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Hole on port side of the engine room the cause of vessel flooding in American Samoa

Responders have managed to locate and address the cause of flooding on the 145-foot passenger-ferry Sili in Pago Pago, on February 17. Namely, the dive team notice a two-inch diameter hole on the port side of the engine room and applied a temporary patch. The ship will remain out of service until it is dry docked and permanent repairs effected.

Bulk carrier stranded in North Atlantic is now safe

The bulk carrier, Centennial Harmony, that was stranded 250 nautical miles southeast of St. John’s, is now safe after battling power outages and flooding on November 15. The Centennial Harmony put out a distress call due to taking on water, but gained control of the flooding by the evening hours.

Vessel sinking attributed to poor weather deck doors procedures

The NTSB issued an investigation report on the flooding and sinking of the towing vessel ‘Savage Ingenuity’ in Louisiana, in September 2017. The report identified absence of company procedures requiring the closure of weather deck doors at all times while underway.

Reducing the risk of flooding on fishing vessels

In its fishing vessel safety guide released earlier this week, the Shipowners Club provides safety tips for fishers to reduce the risk of flooding, one of the most common dangers for commercial fishing. As for the other threats, early detection of flooding is essential for a vessel to be saved.

NASSCO dry dock containing a US navy newbuild gives way

A dry dock at the General Dynamics NASSCO gave way suffering a flooding incident on Wednesday night. At the time of the incident, the ‘USNS Miguel Keith’, a new Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) to join the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command, was at the dock.

Sea level expected to increase costing $14 trillion a year

An international research team from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and the UK, published a new research in the scientific journal Nature Communications, saying that future global warming will lead to an increase in extreme sea levels, with flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations.

Three people rescued after fishing vessel sinks off Alaska

A USCG helicopter crew and the crew of a good Samaritan fishing vessel rescued three people from the sinking fishing vessel ‘Leona’ in the Sitka Sound, Alaska, on Monday. USCG Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report at 10:30 p.m. that the vessel was taking on water and the bilge pumps were unable to keep up with the rate of flooding.

Emergency Procedures: The case of ship flooding

During a vessel’s voyage at sea, there are many dangers which may affect hers and personnel’s safety. One of these hazards, which may rapidly lead -at the worst case scenario- for vessel and human life loss, is ship flooding.

Cargo ship nears sinking off Croatia, eight crew rescued

Eight crew members were evacuated form the Turkish cargo ship ‘Haksa’, after she suffered a water ingress in its engine room, while underway in the Adriatic Sea, off Croatia, near the island of Jabuka, on Sunday, according to data provided by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of Croatia.

Three rescued from flooding vessel off Port Angeles

US Coast Guard crews rescued three people aboard a 68-foot pleasure craft that was taking on water near Port Angeles, on Sunday night. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from USCG Station Port Angeles and the crew of the USCG Cutter ‘Adelie’ dewatered the vessel and towed it to Port Angeles Boat Haven.


The sulphur cap is less than a year away and with most vessels choosing compliant fuel, do you expect to see a spike in incidents and accidents related to the switch over?

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