Thursday, May 27, 2021
Golden ray fire assessment
Accidents

Golden Ray Cutting Resumes Two Weeks After Fire

Work to continue cutting the next section of the Golden Ray wreck resumed Thursday nearly two weeks after a fire halted the operation, the Incident Command said in an update...

May 27, 2021
Total Views: 4734

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Indonesian Navy ships are seen at the Tanjung Wangi port as the search continues for the sunken KRI Nanggala-402 submarine
Navy

Chinese Navy Sends Salvage Ships To Join Indonesian Submarine Retrieval Efforts

gCaptain Editorial Note Embarrassing but true: The father of submarine salvage, RDML Ellsberg, is rolling in his grave with the knowledge that the US Navy has only two aging salvage...

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 12128

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Abandoned Yacht Ship Eemslift Hendrika
Accidents

Rescue Underway for Abandoned Yacht Transport Ship Adrift Off Norway

OSLO, April 6 (Reuters) – Emergency response teams scrambled on Tuesday to prevent a Dutch cargo ship adrift in the North Sea from sinking and causing an oil spill off...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 47413

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Video

Captain Nick Sloane, The Salvage Master Who Raised The Costa Concordia, Discusses What It Will Take to Refloat The Ever Given – Interview

Billions of dollars worth of global trade is hanging in the balance as salvage efforts continue to refloat the MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal. The impact of the...

March 28, 2021
Total Views: 29298

Monday, March 1, 2021
Accidents

Golden Ray Wreck Removal Hits Hiccup Cutting Section Seven

Crews working to cut up and remove the Golden Ray wreck from Georgia’s St. Simons Sound will shift their focus to another section after a chain failure while cutting the...

March 1, 2021
Total Views: 12271

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Accidents

Wakashio’s Stern Removal Kicks Off in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Six months after the scuttling of the Wakashio’s bow, the dismantling of the stern has finally kicked off in Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius. The parts...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7975

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Accidents

Second Section Removed in Golden Ray Wreck Removal

The heavy lift vessel VB-10000 has lifted the stern section of the Golden Ray onto a barge after completing the second of seven cuts in massive wreck removal operation. The...

January 5, 2021
Total Views: 14737

Monday, November 9, 2020
Accidents

VB10000 Starts Cutting Golden Ray Wreck

Update: Section One Cut Complete – Photos The heavy lift vessel VB10000 began cutting the Golden Ray on Friday more than a year after the car carrier wrecked in St....

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 11288

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Accidents

Golden Ray Cutting Awaits Weather Window

The work to cut up and remove the Golden Ray from St. Simons Sound, Georgia is about to kick into high gear as crews await a weather window and deal...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 896

Accidents

Wakashio’s Stern Removal Expected to Be Completed by Spring as Contract Awarded

A contract to remove the stern of the Wakashio has been awarded in Mauritius as the salvage and clean-up continues more than three months after the ship grounded. The contract...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 503

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Accidents

Photos: Towering VB10000 Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 has arrived in St. Simons Sound, Georgia for the highly anticipating cutting and lifting operation in the salvage of the Golden Ray. The vessel arrived...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 3516

Friday, October 23, 2020
Accidents

Golden Ray Salvage: VB10000 Set to Arrive Next Week

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 will soon head to St. Simons Sound in Georgia where it will prepare for cutting and lifting operations in the salvage of the Golden Ray...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 737

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Accidents

Engineering Challenges Delay Golden Ray Salvage Further

The unified command overseeing the salvage of the Golden Ray wreck in St. Simons Sound, Georgia says salvage operations will be delayed further due to “engineering challenges” related to the...

October 8, 2020
Total Views: 357

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wakashio ship sinking
Accidents

IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 338

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Accidents

Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio

Mauritius’ Minister of the Environment Kavi Ramano addressed parliament on the on-going response to the grounding of the MV Wakashio, on a reef off Pointe D’esny. Some highlights from Minister...

July 28, 2020
Total Views: 134

Sunday, July 26, 2020
Accidents

Golden Ray Salvage Suspended Due to COVID-19, Hurricane Season

The Unified Command overseeing the wreck removal of the Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound has announced that work will be suspended due to combined impacts of hurricane season and...

July 26, 2020
Total Views: 97

Monday, July 13, 2020
Accidents

Lindsay Malen-Habib Named First Woman President of American Salvage Association

The Executive Committee of the American Salvage Association (ASA) announced that Ms. Lindsay Malen–Habib is taking on the role of ASA President effective immediately. Lindsay has been an active ASA...

July 13, 2020
Total Views: 116

Monday, July 6, 2020
Accidents

Log Carrier Loses Power Leaving New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga

A Singapore-flagged log carrier that lost power as it departed New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga is now safely at anchor in deep water outside the harbor, maritime officials have confirmed....

July 6, 2020
Total Views: 68

Accidents

Crews Readying Heavy Lift Vessel VB-10000 for Golden Ray Salvage

The twin-hulled heavy lift vessel VB-10,000 has arrived at the Port of Fernandina in Florida for its final modifications as it prepares to cut up and remove of the capsized...

July 6, 2020
Total Views: 857

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Accidents

Salvors Work to Locate and Retrieve Overboard Containers Off Hilo

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to oversee the response to shipping containers lost overboard from a Hawaiian inter-island barge in Hilo Harbor on Monday. A Cates Marine salvage team...

June 24, 2020
Total Views: 163