One might not normally associate the main deck with confined spaces, but after reading the latest marine accident investigation report from the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) you may think otherwise
Residents who live along the shores of San Francisco Bay may soon see a ghostly sight as two WW-II era ships slowly slip past as they are towed to a shipyard in San Francisco. Two WW-II Victory Ships are preparing to move from the Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet to the San Francisco BAE shipyard to be prepared for scrapping.
The Professional Mariner published this from a Crowley Maritime Corporation press release: (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — The La Princessa (a triple-deck, 580-foot long barge) left San Juan on 11/6 at 12:12 AM pulled by the tug Sentry en route to Pennsauken, NJ for a regularly scheduled liner cargo service. The barge was loaded with 187 […]
The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas caught some nasty North Atlantic weather as she made her way across the pond towards Port Everglades, FL for her first voyage with passengers. She is crossing without passengers as preparations continue on board with various contractors and workers continue last minute projects. Royal Caribbean has been posting […]
Came across this while reading Bryant’s Maritime Blog. On the afternoon of November 2nd some 360 nautical miles east of Mombasa, Kenya, pirates attempted to hijack MV Harriette, a U.S. bulk cargo ship operated by Sealift Inc. From the EU Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA) press release: MV Harriette, a US flagged […]
A Japanese warship collided with a cargo ship off southern Japan last week, injuring three crew members and starting fires on both vessels. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Kurama and the South Korean container vessel Carina Star collided in the Kanmon Strait, some 500 miles southwest of Tokyo. The fire and damage appears to have been more extensive on the JS Kurama. Fortunately there were no serious injuries or deaths on either vessels. Minor injuries were reported for several crew members on the JS Kurama.