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Hamburg’s restored wooden ship sinks after collision with container ship

A recently restored wooden sailing ship sunk as it collided with a container ship in Hamburg. Because of the quick response of five rescue boats which where in the area when the accident happened, all 43 passengers were rescued. The two ships collided on the River Elbe after a failed tack led the sailing ship into the container ship.

Timeline of ten largest ships lost in 2018

In its Shipping and Safety Review for 2019, Allianz provided an overview of the top ten largest ships lost in 2018. The largest ship lost in 2018 was the explosion and sinking of the Iranian tanker ‘Sanchi’ off Shanghai in the very first days of the year. 

Divers find 13th body after Danube collision, 15 remain missing

At least 13 people are confirmed dead after the fatal collision of two tourist boats on the Danube River, Budapest, on the evening hours of 29th May. Divers discovered the 13th body in the wreckage of one of the pleasure boats, Wednesday. Another 15 people remain missing, while seven were rescued. 

Watch: Vessel runs aground after 26 passengers evacuate, Ecuador

The passenger vessel Galápagos Majestic ran aground at the north coast of Santiago island in the Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador, during the morning of May 31st, with 26 people on board. The vessel’s hull was breached in the bow area and started to list to starboard side.

Insufficient stability leads to sinking with two fatalities

The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the capsize and sinking of the prawn trawler ‘Nancy Glen’ off  Scotland in January 2018, which resulted in two fatalities. With respect to this incident, MAIB highlighted the necessity of fishing vessels to have sufficient stability to meet their operating profile. 

Two dead after ships collision off Japan

Two crewmembers are confirmed dead and two more crew members are unaccounted for, after two Japanese cargo ships collided off the coast of Chiba Prefecture, east Japan, in the early morning hours of Sunday. All four crew members aboard the Sumiho Maru, based in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, were safe.

One dead, three missing after ships collision off Japan

One crewman is confirmed dead and three more crew members are unaccounted for, after two Japanese cargo ships collided off the coast of Chiba Prefecture, east Japan, in the early morning hours of Sunday. An oil spill was also confirmed at the scene.

Improper safety management attributed to fatal motorboat sinking

DMAIB has issued an investigation report on the sinking of the small German motorboat RIGI, in Faxe Bay, Denmark, about 1 nm from shore. The investigation showed that the choice of boat, its equipment, its operation, and its manning influenced the events on the day of the accident. 

Indonesia sinks 51 seized boats to tackle illegal fishing

Indonesia sank 51 foreign fishing vessels as part of the government’s attempts to tackle illegal fishing. The seized ships were sunk on May 4, of which 38 were Vietnamese, 6 Malaysian, 2 Chinese, 1 Filipino, and the rest were foreign-owned ships flying the Indonesian flag. Speaking about the occasion, Susi Pudjiastuti, the fisheries minister, noted that illegal fishing ships are threatening the local fishing industry.

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