Caught on Video: HM Coastguard Rescues Fishermen from Capsized Vessel in English Channel

Four fisherman have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized in the English Channel approximately 14 nautical miles south of Eastbourne, England on Thursday. The HM Coastguard successfully winched two of the fisherman from the overturned hull of the fishing vessel, while a nearby ship rescued two others from the water. The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency … [Read more...]

Marine Pilot, Captain Handed Suspended Sentences Over ‘City of Rotterdam’ Collision on River Humber

A former ship captain and a marine pilot have each been handed four-month suspended sentences in connection with the collision between the vehicle carrier City of Rotterdam and a DFDS roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry on the River Humber in December 2015. Gehan Sirimanne, a marine pilot who is now retired, and Ruslan Uromov, a former captain, were sentenced at Hull Crown … [Read more...]

UK Signs Emergency Towing Vessel ‘Ievoli Black’ to 5-Year Contract Off Scotland

The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has signed a 5-year agreement with the marine salvage company Ardent for emergency towage services off the north and north-western coasts of Scotland using the tug Ievoli Black. The 2,283 gross tonnes Ievoli Black, owned by Italian shipping company Marnavi, measures 70 meters and has a towing capacity of 139 bollard pull. It is … [Read more...]

Port Operator Fined in UK Over Fatal 2007 ‘Flying Phantom’ Capsizing

A port operator in UK has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches and has been sentenced to pay £650,000 (just over $1 million USD) relating to the fatal 2007 capsizing of the tug Flying Phantom on the River Clyde, which resulted in the deaths of three crewmembers. Clydeport Operations Ltd was sentenced to the fines Monday in the High Court in Edinburgh, the UK Maritime … [Read more...]

MCA Releases Biggest Loser List – M/T HEIDE is the Winner

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) released their list of 9 ships which were detained by Port State Control last month. The biggest loser within the list appears to be the M/T HEIDE, a 672 GT, Germany-flagged tanker owned by Glusing Transport GmBH. Although it didn't have the most deficiencies on the list, eleven of its twenty-one deficiencies were grounds for … [Read more...]