Breaking: 7 Ships Grounded off Kaohsiung Harbour after Battling Violent Waves

Breaking: 7 Ships Grounded off Kaohsiung Harbour after Battling Violent Waves

Seven ships are stranded outside the Kaohsiung Port in Taiwan having succumbed to strong winds and violent waves caused by a strong storm that hit Taiwan. All 88 crew members of the seven ships are reported to be …
Aug 24, 2018 /  Accidents
Video: Tank Barge Grounded on the Rhine

Video: Tank Barge Grounded on the Rhine

On Aug 21, 2018, at 9.30 a.m. the “Somtrans XV”, ran aground between groynes on the Rhine at Millingen. The ship got stuck near a bunker station on the left river shore. It was enroute from Tolkamer …
Aug 23, 2018 /  Accidents
Freighter Lists, Spills Cargo, Then Strikes Dock

Freighter Lists, Spills Cargo, Then Strikes Dock

On Friday afternoon, the general cargo vessel Mosvik (ex name Star Vita) took on a list of thirty degrees near the Holtenau entrance to the Kiel Canal. She came close to capsizing, and her crew …
Jul 19, 2017 /  Accidents
Oil still leaking from grounded ship Los Llanitos in Mexico

Oil still leaking from grounded ship Los Llanitos in Mexico

Mexico’s environmental protection agency informed that oil is still leaking from bulk carrier Los Llanitos, twenty months after it grounded near Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, due to inclement …
Jul 13, 2017 /  Accidents
Heavily Grounded MV Benita Step Closer to Refloating

Heavily Grounded MV Benita Step Closer to Refloating

A number of cargo tanks aboard the heavily grounded bulk carrier MV Benita have now been pumped out, pressurised and sealed, and work continues to re-pressurise the remaining tanks and void spaces as the salvors …
Jul 14, 2016 /  Curious
Officials: No Explosives for Benita Salvage

Officials: No Explosives for Benita Salvage

On Monday, authorities in Mauritius indicated that they do not favor an earlier plan to blast free the grounded bulker Benita, which is hard aground on rocks off a lagoon at Le Bouchon. A basalt rock outcropping has …
Jul 13, 2016 /  Accidents
Historic Fishing Vessel Goes Aground and Sinks

Historic Fishing Vessel Goes Aground and Sinks

On Saturday night, the historic fishing vessel Johanna – recently operating as a dinner cruise ship – turned abruptly, went aground, flooded and partially sank on a bank of the Oslo Fjord. All 156 …
Jul 12, 2016 /  Accidents
Royal Iris Ferry Grounded at Manchester Ship Canal with 69 Passengers on board

Royal Iris Ferry Grounded at Manchester Ship Canal with 69 Passengers on board

Ferry Royal Iris of The Mersey with 69 passengers grounded at Manchester Ship canal near the Eastham. The vessel was on a day cruise from Seacombe to Salford Quays along the Manchester Ship canal, but grounded …
Jul 12, 2016 /  Accidents
General cargo ship Hekla grounded in Kiel Canal

General cargo ship Hekla grounded in Kiel Canal

The general cargo ship Hekla grounded in Kiel Canal after engine blackout and loss of propulsion power. The vessel was proceeding in southern direction en route from Gdansk to Bremen, but near Sehestedt …
Jul 6, 2016 /  Accidents
Clean Up Operations Underway on Bunker Spill from Grounded Cruise Ship

Clean Up Operations Underway on Bunker Spill from Grounded Cruise Ship

Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials are in the process of cleaning up a bunker spill after an 800-passenger cruise vessel, MV Qing, grounded in 8.5m of water at the Western India Shipyard …
Jul 5, 2016 /  Accidents