Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator Releases the STELLAR DAISY Marine Casualty Investigation Report

Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator Releases the STELLAR DAISY Marine Casualty Investigation Report

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has completed its Marine Casualty Investigation Report into the loss of the very large ore carrier (VLOC) STELLAR DAISY. The STELLAR DAISY, with a crew …
Apr 22, 2019 /  Accidents
NTSB Opens Docket for El Faro Investigation

NTSB Opens Docket for El Faro Investigation

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Wednesday its intent to open the docket Dec. 13, 2016, for its investigation into the sinking of the U.S. flagged cargo ship El Faro. The El Faro sank …
Dec 2, 2016 /  Vessels
FUGRO To Conduct Site Investigations For East Coast US Offshore Wind Development

FUGRO To Conduct Site Investigations For East Coast US Offshore Wind Development

Fugro has been awarded the contract by Vineyard Wind, formerly named OffshoreMW, to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation within its wind development lease, offshore Massachusetts. Drilling ship Fugro …
Oct 27, 2016 /  Vessels
Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

The Finnish Safety Investigation Authority has released the United States Coast Guard’s Report of Investigation (ROI) on the grounding of Arctia’s multipurpose icebreaker Fennica. The grounding occurred near …
Aug 4, 2016 /  Vessels
Aussie police asked to probe Filipino’s disappearance at sea

Aussie police asked to probe Filipino’s disappearance at sea

A Filipino seaman’s disappearance last month from an iron ore bulk carrier off the Pilbara coast in Western Australia has prompted an international marine union to call for an investigation by the Australian …
May 27, 2016 /  Curious
Investigation launched into Ulysses ferry blaze

Investigation launched into Ulysses ferry blaze

A fire broke out on the passenger/Ro-Ro cargo ship Ulysses on Apr 25, 2016, at the 2.40 a.m. LT on the Holyhead to Dublin crossing. The ferry was close to docking at Dublin Port when the small fire was …
Apr 27, 2016 /  Accidents
NTSB Locates Sunken Cargo Ship’s Voyage Data Recorder (Video)

NTSB Locates Sunken Cargo Ship’s Voyage Data Recorder (Video)

The cargo ship El Faro’s voyage data recorder was located early Tuesday morning (Apr 26) in 15,000 feet of water, about 41 miles (36 nautical miles) northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, by a team of …
Apr 27, 2016 /  Accidents
MAIB finds multiple errors in Hoegh Osaka grounding (Video)

MAIB finds multiple errors in Hoegh Osaka grounding (Video)

Faulty equipment, inaccurate cargo weights and miscommunication contributed to vessel’s list and grounding A CHAIN of reporting and operational errors led to the list and grounding of Höegh Osaka on …
Mar 17, 2016 /  Vessels
EU opens investigation into Antwerp port container operators

EU opens investigation into Antwerp port container operators

The European Commission said on Friday (Jan 15) it had opened an in-depth investigation into alleged state aid to two container terminal operators in Europe's second busiest port, Antwerp in Belgium. The …
Jan 18, 2016 /  Curious
German freighter held in Lake Superior by federal environmental probe

German freighter held in Lake Superior by federal environmental probe

An oceangoing bulk freighter anchored for nearly two weeks in Lake Superior is being held outside Duluth, Minnesota, while the U.S. Coast Guard investigates potential environmental law violations. The Cornelia, a …
Nov 18, 2015 /  All