Young Boy Critically Injured In Australian Boat Accident

A three year old boy has been critically injured in a mysterious boat accident in the Darwin region of Australia. The boy is currently fighting for his life in a Darwin hospital as authorities try to piece together a pictureRead More

18, Including Children, Drown In Benin Boat Accident

At least 18 people, the majority of which were children, have drowned after an overloaded rowing boat sank in a river near the commercial capital of Benin, Cotonou, said officials. The incident occurred late on Saturday night when the smallRead More

Kongsberg Maritime Introduces New ECDIS Course

The Norway based Kongsberg Maritime, one of Scandanavia’s largest marine solutions companies, has announced the launch of a new ECDIS course designed to train captains and senior crew members of commercial vessels so that they will be able to furtherRead More

Past Can Inform The Future Of Maritime Safety, says Expert

Lessons learned from accidents in the recent past can lead to important changes in maritime safety regulations and legislation that will inform the future of the marine industry, says Captain Richard Eastham, the CEO of Regs4Ships Limited. This concept ofRead More

State Police Investigate Fatal NJ Boat Accident

State police authorities are currently investigating the cause of a boat accident that led to the death of one man off the coast of New Jersey this weekend. Eric Kim, a 31 year old man from Woodbridge Township, was killedRead More

Jet Ski Licensing Campaign Launched In Dubai

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government body that is responsible for the coordination and supervision of maritime regulations throughout Dubai, has launched a new campaign to encourage owners of unlicensed recreational water vessels, such as jet skis, toRead More

Oil Rig Accident in Singapore Injures 90

90 offshore workers have been injured after an oil rig tipped over in a shipyard in Singapore on Tuesday, in one of the worst workplace accidents in the history of the Asian country, said local authorities. The accident occurred atRead More

Crew of Tugboat Rescues Man From Drowning

Crew members on a small tugboat heroically assisted in rescuing a man who was battling to stay afloat in open waters just outside San Francisco Bay, almost certainly saving the man’s life. The crew of the Guard tugboat owned byRead More

NTSB Suggests Stricter Coast Guard Drug Test Standards

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued recommendations to the US Coast Guard suggesting that the maritime agency increase their alcohol and drug testing standards following offshore accidents. The NTSB recommend that the Coast Guard should have the sameRead More

Couple Rescued From Yacht In Pacific

New Zealand Air Force officials have rescued a couple from a disabled yacht after they drifted off course south-west of Tonga. 52 year old Steve Jones, from England, and 43 year old Tania Davis from New Zealand were travelling onRead More


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