The tanker Princess Empress, carrying some 800,000 litres of fuel oil, sank off the Philippines on 28 February after engine trouble. The crew of the tanker were rescued, but an oil spill has ensued with a task force now trying to contain it. According to the...
Early Friday morning, 9 September, two cargo ships collided in the North Sea 20 nautical miles west of Ringkøbing, Denmark. After the collision, the Dutch coaster Helge took on water and the crew had to be evacuated. The Danish Home Guard assisted in the salvage of...
Medical treatment can be quite difficult to arrange for crew members on board ships. In its latest Mars Report, the Nautical Institute warns all vessels should have an emergency plan for such occurrences. Such a plan would have to cover for example instructions for...
An Indian Coast Guard helicopter has rescued the crew of a sinking cargo ship off the coast of Mumbai. The spectacular operation took place on Thursday, June 17. All sixteen crew members of the Mangalam have been brought to safety. The Indian Coast Guard received a...
Norwegian public broadcasting company NRK reports Smit Salvage has been hired to aid in the salvage of the Eemslift Hendrika, which is currently adrift off the Norwegian coast. In the meantime, a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel is on its way to the ship and will try to...
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