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Maritime Casualties In The News

Discussion in 'Other Ships and Shipwrecks' started by Michael H. Standart, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. From The Hellenic Shipping News:

    Egyptian merchant ship MV Suez is sinking
    More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31113:egyptian-merchant-ship-mv-suez-is-sinking&catid=3:international -shipping-news&Itemid=63

    Comment: Captured by pirates, ransomed from pirates, sinks on the way home. Your luck doesn't get a whole lot worse then this!​
  2. From The PT Leader:

    Sub's away! Shipwreck mapping begins
    More at http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=29480
  3. From BYM:

    Ireland ; Baltimore Lifeboats rapid response saves lives at sea
    More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=87979
  4. From The U.S. Coast Gaurd:

    Coast Guard, good Samaritan respond to sunken tug east of St. Paul Island
    More at http://www.d17.uscgnews.com/go/doc/780/1124179/
  5. From The Vancouver Sun:

    Barge crash into bridge severs rail to Queensborough
    More at http://www.vancouversun.com/River+accident+Barge+crash+into+bridge+severs+rail+Queensborough/5020575/story.html
  6. From The BYM:

    UK. Fisherman fined following collision with Sail Training vessel
    More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=88364
  7. From Fox8Live:

    Barge bumps into leevee near Jax Brewery
    More at http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/story/Barge-bumps-into-levee-near-Jax-Brewery/Z14TRHzzckKuebkgHDiupQ.cspx?rss=2085

    Comment: With all the flooding in this region, accidents which even worry the leevees are particularly unwelcome!​
  8. From The Hindustan Times:

    MV Wisdom finally on its way to scrapyard after 20 grounded days
    More at http://www.hindustantimes.com/MV-Wisdom-finally-on-its-way-to-scrapyard-after-20-grounded-days/Article1-716652.aspx
  9. From The Navy Newsstand:

    USS Philippine Sea Rescues Brilliante Virtuoso Crew off Aden
    More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61448

    Comment: Fired on by pirates then burned to a crisp! Wonderful way to start the day.​
  10. From BYM:

    Falmouth Coastguard coordines rescue of Dutch yacht crew off Isles of Scilly
    More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=88738
  11. From The Pacific Stars And Stripes:

    Kids among 101 missing after boat sinks in Russia
    More at http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_BOAT_SINKS?SITE=DCSAS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-07-10-14-44-57
  12. From Cruise Critic:

    More Than 125 Feared Dead in Russian River-Boat Tragedy as Potential Causes Come to Light
    More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/News/news.cfm?ID=4543

    Comment: A cranky engine...which was known about, hints of overcrowding, and portholes left open because the air conditioning wasn't working? Somebody is going to have much to answer for!​
  13. From The State:

    Russia mourns cruise ship deaths; search continues
    More at http://www.thestate.com/2011/07/12/1895097/russia-mourns-cruise-ship-deaths.html
  14. From CNN:

    Specialist divers arrive at scene of sunken Russian ship
    More at http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/07/13/russia.boat.sinks/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

    Comment: Good gawd Gertrude! Why was this thing even operating????​
  15. From The Professional Mariner:

    Tugboat, fishing boat collide in James River; 2 fishermen ejected
    More at http://www.professionalmariner.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=618155D0F9AF432A96EB7EC1 26CDA9EE