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Stellar Daisy network calls for new search on second VDR

The Stellar Daisy accident shocked the shipping industry back in 2017 as only two crewmembers managed to survive. Now, the International Stellar Daisy Network is demanding from the South Korean Government to retrieve the second Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) from the sunken bulk carrier. 

Tug sinks in Bellingham marina, Port Townsend

US Coast Guard pollution responders informed that they are responding to a report of a tug that sank at the Port Orchard Railway Marina in Port Townsend, Washington, on Monday July 29. 250 gallons of red dye diesel fuel and hydraulic oil have been recovered.

Inefficient lookout leads to fatal vessel sinking

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on the collision and subsequent foundering of the fishing vessel ‘Mohammed Badry’ off Tunisia in July 2018 that killed one fisherman. The report stresses that the attention of the bridge look-outs on both vessels was likely directed elsewhere.

French court rejects claim on MS Estonia sinking incident, 1994

According to AP, a Paris court rejected a compensation claim in relation to the MS Estonia ferry that sank in 1994, and remains one of the deadliest maritime disasters in Europe. The court sought 40.8 million euros from Bureau Veritas, that deemed the ship seaworthy and the German shipbuilder Meyer-Werft.

Ukrainian trawler sinks off Mauritania after fire

Two people lost their lives after the Ukrainian trawler ‘Ivan Golubets’ sank in the night hours of Monday off the coast of Mauritania. The vessel, which was carrying a total of 90 people onboard, had been burning for two days before sinking.

USCG begins investigation into three tugboats sinking

Shortly after completing pollution response, the US Coast Guard announced it has begun an investigation on a major marine casualty involving three vessels sinking in the Illinois River near Hardin, on 5 July 2019. The vessels contained approximately 4,850 gallons of diesel fuel and oil.

Two rescued from sinking vessel off UK

Two men have been safely rescued after their fishing vessel caught fire off the coast of Land’s End, on 16 July. Falmouth Coastguard received multiple 999 calls reporting a vessel on fire, in the early afternoon hours of Tuesday. 

NTSB: Unidentified source of fire led to ‘Logger’ sinking

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an investigation report on the fire onboard the fishing vessel ‘Logger’ while underway in Bering Sea, off Alaska in July 2018. The investigation could not establish the exact cause of the fire. 

Firefighting water contributes to vessel’s sinking

NTSB issued an investigation report on a fire and explosion incident onboard the fishing vessel ‘Hit List’ while in Merrimack River, in August 2018. The investigation found the fire was caused by failure of a hydraulic hose fitting. Meanwhile, the water used for firefighting efforts contributed to the vessel’s sinking. 

USCG responds to three tugboats sinking on Illinois River

The Coast Guard reported that three vessels sunk on the Illinois River near Hardin, Illinois, Sunday, July 7. According to the coastguard’s statement, the sinking boats were holding about 4,850 gallons of diesel and oil.

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