Mariner Dies After Dredge Workboat Capsizes Near Charleston, South Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agency crews were searching for a missing mariner after a dredge workboat capsized near Charleston Harbor, South Carolina on Thursday night. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 9:51 p.m, Thursday, the Dredge Brunswick was towing a workboat with two mariners that capsized. One of the mariners was … [Read more...]

Search Suspended for Missing Towboat Captain on Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the captain of a towing vessel capsized on the lower Mississippi River near Point A La Hache, Louisiana on Monday night.  Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 8:12 p.m. reporting that the 54-foot inspected towing vessel Seattle Slew had capsized at mile marker 55 near Myrtle Grove … [Read more...]

Burning ConRo Grande America Sinks in Bay of Biscay

Update: The MV Grande America has sunk in Bay of Biscay in water depth of 4,600 meters, France's Marine Nationale reported. The agency said ship sank at March 12, at 1526 local time about 180 nautical miles off France's coast.  Previous: The situation on board the Grimaldi Lines combination roll-on/roll-off containership Grande America worsened overnight in the Bay of … [Read more...]

Man Overboard Uses Jeans to Survive Hours Lost at Sea

WELLINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Knocked overboard in rough seas off New Zealand, a German yachtsman credited his jeans with saving his life after fashioning them into a make-shift life jacket that kept him afloat for over three hours before his rescue by coastguards. Arne Murke, 30, was sailing with his brother in Tolaga Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's north island, … [Read more...]