Tag Archives: North Sea

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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Bombs in the Baltic – Two Hurt by WWII Phosphorus on German Shoreline

World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945. Nevertheless, over 60 years later, the threat from left over munitions continues and may be getting worse.  Last November, we posted about bombs along the Rhine, where a drought was revealing un-exploded ordinance in German river banks.  Then … Continue reading

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Major Gas Leak at Total Elgin Platform in the North Sea – Why it Matters

The Elgin platform in the North Sea, 150 miles (240km) off Aberdeen, suffered a serious natural gas on Sunday.   It is expected at take several weeks, in the best case scenario, to shut off the leak. Some estimates suggest that it will take 6 months … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason Not to Smoke – Woman Falls Off Ferry While Lighting her Cigarette

A 23 year old woman reportedly fell overboard into the North Sea just after 8.30pm on Monday night from the Princess Seaways DFDS ferry bound from from Newcastle to Ijmuiden. The woman was reportedly lighting a cigarette at the rail … 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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