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Massive Explosion & Fire Sinks Indian Submarine INS Sindhurakshak at Dock in Mumbai

A massive explosion, followed by a fire, has partially sunk the Indian Navy’s diesel electric submarine INS Sindhurakshak early this morning at the Mumbai naval dockyard. Eighteen officers and sailors were reported to be aboard at the time of the explosion … Continue reading

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Update 2: Explosion on Oil Rig in Gulf of Mexico – Eleven Injured, Four Critically and Two Missing

Update 2: Current reports say that eleven were injured, four critically. Two workers are still missing. An oil and gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico, about 20 nautical miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., was hit by an explosion … Continue reading

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Containership MSC Flaminia in Flames in the North Atlantic

The container ship, MSC Flaminia, is in flames, drifting in the North Atlantic, roughly half way between Britain and Canada, approximately 1,000 miles west of Cornwall.   One man is reported either be missing or to have died from burns. At least … Continue reading

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The Blind Date Explosion Hoax – Tallying the Cost

Audio: Yacht Explosion Hoax Distress Call The distress call came into the Coast Guard, who immediately dispatched rescue helicopters and boats.

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Coast Guard: Report of Explosion on Yacht Blind Date A Likely Hoax

Yesterday we posted about an odd distress call. The Coast Guard now considers the report that the yacht Blind Date exploded off the coast of New Jersey to be a likely hoax.  No debris from the yacht was ever found. Nor were … Continue reading

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Mysterious Explosion – Yacht Blind Date Reported Sunk off New Jersey Coast, Possible Hoax

A very odd news report from this afternoon. At around 4:20 PM, a yacht identified as the Blind Date is reported to have exploded with 21 people aboard in the Atlantic, about 17.5 miles off Sandy Hook, New Jersey, according to NBC New York.  The people aboard are said to have … Continue reading

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Korean Tanker Doola No. 3 Explodes, 5 dead, 6 missing

On Sunday, the 6535 dwt  South Korean tanker, Doola No. 3, exploded in the Yellow Sea near the port of Incheon.  Of the crew of 16, 5 are confirmed dead while 6 are missing.  The explosion ripped the tanker in half.  The … Continue reading

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Explosion at the Gibraltar Cruise Ship Docks

An explosion in a fuel tank on  the  cruise ship docks in Gibraltar today injured several on the dock and over twelve passengers on the 3,634-passenger Royal Caribbean   cruise  ship,  Independence of the Seas.  The injuries to passengers were all reported to be minor. … Continue reading

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Mariner Energy Oil Platform Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

An oil platform operated by Mariner Energy exploded today near Vermilion Bay in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. One worker was reported injured. No one was killed and no significant oil spill resulted.   Mariner Energy has been involved at least 13 … Continue reading

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What Happened to the VLCC M. Star? Al Qaeda Group Claims Attack, Doubts Persist

Over the last week, there have been no shortage of theories and often contradictory claims about what caused the damage to the hull and deck house of the MOL tanker M. Star while transiting the Straits of Hormuz.   The initial … Continue reading

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What Hit the MV M. Star? An Explosion, A Grenade, or a Freak Wave?

Depending on which of the various news reports you read, the MOL 314,016 dwt tanker M. Star suffered either an explosion, was hit by a grenade or was struck by a freak wave caused by an earthquake while transiting the Straits of Hormuz. … Continue reading

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