Freighter adrift off Dutch coast

The freighter Ocean Victory is currently adrift around just off the Dutch beach resort of Zandvoort. According to Dutch media the vessel hit a buoy leaving the port of IJmuiden on Sunday evening. The incident left the buoy chain entangled with the propeller shaft leaving the vessel adrift. The cargo ship is being kept in […]

Car Carrier feared sunk after collision off Dutch coast

A major rescue operation is under way in the North Sea tonight following the a collision between two cargo vessels. The vehicle Carrier Baltic Ace is reported to have sunk. Dutch coastguard helicopters and lifeboats are on the scene and have winched some crew members to safety from the vessels life rafts. The second vessel […]

Hanjin Geneva refloated after running aground

The container ship Hanjin Geneva has been safely refloated after running aground in the Prince Rupert Harbour. According to the incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. PT Tuesday night as the vessel tried to avoid a small fishing boat. The ground that the vessel hit was reported to be soft minimizing any damage to […]

Lifeboats launched as helicopter ditches in the North Sea

A helicopter is reported to have ditched south of the Shetland Isles in the North Sea. The RNLI lifeboats have been launched after the alarm was raised at around 15:30 local time. The helicopter is reported to be operated by CHC, a company specialising in providing transport for oil workers. We saw the Kirkwall lifeboat […]

Cargo ship hits rock on maiden voyage

The new vessel Heulin Dispatch ran aground on Friday evening on her maiden voyage from Southampton to the Channel Islands. The vessel hit a rock off Alderney at around 18:4o BST. Shortly afterwards the RNLI Lifeboat 14-04 (Roy Barker One) was dispatched arriving at the cargo vessel soon afterwards. Heulin Dispatch was assessed and headed […]

HMS York returns to Portsmouth for the final time

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS York returned to Portsmouth¬† for the final time this afternoon. The warship sounded a 17 gun salute which was returned by the Fort Blockhouse gun at Gosport. The Type 42 destroyer (D98) has arrived in readiness for decommissioning in the city next week. The Royal Navy are replacing the Type […]

Olympic Sailing Live – Finn and Star Class medals

The Olympic sailing competition reaches the medal stages today in the Finn and Star classes. Weymouth Harbour is sunny and breezy for what is already proving to be an exciting afternoon of racing. In the Star race Team GB’s Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson were in a strong position to defend their Olympic title. However […]

Olympic sailing events at Weymouth underway

The Olympic sailing events get underway today in Weymouth Bay. Whilst the competitors themselves will not carry AIS equipment we should still see some interesting marine traffic activity. You can follow the AIS action here on and the Ship Finder apps. It is a beautiful morning in Weymouth as preparations are completed for the […]

Man missing after rescue in Portsmouth

A search has been going on all evening in Portsmouth Harbour for a missing man who had earlier been involved in rescuing two youngsters. A coastguard helicopter, the Gosport lifeboat and a police launch are all involved in the search. The man is reported to have entered the water at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour […]

Gold Coast Australia Wins Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Gold Coast Australia wins the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 11-12 with Singapore finishing 2nd. At 08:20 BST this morning a cannon saluted Gold Coast Australia as she crossed the finishing line in the Solent. She was followed 15 minutes later by Singapore. Loud cheering could be heard from both crews as the yachts […]