rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Stricken Iranian Oil Tanker Keeps Exploding

(Photo: China's Ministry of Transport)

The stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi keeps exploding, hampering efforts to extinguish the fire and rescue survivors, state media Xinhua said on Friday, citing the Ministry of Transport, as the blaze raged and worries grew the ship may break up and sink.
The week-long rescue effort following the tanker's collision with a freight ship on Saturday night has been roiled by poor weather, including 3-metre (10 feet) high waves and strong winds, and toxic fumes from the burning oil.
Dozens of the rescue boats were forced to retreat from dousing the tanker with foam on Wednesday due to an explosion.
(Reporting by Josephine Mason; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Jan 12, 2018

 

Casualties

Tanker Rescues 28 Fishermen off Colombia

(Photo: NYK Group)

A product tanker operated by the NYK Group rescued 28 fishermen from life rafts on last week off

Maritime Accidents & Confidential near-miss Reporting

© MrSegui/Adobe Stock

As in most if not all industries, the maritime sector experiences many more near-misses than

Cruise Ship Rescues Fishermen in Distress

(Photo: Carnival)

A cruise ship came to the aid of a small fishing vessel that was adrift after running out of fuel

Maritime Safety

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Holds Ferry Emergency Drill

Vessel to vessel transfer. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) conducted a ferry emergency exercise  to test

Tanker Rescues 28 Fishermen off Colombia

A product tanker operated by the NYK Group rescued 28 fishermen from life rafts on last week off the coast of Colombia.The Challenge Pollux was sailing from the Panama Canal to

UK Aircraft Carrier Dodges Hurricane Florence

HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into Norfolk, Va. (Photo: U.K. Royal Navy)

British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Norfolk, Va. a bit later than planned on

Maritime Apps