide with approximately 67,000 sheep on board. The Al Messilah, an aging Kuwaiti-flagged live animal export vessel, was forced back to the port...

August 16, 2011
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
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USS Indianapolis – History’s Greatest Shark Attack

In tribute to The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, which is currently in full swing, we bring to you the sinking of the USS Indianapolis CA-35, resulting in what is considered...

July 31, 2011
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Towboat operator pleads guilty in fatal “Duck Boat” accident

PHILADELPHIA – Matthew R. Devlin was charged today in an information with one count of misconduct of a ship operator causing death, in relation to the “Duck boat” accident on...

July 15, 2011
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fire Incidents

Piper Alpha Disaster – Anniversary Of Tragedy In The North Sea

This week marks the 23th anniversary of the worst offshore oil disaster in history. The Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd....

July 14, 2011
Total Views: 216

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Captain of ‘M/V Mel Oliver’ sentenced to 3 years probation for 2008 collision

Video: July 23 ’08 – 600′ tanker TINTOMARA collides with one barge tow pushed by tug MEL OLIVER, spilling over 400,000 gallons no. 6 fuel oil into the Mississippi Terry...

April 14, 2011
Total Views: 173

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Emma Maersk – The Secret Story of Building The World’s Largest Container Ship

Emma Maersk – Photo By Tidewater Muse Emma Maersk The Emma Maersk is a true modern marvel. She is the world’s largest container ship, the longest container ship currently in...

April 5, 2011
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