In a Marine Safety Alert released yesterday, the Coast Guard reports that a towing vessel operating in a pushing-ahead configuration experienced a loss of all propulsion while operating on the Mississippi River.
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A captain’s decision to leave the wheelhouse of a fishing vessel unattended while on autopilot t led to the vessel’s grounding and sinking, says the National Transportation Safety Board in a marine
First the good news, then the bad. That’s the main take away from marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s Safety & Shipping Review 2022. The good news is that though
In a move unlikely to be welcomed by Gulf of Guinea pirates, South Africa’s Paramount Maritime recently christened the 35 meter Sentinel class patrol vessel MV Tuguemi at a ceremony in Cape
Unsecured openings in the deck of a towing vessel led to its flooding and sinking off the coast of Puerto Rico, the National Transportation Safety Board says. Marine Investigation Report 22/12 details
President Joe Biden today issued a proclamation prohibiting the entry of Russian-affiliated ships into U.S. ports. The proclamation defines “Russian-affiliated ships” as: vessels of Russian registry (i.e., the vessel is Russian flagged);
The NGO Human Rights at Sea says that Russian attacks on merchant ships are war crimes. One Russian warship that won’t be taking part in any more such attacks any time soon
Issues related to hot work are the focus of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on a February 2021 fire aboard a fish processing vessel docked for repair at a shipyard
Russian attacks on merchant shipping continue. According to Ukrainian sources, Russian forces last night shelled the icebreaker Kapitan Belousov (IMO 5181598) in the port of Mariupol, killing one person and injuring another.
In another example of an engine problem resulting in a big bill, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its report on a March 15, 2021 incident in which the 115,406