The Rescue: Maersk Montana Rescues Survivor of La Belle Vie

By Steve Miller, Third Officer, M/V Maersk Montana - “Let me know when he’s aboard!” came the voice through the handheld radio. It was the voice of the Captain, as everyone knew. “Stop the engine!” the Captain said again, this time shouting through the bridge door from the port wing. “Stop the engine!” I shouted back. It was fully dark now, the ship’s deck lighting … [Read more...]

Ex-Heavyweight Champ Rescued at Sea Off Spain

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko said a trip with family and friends ended in a rescue off the coast of Spain after their yacht caught fire. "Be careful what you wish for," Klitschko wrote on Twitter. "Fate took my wish for 'some #adrenalin' a bit too literally and our boat-trip Sunday night ended up in our boat #igniting and family & friends being … [Read more...]

Italian ConRo Abandoned in Bay of Biscay Due to Fire

Update: The Grande America has sunk in the Bay of Biscay.  The crew of the HMS Argyll rescued 27 crew members of the roll-on/roll-off containership Grande America who were forced to abandon ship due to a fire on board in the Bay in Biscay overnight. The frigate, which was on her way home to Plymouth after nine-month deployment in the Asia-Pacific region, responded to … [Read more...]

French Navy Rescues Crew of Sinking Tanker in Persian Gulf

The French Navy rescued 12 Indian seafarers from the Panama-flagged tanker Durban Queen after the vessel ran into trouble and was sinking in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday. According to France's Marine Nationale, the French frigate Cassard on Tuesday morning picked up a distress call from the Durban Queen located only about 13 km in the Persian Gulf. A helicopter … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 10 from Disabled Cargo Ship in Atlantic Ocean

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 10 crew members who were stranded aboard a disabled cargo ship for almost 20 days in the middle of the Atlantic. The 10 seafarers were picked up Monday by the crew of the USCGC Confidence approximately 1,380 miles southeast of Bermuda. The Coast Guard says it was notified September 30 that the 250-foot Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship, Alta, … [Read more...]