Coast Guard Oversees Salvage of Sunken Tug in North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has been monitoring the salvage of a semi-submerged tugboat which leaked diesel fuel in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.  The tugboat, Miss Bonnie, allided with the bridge and was overwhelmed by storm surge resulting in the vessel being partially sinking submerged near the Old Bonner Bridge last Sunday. A … [Read more...]

Golden Ray Incident: Unified Command Working on Long-Term Salvage Plan

The Unified Command responsible the Golden Ray incident in Georgia’s St. Simon Sound is developing plans to remove fuel from the vessel as crews come up with a long-term salvage plan. The response resumed in full on Monday after heavy weather suspended operations for a day on Sunday. “The Unified Command continues to assess all avenues for the salvage plan and the process … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Shifts Focus to Salvage of Capsized Golden Ray in Georgia

With the remaining four Golden Ray crew members safe and sound, the U.S. Coast Guard and salvage crews are shifting focus to environmental protection and salvage of the overturned car carrier near one of the busiest auto ports in the country. According to the Coast Guard, currently there are no leaks from the vessel, only a light residual sheen in the waters surrounding the … [Read more...]

Interview: Spain’s Salvage Director Jose Luis Garcia Lena Talks Maritime Rescue

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Jose Luis Garcia Lena is Director of Spain's Salvage and Maritime Safety Society (SASEMAR), known as “Salvamento Maritimo” (SM), mainly dedicated to the protection of life at sea. Created in 1992 by the Law of State Ports Authority and Merchant Marine, it became operational in 1993, recently celebrating its 25th … [Read more...]

Superyacht MY SONG Lost from Cargo Ship During Transport

The big story from over the weekend was without question the loss of the 40-meter sailing yacht MY Song in the Mediterranean Sea after the superyacht fell from the deck of the cargo ship that was transporting it. The award-winning yacht, owned by Italian billionaire Pier Luigi Loro Piana, was being transported aboard the general cargo ship MV Brattinsborg when the incident … [Read more...]