Casualties

2 Resuced from Pacific Island

Two mariners who were stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia, are safe, Friday, after writing “SOS” in the sand.

Indian Cargo Ship Sinks Off Oman

 An Indian cargo ship loaded with vehicles and food supplies destined for Yemen sank on Saturday off the coast of Oman but without loss of life, Oman’s ONA state news agency reported.

Oil Up as Yemen Missiles Hit Saudi Oil Facilities

Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Friday after reports of Yemeni missiles hitting Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.   Yemeni forces have fired ballistic missiles

Vitol's Malaysia Terminal Suspends Ops after Spill

VTTI, the storage unit of world's largest oil trader Vitol, has suspended operations at its terminal in southern Malaysia following an oil spill, two industry sources said on Friday.

El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro's VDR

A group led by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has gathered information from the recovered voyage data recorder (VDR) of sunken cargo ship

Giant CMA CGM Ship Vasco De Gama Runs Aground

 CMA CGM’s mega containership Vasco De Gama ran aground off the Port of Southampton on the UK’s south coast just after midnight on August 22, 2016, reported Fleetmon.

Fire-stricken Ferry Moored Safely

The fire aboard the passenger vessel ferry Caribbean Fantasy has been extinguished, and the vessel has been moored safely at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor, the U.S.

27% of Ship Incidents Stem from Misdeclared Cargo

UK P&I Club Risk Assessor David Nichol discusses the carriage of dangerous goods and issues associated with misdeclaration.  Data captured by the Cargo Incident

Anger in the Delta Keeps Nigerian Crude Offline

Splinter militant groups a hurdle to ceasefire talks. Oil companies and even Nigerian officials are losing faith in a deal anytime soon with militants who have slashed the nation's oil output,

Fire on Caribbean Fantasy Extinguished

The Puerto Rico Fire Department extinguished the fire on the passenger vessel ferry Caribbean Fantasy using 3,000 gallons of seawater from the San Juan Harbor around 6 p.

Boat Sinks in Indonesia: 10 dead, 5 missing

 Ten people have drowned while five are still missing after a wooden boat carrying 17 people capsized in the province of Riau Islands on Sunday morning, reports the Jakarta Post.

Harbor Cruise Boat Rescued near Gloucester Harbor

The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a 37-foot Cape Ann Harbor Cruise vessel taking on water, in the vicinity of Brace Cove, outside of Gloucester Harbor, Saturday.

ExxonMobil Defends Handling of Torrance Refinery Outage

ExxonMobil has defended its handling of an outage at its Los Angeles refinery following a blast in February 2015 after a prominent trading company told a state

USCG Assists Disabled Fishing Vessel near Honolulu

The Coast Guard safely towed a disabled 46-foot commercial fishing vessel with three persons aboard back to the Port of Honolulu, Friday. A 45-foot Response

Phoenix Assists in Recovering El Faro’s VDR

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc., under the operational direction of the U.S. Navy’s Office of the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), successfully

Vitol: Exxon Mobil Lacked 'transparency' During Torrance Outage

Swiss commodity trader Vitol SA criticized Exxon Mobil Corp this week for failing to be transparent about maintenance at its Los Angeles refinery following a February 2015 blast,

Lawyer accused of fraud in BP Spill is Acquitted

A prominent Texas lawyer was acquitted on Thursday of charges he made up thousands of fake clients to sue BP Plc for damages that the oil company caused in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill,

500 Passengers Abandon Burning Ship In Caribbean Sea

 More than 500 passengers and crew evacuated from burning Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry ship, about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast Wednesday,

Hundreds Rescued from Ferry Ablaze off Puerto Rico

Hundreds of people were rescued from a smoldering passenger ferry ship that caught fire off Puerto Rico on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.   The Coast Guard

 
 
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