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Bulker Detained in Iraq after Deadly Collision

At least four people died and seven are reported missing after the 48,200 DWT bulker Royal Arsenal collided with Iraqi diving support vessel Al Misbar on Saturday, August 19, while departing Umm Qasr, Iraq. Due to the strength of the impact, Al Misbar sank taking down 21 crew members with it. Ten crew members were […]

Royal 16 Crew Member Escapes Abu Sayyaf

A Vietnamese crewmember kidnapped from the bulk carrier Royal 16 last November has escaped and been rescued by military forces in the Philippines. Do Trung Hieu, along with five others, was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf terrorists after the 5,610dwt Vietnamese bulk carrier was boarded by 10 armed men off Sibago Island in the Philippines. The abductees included […]

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK’s new £3bn aircraft carrier has docked in its home port. HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Portsmouth Harbour for the first time at about 07:10 BST following extensive preparations at the naval base. The 65,000-tonne ship has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Rosyth dockyard in Fife, where it was built, in June. […]

Distress Call Leads to Drug Bust

On Sunday, the operator of a small boat called Coast Guard Sector San Diego to report battery trouble and request assistance. The boat was located about 25 nm off Point Loma, San Diego, in international waters. The small cutter Sea Otter diverted to assist, and she sent a boarding team over to the boat to check out the […]

North Korean Submarine Activity “Highly Unusual”

North Korea’s submarine force has been unusually active after the “hermit kingdom’s” second ICBM test-launch, according to a U.S. defense source. American officials told CNN that two older Romeo-class submarines were deployed off Japan for about a week each – further afield and longer at sea than normal – and an additional Sang-O class sub was in […]

Höegh Ro/Ro Saves Yachtsman in North Atlantic

On July 18, the Höegh-Wallem managed ro/ro Höegh Singapore successfully carried out a rescue operation in the mid-North Atlantic. On July 17, the Singapore, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) manned by Höegh Fleet Services in China, was on her way from Halifax, Canada to Antwerp, Belgium when the team onboard heard a distress call about a sailing boat in […]

Fishing Boat Captain Dives In to Rescue Crewmember

On Monday afternoon, the captain of a capsized fishing vessel jumped out of a boat and back into the water to save a member of his crew. The small purse seine boat Grayling was fishing for salmon about 30 nm to the northwest of Kodiak, Alaska at the time of the accident. She began taking on water for unknown […]

11 Indian Crew Rescued of Sunken Ship

Eleven crew members of MV ITT Panther cargo ship were rescued after their ship sank some 200 nautical miles from Port Blair, on Thursday, July 20, India’s Defence Ministry said. The crew managed to send a distress signal to the Coast Guard once their ship started listing beyond control only to capsize shortly after. The […]