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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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Container Ship Amsterdam Bridge Catches Fire Off Mumbai

The 4,380 TEU container ship  Amsterdam Bridge caught fire on a voyage between Mumbai to Colombo. The ship returned to Mumbai and is now at an outer anchorage.  Recent reports suggests that the fire is contained if not necessarily completely extinguished. VesselTracker.com is reporting that Coast Guard officials suspect that … Continue reading

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MT Pavit on Juhu Beach – A Security Breach Big Enough to Drift a Tanker Through

Last June, the inaptly named MV Wisdom, under tow to a scrap yard, broke her tow line and drifted on to Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, after narrowly missing a major bridge. This Sunday, the tanker, MT Pavit, drifted ashore … Continue reading

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Update: MV Wisdom off Juhu Beach and Now On-Line

Three weeks ago we posted about the MV Wisdom, which had been on her way to a Gujarat scrapyard when the tow line parted. The drifting ship nearly hit a major bridge near Mumbai before finally grounding on Juhu Beach, where … Continue reading

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The Folly of the MV Wisdom

The MV Wisdom is a small 26-year-old container ship.  She has had 14 name changes in her life and no one knows how many owners. The current owner may be unknown as well.  She was being towed from Colombo to the scrap-yard in … Continue reading

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The Scuttling of the MSC Chitra

Last August, we posted about the collision of the containership MSC Chitra and the bulk carrier Khalijia 3 which resulting in the sinking of the Chitra with a significant oil spill, a loss of cargo containers and the blockage of the port of Mumbai for five … Continue reading

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Collision in Mumbai – INS Vindhyagiri & MV Nordlake

Mumbai can be tough on container ships. Last August the bulk carrier Khalijia 3 steered into the containership MSC Chitra , sinking her, causing a significant spill and closing the port for five days.    Yesterday, the  Indian warship, INS Vindhyagiri and Cyprus-flagged … 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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