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Video: Thirty-one Rescued from Sinking Vessel off Eastern Canada

(Photo: 
Joint Rescue Coordination Center Halifax)

Thirty-one fisherman have been rescued from a fishing vessel that caught fire and began to sink off the coast of Eastern Canada.At 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax notified watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard First District Command Center that the 143-foot Atlantic Destiny was disabled with a fire on board,

Sunken Vessel Leaks Oil Near Sitka, Alaska

The submerged 52-foot fishing vessel, Haida Lady, surrounded by boom, February 26, 2021. Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel received a report that the vessel sank. - U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Sitka personnel (Photo: Alexandria Preston / U.S. Coast Guard)

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel fuel discharge after a vessel sank near Sitka, Alaska.Sector Juneau personnel received a report, February 26, that the 52-foot fishing vessel Haida Lady sank and was completely submerged between Cobb Island and Silver Point south of Sitka. The

Thai Navy Scrambles to Save Cats from Sinking Ship

(Photo: Wichit Pukdeelon / Royal Thai Navy)

Thai navy sailors braved choppy waters to launch a dramatic rescue this week after discovering four cats had been abandoned on a sinking ship that caught fire off a paradise island.After the crew had been taken to safety on Tuesday, the navy was sent to the site of the capsized vessel to check for an oil spill,

Finlandia Seaways Engine Fire Linked to Poor Maintenance

(Photo: MAIB)

Substandard maintenance was found to be a major contributing factor at the root of a 2018 engine room fire aboard the DFDS ro-ro vessel Finlandia Seaways in April 2018, U.K. accident investigators found.The Lithuanian registered vessel was in transit from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Rosyth, U.K., when it

Lebanese Court Removes Investigator Who Charged Politicians Over Beirut Blast

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A Lebanese court on Thursday dismissed a judge who had charged top politicians with negligence over last year’s Beirut port explosion, infuriating families of victims who said it showed that the state would never hold powerful men to account.Judge Fadi Sawan had led the investigation into one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history.

'Small Fire' Aboard Antarctic Supply Ship

The MPV Everest at Casey research station in Antarctica (Photo: Brett Wilks / Australian Antarctic Division)

The Australian Antarctic Division said a small fire broke out on board a vessel used to resupply Australia’s Casey research station in Antarctica.The fire was discovered around 7 a.m. local time on January 29, in a battery room above the bridge of Bahamas-flagged MPV Everest while the vessel was

'Catastrophic' Engine Failure Caused Susan Lynn Towboat Fire -NTSB

The Susan Lynn at its berth following the fire. Inset: crew quarters on board the Susan Lynn. (Photo: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via NTSB)

A 2019 fire on board a laid up towboat was likely caused by a catastrophic engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found.The Susan Lynn was docked and in layup at Tom’s Marine & Salvage yard on the Barataria Waterway in Lafitte, La., when the blaze broke out in the engine room on the morning of October 8,

Tanker Captain Buried in Colombia, But His Widow Can't Prove His Death in Venezuela

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A year after a Colombian oil tanker captain was murdered by Venezuela’s military, his widow says she still cannot claim his pension to support their two sons as the Venezuelan government refuses to authenticate his death certificate.Jaime Herrera, 59, was shot dead on board the tanker in February

Case Against Film Team Accused of Disturbing Wreck of Ferry Estonia Dismissed

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The case against two film makers charged with disturbing the wreck of the ferry Estonia, which sank in 1994 with the loss of 852 lives, was dismissed on Monday by a Swedish court as their vessel was not covered by the law protecting the grave site.The men were part of a Discovery Network documentary

Poor Bridge Resource Management Led to Gas Carrier Allision -NTSB

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A liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier struck a Washington State wharf in 2019 because the pilot approached with excessive speed and at too steep an angle, resulting from poor bridge resource management by the Puget Sound pilot and the ship’s bridge team, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Body Found in Search for Missing Texas A&M Maritime Academy Cadet

(File photo: Texas A&M Maritime Academy)

Authorities in Galveston, Texas say they have found what is believed to be the remains of a Texas A&M Maritime Academy cadet who has been missing since Wednesday.Texas A&M-Galveston officials said they were notified by the Galveston Police Department Friday afternoon that a body found on Pelican

Beirut Blast Chemicals Possibly Linked to Syrian Businessmen

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The company that bought the ammonium nitrate which exploded in Beirut last August had possible links to two Syrian businessmen under U.S. sanctions for ties to President Bashar al-Assad, according to a report by a Lebanese journalist and London company filings.Savaro Ltd, the trading firm which procured the chemicals in 2013,

Sweden Clearing Legal Path to Reexamine Estonia Wreck Site

An inflatable life raft from sunken RoPax ferry Estonia (Photo: Accident Investigation Board Finland)

A new examination of the wreck of the ferry Estonia, which sank in the Baltic in 1994 with the loss of 852 lives, will be possible from the summer when a change to Swedish law comes into force, news agency TT reported on Thursday.The official investigation concluded in 1997 that the roll-on, roll-off ferry’s bow shield had failed,

Salvors Separate Stern Section from Capsized RoRo Golden Ray

(Photo: St. Simons Sound Incident Response Unified Command)

Salvage crews completed cutting operations to separate the stern section from the Golden Ray wreck in St. Simons Sound, Ga., on Saturday night, and the giant piece of the overturned car carrier will be craned onto a barge and hauled away for recycling.Once lifting preparations conclude, the Barge 455-8

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