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...]

Crewboat ‘Grand Sun’ Catches Fire Off Louisiana -Photos

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people from an offshore crewboat that caught fire off the coast of Louisiana on Monday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans received a report at 2:36 a.m. that the passenger vessel Grand Sun was on fire in the Chandeleur Sound near the Chandeleur Islands. The Coast Guard launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to … [Read more...]

A Simple Way To Prevent Fatalities At Sea

The saying goes that today's marine safety regulations where written in the blood of mariners who sailed before us... but is that statement true? Or is the USCG and IMO forgetting important lessons from the past? In today's episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we explore historical incident investigations and propose a simple idea for preventing future fatalities at … [Read more...]

Cruise Ship with 350 People On Board Loses Power in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

The U.S. Coast Guard responded after the cruise ship, Star Pride, became disabled in Buzzards Bay about two miles off the coast of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. The captain of the Star Pride notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 3:20 p.m., reporting the ship lost power and was disabled. Coast Guard crews and the Buzzards Bay Task Force … [Read more...]