Category Accidents/disasters

US 7th Fleet MH370 Update

The U.S. Navy team operating the towed pinger locator (TPL) onboard Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield detected pinging signals, April 6. The detected signals are consistent with sounds that would come from a black box. The TPL heard consecutive pings at one second intervals. At the time of detection the TPL was at a depth […]

HMCS Protecteur, Crew Arrive Safely to Pearl Harbor

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T-ATF-175) arrived here safely March 6, following recovery efforts led by the U.S. Navy after a fire aboard the Canadian ship last week. Chosin, guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and Sioux provided assistance to Protecteur […]

Ship loses more than 500 containers in heavy seas –

On any day, between 5 million and 6 million containers are on the high seas, carrying everything from potato chips to refrigerators. But not all of them make it to their destination, as the crew of the Svendborg Maersk have just found out. Their Danish-flagged ship was in the Bay of Biscay last week as […]

New Photos Show Sinking Log Ship Still Afloat Near Guam – gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released some new photos along with an update on the 500-foot MV Rich Forest abandoned and taking on water in the Pacific Ocean near Guam. As gCaptain reported previously, the AMVER participating vessel C.S. Sunshine rescued all 24 crewmembers of the Rich Forest on Monday after they abandoned the […]

LNG Al Gharafa Collides with Boxship in Malacca Strait>> LNG World News

LNG tanker Al Gharrafa and boxship Hanjin Italy collided in the morning of December 28, 2013 in the Malacca Strait between Batam and Singapore. Both ships have been damaged. The boxship suffered damage to the starboard side in the middle area and the LNG tanker suffered bow damage. The vessels have been tugged to Singapore. […]

Chinese Cargo Ship Sinks: 8 Crew Dead

Eight crew members of 19 crew aboard a Panama-flagged Chinese-owned 8,461-tonne freighter, died after their vessel sank in rough seas off the South Korean harbour of Pohang, reports Xinhua. The vessel, the CHENGLU15, owned by China’s Lishen International Shipping Group, was standing by to enter Pohang port to discharge cargo when it dragged anchor, collided […]

Disgrace of Veil of Secrecy over Report on Cargo Vessel Sinking – Latest industry shipping news from the Handy Shipping Guide

Maritime unions are rarely, and often understandably, the friends of flags of convenience, and now Nautilus, the union which represents 24,00 European maritime professionals, has expressed outright disgust at the decision by Panama to prevent public access to a long-awaited report on the investigation into the 2009 loss of the livestock carrier Danny F II. […]