Category Archives: Accidents


Three Bodies Recovered from Sunken Thorco Cloud

December 30, 2015

Thorco Shipping informed that search and rescue teams have found three bodies near the wreckage of the recently sunken Thorco Cloud. The multipurpose carrier Thorco Cloud sank on December 16 after having collided with the tank vessel Stolt Commitment from Stolt Tankers. The ship sank in the high-traffic area of the Singapore. There were 12… Continue Reading »


BP Says Not Affected by Azerbaijan Oil Platform Accident

December 8, 2015

British oil company BP said on Monday its operations in Azerbaijan were not affected by a deadly accident at one of the platforms in the Caspian Sea operated by Azeri state energy company SOCAR. SOCAR said one worker was killed, 29 missing and 33 rescued after its oil platform caught fire on Friday. Those missing… Continue Reading »


Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Worker Dies in Accident

October 23, 2015

A crew member on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig contracted by Chevron Corp was killed in an accident, the company said on Tuesday. “The cause of the incident is being investigated,” Chevron said in a statement. It said the death occurred while the rig, called the Pacific Santa Ana, was operating in waters off… Continue Reading »


Inquest shown last moments of commercial diver from Wirral who died while working on off-shore wind farm

September 17, 2015

Stephen O’Malley was wearing a head camera when he suffered a heart attack because kit around his neck was too tight The tragic last dive of a commercial diver from Wirral was shown to members of his family at an inquest in Liverpool. The upsetting footage, captured on his helmet camera, recorded Stephen O’Malley screaming… Continue Reading »


Another Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya, 200 Feared Dead

August 31, 2015

A boat carrying around 400 African migrants has reportedly sunk offshore Libya leaving around 200 people dead. As Reuters reports, the Libyan coast guard rescued around 201 people, and others are believed to be trapped in the cargo hold when the boat sunk. The authorities informed that the migrants were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan, Syria,… Continue Reading »


Several Cargo Vessels Sank in Qisha Port; Crews Safe

August 1, 2015

A total of 48 Vietnamese sailors were rescued after six cargo vessels sank or run aground in the Qisha Port area in Fangchenggang, China. The incident happened on July 27, 2015, when the vessels were caught in a storm, with waves reaching 4-5 meters, China Daily reported. Fangchenggang Maritime Search and Rescue Center launched search and… Continue Reading »


Worker Injured on Technip’s North Sea Atlantic Vessel

July 27, 2015

Following media reports about the accident on board Technip-run multi-purpose construction vessel, the North Sea Atlantic, Technip has confirmed that one offshore worker has been injured. Following treatment on board, the injured crewman was transferred to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick by helicopter for further treatment. He has now been transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary… Continue Reading »


Olympic Canyon Finds Debris of Missing Dornier Aircraft

July 13, 2015

The Reliance vessel, Olympic Canyon, after a 33 day search by the Indian Coast Guard and other agencies, has located the debris of the Dornier aircraft CG791. The Dornier aircraft went missing on June 8, 2015 after a routine maritime surveillance sortie along the Tamil Nadu coast. According to Indian Ministry of Defence, Naval Submarine Sindhudhavaj,… Continue Reading »


Sinaran Andaman Vessel Sinks Off Thailand, Crew Safe

July 11, 2015

A Cambodian-flagged containership, Sinaran Andaman, sunk in the vicinity of Phuket, Thailand on July 08. According to media reports, all 10 crew members were rescued by the Royal Thai Navy. The vessel sank due to engine failure and inability to anchor. It also got caught in the monsoon waves which stranded the vessel on rocks of… Continue Reading »


Ferry Sinks Off Philippines, at Least 36 Dead

July 5, 2015

The MBCA Kim-Nirvana ferry has sunk offshore Philippines with 189 people onboard. As Reuters reports, at least 36 died in the accident, and 127 have survived. However, there are 26 people still reported as missing. The ferry sank after leaving the port of Ormoc with 173 passengers and 16 crew onboard. Coast Guard did not… Continue Reading »

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