Three Groundings in Three Days!

Three Groundings in Three Days!

MAJOR SHIPPING CHANNEL BLOCKED Dec 2020: The Volga River entrance was repeatedly blocked in the first week of December 2020. Three times in three days a vessel ran aground as reported by Fleetmon: PORT OLYA2 was exiting the Volga, en route to Iran.  Amazingly, this...
Ship collides with platform – USD225m damage

Ship collides with platform – USD225m damage

Ship collides with platform – USD225m damage Oct 2020: In the early hours of October 17, the crude oil tanker Atina was either anchored or in the process of anchoring when it drifted towards the Cox Oil Platform 58-B.  Despite being clearly lit, the tanker...
Anchor and chain damages 431 coral colonies

Anchor and chain damages 431 coral colonies

11,000 square feet of damage Oct 2018: The superyacht, Formosa, dropped anchor in the Kailua Bay Zone of the Kona Coast Fishery Management Area. The swinging anchor chain caused considerable damage to a large area, breaking 432 coral colonies.   If the crew had...
Dredge strikes gas pipe in USA

Dredge strikes gas pipe in USA

WAYMON L BOYD EXPLODES AFTER HITTING GAS PIPE Aug 2020: Dredger WAYMON L. BOYD caused an explosion and major fire in Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Texas, USA.  The dredger struck an underwater gas pipeline. 4 crew members died in the explosion. The fire onboard the...
Wakashio grounding and oil leak caused by poor seamanship

Wakashio grounding and oil leak caused by poor seamanship

Wakashio grounding and spill possibly “caused by poor seamanship” Jul 2020: The MV Wakashio oil spill occurred offshore of Pointe d’Esny, south of Mauritius, after the Japanese bulk carrier ran aground on a coral reef. The captain, the chief engineer...
NJORD FORSETI collision with offshore wind turbine

NJORD FORSETI collision with offshore wind turbine

OFFSHORE TENDER HITS WIND TURBINE Apr 2020: High-speed offshore tender NJORD FORSETI allided with the basement of a wind turbine at Borkum Rifgrund wind farm, North Sea.  The Jersey Maritime Administration determined that the incident occurred because “the...