Isle of Wight Ferry Collides with Yacht and Runs Aground in Dense Fog

Update (Oct. 22) - The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation into the collision between the passenger ro-ro ferry Red Falcon in Cowes Harbour, Isle of Wight. The MAIB said the ro-ro collided with a moored yacht, named Greylag, causing the yacht to sink. The ferry subsequently ran aground.  (Oct. 21, 2018) - A car and passenger … [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...]

Burning Container Ship Grounds, Partially Sinks Off India

Things are not looking up for an Indian containership which suffered an explosion and fire more than three weeks ago in the Bay of Bengal off the east coast of India. Shreyas Shipping and Logistics, which operates the vessel, reports the vessel is now aground and more explosions have been heard on board the ship as the fire continues to burn. The incident started on June … [Read more...]

Man Rescued After Falling Overboard from Containership Off Port Everglades, Florida

This guy is lucky to be alive... The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 25-year-old Filipino man from the water about 5 miles east of Port Everglades, Florida on Wednesday after the man apparently fell overboard from a containership. Rescued was Lorejei Moscoso, a crew member on board the Liberian-flagged containership, Vega Sagittarius. Moscoso was reported missing by fellow … [Read more...]