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Fishing Vessel Sinks off the Coast of Alaska - Search for Five Missing Seafarers Suspended

A number of seafarers have gone missing after the fishing vessel they were on, sank while transiting off the coast of Alaska.

Jan 03 2020

Sandy Hook Pilot Dies After Falling Overboard from the Maersk Kensington

A pilot attempting to board the United States-flagged Containership, MAERSK KENSINGTON died after falling off the ship, during the early morning hours of December the 30th.

Dec 31 2019

Bulk Carrier Catches on Fire in the Detroit River

The Canadian Bulk Carrier, TECUMSEH caught on fire during the afternoon hours of December the 15th while transiting through the Detroit River.

Dec 17 2019

Capsized Tug Spills Diesel after Colliding with Bridge

The United States-flagged Tug, MISS BONNIE capsized during the morning hours of Sunday the 17th of November after colliding with a bridge in Oregon, US.

Nov 20 2019

Fire Ravages Yachts in Fort Lauderdale - Damage Estimated at $20 Million

A fire ravaged through Fort Lauderdale during the early morning hours of Saturday the 16th of November, causing nearly $20 million in damages.

Nov 19 2019

10 Tons of Diesel Fuel Spill into Port Arthur as Vessels Collide

Two United States-flagged vessels collided during the morning hours of November the 14th near the entrance to Port Arthur, Texas.

Nov 18 2019

USCG Successfully Medevacs Tanker Crew Member off Midway

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) successfully medevaced a seafarer from the Norwegian Oil Tanker, LEIKANGER after the crewman fell inexplicably ill.

Oct 23 2019

Two Companies Fined $1.8 Million Over MARPOL Violations

Greek shipowner Chartworld Shipping and its affiliate, Nederland Shipping, both pled guilty to presenting false documents & concealing evidence to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), according to a statement released by the US Department of Justice.

Oct 22 2019

United States Coast Guard Intercepts Submersible Carrying over 12,000 Pounds of Cocaine

The United States Coast Guard  (USCG) Cutter, VALIANT intercepted a drug-carrying submersible while on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific.

Sep 25 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

Oil Slick Spotted in the Mississippi - Clean Up Underway

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) responded to an oil sheen that was observed off of New Orleans, Louisiana during the afternoon hours of Wednesday the 11th of September.

Sep 17 2019

US Warns of Potential Maritime Threat off the Coast of Yemen

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued an alert, warning that a “maritime threat” has been reported in the Red Sea off of Yemen.

Sep 17 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

25 Dead, 9 Missing in California Boat Fire

A fire erupted onboard the dive boat, Conception during the early hours of September the 2nd while the vessel was anchored off the coast of California.

Sep 03 2019

Greek Companies Forced to Pay $3 Million in Fines over Air Pollution Offences

The US Department of Justice has fined two Greek shipping companies a total of $3 million for a series of air pollution offences, including false recordkeeping, polluting & obstructing of justice.

Aug 28 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

MSC Gayane Released Following $50 Million Bail

The Liberian-flagged Containership, MSC Gayane has been released from US Custody, after its owner, Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company, agreed to pay a bail of $50 million.

Jul 17 2019

United States Coast Guard Warns Shipping Companies to Guard Against Cyber Attacks

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued an official warning to shipping companies on June the 8th as to the potential risks involved in a cyber-attack after a recent malware attack on a vessel entering the country.

Jul 11 2019

Oil Production in the Gulf of Mexico Drops by a Third due to Storm

Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has come to a halt as many companies are forced to evacuate their workers due to the possibility of a Category 1 Hurricane forming in the region.

Jul 11 2019

International Community Requires More Evidence on Tanker Attacks

The United Arab Emirates have gone on record, to suggest more evidence is needed to back the US allegations that Iran was behind the attacks on the two tankers off the Strait of Hormuz on June the 13th.

Jun 28 2019

US Navy Vessel Collides with Cargo Ship

The US Navy Military Ops Vessel, USS BILLINGS collided with the Canadian-flagged Cargo Ship, ROSAIRE A. DESGAGNES on June the 21st while in the Port of Montreal.

Jun 24 2019

Adrift Vessel Shuts Down Detroit River for over 30 Hours

The Canadian-flagged Bulk Carrier, ALGOMA NIAGARA broke from its mooring lines during the early morning hours of June the 17th, shutting down traffic in the Detroit River for more than 30 hours.

Jun 20 2019

16.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized from MSC Container Ship

Federal authorities in Philadelphia seized over 16.5 tons of Cocaine from the Liberian-flagged Container Ship, MSC GAYANE during the evening of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

Tanker Collides with Bridge in the Mississippi River

The Marshall Islands-flagged Tanker ship, DANK SILVER collided with a bridge in the afternoon of June the 16th while transiting through the Mississippi River, USA.

Jun 17 2019

Bulk Carrier Grounding in the Columbia River

The Maltese-flagged Panamax-class Cargo ship, GORGOYPIKOOS ran aground in the evening hours of June the 2nd while transiting through the Columbia River.

Jun 04 2019

US Training Ship Collides with Pier Crane at Bridgetown, Barbados

The United States Training ship, Golden Bear collided with a pier crane in the morning of May the 21st while the vessel was trying to berth at the town of Bridgetown, Barbados.

May 23 2019

Cargo Ship Captain Collapses During Transit Prompting Coast Guard Medevac

The Captain of the Panama-flagged Cargo Ship, Vittoria had to be immediately transported to a medical facility after he apparently suffered a heart attack in the evening of May the 20th 2019 while the vessel was transiting off San Francisco Bay.

May 22 2019

US Court Indicts Greek Shipping Company

A federal grand jury in Delaware, US has indicted the Greek shipping company, Evridiki Navigation Inc., Liquimar Tankers Management Services Inc., and a vessel’s Chief Engineer for attempting to hide evidence of an oil discharge.

May 21 2019

Fatal Accident in the Port of Los Angeles – 1 Dock Worker Dead, 1 Injured

One dock worker was killed, and another was seriously injured during an industrial accident that occurred in the Port of Los Angeles in the morning of May the 15th.

May 16 2019

Crude Oil Tanker Runs Aground near Mississippi

Aframax-class Liberian-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, Aqualoyalty ran aground in the late evening hours of April the 21st, while transiting off Pascagoula USA.

Apr 24 2019

US Sanctions 9 Vessels and 4 Shipping Companies for Transporting Venezuelan Oil

The United States Department of Treasury has sanctioned yet another nine ships, and four shipping companies.

Apr 15 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Bulk Carrier

Fire erupted onboard the Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, Albany Sound in the morning of April the 14th while the vessel was docked at the N.C. Port of Morehead City, USA.

Apr 15 2019

US Blacklists Greek Vessel in Connection to US Sanctions in Venezuela

The U.S. Department of Treasury has blacklisted a number of vessels and shipping firms in connection to the US sanctions in Venezuela.

Apr 10 2019

Ferry Collides with Passenger RoRO in North America

United States ferry, Admiral Pete collided with US-flagged passenger RoRo, Chimacum during the early morning hours of March the 29th.

Apr 04 2019

Norwegian Heavy Lift Carrier Collides with US Destroyer

Norwegian heavy lift carrier, Hawk collided with several ships including the United States destroyer USS Delbert D. Black, in the morning of March 29th.

Apr 01 2019

United States Coast Guard Offloads 27,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Miami

The United States Coast Guard offloaded more than 27,000 pounds of cocaine on March the 22nd at its Coast Guard Base in Miami Beach.

Mar 25 2019

US Coast Guard Rescues Two Fishermen in the Gulf of Guinea

US Coast Guard Cutter, Thetis successfully rescued two fishermen on March the 14th that had been stranded in the Gulf of Guinea.

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

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

Authorities in Port Newark Seize over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine from Containership

Authorities at Port Newark seized 1.5 tons of cocaine that was being smuggled into the country onboard the Liberian-flagged containership MSC Carlotta.

Mar 15 2019

Containership Reports Significant Fuel Leak

US-flagged containership, MATSONIA, has been spilling heavy fuel oil into San Francisco Bay, according to a report by the United States Coast Guard.

Feb 25 2019

Massive Fire Blazes Onboard Bulk Carrier

US-flagged Self Discharging Bulk Carrier, St. Clair, caught on fire in the evening of February the 16th.

Feb 18 2019

Two Seafarers Rescued After Falling Overboard

Two engineers aboard the Cyprus-flagged tanker, SHARON SEA (Formerly known as Chemtrans Nova), had to be rescued by the United States Coast Guard when the lifeboat they were working on, detached itself from the tanker.

Feb 07 2019

USCG Apprehends Three Stowaways on Containership off the Coast of Miami

The crew of the Antigua-flagged container ship, Diana J, found three stowaways onboard, as the vessel was approaching the port of Miami, in the late evening of January the 15th.

Jan 22 2019

Chinese Fishing Carrier Runs Aground in Marshall Islands

Chinese-flagged commercial fishing carrier, Ou Ya Leng 6, ran aground on Taka Atoll in the Marshall Islands, approximately 180 nautical miles northeast of Kwajalein, in the afternoon of January the 2nd.

Jan 04 2019

US Coast Guard Seizes 2000 pounds of Cocaine, Off The Coast of Puerto Rico

Following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel, the US Coast Guard (USCG) and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) seized over 2000 pounds of cocaine, estimated at 30 million dollars, off the coast of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

Oct 18 2018

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