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Five Dead, Six Missing After Car Carrier Baltic Ace Sinks in Collision

Following the sinking last night of the car carrier Baltic Ace, the bodies of five sailors have been recovered.  Six of the crew are missing and presumed dead in the icy waters of the North Sea. The 485-foot long Bahamain-flagged   car … Continue reading

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Car Carrier Baltic Ace Sinks After Collision with Container Ship Corvus J in Shipping Lanes Off Rotterdam

The car carrier, Baltic Ace, is reported to have collided with the container ship, Corvus J, this evening in crowded shipping lanes around 60 miles off the coast of Rotterdam.  The Baltic Ace is believed to have sunk. Her crew of 24 took to … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Ferry Collision Kills at Least 36

At least 36 people drowned when a ferry carrying more than 120 collided with another vessel and sank last night around 8:30 pm local time near Lamma island off Hong Kong.   The ferry was taking staff and family members of … Continue reading

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Collision between New York City Fireboats Firefighter II and 343

In  a lawsuit  a whistleblower is charging that New York City’s new $27 million Fireboat 343, named after the number of New York firefighters killed on 9/11, was damaged in a storm last winter when sideswiped by another fireboat, the Firefighter II, … Continue reading

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Mate on the Phone With his Mother During Collision with Duck Boat

Last July, there was a collision involving the tug Caribbean Sea pushing a barge and a disabled “Duck boat” DUKW 34 at anchor in the Delaware River off Philadelphia. Two of the 35 passengers on the duck boat drowned in … Continue reading

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Karim-1 Sinks after Collision with Dutch Tanker Alessandro DP, Six Missing

Six missing after Dutch and Sierra Leone-flagged vessels collide in the Black Sea Two Dutch and Sierra Leone-flagged vessels collided during bad weather in the Black Sea on late Monday afternoon, the government confirmed. Six people are missing. The Bulgarian … Continue reading

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An Ill-fated Cruise for the Costa Classica

The Costa Classica‘s current cruise has not gone well.   First, on a stop at Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju, 44 Chinese tourists abandoned the tour group en masse.   South Korean police have located eleven of the group, but 33 remain unaccounted … Continue reading

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Collision between Greek tanker Mindoro and Cypriot container ship Jork Ranger

This morning around 4:56 UTC the Cypriot container ship Jork Ranger collided with the Greek tanker Mindoro, carrying  jet fuel off the Scheveningen coast in the North Sea.  The collision caused a fuel spill from a five-meter wide puncture in the … Continue reading

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Chemical Tanker YM Uranus under Tow after Collision with Hanjin Rizhao

Yesterday the 7,000 DWT chemical tanker YM Uranus carrying pyrogas gasoline was in a collision with the 197,000 DWT bulker Hanjin Rizhao off the coast of Brittany.  Contrary to early reports that the chemical tanker was sinking, she remained afloat, despite … Continue reading

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The Sinking of the MSC Chitra: Port Re-opens while the Finger-pointing Intensifies

The containership MSC Chitra and the bulk carrier Khalijia 3 collided near Mumbai, India on Saturday, resulting in the sinking of the  MSC Chitra, a significant oil spill and the loss of at least 200 containers in the ship channel which … Continue reading

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Photo for a Monday Morning – the bow of the NIRINT PRIDE

Some Monday mornings feel like I was in a head on collision with a containership.  Here is a photo of the bow of the  Nirit Pride which did indeed collide earlier this month with the MSC vessel Nikita in shipping lanes near … Continue reading

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