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Man Overboard Royal Caribbean

Man Overboard Royal Caribbean

The three-day search for Tien Phuoc Nguyen has ended. The 26-year-old Canadian man went overboard on a Royal Caribbean cruise liner the Adventure of the Seas en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was last seen Saturday night at 9 in the evening, and closed circuit tbs caught him going overboard in the Mona Passage, a strait located between [...]

Research Vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy Trapped in Ice

Research Vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy Trapped in Ice

Russian passenger ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is stuck in frozen Antarctican waters with 74 researchers, crew and tourists aboard ever since they got hit by 50 knot winds and a blizzard Monday, December 23rd. They and the icebreakers sent to rescue them are frozen in ten foot thick ice about 100 miles east of Dumont D’urville. Six miles [...]

New Study Sets Course for American Port Improvements

New Study Sets Course for American Port Improvements

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion. The expansion of the Panama Canal, [...]

Mali riverboat capsized

Mali riverboat capsized

A Mali riverboat capsized in the Niger river. The boat was en route to Timbuctu. The boat sank around 8 p.m. between Mopti and Konna. Only two hundred ten survivors have been found. Early reports said there were four hundred aboard, but the reported number of passengers fluctuates. Up to 160 are still missing. Late Friday, passengers [...]

Cebu Ferry Losses Include More than 100 Dead and Missing

Cebu Ferry Losses  Include More than 100 Dead and Missing

2GO and Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation, which runs M/V Sulpicio Express Siente were given until August 19 to explain why they should be allowed to stay in business after the Philippine cargo vessel collided with the ferry in Talisay, Cebu on August 17 2013. The cargo ship was leaving Cebu when it hit the incoming Thomas Aquinas ferry. [...]

Marine Accident Brief of the Chevelle

Marine Accident Brief of the Chevelle

The fishing vessel Chevelle was returning to its homeport of Newport, Oregon, when a series of large breaking waves on its stern resulted in a loss of maneuverability and grounding on the Yaquina Bay entrance north jetty on March 10, 2012. The crew was hoisted to safety by a US Coast Guard helicopter before the vessel broke apart and sank more [...]

Marine Accident Brief Safari Spirit

Marine Accident Brief Safari Spirit

The Marine Brief on the Safari Spirit passenger vessel released. A fire broke out on the aft deck on board the passenger vessel Safari Spirit while the vessel was docked at Pier 9 of Fisherman’s Terminal in the Ballard area of Seattle, Washington, on April 27, 2012, about 0100 local time. The vessel was off charter but soon to start its [...]

Malaysia Boat Rescue

Malaysia Boat Rescue

Thirty-five Malaysian passengers were aboard a wooden boat heading to Batam island when the boat suffered engine failure and overturned off Coastal South Malaysia, killing one woman. Seven people are missing. The search was conducted by Harmony Central Maritime Search and rescue (MRSC). Johor Bahru used both ship, air resources and Malaysian [...]

Liberian Manolis L Wreckage Seeping

Liberian Manolis L Wreckage Seeping

An underwater containment dam called a coffer dam is being used to absorb oil seeping the Newfoundland’s Notre Dame Bay shipwreck.The dam is an inverted funnel that collects marble-sized oil beads. After an oil sheen sighting on March 31, a remote-operated vehicle (ROV) - an unmanned submersible - was sent in, and found two cracks in the [...]

Costa Concordia Final report

Costa Concordia Final report

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) released the long awaited English translation of its report on the safety technical investigation into the marine casualty on January 13, 2012 involving the cruise ship Costa Concordia. The ship capsized as a result of large-scale internal flooding from a 53-meter long breach of its hull [...]

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