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Disastrous 24 Hours for Russian Navy as Submarine Sinks in the Vostok Bay

The Russian Missile Submarine, CHITA sank during the evening hours of December the 11th while transiting through the Vostok Bay.

Dec 13 2019

3 Divers Missing after being Trapped in Collapsed Container

Several divers got injured when they got trapped in a collapsed container, while working at the wreck site of the containership VIETSUN INTEGRITY.

Dec 12 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in Indonesian Port Following Collision

The Indonesian-flagged Cargo Ship, SHIMPO 16 capsized during the evening hours of December the 10th after being involved in a collision in the port of Lewoleba, Indonesia.

Dec 11 2019

Tanker Sinks in the Gulf of Siam - Massive Oil Spill Raises Environmental Concerns

The Thai-flagged Tanker, GOLDEN BRIDGE 2 sank during the morning hours of December the 3rd while transiting through the Gulf of Siam, Thailand.

Dec 06 2019

Cargo Ship Master Dies While Attempting to Abandon Sinking Vessel

The Vietnamese-flagged General Cargo Ship, TOAN PHAT 68 sank during the morning hours of November the 30th while transiting through the South China Sea.

Dec 02 2019

General Cargo Vessel Starts Sinking off the Coast of Vietnam - 18 Seafarers Rescued

The Thailand-flagged General Cargo Vessel, NORDANA SOPHIE started experiencing water ingress and began to sink during the early morning hours of November the 28th, while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Vietnam

Nov 28 2019

Containership Sinks off the Coast of Indonesia - All Seafarers Sucessfully Rescued

The Indonesian-flagged Containership, MITRA SEJAHTERA IX sank during the morning hours of November the 23rd while transiting off the coast of Indonesia.

Nov 26 2019

Chinese Vessel Sinks Following Collision - 7 Rescued, 2 Missing

The Taiwanese-flagged Fishing Vessel, CHANG XIN sank during the evening hours of November the 20th after a collision with another vessel in the Strait of Taiwan, East China Sea.

Nov 21 2019

Fishing Vessel Sinks While Transiting through the Atlantic - Seafarers Successfully Rescued

The French-flagged Fishing Vessel, AVEL VOR, started sinking during the evening hours of October the 27th while transiting through the Atlantic.

Oct 30 2019

Indian Navy Frigate Saves Fishermen from Sinking Vessel Caught in Cyclone Kyarr

Over 20 Fishing Vessels operating in the Arabian Sea on October the 27th & 28th were caught in the middle of the Cyclone Kyarr and have sent out distress signals en masse, calling out for assistance from local authorities. In particular, the Indian-flagged Fishing Vessel, VAISHNO DEVI MATA which had been operating in the vicinity of 18 40N 071 00E was caught in rough seas and promptly capsized off the west coast of Mumbai.

Oct 29 2019

Vietnamese Containership Carrying 285 Containers Sinks off Ho Chi Minh City

The Vietnamese-flagged Containership, VIETSUN INTEGRITY capsized and sank during the evening hours of October the 18th while sailing downstream on the Long Tau River, Vietnam.

Oct 21 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks after being Caught in Typhoon Hagibis - 4 Rescued, Five Dead, 3 Missing

The Panama-flagged General Cargo Ship, JIA DE sank during the evening hours of October the 12th, after it was caught in the middle of the typhoon HAGIBIS.

Oct 14 2019

Two Vessels Sink in the Taiwan Strait - 13 Seafarers Rescued, 12 Missing

Thirteen seafarers were rescued and twelve are considered missing after two vessels capsized while transiting through the Taiwan Strait on October the 6th.

Oct 08 2019

Vessel Catches on Fire and Sinks off the Coast of Honolulu, 7 Seafarers Rescued

A Hawaiian Commercial Fishing Vessel caught on fire and sank, during the afternoon hours of September the 17th while operating off the coast of Honolulu.

Sep 19 2019

Bangladeshi Cargo Vessel Sinks in the Bay of Bengal - 152 Containers Lost at Sea

The Bangladesh-flagged Cargo ship, Gulf Argo capsized during the evening hours of September the 12th while transiting through the Bay of Bengal.

Sep 16 2019

Vessel Sinks in the Bay of Bengal - 3 Rescued, 9 Missing

The Bangladesh lighter vessel, Hera Parbat-8 sank into the Chattogram Bay during the early morning hours of September the 12th.

Sep 13 2019

Vessel Sinks Following Collision - 3 Seafarers Rescued, Captain Dead

The mooring ship, PMB VI sank as a result of a collision that occurred off the coast of Indonesia during the evening hours of the September the 10th.

Sep 12 2019

Car Carrier Catches on Fire before Capsizing - 20 Rescued, 4 Missing

The Marshall Islands-flagged Car Carrier, Golden Ray, caught on fire, developed a heavy list and capsized during the early morning hours of September the 8th while leaving Brunswick, USA.

Sep 09 2019

Vessel Capsizes at New Mandalore Port - Crew Charged for Abandoning the Vessel

The Indian-flagged Dredger, TRIDEVI PREM, suffered water ingress and capsized during the evening of September the 3rd, two miles from the Port of New Mangalore, India.

Sep 04 2019

RoRo Capsizes in the Philippines - 149 Passengers Evacuated

The Philippine-flagged RoRo, MIKA MARI VIII capsized during the afternoon hours of August the 31st while offloading cargo at Camotes Island, Philippines.

Sep 02 2019

RoRo Sinks in the Gulf of Guinea - 3 Dead, over 80 People Missing

The Norwegian-flagged RoRo AUSTRHEIM capsized and sank during the evening hours of August the 25th while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Aug 27 2019

Drilling Ship Develops Heavy Listing & Water Ingress - Crew Abandons Vessel

The Indonesian-flagged Drilling Ship, PATRA OFSSHORE started experiencing water ingress during the afternoon hours of August the 22nd.

Aug 23 2019

Bulk Carrier Implicated in Hit and Run – 6 Seafarers Missing

The Cyprus-flagged Bulk Carrier, SASEBO GLORY, has been implicated in a collision that sank the Taiwanese fishing vessel, Yilan Quanyi Cai No. 1 during the early morning hours of August the 3rd.

Aug 14 2019

Ecuadorian Vessel Sinks in the Gulf of California, 37 Seafarers Rescued

The Ecuadorian-flagged Fishing Vessel, MARUJITA capsized while transiting south of the Gulf of California on Wednesday the 7th of August.

Aug 13 2019

Chinese Vessel Sinks Following Explosion - 3 Dead, 3 Missing

The Chinese fishing vessel, YUAN YU 15, suffered an explosion and sank during the evening hours of July 5th, while operating off the coast of Guinea-Bissau.

Jul 08 2019

Chinese Container Ship Sinks after being Caught in a Storm

The Chinese-flagged Container Ship, MEI CHENG 866 sank in the early morning hours of July the 4th after encountering bad weather while transiting off the Gulf of Tonkin.

Jul 05 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Philippines, 12 Crew Members Rescued

The Phillippine Cargo Ship, MV Eva Mary Grace capsized in the afternoon of June the 25th while undergoing mooring operations in San Fernando, Cebu, Philippines.

Jun 26 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Java Sea

The Indonesian-flagged General Cargo Ship, TIRTA AMARTA sank in the early morning hours of June the 25th while transiting through the Java Sea.

Jun 26 2019

Fishing Ship Sinks Following Collision with Aframax Vessel

The Vietnamese fishing vessel, CM 99596-TS sank in the afternoon of June the 22nd while transiting through the Gulf of Siam after an alleged hit and run with an Aframax-class vessel.

Jun 25 2019

Indonesian Ferry Sinks off Java, 17 Confirmed Deaths

The Indonesian ferry, Aram Jaya that was serving the Madura-Kalianget line capsized in the evening of June the 17th while transiting off Java, Indonesia. At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and at least four remain missing.

Jun 21 2019

French Rescue Vessel Capsizes in a Storm – 3 Dead

The French rescue vessel, Patron Jacques Morisseau was caught in a storm during the morning hours of June the 7th while transiting off the western coast of France.  As a result of the adverse weather conditions, the vessel capsized, claiming the lives of three of its crew members.

Jun 12 2019

Hableany Death Toll Rises as Diving Teams Attempt to Explore the Wreck

According to Hungarian police, the confirmed death toll from the Danube River vessel collision has risen to 12.

Jun 05 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks off Sulawesi, Indonesia – 19 Seafarers Missing

The Indonesian-flagged Cargo ship, KM LINTAS TIMUR, sank in the afternoon of June the 4th while transiting through the Molucca Sea, Indonesia.

Jun 05 2019

Passenger Ship Runs Aground, Sinks in Galapagos Islands

The Ecuador-flagged Passenger ship, Galapagos Majestic ran aground and sank during the morning hours of May 31st while transiting through the Galapagos Archipelago.

Jun 03 2019

Eight Dead and at least Twenty Missing Following Vessel Collision in the Danube

Several dead and dozens missing following a collision between two vessels in the Danube river in the evening of May the 29th.

May 30 2019

Two Japanese Vessels Collide – Freighter Sinks, Three Crew Members Missing, One Dead

Two Japanese Cargo Ships collided during the early morning hours of May the 26th while transiting east of Tokyo.

May 27 2019

Vietnamese General Cargo Ship Sinks in the Gulf of Tonkin

The Vietnamese-flagged General Cargo ship, PHUONG NAM 09 sank in the morning of May the 9th while transiting through the Gulf of Tonkin, off the coast of Northern Vietnam.

May 10 2019

Taiwanese Vessel On Fire off the Coast of South Africa

Taiwanese fishing vessel, Tenn Ming Yang 268 caught on fire and started sinking during the early morning hours of May the 7th.

May 08 2019

Taiwanese Fishing Trawler Sinks 350 Miles off the Coast of Brazil

Taiwanese-flagged Fishing Trawler, Jin Mao 101 sank following an engine failure that occurred on the 18th of March, approximately 350 miles off Buzios, Brazil.

Mar 21 2019

Second Ship Capsizes in the Mississippi River – Captain Presumed Dead

A tug capsized in the Mississippi River, in the evening of March the 18th. The Seattle Slew sunk in the vicinity of mile marker 55 on the lower Mississippi River, north of Point A La Hache, Louisiana, at approximately 20:00 pm in the evening.

Mar 20 2019

General Cargo Ship Capsizes in Iranian Port

Comoran-flagged General Cargo vessel, SL STAR capsized while at berth at Rajaei Port, Bander Abbas, Iran in the morning of March 19th.

Mar 20 2019

Third Oil Spill Located near Grimaldi's Sunken ConRo

French Maritime authorities have located a third oil spill coming from Grimaldi’s sunken ConRo in the Bay of Biscay.

Mar 19 2019

Indian Tug Sinks Following Explosion - Search Continues for Missing Seafarer

Indian tug, Revdi sank in the morning of March the 18th, following an explosion onboard the vessel.

Mar 19 2019

Vessel Sinks after Getting Entangled in Cargo Ship Chain

Inland towing tug, Michelle Anne, sank near Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the morning of March the 14th after an accident involving the Maltese-flagged Cargo Ship, Iolcos Unity.

Mar 15 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Marmara Sea

Turkish General Cargo ship, Yusuf Celal, sank after running aground in the Marmara Sea, Turkey in the evening of March the 13th.

Mar 14 2019

Tanker Ship Collides with Fishing Trawler – 12 Seafarers Missing

Chinese Tanker Ship, Tian Yi 5, collided with a fishing trawler in the morning hours of March 12. As a result of the collision, the fishing vessel started to capsize forcing the ship’s crew to jump overboard.

Mar 13 2019

Dutch Cargo Ship Sinks, 1 Seafarer Presumed Dead

Dutch-flagged cargo ship, Cardium sank while sailing through the Western Scheldt near Vlissingen, Netherlands in the afternoon of March 9th.

Mar 11 2019

Peruvian Ferry Split in Two Following Collision with Freighter

Peruvian Ferry Men del Norte II, collided with the Antigua-Barbuda-flagged bulk carrier, BBC Zarate, during the early morning hours of February the 15th.

Feb 18 2019

Supply Vessel Sinks in the Singapore Strait

Dominican-flagged supply vessel, Ocean Cooper 2 sank in Singapore territorial waters in the morning of February the 14th.

Feb 14 2019

Oil Product Tanker Capsizes in Malaysia

St Kitts and Nevis-flagged oil product tanker, Sea Frontier, capsized near Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia, in the evening of January the 30th.

Jan 31 2019

Merchant Vessel Capsizes in Malaysia

Malaysian-flagged merchant vessel, Bahagia Maju sank in the morning of January the 29th, some eight nautical miles off the Sungari Rajang estuary, Malaysia.

Jan 30 2019

Ferry Capsizes in South India, 8 Dead, 1 Missing

Eight people died and at least one is missing after a ferry boat capsized while transiting through the south Indian state of Karnataka, on January the 21st.

Jan 23 2019

Cargo Vessel Sinks in Taiwan Strait

Chinese flagged cargo ship, Zhong Xing 689, reportedly sank while sailing through the Taiwan Strait, in the early morning hours of January 21st.

Jan 22 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Black Sea, 6 Dead

Panama-flagged general cargo ship, VOLGO-BALT 214, sank while transiting through the Black Sea, some 80 nautical miles off Samsun, Turkey, in the morning of January the 7th.

Jan 08 2019

Taiwanese Cargo Vessel Sinks - 1 Dead, 9 Missing

Taiwanese cargo vessel, London, sank in the East China Sea approximately 90 nautical miles east of Taizhou, City, Zhejiang, China, at 4:30am local time on January the 2nd.

Jan 03 2019

French Navy Vessel Saves Seafarers from Sinking Ship

French Navy Frigate, Cassard, successfully rescued twelve seafarers from a sinking asphalt-bitumen tanker in the Persian Gulf, in the late morning of November the 20th.

Nov 22 2018

Sinking of Offshore Support Vessel Prompts Rescue

15 people had to be rescued, when the offshore support vessel, RAM XVIII, began to take on water, early in the morning of November the 18th.

Nov 20 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Sinks in Kamchatka

Russian General Cargo Ship, Anatoliy Krasheninnikov, sank shortly after 8 am, on the morning of November 9th.

Nov 12 2018

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