Modern Day Piracy

Piracy, or the act of theft of a vessel or other form of violence while at sea, is a crime that has been practiced for centuries. While piracy has been romanticised in films and literature and documented largely as aRead More

How To Prevent Offshore Crane Accidents

Oil and gas companies often participate in offshore drilling activities in order to tap rich oil and shale gas wells deep in the ocean. As a result, oil rigs are situated out at sea for the majority of the year.Read More

Oil Rig Accidents Will Continue To Happen, Say Experts

A well respected expert in offshore drilling has said that accidents on offshore oil rigs will likely continue for some time to come due to the way shallow water drills are operated. Eric Smith, who is the associate director ofRead More

Fatalities From West Delta 32 Explosion Remain Unclear

The fire that was raging on the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been extinguished, but the exact details surrounding the explosion remain unclear. Last week, an explosion on the rig while crews were undergoingRead More

Oil Rig Fire Injures 11

11 maritime workers have been injured in a fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, report local news agencies. There have been conflicting reports about the death toll in the incident, with some sources claimingRead More

Shangai Maritime Investigation Lab To Open In 2013

The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration has announced that China’s first facility dedicated to the investigation of maritime accidents will officially open by the end of 2013. In the announcement, the Maritime Safety Administration also stated that construction on the newRead More

Maritime Accident Investigations to be Improved

Investigations into maritime accidents are set to be greatly improved following the 4th meeting of the American Marine Accident and Investigators International Forum, while was held from November 5th to November 7th, 2012, in St. Johns, Antigua. The forum, whichRead More

Marine Accidents Are Preventable, Say Experts

Experts in marine safety in Tanzania have appealed for stricter compliance to maritime safety regulations, saying that most maritime accidents are entirely preventable if such regulations are followed to the letter. Participants at this week’s Maritime Safety Workshop in DarRead More

Korean Shipyard Explosion Kills Two

An explosion in a South Korean shipyard in the province of South Jeolla has left two workers dead and nine more injured, according to local police authorities and news reports. The circumstances surrounding the explosion are not yet entirely clear,Read More

HMS Bounty Sinking To Be Investigated

The United States Coast Guard has called off their search for the missing captain of the replica ship the HMS Bounty, and has ordered an investigation into the reasons why the Bounty set sail last week in the midst ofRead More


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