Monday, March 12, 2018
Accidents

Photos: The Worst Containership Disasters in Recent History

Each year, more than 100 million containers are shipped across the globe on containerships that can now stretch the length of three soccer fields or more. Despite the large number of containers...

March 12, 2018
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Blog

Any Port in a Storm?

By Captain George Livingstone One of the great ‘maritime’ authors of the 20th century is Jan de Hartog, born in Holland, his seagoing career spanned the glory years of Dutch...

June 23, 2016
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Maritime News

MSC Flaminia Incident Prompts New EU Guidelines for Ships in Distress

The European Commission has presented new EU Operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance. The guidelines have been developed by a group comprised of Member States’ authorities with input...

January 28, 2016
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Maritime News

MSC Flaminia Returns to Service After Deadly Fire

After an explosion and subsequent fire broke out in 2012 on board the containership MSC Flaminia, one that killed three crew-members and heavily damaged the ship and cargo, the owner...

July 21, 2014
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Maritime News

High Profile Vessel Casualties Ignite ‘Place of Refuge’ Call to Action

Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers represented by at least three trade associations are jointly calling for the implementation of international measures to provide a Place of Refuge for stricken vessels following a series of high-profile incidents where casualty vessels have been delayed or denied in accessing a safe harbor.

February 13, 2014
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
News

MSC Flaminia Enters Romanian Port for Repairs

After more than six weeks of waiting at an anchorage off the coast of Constanza, Romania, the burned out MSC Flaminia has entered port for lightering operations and repairs.

May 23, 2013
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Monday, March 18, 2013
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MSC Flaminia Sets Sail for Romanian Repair Yard

The burned out MSC Flaminia has left the Jade-Weser Port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany and is sailing under its own power to a repair yard in Romania where it will be...

March 18, 2013
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fire Incidents

A First-Hand Account of Tragedy and Heroism on Board the MSC Flaminia

On July 14, 2012, the MSC Flaminia was on a routine voyage from Charleston, USA to Bremerhaven, Germany, when a massive explosion crippled the ship. Of the 22 crew members on...

October 17, 2012
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Fire Incidents

MSC Flaminia Crew Member Dies From Wounds Sustained in Blast

A crew member severely injured in an explosion on board the MSC Flaminia has passed away, the ship’s owner, Reederei NSB, has reported. Reederei NSB says that the 41 year...

October 10, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Interesting

WATCH: Containership MV Amsterdam Bridge Catches Fire [UPDATED]

UDPATE: Here is video of the MV Amsterdam Bridge on fire off the coast of India near Mumbai. Reports indicate that the fire has been contained. Original: The Indian Coast...

September 10, 2012
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MSC Flaminia Reaches German Port

The MSC Flaminia and accompanying vessels arrived safely at a port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany where it will finally undergo salvage operations nearly two months after being rocked by an explosion...

September 10, 2012
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MSC Flaminia Sets Off On Trek Home

The damaged MSC FLAMINIA has started its trek back to German waters where the ship will eventually undergo salvage operations, the vessel’s management company says. Germany’s NSB Reederei said Monday...

September 4, 2012
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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MSC Flaminia Heading Home

More than a month since erupting in flames and smoke while 1,000 miles from land in the Atlantic ocean, the MSC Flaminia has been granted access to a European anchorage where salvage...

August 21, 2012
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Progress Made on MSC Flaminia But Port Access Still Not Granted

Firefighting crews have continued to make progress on the burned out MSC Flaminia while salvage experts have been successful in reducing the listing of the vessel, the vessel’s management company,...

August 13, 2012
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Conditions Improve On Board MSC Flaminia

The burnt out MSC Flaminia, along with the small flotilla of firefighting tugs, have anchored off the British coast as crews work to extinguish any leftover hotspots but overall conditions...

July 30, 2012
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Fire Incidents

MSC Flaminia Continues to List and Smolder While Nearing British Coast

MSC Flaminia and her cargo of smoldering containers has nearly reached the coast of the UK and British authorities are currently working on sorting out a suitable anchorage for her...

July 26, 2012
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Blaze Contained on MSC Flaminia

The fire onboard the MSC Flaminia that has been burning for over a week has been contained, according to salvage experts from SMIT Salvage.  The announcement comes seemingly ahead of...

July 24, 2012
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Salvors Board Burning MSC Flaminia

Update (Tues. 7/24/12): Blaze Contained on MSC Flaminia Update (Mon., 7/23/12): The third tug, Carlo Magno, reached the burning MSC Flaminia over the weekend. Since then, the first tug on...

July 20, 2012
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Interesting

Photos Reveal Damage to MSC Flaminia After Blast, Second Explosion Disrupts Firefighting [UPDATED]

Update (Tues. 7/24/12): Blaze Contained on MSC Flaminia Update (Fri. 7/21/12): Salvors Board Burning MSC Flaminia Update 1: Firefighting operations on MSC FLAMINIA had to be aborted late Tuesday night...

July 19, 2012
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MSC Flaminia Update: Blast Leaves Two Dead, Three Injured [UPDATED]

Update (Tues. 7/24/12): Blaze Contained on MSC Flaminia Wednesday Update: Photos Reveal Damage to MSC Flaminia After Blast, Firefighting Efforts Underway Tuesday Morning Update: MSC Flaminia operator, NSB Niederelbe Reederei NSB expressed...

July 17, 2012
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