Category Archives: Rescue


One Dead After Ship Sinks Off Philippines

January 9, 2015

One crew member died after a cargo vessel sank off Batangas province in northern Philippines last Thursday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Friday. The MV Sea Merchant, owned by a Philippine company, Fortune Sea Carrier Inc., sank while carrying 20040 bags of cement and en route to Antique from Bauan Port where they… Continue Reading »


Coast Guard searches for missing diver south of Key West

January 6, 2015

Jim Bakazan last seen exploring wreckage Saturday. U.S. Coast Guard crew members are searching for a missing diver in the water south of Key West. The man was identified as Jim Bakazan by the Coast Guard and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said Bakazan, 50, was last seen Saturday wearing a black wet suit. Bakazan… Continue Reading »


Missing AirAsia plane search enters third day as US assistance sought

January 1, 2015

Search crews were poised to begin a third day scouring the Java Sea for a missing AirAsia Bhd passenger jet that vanished without a trace carrying 162 people and is suspected of having crashed into the waters off Indonesia. The US has been asked by Indonesia to join the hunt, which included 12 vessels, dozens… Continue Reading »


Missing AirAsia Plane Probably at Sea Bottom

December 30, 2014

The search is continuing for the AirAsia plane, a day after it went missing with 162 people on board, but no trace has been found so far. AirAsia Indonesia confirmed that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) Sunday morning. The flight took off from Juanda International… Continue Reading »


Turkish Navy Demonstrates Its Capabilities with Atmospheric Diving Suit

October 10, 2014

Recently Turkish Navy demonstrated its underwater search and rescue capabilities by using an atmospheric diving suit (ADS). According to the training scenario the Atılay class submarine TCG Dolunay at a dept of 100 meters, released her distress buoy 13 miles off the coast of Mediterranean city Mersin. When the news of the distresses submarine reached the HQ… Continue Reading »


Body of Missing Diver Found Off Santa Catalina Island

October 3, 2014

A commercial diving boat captain reported that one of his divers had gone missing Monday afternoon. The body of a missing scuba diver has been recovered 100 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Santa Catalina Island, sheriff’s department officials said Thursday. Search and rescue crews scoured the waters near… Continue Reading »


Norwegian-Russian Experts to Examine Sunken Nuclear Submarine K-159

September 8, 2014

A Norwegian-Russian Expert Group is underway to examine the radioactive contamination at the sunken Russian nuclear submarine K-159 in the Barents Sea. The submarine K-159 has been lying at a depth of 246 meters in Kildinbanken, less than 130 kilometers from the Norwegian border, since 2003. Researchers aboard the research vessel Ivan Petrov are now… Continue Reading »


VIDEO: AKIN (KURYED-2) Ship Launching Ceremony

September 6, 2014

SEFT Ship Design, located near the Tuzla Shipyard Region in TEKNOPARK-Istanbul, has released a video of a recent ,RATSHIP 2000 design AKIN (KURYED-2), ship launching ceremony. RATSHIP is a dedicated submarine rescue intervention ship to perform subsea and surface search and rescue missions, open sea towing operations and fire fighting in various sea conditions. She… Continue Reading »


Tropical Storm Dolly Hits Mexico’s Northeast Coast

September 4, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Tropical storm Dolly lashed Mexico’s northeast coast on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, bringing torrential rain and life threatening flash floods. Dolly was blowing maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 km per hour), but having made landfall the storm was expected to… Continue Reading »

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