Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Maritime News

Three Die from “Illness” Aboard German Cargo Ship

Three crewmembers of a German cargo ship have mysteriously died after becoming ill aboard the vessel while docked at the small port town of Goole in the UK.

May 27, 2014
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nigerian Boat With 166 People On Board Sinks

CALABAR, Nigeria, March 19 (Reuters) – At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday....

March 19, 2013
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cargo Ship Sinks in China, 2 Killed and 7 Missing

To children were killed and seven others missing Wednesday after a cargo ship sank while berthed at a port in China’s Jiangsu province. According to maritime authorities in China, the...

July 12, 2012
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Settlement Reached in Philadelphia Duck Boat Civil Trial

Families of the two victims killed in the 2010 Philadelphia Duck Boat collision will split a $15 million settlement paid for by the companies involved in the deadly accident on...

May 10, 2012
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Video Emerges of Tragic 2010 Duck Boat Collision

New video of the tragic July 2010 duck boat colision on the Delaware River in Philadelphia has emerged, offering a new glimpse of the broken down tourist vessel just moments...

May 2, 2012
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Monday, March 5, 2012

Captain Dies after Greek Tanker Sinks Near Athens

The 48-year-old captain of a Greek-flagged refuelling tanker has died after his ship sank off the west coast of Athens on Monday, according to a Reuters report citing the Hellenic...

March 5, 2012
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Explosion Aboard South Korean Tanker Kills Five, Others Still missing

An explosion tore through a South Korean tanker on Sunday morning killing five crew members and leaving 6 others missing.   The unexplained explosion occurred off the coast of Incheon...

January 15, 2012
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
US Air Force C-130 antarctica

UPDATE 2: US Air Force to the Rescue! C-130 Departs McMurdo With Injured Korean Sailors

Update 2: 13 Jan 2012 A United States Airforce (USAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft departed McMurdo station at 12.35pm today (NZDT) with the 7 injured crew on board. Three of the...

January 11, 2012
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Antarctic Fishing Vessel Catches Fire Killing Three Crew, Injuring Others

A Korean fishing vessel caught fire early Wednesday morning in the Ross Sea, approximately 2,000 nautical miles southeast of New Zealand, killing three crew members and injuring several others.  The...

January 11, 2012
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Russian Captain Fined in Violation of “Good Samaritan Law”

A Russian Captain has been fined for failing to stop his vessel and help passengers off the riverboat, Bulgaria, that sank while cruising on Russia’s Volga River in July, according...

December 27, 2011
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

M/V Swanland Sinks in Irish sea – Prince William rescues two sailors, one dead, five still missing [RESCUE VIDEO]

Developing story… Five crewmembers from the cargo ship M/V Swanland are missing after the vessel sank in heavy seas in the Irish Sea early Sunday morning.  A mayday call was...

November 27, 2011
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
DSV Koosha-1

Koosha 1 – Iranian DSV Sinks With Divers Inside Decompression Chamber

Eight divers were decompressing aboard the Iranian flagged dive support vessel Koosha-1 when it sank three days ago in the Persian Gulf. The official in charge of the rescue operation...

October 23, 2011
Total Views: 149

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Death Toll Rises to 6 in Taiwan Shipping Accident

TAIPEI—The death toll in an accident involving a cargo vessel that ran aground off Taiwan’s northern coast has risen from four to six. In a statement on Tuesday, Taiwan’s Coast...

October 4, 2011
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Monday, September 12, 2011

UN maritime agency chief offers assistance to Tanzania after ferry disaster

Below is a press statement issued by the United Nations on the tragic ferry accident that occurred over the weekend off the coast of Tanzania located in West Africa. 12...

September 12, 2011
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Trinity II’s lifeboat found in Gulf of Mexico, at least 3 reported dead

Mexican state-owned petroleum company Pemex reported Sunday that 7 of the ten missing persons from the abandoned Trinity IIhave been found alive in the Southern Gulf of Mexico.  Pemex also...

September 12, 2011
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ferry sinks off Tanzania coast killing as many as 200

A severely overcrowded ferry capsized and sank early Saturday morning off the coast of Tanzania, killing as many as 200 people. The ferry, MV Spice Islanders, sank while traveling between...

September 10, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

MARAD Observes National Maritime Day With Award to Slain WWII Mariner

Maritime Administrator David Matsuda today honored the memory of Richard Oliver Kelleher during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Maritime Day observation. Administrator Matsuda presented six posthumous awards to the...

May 19, 2011
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Engineering News

Two Killed In Singapore Shipyard Blast

Two workers were killed Thursday in an “incident” at a shipyard in Singapore’s southwestern Tuas industrial area, the city-state’s civil defense force said. The local Channel NewsAsia reported earlier Thursday...

May 12, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Incident Photo – Two killed as vessels collide in Kiel Canal

The Journal of Commerce has this report of a tragic collision between two vessels transiting Germany’s Kiel Canal in dense fog. Two seamen were knocked overboard and drowned on Thursday...

April 15, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

IMO provides statement on Mediterranean migrant vessel sinking

EDITOR’S NOTE: gCaptain was saddened by the news yesterday that a vessel carrying a reported 300 migrants from Northern Africa to Italy capsized and sank in foul weather, resulting in...

April 7, 2011
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