Accidents & Emergencies

20 Dec 2023

US Maritime Protection Mission in Red Sea Joined by 9 Nations

The U.S Secretary of Defense has announced the launch of a coalition of those countries that are willing to protect maritime trade in the Red Sea

US Maritime Protection Mission in Red Sea Joined by 9 Nations
20 Dec 2023

Bulk Carrier Hijacked Off Somalia Coast

Off the Somalian coast, commercial vessel remains hijacked by group of unknown assailants, significantly raising fears of persisting instability.

Bulk Carrier Hijacked Off Somalia Coast
19 Dec 2023

Naval Escort Operation in the Red Sea Led by US

Due to attacks on merchant shipping by Iranian-backed Houthis in the waters surrounding Yemen in recent weeks trade between Europe & Asia has slowed

Naval Escort Operation in the Red Sea Led by US
18 Dec 2023

Egypt: 55 Vessel Diversions Since Nov Amid Growing Strains

The Suez Canal Authority of Egypt disclosed that they are vigilantly observing the repercussions of escalating tensions in the Red Sea.

Egypt: 55 Vessel Diversions Since Nov Amid Growing Strains
18 Dec 2023

Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey to Remove Mines from Black Sea

Over the nearly 2-year duration of the war, the detection of mines in the Black Sea has been a problem in the conflict between Ukraine & Russia

Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey to Remove Mines from Black Sea
11 Aug 2022

Shell Must Cease Production at 3 Sites in Gulf Due to Leak

In response to spill that shut down 2 pipelines Shell & Chevron said they had stopped oil production at multiple sites in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell Must Cease Production at 3 Sites in Gulf Due to Leak
9 Aug 2022

Oil Tank Falls in Louisiana Causing Leak

A tank fell as a result of a structural issue at an oil tank platform. Approximately 14,000 gallons of oil are thought to have leaked.

Oil Tank Falls in Louisiana Causing Leak
8 Aug 2022

Lubricant Leak from Container Ship in Alaska

Oil leak from container ship owned by Matson sailing to Anchorage, AK monitored by the US Coast Guard in collaboration with other authorities.

Lubricant Leak from Container Ship in Alaska
4 Aug 2022

Freight Ships To Avoid Taiwan Due to China's Naval Exercises

As China conducted its most provocative military exercises in decades surrounding Taiwan, shippers rerouted their boats from the Taiwan Strait.

Freight Ships To Avoid Taiwan Due to China's Naval Exercises
30 Jul 2022

Six People Rescued After Barge Hits Two Powerboats

After tugboat moving barges collides with 2 recreational power boats on Saturday 6 people were pulled from the ocean close to Goat Island TX.

Six People Rescued After Barge Hits Two Powerboats
28 Jul 2022

Pipeline Company to Pay Almost $1m for Oil Spill Clean Up

Nearly $1M in cleanup costs covered by owner of underwater oil pipeline that leaked 25,000 gallons of crude into the ocean off S. Cali last year.

Pipeline Company to Pay Almost $1m for Oil Spill Clean Up
28 Jul 2022

Amsterdam Cruise Ship Evacuated After Explosion

An explosion happened earlier this week aboard river cruise ship Viking Gymir that was berthed in the very heart of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Cruise Ship Evacuated After Explosion
25 Jul 2022

Australia Bans Tankers Due to Seafarers’ Welfare Issues

The AG Neptune, a 105,400 dwt ​vessel, was examined at the Port of Gladstone in June 2022, according to AMSA, which received a complaint.

Australia Bans Tankers Due to Seafarers’ Welfare Issues
23 Jul 2022

Ban on Tanker After $120,000 in Unpaid Salary

Upon learning crew members were due more than $120,000 in salaries, officials barred an oil tanker from entering Australian ports for six months.

Ban on Tanker After $120,000 in Unpaid Salary
22 Jul 2022

Engine Room Causes Fire on Canadian Ferry

More than 200 passengers on the MV Holiday Island ferry had to leave the vessel early on Friday owing to a fire in its engine room.

Engine Room Causes Fire on Canadian Ferry