NTSB investigates fatal dive boat fire

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a tragic fire that broke out early Monday morning aboard the 75 ft, 1981-built live-aboard dive boat Conception and cost the lives of 34 people.

Cruise lines respond to Dorian

Cruise lines are reshuffling their schedules as Hurricane Dorian continued to roll towards the Southeast United States. In a weather update released at 8:00 PM (ET) yesterday, Carnival Cruise Lines said that

East Coast braces for Dorian

The U.S. Coast Guard has set Port Condition X-RAY for the entire Atlantic coast of Florida due to the forecast approach of Hurricane Dorian. In addition, Port Condition WHISKEY has been set

Hormuz: Iran spoofing bridge to bridge communications?

MARAD has issued a revised advisory for vessels operating in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, and Gulf of Oman. It warns that heightened military activity and increased political tensions in this

Coast Guard investigates collision off Oahu

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a reported collision of two vessels approximately 20 miles southeast of Oahu, Wednesday. The commercial fishing vessel, Helen, reportedly collided with the Italian-flagged Liquid Propane Gas

NTSB cites “lack of operational oversight” in McCain collision

The National Transportation Safety Board says that the Aug. 21, 2017, collision between the USS John S McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures

Some seafarers to get double pay in Strait of Hormuz

The U.K.’s Warlike Operations Area Committee (WOAC) has temporarily designated the Strait of Hormuz as a High-Risk Area from August 2, following government advice to avoid the area unless accompanied by U.K.

USCG starts formal investigation of fatal Augur lifeboat incident

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, who recently took command of the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans, convened a formal investigation last week into a fatal incident that occurred onboard Shell’s Augur

Rescue boat fell during drill because it was incorrectly secured

In an investigation report (M18P0087) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada found that incorrect securement led to the 2018 uncontrolled fall of a rescue boat from the passenger ferry Queen

U.K. rules out tanker swap with Iran

Britain’s new Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has ruled out any exchange of the detained U.K flagged tanker Stena Impero for the Iranian owned Grace I. The idea of such a swap was