As a give way vessel, you need to take ‘early and substantial action’ says The Nautical Institute in its latest Mars Report. This report shows just how badly things can go wrong when action isn’t taken: A collision between a tanker and bulk carrier...
The navy ship HNLMS Holland has stopped two fast motorboats smuggling cocaine in the Caribbean with targeted shots. According to the Ministry of Defence, a total of 1285 kilos of hard drugs were seized. Both interventions took place last Friday and were announced by...
Passenger ship Sir Winston was evacuated on Monday morning after a fire broke out. The fire started in a generator and spread to other areas of the ship, reports the Safety Region Utrecht. After more than 1.5 hours, the fire brigade had the fire under control. The...
A big fire has been raging on American naval vessel USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the American city of San Diego since Sunday. Seventeen sailors and four civilians have been taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries, the Navy reported. The fire brigade...
Fire fighting operations on board of the ro/ro carrier Höegh Xiamen are still ongoing following a fire outbreak in the port of Jacksonville, USA on June 4th. The 21 crew members of the vessel were safely evacuated, but eight firefighters were injured during the...
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