Yacht Adrift in the North Sea

A yacht has gone adrift in the North Sea after losing steering in difficult weather conditions, reports the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).   One man

LNG Tanker Smash Sinks Cargo Ship

 The 2002-built, 8,850-dwt freighter Flinterstar is owned by Dutch shipping firm Flinter has sank after colliding nearly head on with the Marshall Islands-flagged

Search for Ship Lost in Hurricane a Big Challenge

Deep seas may complicate efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said, as a search

U.S. East Coast Threatened by Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin was gaining strength on Thursday as it moved toward the Bahamas, with forecasts still inconclusive on whether the storm would slam into the U.

Two Indian Shipbreakers Deemed HKC Compliant

ClassNK issues Hong Kong Convention Statements of Compliance to two ship recycling facilities in India    Two ship recycling facilities in Gujarat, India, R. L.

MN 100: Elastec

The Company: Elastec manufactures and markets innovative pollution control and recovery systems. The company’s core competency is oil spill response: skimmers,

Singapore Navy Rescues Five Crew from Capsized Trawler

 A patrol vessel of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has rescued five crew members from a Malaysian-registered fishing trawler that had capsized in Singapore waters,

Bulker Runs Aground in Sweden

Liberian-flagged bulk carrier MV Victoria is reportedly stuck on a shoal off the west coast of Sweden with a 3-meter gash in its hull after running hard aground Saturday night.

WWII Catalina Aircraft Wreckage Confirmed

The Royal Australian Air Force has confirmed that aircraft wreckage found in waters south of Cairns is that of RAAF Number 11 Squadron Catalina A24-25 that crashed on 28 February 1943,

Fire in Urea carrier Otong Kosasih

 Urea carrier Otong Kosasih suffered fire in superstructure, vessel is docked in Kalidoni Palembang, South Sumatra.    The 1975-built, 11,196 dwt urea carrier

NOAA Awards $1.4 Million for Marine Debris Removal

NOAA has awarded nearly $1.4 million to groups across the U.S. to remove marine debris from their communities. This is the ninth year of this annual grant competition,

Responders Monitoring Sunken Tug in Alaska

Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Natural Resources joined Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel in responding to the tugboat, Challenger,

Spill Response Continues on Mississippi River

The unified command in Paducah continues its response to a spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937, Wednesday as active recovery efforts are underway

Collaboration Key in MV Smart Wreck Removal

Titan Salvage, now a part of Ardent following completion of the merger of Titan and Svitzer Salvage, has completed the removal of the wreck of the cape-size MV Smart coal carrier in South Africa,

China Port Cargo Losses to Reach $1.5 bln

Explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin last month would lead to cargo losses of at least $1.5 billion, and were having a "significant impact" on the marine insurance sector,

IUMI Sees Challenges Amidst Growth

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) unveiling its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market   Global premiums for 2014 amount to USD 32.

Ferry Capsizes in Maldives

 A ferry enroute to South Ari Atoll (Alif Dhaal atoll) Maamigili from the capital Male has capsized leaving all the passengers onboard stranded at sea.   Around

Containership Catches Fire at Manila Port

 The Marshall Islands-flagged containership MV Cape Moreton caught fire while berthed at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)in Tondo,  in the Philippines on Saturday.

Missing Cargo Ship Sah Lian Found

 The MV Sah Lian vessel which was reported missing on September 7 while on its way from Kuching to Limbang, was found about 26 nautical miles from Tanjung Baram, Miri.

Vessel Grounds in Bosphorus Strait, Traffic Suspended

Traffic has been suspended in both directions on the Bosphorus Strait between 0700 and 1300 local time today as rescue operations are underway to re-float a vessel grounded on the northern side,

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