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NTSB reports on sinking of 41-year old U.S.-flag tug MARCH 31, 2017 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Marine Accident Brief on the sinking in the Caribbean of the 41-year-old U.S.-flag towing vessel Spence while towing the 32-year-old barge Guantanamo Bay Express. On December 14, 2015, about 115 nm north of Cartagena, Colombia, the Spence listed…
APRIL 26, 2017 — A pirate involved in what will probably rank as the dumbest act of piracy ever has been sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for engaging in piracy and committing…
APRIL 26, 2017 — The National Transport Marine Safety Board has issued a Marine Accident Brief on the March 26 allision of a 739 ft Panama-flagged bulk carrier with the Louisiana Sugar Refinery near Gramercy,…
APRIL 24, 2017 — Several recent incidents show that Somali pirates are active again and are showing no hesitation in firing on merchant vessels. EU NAVFOR reports that late on Saturday evening, during a European…
APRIL 17, 2015 — The Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday from a Sea Tow boat 26 miles west of Cedar Key, FL. At 11:04 p.m. Friday watch standers from Sector St. Petersburg received a…
APRIL 10, 2017 — EU Naval Force confirms that cargo ship, MV OS-35, that was attacked by suspected armed pirates on Saturday 8 April, is safe and en route to port after successful cooperation between…
APRIL 7, 2017 — The U.S. Coast has issued a Marine Safety Alert (03-17) warning of the dangers of Suspect and Counterfeit Items (S/CIs) — products represented as meeting specified manufacturing and quality requirements when,…
APRIL 3, 2017 — India's Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has confirmed that pirates have hijacked an Indian cargo ship with 11 crew members on board, according to the Times of India. "It is not…
APRIL 2, 2017 — Two crew members have reportedly been rescued after the sinking in the South Atlantic of the Stellar Daisy, a 1993-built 266,141 dwt Very Large Oil Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy operated by…
MARCH 31, 2017 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Marine Accident Brief on the sinking in the Caribbean of the 41-year-old U.S.-flag towing vessel Spence while towing the 32-year-old barge Guantanamo Bay…
MARCH 28, 2017 — The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued an advisory warning that continued regional tensions in Yemen have increased the risks to U.S.-flagged commercial vessels transiting the Southern Red Sea. "The Houthi rebels…
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