Azamara Quest Adrift off The Philippines

March 31 2012 – More bad news for the cruise industry following the Costa Concordia disaster and the Costa Allegra fire.  A fire aboard the cruise liner Azamara Quest left her adrift in the Sulu Sea around 200 miles off the coast of Borneo, Indonesia without power. Weather conditions in the area are reported to […]

Celina Aground off Norway

The container ship Celina ran aground off Norway’s southwestern coast earlier today (10 March 2012). The incident occurred near the town of Maaloeya, 170 miles north of Bergen, Norway. There are no reports of injuries to the crew but an oily film has been seen on the water. The 14 crew members are from Russia, […]

Tanker Gelso M Aground off Sicily, Italy

The Italian oil/chemical tanker Gelso M ran aground in stormy weather near Syracuse, Sicily earlier today (March 10 2012) The 19 Italian crew were rescued by coastguard helicopters in difficult flying conditions as the ships lifeboats could not be launched. The vessel was en route from Venice to the Sicilian port of Augusta and was […]

Collision in Belfast Lough

Two vessels were involved in a crash near to the Fairway Buoy in Belfast Lough last night (March 7 2012). The ships involved were the Stena Feronia ferry (Liverpool to Belfast) and the cargo vessel Union Moon The images below show the tracks of the two vessels as recorded on Union Moon: Stena Feronia […]