Casualties

US Warship Rescues Mariners in Distress

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) came to the rescue of distressed mariners at sea, February 7.   Ike received a distress

Three Dead on Pemex Platform, Fire Under Control

Three workers were killed and at least seven injured when a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the latest in a string of incidents is now under control,

Anthem of the Seas to Port after Rough Night

Multiple media outlets including CBS News report that Royal Caribbean's new cruise ship Anthem of the Seas was hit by a strong strom, reportedly resulting in no

Topaz Responder Saves Refugee Migrants

Topaz Energy and Marine has emerged as an unlikely player in the effort to save refugee migrants risking their lives on the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece’s islands in order to reach Europe.

USCG Issues Zika Virus Precautions

Recently, the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health emergency. This has prompted questions from the maritime industry regarding

Boxship Aground Near Port of Hamburg

A Chinese container ship that is one of the world's largest has run aground on the river Elbe near Germany's largest port Hamburg but shipping to the harbour continues as normal,

A2SEA Jack-Up Capsizes Off Denmark

 A2SEA has announced that wind turbine installation vessel has capsized off the Danish coast due to harsh weather on Wednesday.    It has gone from bad to worse for A2SEA-vessel Sea Worker.

Oil Tanker Allision near New Orleans

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an oil tanker vessel allision on the Mississippi River near New Orleans.   The incident involved one vessel, Cyprus-flagged tanker Nordbay,

California Gas Well Leak Fix Draws Closer

A calamitous natural gas leak near Los Angeles is inching closer to finally being plugged after months of trial and error with different techniques aimed at sealing

Woman Medevaced from Cruise Ship East of Cape Hatteras, NC

The Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old woman Monday from a cruise ship 230 miles east of Cape Hatteras. Fifth Coast Guard District watchstanders received a report at 1 p.

Piracy Hotspots Persist Worldwide -IMB Report

Piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas is persisting at levels close to those in 2014, despite reductions in the number of ships hijacked and crew captured,

Emerald Belle Cruise Ship Damaged in Fire

 River cruise ship Emerald Belle, due to be launched in April, has been seriously damaged in a shipyard fire in the Netherlands.   The Emerald Waterways ship

Ferry Grounds near North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has transferred five passengers from a ferry that ran aground Saturday in Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina. No injuries, vessel damage or pollution were reported.

Sunken Tug to Be Removed in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard received approval for removal and destruction of tugboat Challenger under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWCPA).   An incident

Distressed Freighter Could Ground if Salvage Fails

A stricken cargo ship drifting on its side off the French Atlantic coast will run aground in southwest France if a renewed attempt to tow it to port fails on Monday, a French maritime official said.

Shipping Lawyer, Lovell Joins Reed Smith

Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the arrival of market-leading admiralty and casualty response lawyer, Richard Lovell, as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office.

Coast Guard Rescues 9 in Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard rescued nine people over the course of two separate incidents in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were

InterManager Condemns Mangouras Prison Sentence

InterManager has described as ‘abhorrent’, the decision by Spain’s Supreme Court to sentence the Master of the Prestige oil tanker, which sank off Spain's northwest coast in 2002,

Drifting Cargo Ship Taken Under Tow

A cargo vessel that went adrift off the west coast of Cornwall and Devon after encountering engine difficulties is currently under tow, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

Captain Mangouras Scapegoated Again

 Spain wins Prestige appeal, branding Capt Mangouras a reckless criminal   Spain’s Supreme Court has overturned the 2013 verdict of the Spanish

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