marine casualties

Containership hit by fire off Mozambique

The container vessel “EM-Oinousses” experienced an engine room fire while it was sailing  from Maputo to Mombasa, which the crew was able to put out, but the vessel ended up sailing uncontrollable. A salvage company conducted salvage operations and its helped the crewmembers onboard to safely disembark at the port of Nacala, without any injuries, on January 21.

1 dead, 2 missing after tanker’s collision with fishing vessel

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two fishermen reported to be missing after the collision of the fishing vessel “Pappy’s Pride” with the chemical tanker vessel “Bow Fortune”, close to the Galveston jetties in Galveston, Texas. Due to the collision, the fishing vessel capsized, while at the moment the Coast Guard is searching for the two lost fishermen.

Petronas puts fire under control in gas pipeline

The Malaysian energy company Petronas announced that a pipe rupture and a fire incident unexpectedly occurred at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP). According to the company, the incidents took place early in the morning, at 1:59 AM, approximately 4 km from Long Selulong, Ulu Baram, Miri.

IMCA: 134 incidents reported in 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) issued its yearly report analyzing the accidents that were published during 2019, informing of 134 accidents in 30 safety flashes between 10/10/18 and 12/12/19.

3 missing after tanker collides with fishing vessel

Three sailors are reported to be missing after a collision took place between the Russian-flagged tanker Glard 2 and the Turkish-flagged fishing vessel Dursun Ali Coskun during the early morning hours of Friday, January 10. It is said that the collision occurred at the north side of the Istanbul Strait at around 0600 hours local time, causing the fishing boat to capsize and sink. Three sailors from the six on board have been rescued while the search and rescue operations for the remaining crew members are underway.

1 dead, 1 rescued, 2 missing after fishing boat sinks in Pamlico Sound

The USCG rescued on January 7, Tuesday, two fishermen from the water when their vessel sank in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, both suffering from hypothermia, with one of the rescuees losing their life despite the efforts at resuscitation. The USCG is still looking for two more fishermen from the vessel. 

Artemis fatality Investigation report: Clear drug, alcohol policy defines acceptable limits, saves lives

In its latest investigation report UK MAIB focuses on a fatal incident concerning a skipper onboard a UK-registered fishing vessel ‘Artemis’ who fell head-first through an access hatch between the vessel’s wheelhouse and its mess deck 2.1m below, resulting to severe head injuries and died. The report notes that a significant factor of the accident was that the skipper was under the influence of alcohol.

Fire injures three on Pemex platform, Gulf of Mexico

According to reports, a fire broke out on the Pemex-operated offshore platform, located in the Southern Gulf of Mexico on January 7, Tuesday; The fire injured three workers who were transferred to a Mexican state to receive medical care.


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