Video: Cargo Ship Sinks in Taiwan Strait

The 70-meter cargo ship Ying Hai sank in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday after it developing a heavy list on a voyage from Kaohsiung city to Busan Korea. The Taiwanese-flagged ship notified Taiwan search and rescue authorities on Tuesday that the ship had developed a list after some containers on deck had shifted in heavy weather. After attempts to tow the vessel failed, … [Read more...]

Turkish Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea, 10 Missing

ISTANBUL, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A Turkish cargo ship with 10 crew on board sank in the Black Sea near the Asian side of Istanbul early on Wednesday morning, according to the coast guard. The cause was still unclear. The ship, Bilal Bal, was carrying cast iron from Turkey's northwestern province of Bursa to the northern province of Zonguldak, the Dogan news agency … [Read more...]

Derrick Barge DB-1 Partially Sinks in Gulf of Mexico

The derrick barge DB-1 has partially sunk in the Gulf of Mexico after a powerful squall caused it strike an underwater platform jacket that it was working to remove.  The owner of the barge, Louisiana-based TOPS, LLC, confirmed the circumstances of the incident to gCaptain in the following statement: Oct 22 morning Storms developed from a non forecasted direction … [Read more...]

Eleven Missing After Cargo Ship Sinks Off Crimea

MOSCOW, April 19 (Reuters) - A cargo ship heading from Russia to Turkey sunk off the coast of Crimea early on Wednesday morning and 11 of the crew are missing, Crimea's emergency situations ministry said. It said that the Panama-flagged vessel 'Geroi Arsenala' had sent an SOS signal when it was located 14 nautical miles off the Crimean coast. The Interfax news agency … [Read more...]

Seven Crew Rescued After Cargo Ship ‘Fluvius Tamar’ Sinks in North Sea

The UK Coastguard coordinated an extensive search and rescue effort overnight after a 90-meter cargo ship sank in the North Sea approximately 35 nautical miles northeast of Ramsgate, England. All seven crew members were rescued safely after abandoning ship in the dark. France’s Préfet Maritime reported that the Barbados-flagged M/V Fluvius Tamar sank at about 1 a.m. in … [Read more...]