Agreement on wreck removal MV FLINTERSTAR off Belgian coast

Agreement on wreck removal MV FLINTERSTAR off Belgian coast

Flinterstar III BV, the owner of the Dutch freighter MV FLINTERSTAR, has entered into a contract with a consortium of Belgian marine contractors to remove the wreck of the vessel which sank in the North Sea off the coast …
Apr 22, 2016 /  Vessels
Philippines Seizes North Korean Cargo Ship To Enforce U.N. Sanctions (Video)

Philippines Seizes North Korean Cargo Ship To Enforce U.N. Sanctions (Video)

The Philippines said on Saturday it had seized a North Korean freighter that was covered by harsher United Nations' sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear program. Manila will also deport the vessel's 21 North …
Mar 7, 2016 /  Vessels
Freighter Dong Thien Phu Silver sank after collision with tanker Ocean Osprey off Myanmar

Freighter Dong Thien Phu Silver sank after collision with tanker Ocean Osprey off Myanmar

All 14 crew members of a Vietnamese cargo ship were rescued after it collided with a tanker while sailing off Yangon in Myanmar on Monday (Jan 25), according to the Vietnam Maritime Rescue Coordination …
Jan 26, 2016 /  Accidents
US-flag Lakes Cargo Volumes Lowest Since 2009

US-flag Lakes Cargo Volumes Lowest Since 2009

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 87.2 million tons of cargo in 2015, a decrease of 3.3 percent compared to 2014, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said. The end-year tally is the lowest since 2009 …
Jan 20, 2016 /  Curious
Russian freighter CITY aground, 18 crew evacuated

Russian freighter CITY aground, 18 crew evacuated

Russian general cargo vessel CITY ran aground on a breakwater in Sakata port, Yamagata Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan, Japan sea coast on Jan 10, in a rough weather. Vessel’s hull was apparently breached, …
Jan 11, 2016 /  Accidents
Freighter OLGA M collided with bridge in Halkida, Greece (Video)

Freighter OLGA M collided with bridge in Halkida, Greece (Video)

General cargo ship OLGA M collided with Halkida Evripos bridge, Evia, Greece, at around 01:00 LT on January 9. Reportedly bridge and vessel didn’t suffer significant damages. ***** Amateur video shows the …
Jan 9, 2016 /  Accidents
WATCH: First Video Images Of Sunken Freighter El Faro

WATCH: First Video Images Of Sunken Freighter El Faro

Federal accident investigators Sunday (Jan 03) released the first images of the wreckage of the freighter El Faro, which sank in an October hurricane near Bermuda with 33 mariners aboard and no survivors. The images …
Jan 4, 2016 /  Accidents
Three Bodies Recovered near Sunken Thorco Cloud, One of Them Missing Crew Member

Three Bodies Recovered near Sunken Thorco Cloud, One of Them Missing Crew Member

Three bodies have been recovered near the wreckage of the sunken Thorco Cloud and one of them has been confirmed as one of the six missing crew members of the sunken vessel. The six crew members of the Antigua and …
Dec 30, 2015 /  All
UPDATE: Freighter Thorco Cloud sank after the collision in Singapore Strait; 6 crew rescued, 6 missing

UPDATE: Freighter Thorco Cloud sank after the collision in Singapore Strait; 6 crew rescued, 6 missing

According to the latest media reports the freighter Thorco Cloud carrying 560 metric tonnes of bunker fuel sank after the collision with chemical tanker Stolt Commitment in the Singapore Strait. Only six crew …
Dec 17, 2015 /  Accidents
Freighter Alpena heavily damaged by fire in Sturgeon Bay, Wis, U.S.

Freighter Alpena heavily damaged by fire in Sturgeon Bay, Wis, U.S.

In the evening of December 11, 2015, a fire broke out in the superstructure of the 519-foot freighter Alpena. According to Bay Shipbuilding Co. vice president and general manager Todd Thayse, the ship was in the yard …
Dec 12, 2015 /  Accidents