Archive for January, 2013

Grounded Oil Rig Salvaged, Brought to Alaska

An oil rig owned by Shell PLC has arrived at an Alaskan harbour for inspection after being salvaged from the site where it was grounded on New Year’s Eve. Shell’s Kulluk rig ran aground on December 31st, when stormy seasRead More

Hostages Captured By Somali Pirates Released Over Festive Season

There was extra reason to celebrate in the homes of some members of the maritime community this festive season, after a number of seafarers who have been held hostage by Somali pirates for more than 1000 days were released andRead More

Fatal Accident Caused By Faulty Lifejacket Adjustment

Ireland’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board has released the results in an investigation of a fatal accident that occurred in the country in March 2012, citing incorrectly worn life jackets as the cause of the man’s death. The tragedy occurred onRead More

Oscar Winner Killed In New Zealand Boat Accident

A man killed in a boating accident in the Tararua Range in New Zealand on Sunday has been identified as Mike Hopkins, an Oscar winning Hollywood sound editor. Hopkins, who hailed from Greytown, died when his small inflatable vessel capsizedRead More


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