Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

In an incident that poses serious questions for the shipping industry the container ship MOL Comfort snapped into two parts on 17 June in the Indian Ocean. Fortunately no crew were lost in the incident. It had been hoped that both the fore and aft sections would be recovered and that this in turn would […]

Ferry hits dock in Harwich

The ferry Sirena Seaways carrying 400 passengers and their vehicles hit the dockside at Harwich, Essex, England this afternoon. A lifeboat was launched and the  Essex Fire and Rescue Services rushed to the scene. The ferry, operated by DFDS Seaways,  is reported to be holed under the water line but has been stabilised by the […]

48 rescued after tourist boat hits rocks

A major rescue operation has been completed after a boat hit rocks off Pembrokeshire, Wales this afternoon. The Lady Helen was carrying 48 passengers, including many children, when she hit the rocks and started taking in water. The Milford Haven coastguard was alerted by a Mayday call from Lady Helen at 12:55. All passengers and […]

Cargo ship still aground on Farne Islands

The cargo vessel Danio remains aground this morning on the Farne Islands off of England’s Northumberland coast. The ship’s crew spent the night on board following the grounding at around 04:30 GMT on Saturday. The vessel went aground near to Little Harcar rock, close to the Longstone Lighthouse. The MV Danio was carrying timber from […]

Carnival Dream has a nightmare

The Carnival Dream cruise ship is stuck in St. Maarten in the Caribbean, Thursday, following a problem with the ship’s generator. This incident comes just a month after Carnival passengers spent nearly five days trapped on the disabled Carnival Triumph liner in the Gulf of Mexico. CNN reported that passengers aboard the Carnival Dream had […]

Carnival cruise ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico

The cruise liner Carnival Triumph is adrift in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire that has left her without propulsion. The fire was quickly extinguished and none of the ship’s 4,229 passengers and crew were injured. Emergency generators are providing power to the vessel which is now drifting off the Yucatan peninsula, […]

Cargo ship Ciudad de Cadiz runs aground

The Ro-Ro cargo ship, Ciudad de Cadiz, remains grounded on a sandbank in the Dee estuary. The ship ran aground at 13:45 GMT on Wednesday in gusty conditions on the Dee Estuary whilst she was awaiting to dock at Mostyn. An unsuccessful attempt was made to re-float the vessel last night. A new attempt is […]

Seastreak ferry crashes into NYC Pier 11

A busy commuter ferry has crashed into Pier 11 in New York City injuring around 30-50 people. Seastreak Wall Street was reported to have had 325 passengers on board at the time of the incident. The ferry hit the dock mooring shortly after 08:45 during the Manhattan morning rush hour. The link below shows the […]