Casualties

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Pirate Attacks Worsen in Gulf of Guinea - IMB

 A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

The Indian Coast Guard battles a fire aboard the Maersk Honam earlier this month (Photo: Indian Coast Guard)

Recent Casualties Highlight Importance of Cargo Insurance - iContainers

The ocean freight industry has seen several major incidents over the past few weeks, including two fires on board two separate Maersk vessels, and a containership collision in Karachi Port that forced the temporary closure of the port.

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2 divers, minor rescued in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews rescued two divers and a minor during two unrelated cases Thursday in Fajardo and Vieques, Puerto Rico. The first rescue came when Coast

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Responders Tracking Containers Lost off North Carolina

 Responders Tracking Containers Lost off North Carolina   The U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA and Environmental Protection Agency are monitoring the tracking and assessment of more than six dozen stray cargo

(Photo: Indian Coast Guard)

Remains of Three Crew Found on Maersk Honam

Maersk said the remains of three of four missing crew members have been found aboard the Maersk Honam after a fire broke out in one of the vessel’s cargo holds last week. The search for the fourth crew member continues on board,

(Photo: Indian Coast Guard)

Maersk Ship Ablaze in Arabian Sea, 4 Crew Missing

Maersk has reported an active fire in a cargo hold on its liner vessel Maersk Honam en route from Singapore toward Suez around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. After firefighting efforts were unsuccessful,

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Cargo Ships Slow Transits to Curb Emissions, Protect Whales

Partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales have announced results from the 2017 program and publicly recognized the 11 shipping companies who participated, reducing speeds to 12 knots or less in two regions.

Vessels transit in the upper Houston Channel in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Brandon Giles)

Natural Catastrophes Dominate 2018 Marine Risk Landscape

Business interruption (BI) and cyber incidents interlink as the major threat for companies globally in 2018, according to the insight of 1,911 risk experts from 80 countries in the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018.

Two adults, four children and two dogs sit in the dinghy of the sailing vessel Serenity Photo USCG

Six rescued from Sinking Vessel off Bahamas

 A good Samaritan sailing vessel rescued six people from a sinking sailing vessel early Monday 14 miles west north west of Hog Cay, Bahamas.   Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District Command

Body of missing person from racing yacht located

The body of the missing crew member was located by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Dauphin helicopter at 12.30 pm AWST yesterday, and recovered by Fremantle Water Police. AMSA detected a distress beacon at 11.

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Two Missing after Ship Sinks in South China Sea

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that a ship sank in South China Sea on Friday, 11 out of 13 crew were rescued and two remained missing.   According to the survivors, there were 13 crew on board the sunken vessel.