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N. J. Boating Accident under Investigation

N. J. Boating Accident under Investigation

What: 18-foot pleasure craft 38-foot Yellowfin fishing boat Where: New Jersey When: Dec 8, 2012 1:15 p.m. Who: 1 fatality Why: Two boats collided off the New Jersey coast, killing Eric Kim. Kim was in the smaller boat, and suffered a head injury. He died at the hospital. The driver of the boat, Soo Lee was ejected from the boat but [...]

Pingshan village China Cargo Boat Accident, 1 fatality, 7 missing, 3 rescued, political fallout

Pingshan village China Cargo Boat Accident, 1 fatality, 7 missing, 3 rescued, political fallout

What: flat-bottomed cargo boat Shun Feng Where: Pingshan village, China When: Dec 9, 2012 Who: 1 fatality, 7 missing Why: The cargo boat Shun Feng belonging to Xia Xinan, and captained by Liu Zunqun capsized outside of Pingshan village, disrupting four cargo flats. Eleven aboard the ship fell into the water. Seven are missing, and [...]

Teacher loses Wife and Two Daughters, Boat Sinks on Titicaca killing 13

Teacher loses Wife and Two Daughters, Boat Sinks on Titicaca killing 13

What: shipwreck Where: Lake Titicaca Bolivia When: Dec 6, 2012 Who: 13 fatalities, 27 aboard Why: Five people are still unaccounted for from the ship that capsized on Lake Titicaca on December 6. The wooden boat left the port of the island of Suriki bound for the lakeside town of Huatajata, an hour's ride. Nine people were rescued. The [...]

Ship sinks off Dutch coast

Ship sinks off Dutch coast

What: Baltic Ace (Bahamas) en route Zeebrugge Belgium to KotkaFinland Corvus J (Cyprus) en route from Grangemouth Scotland to Antwerp, Belgium Where: North Sea When: Dec 6 2012 Who: 4 dead, 7 missing Why: After a collision at sea, four crew members are reported dead and seven are missing in the North Sea. Helicopters, two navy patrol [...]

Drill Ship Fire in Dutch Harbor

Drill Ship Fire in Dutch Harbor

What: Royal Dutch Shell ship The Noble Discoverer Where: Dutch Harbor When: Nov 16, 2012 Who: no injuries reported Why: The Noble Discoverer drill ship was in Dutch Harbor, the Aleutian Island port when a fire occurred. The engine was started up to get underway to a winter port when the engine backfired and a fire started. Black smoke [...]

Daina Shipping Owners Plead Guilty in Wreckage Case in NZ Court

Daina Shipping Owners Plead Guilty in Wreckage Case in NZ Court

Greece's Costamare Inc., pleaded guilty to a charge of releasing harmful substances into the sea after its 47,230-ton Liberian-flagged Rena grounded on a reef a year ago. THe ship was carrying heavy fuel oil and other oils, and 32 containers of dangerous goods, including 40 tonnes of hydrogen peroxide, 23 tonnes of alkylsulphonic acid, 500 tonnes [...]

Neptune Wine Tasting Boat Sinks in San Francisco Bay

Neptune Wine Tasting Boat Sinks in San Francisco Bay

What: San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises LLC 40 foot "Neptune" en route to San Francisco Pier 39 Where: San Francisco Bay When: Oct 12, 2012 Who: 22 passengers Why: The "wine tasting" boat was hosting a bachelor party. Twenty minutes into the trip as they were coming around Alcatraz, the boat struck a shoal that made a foot long gash in [...]

Cannon Explosion on Kos tourboat Kills Captain, Injures 5

Cannon Explosion on Kos tourboat Kills Captain, Injures 5

What: Mock pirate ship Where: Off Kos Greece When: Oct 6, 2012 Who: 26 aboard, 1 fatality, 5 injured Why: An explosion on a Greek tourist attraction killed the captain of a boat. Five passengers - including two children, aged 7 and 9 - were injured when the cannon exploded. Tourists from Germany, Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands [...]

Hong Kong Ship On Staff Outing Struck by Kowloon Ferry Sinks

Hong Kong Ship On Staff Outing Struck by Kowloon Ferry Sinks

What: Charter en route to Victoria Harbour to watch fireworks Where: Hong Kong When: Oct 1, 2012 8:30 pm Who: 120 aboard, 36 fatalities Why: A chartered boat with more than 120 aboard collided with a ferry and sank near Lamma Island. At least 53 were hospitalized, and more than 100 were rescued. Some reports say the ship was overloaded, [...]

Coast Guard Needs to Manage Vessel Separation

Coast Guard Needs to Manage Vessel Separation

NTSB Recommends the Coast Guard Become More Proactive in Managing Vessel Separation in Houston Ship Channel WASHINGTON - The collision of a chemical tanker with a containership in the Houston Ship Channel in October 2011 was likely caused by the inappropriate response of the pilot of the Elka Apollon to changes in bank effect forces as the [...]

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