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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

Navy to Remove Island on Fire-stricken USS Bonhomme Richard

The fire-stricken amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) sits pier side at Naval Base San Diego in July 2020. (Photo: Jason Waite / U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy has begun the process to remove the island from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of an ongoing inactivation availability for the warship that was destroyed by a major fire in 2020.Salvage contractor Smit Americas started the removal process Tuesday, the Navy said. Workers will

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,

Preston Joins Global Diving & Salvage as Director of Marine Technology

Alisa Preston (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has appointed Alisa Preston, P. Eng., as Director of Marine Technology to lead the growth of the marine services company’s underwater technology resources.Preston will be responsible for advancing the development of sustainable and innovative marine technology

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

Fire-stricken Containership Under Tow to Spain

(Photo: Portugal National Maritime Authority)

A containership disabled by an engine room fire off the coast of Portugal is being towed to the Port of Algeciras in Spain for repairs.The Danish-flagged Maersk Elba was initially towed to anchorage off Sagres after the fire left the box ship without power and adrift on Saturday while en route from Sri Lanka to Felixstowe, U.

Wakashio Owner: Mauritius Disaster Caused by Lack of Safety Awareness

Credit: ohim/AdobeStock

Japan's Nagashiki Shipping said on Friday the grounding of one of its large bulk carriers that caused an ecological disaster in Mauritius was due to a lack of safety awareness and a failure to follow rules as it pledged better training and oversight.The findings were assumptions based on interviews with crew members, the company said.

Video: First Golden Ray Section Lifted and Removed

(Photo: St Simons Sound Incident Response)

Salvors finished cutting and lifting the first section of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray on Sunday, and the section was carried by barge to a local site for further sea fastening before transport to Louisiana for recycling.Delays during the first round of cutting operations, including those caused

Containership Rescues Man Clinging to Capsized Boat

A missing boater was found clinging to the hull of his capsized vessel. (Photo credit: a crew member aboard containership Angeles via U.S. Coast Guard)

A containership rescued a boater clinging to the hull of his capsized vessel approximately 86 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., Sunday.Stuart Bee departed Cape Marina in Port Canaveral on Friday and was reported missing Saturday after he did not return from his day trip. A marina member contacted

Three Rescued from Barge After Tug Sinks off Rhode Island

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three mariners from a disabled 108-foot barge off Point Judith, R.I., November 25, 2020. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge Wednesday after their tug sank off the coast of Point Judith, R.I.At 8:17 a.m., watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, Mass., received a call via VHF Channel 16 from the tug Warthog, reporting their vessel was taking on water, and had a barge in tow.

Resolve Marine Repositions Response Tug in Alaska

(Photo: Resolve Marine)

Marine salvage and emergence response group Resolve Marine said it repositioned its response tug Makushin Bay from Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Kodiak, Alaska where the growing need for maritime and response services will provide local vessel operators and owners with rapid response and cost efficiencies.

Partially Sunken Tug Leaking Oil in St. Croix

Coast Guard pollution response personnel from Resident Inspection Office St Croix assess the pollution threat from the partially sunken tugboat Cape Lookout Nov. 13, 2020, which partially sank at the St. Croix Renaissance Group facility within Krause Lagoon in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)

An abandoned, partially sunken tugboat is actively discharging oil within Krause Lagoon in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.The amount of oil discharged from the tug Cape Lookout remains unknown, while the maximum potential discharge based on the size of the vessel fuel and lube oil tanks is approximately 48,

Golden Ray Salvage: Cutting Operations Resume

(Photo: St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command)

The crew working to cut and lift sections of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray in Georgia's St. Simons Sound has resumed salvage efforts after suspending operations ahead of a tropical storm that traveled up the southern U.S. East Coast late last week.The team resumed operations to cut the first

Golden Ray Salvors Brace for Storm Eta

(Photo: St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command)

The salvage team working to cut and lift sections of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray in Georgia's St. Simons Sound has suspended operations ahead of a tropical storm that made landfall in neighboring Florida on Thursday.The specialized heavy lift crane vessel VB 10,000 has paused work partway through the first cut,

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