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Marine Incidents

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Lawsuit: BP Vice President Resigned Before Spill Over Safety Concerns

Lawsuit: BP Vice President Resigned Before Spill Over Safety Concerns

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) vice president in charge of drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico resigned over safety concerns just months

February 15, 2011
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Investigative report explores F/V Lady Mary sinking

For those of you who caught Maritime Monday this morning, hopefully you found the link over to Chapter 1 of the Star Ledger’s report into the mysterious

November 23, 2010
Total Views: 110

Friday, November 12, 2010

Search continues for 20 missing crew off Japan

The search continues for the 20 missing crew members of the Panamanian flagged, Nasco Diamond, after the vessel carrying 50 thousand tons of nickel ore sank

November 12, 2010
Total Views: 12

Saturday, September 11, 2010
NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Philabelphia Duck Boat Collision
Lifesaving Incidents

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Philabelphia Duck Boat Collision

The National Transportations Safety Board today released its preliminary report on its investigation into the April collision between a barge and a passenger

September 11, 2010
Total Views: 173

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Drunk Chief Engineer Refused Lifejacket, Died

Three time a chief engineered refused a lifejacket as he attempted to transfer from a snow and ice-covered launch to the oil and chemical tanker OW Copenhagen

August 7, 2010
Total Views: 34

Friday, August 6, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Japanese tanker targeted in terrorist attack

This framegrab image provided by the SITE Intelligence group shows Ayyub al-Taishan who the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam claimed was the suicide bomber who

August 6, 2010
Total Views: 9

Monday, August 2, 2010

BSU Releases MOB Report – No Lifejacket, Again

Germany’s Bundesstelle für Seeunfalluntersuchung, Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation, has released its report of a man overboard in the

August 2, 2010
Total Views: 3

Monday, June 14, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

F/V Majestic Blue Sinks in South Pacific

This just in via the gCaptain tip line: SITUATION: The Fishing Vessel (F/V) MAJESTIC BLUE sank in the South Pacific Ocean during the early morning hours today

June 14, 2010
Total Views: 53

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Marine License Insurance – Questions & Answers

Note: With the recent incident in the Gulf and gCaptain members are performing non-routine jobs in and around the oil slick, a few have asked me if I carry

May 12, 2010
Total Views: 314

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Update: South Korean Ship Sinking

By John M. Glionna and Ju-min Park | The Los Angeles Times | Photo: AP March 30, 2010 Reporting from Seoul – Plunging into the murky waters of the

March 30, 2010
Total Views: 6

Friday, August 28, 2009

Casualty Outlook

Those of us who spend our time reading casualty reports often end up scratching our heads and muttering “Why the hell did he do that?” Mostly

August 28, 2009
Total Views: 10

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Marine License Insurance – An Interview With Ralph J. Mellusi Esq. – Part 2

Today we continue our interview (click HERE for part 1) with Ralph Mellusi, an admiralty lawyer specializing in marine license defense. Ralph Mellusi has

June 21, 2009
Total Views: 70

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Collision At Sea – Time Lapse Photography Collection

Maersk Holyhead and Pequot November 2005 – Two vessels are intending to pass one another during daylight hours, in the calm waters of Lake Maracaibo.

April 16, 2009
Total Views: 157

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Century’s Most Devastating Bridge Collapses

Hot on the heels of our featured stories “5 Most Ambitious Bridge Designs of Today” and “Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s

April 5, 2009
Total Views: 10

Friday, March 13, 2009
Oil Spill

Pacific Adventurer – Oil Spilled Exceeds Original Estimates

Estimates for the amount of oil that spilled earlier this week after the cargo ship, Pacific Adventurer, sustained damage in Cyclone Hamishthe near Brisbane,

March 13, 2009
Total Views: 100

Monday, March 9, 2009

USNS Impeccable – Harassed by Chinese Navy + FAQ

Yesterday, five Chinese vessels “shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity” to the U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ship,

March 9, 2009
Total Views: 239

Friday, March 6, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

MSC Fantasia – Cruise Ship Breaks Mooring in High Winds Strong winds in Palma de Mallorca, Spain caused the cruise ship MSC Fantasia too break away from her moorings,

March 6, 2009
Total Views: 152

Friday, February 27, 2009

Icy Mist Grounding – Incident Photo and Video This footage, released by the Associated Press, shows a USCG helicopter flyby of the 58-foot fishing vessel, Icy

February 27, 2009
Total Views: 166

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bye Bye Buoy – Sinking Of The “SF” Sea Buoy

Bye Bye Buoy By John Denham The recent sinking of the “SF” Sea Buoy by possibly a large foreign-flag container ship causes more concern about ship

February 8, 2009
Total Views: 118

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sea Shepherd “Collides” with Whaling Vessel – Video

Here is a brief snippit of one of the articles on the “collision” of the M/S Steve Irwin and a Japanese whaling vessel: Japanese whalers and

February 7, 2009
Total Views: 272


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