Russian Icebreaker Issues (Then Retracts) Mayday Call in Storm Off Norway

OSLO/MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A Russian icebreaking vessel with 33 people on board made a Mayday call during a storm off the coast of western Norway on Tuesday but Russian authorities said the distress signal had been issued by accident. The Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, which initially reported the call from the ship located about 22 km off the town of … [Read more...]

Matson Containership Rescues Three From Disabled Sailboat Off Hawaii – Video

UPDATE 1757 EST 11 August: All three crewmembers from the sailing vessel Walkabout are safely aboard the containership MV Manukai and enroute to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu Monday, the Coast Guard said. Rescued are 61-year-old Ben Nealy, 22-year-old Lee Nealy, and 22-year-old … [Read more...]

Russian Fishing Vessel with 32 Crew Taking on Water Near Antartica [BREAKING]

New Zealand's maritime authority, Maritime New Zealand, has just issued a frightening report coming from a fishing vessel with 32 crew that is stranded and taking on water deep in the Southern Ocean, next to the ice shelf of Antarctica.  Read below for the full alert from Maritime New Zealand. 16 December 2011 - 8AM A Russian fishing vessel with 32 crew on board has issued … [Read more...]

Video – Deadliest Catch Ocean Challenger Rescue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEu_oymX6iU Coast Guard comes to the aid of the Ocean Challenger as the crab fleet listens to the news. Video of USCG ( United States Coast Guard ) rescue of the crew of the Ocean Challenger which sank during the filming of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. … [Read more...]