ISS: New Zealand earthquake - port and infrastructure update

ISS: New Zealand earthquake - port and infrastructure update

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a number of port and infrastructure issues following New Zealand’s biggest earthquake in 150 years. The earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 7.5, struck the upper …
Nov 15, 2016 /  Curious
One of the two new cranes damaged at Port of Charleston

One of the two new cranes damaged at Port of Charleston

One of the two new, 155-foot-tall cranes at the Port of Charleston has been damaged. Workers have been preparing the cranes for use at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant since Chinese crane manufacturer …
Nov 11, 2016 /  Curious
U.S. Coast Guard responds to vessel allision in Baltimore

U.S. Coast Guard responds to vessel allision in Baltimore

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred when the passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Sunday morning (Aug28). There were 447 people …
Aug 29, 2016 /  Accidents
Update: Salvors to assess grounded Transocean drilling rig

Update: Salvors to assess grounded Transocean drilling rig

Following last week’s grounding of the Transocean Winner rig off the Isle of Lewis, a salvage team is starting a full assessment of the damage to the rig. The rig ran aground last Monday while being towed …
Aug 16, 2016 /  Accidents
Ignoring anti-collision rules causes ship crashes

Ignoring anti-collision rules causes ship crashes

Clearly some bridge teams are neglecting to follow ship anti-collision regulations (Colregs), causing damaging and polluting crashes. Two incidents involving tankers in the last seven days have highlighted the dangers of …
Aug 11, 2016 /  Curious
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
Tanker Pierces Bow after Hitting Sailboats off Maine

Tanker Pierces Bow after Hitting Sailboats off Maine

Panama-flagged tanker Chem Venus allided with three moored sailboats on June 29 at the mouth of the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, the US Coast Guard said. The USCG boarded the …
Jun 30, 2016 /  Accidents
Allision on the Weser, Germany

Allision on the Weser, Germany

On Friday (Jun24), the 192 meter, 47257 dwt bulk carrier Weser Stahl became disabled on the Weser off Blexen, Germany. The Weser Stahl was proceeding up to Bremen when it suffered engine failure and went …
Jun 27, 2016 /  Accidents
Cargo Ship Amadeus Amethist Crushed Under Bridge, Belgium

Cargo Ship Amadeus Amethist Crushed Under Bridge, Belgium

General cargo vessel Amadeus Amethist collided with bridge at IJzerlaan in Albertkanaal, Belgium, at around 2230 LT on Tuesday (May 31). The Netherlands-flagged vessel got stuck under the bridge, suffering heavy …
Jun 1, 2016 /  Accidents
Bulk Carrier Star of Abu Dhabi Arrested for Dock Damage in Louisiana

Bulk Carrier Star of Abu Dhabi Arrested for Dock Damage in Louisiana

The Fairmont-operated bulker Star of Abu Dhabi has been arrested as collateral against a $20 million claim over alleged damages to a dock owned by Louisiana Sugar Refining in Gramercy, Louisiana, USA. Louisiana …
Mar 31, 2016 /  Accidents