Maritime Casualty Newsletter

Professional Mariner's Casualty Newsletter for March 2021

Containership runs aground in Suez Canal, blocking traffic Assist tugboats and salvage crews are working to remove the Panama-flagged containership Ever Given that grounded Tuesday in the Suez Canal. The 1,312-foot, 20,000-TEU ship was bound for Rotterdam, Netherlands when it…

Casualty News February 2021

Historic workboat sinks on Milwaukee waterfront A historic Lake Michigan workboat took on water and sank on the morning of Feb. 21 in Milwaukee. City authorities told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Harbor Seagull likely started taking on water that…

Casualty Newsletter January 2021

Maersk containership loses 750 containers in Pacific The containership Maersk Essen has diverted to Mexico after losing about 750 40-foot containers in the Pacific Ocean. The 13,100-TEU vessel was sailing from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles when it encountered heavy…

Casualty News December 2020

NTSB details lessons learned in new Safer Seas Digest The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its annual report highlighting lessons learned from maritime accident investigations. Safer Seas Digest 2019, released earlier this month, contains key details from notable…

Maritime Casualty News November 2020

Coast Guard recommends action for safer pilot transfers The U.S. Coast Guard is urging shipowners and vessel operators to follow international regulations for pilot transfer arrangements in an effort to improve overall safety. In a marine safety information bulletin (MSIB)…