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Anatomy of a Marine Casualty Investigation

Feb 18, 2020

Blank Rome’s maritime attorneys have represented clients in some of the largest maritime casualties in the last 20 years, including the Staten Island Ferry allision with a maintenance pier in New York, the blow out and eventual loss of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico…

Anatomy of a Marine Casualty Investigation

Jan 31, 2020

Blank Rome’s maritime attorneys have represented clients in some of the largest maritime casualties in the last 20 years, including the Staten Island Ferry allision with a maintenance pier in New York, the blow out and eventual loss of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico…

Sandy Hook Pilots Issue Statement on Operational Fatality

Dec 30, 2019

Coast Guard responds to deadly New York harbor pilot accident.On December 30, 2019 at approximately 0430, Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Dennis R. Sherwood was involved in an incident while boarding a container vessel inbound to the Port of New York & New Jersey…

Cargo Ship Aground in Bosphorus Straight

Dec 27, 2019

A cargo ship collided with the shore in Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on Friday, according to the governor's office and a witness, prompting authorities to close the picturesque and crowded waterway running through Turkey's largest city.There were no injuries or casualties…

Cruise Ships Collide in Cozumel, Carnival Liner Damaged

Dec 20, 2019

Two cruise ships collided in a port in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Cozumel on Friday, causing damage to the stern of Carnival Corporation's Carnival Glory and leaving one passenger with a minor injury, Carnival said.'Carnival Glory was maneuvering…

Romania Tries to Free Trapped Sheep on Capsized Ship

Nov 25, 2019

Port authorities tried to right a capsized ship on Monday to rescue thousands of sheep trapped below deck in the Black Sea off Romania.The Palau-registered Queen Hind flipped onto its side shortly after leaving Romania's Midia port en route to Saudi Arabia on Sunday…

Containership Fires

Nov 12, 2019

Incidents involving container ships, although not new, have made the news much more frequently of late. In 2011 the Container Incident Notification System (CINS) was established to allow container ship owners to self-report incidents that might be of concern the other members of the group…

“Minor” Incident Sends Mariner Down S&R Rabbit Hole

Oct 16, 2019

The twists and turns of any marine casualty investigation can be unpredictable, but what is predictable is the potentially crushing cost to defend your license, livelihood and professional reputation.It was early afternoon on a late summer day…

Cargo Ship Found Sunk near Tokyo after Typhoon

Oct 14, 2019

A Panama-registered cargo ship was found sunk in waters near Tokyo on Sunday after authorities lost track of it as Typhoon Hagibis lashed Japan, the transport ministry said, while a newspaper said at least five of the 12 crew were killed.The Yomiuri newspaper said four crew were rescued…

Witt O’Brien’s Expands Senior Leadership

Oct 09, 2019

Witt O’Brien’s, LLC (Witt O’Brien’s), a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings, has announced that John Paczkowski and Ricki Henschel have joined the firm in senior leadership positions to accelerate growth in disaster management.Paczkowski joins the firm as Senior Managing Director…

Oil Tankers Fire Injures 10 in S.Korea

Sep 30, 2019

A fire that spread across two oil tankers in a South Korean port injured 10 people on Saturday, coastguard and fire officials said, adding the blaze had largely been put out.An explosion occurred on the Stolt Groenland, a 25,000-tonne, Cayman Island-flagged oil tanker…

Nautical Institute Publishes Electronic Evidence Guidelines

Sep 16, 2019

The Nautical Institute has published the second volume in its ‘Collecting Maritime Evidence’ series, which focuses on the collection and preservation of electronic evidence and how it can be used to understand the circumstances that led to a maritime incident…

SE Asian Ship Piracy Levels Steady

Sep 13, 2019

ReCAAP ISC has issued the August 2019 Report on the situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia which notes that a total of eight incidents was reported in Asia in August and that of these eight incidents, two were piracy incidents and six were incidents of armed robbery…

Fire Reported on Tanker at Sture Terminal

Sep 13, 2019

A fire onboard an oil tanker at Norway's Sture crude export terminal has been put out, the fire service told Reuters on Friday.The fire broke out in the engine room of the Dubai Harmony tanker during loading at the Equinor oil terminal on Norway's west coast…

Video: RoRo Vessel Overturns Off US East Coast

Sep 08, 2019

Four crew members are missing from a roll-on/roll-off cargo vessel that is disabled, overturned and has caught fire near Brunswick, Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday.Twenty people have been safely removed from the ship, and the Coast…

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