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Salvors building protection barrier around Golden Ray

On Thursday, contractors are scheduled to begin construction of an environmental protection barrier (EPB) around the car carrier Golden Ray, almost six months after the ship grounded in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. 

Watch: Ferries collision off Canary Islands

A collision took place between the ferries Bencomo Express and Volcan De Taburiente, at Los Cristianos port entrance, off Canary Islands, on February 24. Both ships suffered damages, but resumed their services later.

Watch: USCG airlifts crew from grounded fishing vessel

On February 7, Friday, a USCG helicopter aircrew came to the rescue and airlifted four men after their fishing vessel ran aground near Shackleford Banks, North Carolina, a few miles from Cape Lookout. Overall, there have been no injuries reported or any signs of pollution. Yet, the USCG will closely monitor the grounded vessel and conduct salvage operations. 

Watch: Excessive wind leads cruise ferry on pier

As the video shows, during the severe storm that struck northern Norway last week, high winds drove the Hurtigruten cruise ferry Nordnorge hard against a pier at the port of Bodø, Nordland during berthing. The ferry can be seen trying to deal with the severe weather conditions, but when it approached the dock it was visibly heeling to port.  

Tanker on fire in Persian Gulf

A tanker has caught fire in the Persian Gulf, off the Strait of Hormuz. According to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), the ship is on fire 21 nautical miles (39 km) northwest of United Arabs Emirates city Sharjah.

Watch: US, Russia blame each other for nearly colliding

According to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, on Thursday 9 January a Russian Navy ship said to “aggressively” approach a US Navy destroyer vessel, while it was doing its daily operations in the Arabian Sea. As CNN reported, the Russian vessel kept ignoring the warnings from the US destroyer, increasing the risk of collision.

Watch: Cruise Ship collides with pier in Palermo, Sicily

The brand-new cruise ship MSC Grandiosa collided with a pier in Palermo, Sicily, during docking on Monday, December 30, morning. The port quarter sustained light damage above the waterline but was repaired the same day. A video emerged shows the MSC Grandiosa backing down and swinging the stern to starboard.

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