Category Archives: Accidents


Pemex Confirms Gulf Oil Platform Accident, Impact Unclear

June 24, 2015

Mexico’s state-run oil company, Pemex, confirmed on Monday there was an accident on an oil platform at one of its major operations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but added any impact on output remained unclear. The company said the accident was caused by an oil and gas leak and three workers performing routine inspections… Continue Reading »


Barge Capsizes in Singapore Waters, Fourteen People Missing

May 24, 2015

Fourteen crew members are missing after a sand-carrier barge ‘Oceanline SC208′ capsized offshore Singapore yesterday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) informs. At around 10.00 am, the MPA was alerted that a Bolivian-registered vessel had capsized 7.5 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca in Singapore waters. According to the vessel’s agent, there were 15 crew members… Continue Reading »


Fugro Simphony Catches Fire, Crew Evacuated

May 23, 2015

Fugro Subsea Services-operated ROV support vessel Fugro Symphony has reportedly caught fire, early this morning in Peterhead Harbour. According to reports, the fire-fighting teams were called for duty at approximately 3 AM on Wednesday and it took about 35 firefighters to extinguish the blaze. More than 80 crew members were safely evacuated to the Fishermen’s Mission… Continue Reading »


650 Lost After Migrant Boat Sinks in Mediterranean

April 21, 2015

A boat with around 700 migrants abroad capsized in the Mediterranean. According to the Maltese authorities only around 50 people have been rescued and the rest 650 are missing. According to UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) this could be the largest loss of life from any incident on the Mediterranean involving refugees and migrants…. Continue Reading »


5 Dead as Passenger Vessel Sinks Off Phillippines

April 6, 2015

An unregistered passenger vessel ‘MPB Wilayza’ sank offshore Phillippines on Thursday night, leaving 5 people dead. According to media reports, the vessel sank between the islands of Pata and Tapul probably due to overloading with sacks of cement and iron bars. Excluding crew, there were around 50 passengers on board the vessel when the incident happen…. Continue Reading »


Russian Trawler Sinks, 56 People Dead

April 5, 2015

Russian trawler Dalny Vostok has sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk leaving 56 dead out of 132 people on board. According to the reports from Russian news agency Tass, the trawler sunk within 15 minutes around 250 kilometers south of the city of Magadan, on Thursday. Sixty-three people were rescued, and thirteen people are still… Continue Reading »


Worker Dies, 16 Injured in PEMEX Platform Fire

April 2, 2015

One contract worker has been confirmed dead following the outbreak of a fire overnight on an offshore Bay of Campeche oil platform. Mexican state energy company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) evacuated almost 300 workers from the Abkatun Permanente platform after a fire broke out Tuesday night. PEMEX reported in a statement that a Cotemar worked was… Continue Reading »


Cook Islands Accident Investigation Continues

March 31, 2015

On March 21, 2015, the corpse of an Argentinian commercial diver was recovered over the reef in Avarua Harbour after conducting a search and rescue operation on Friday, 20th of March. Hernan Rikkers was a 30 year old commercial diver often referred to as ‘Kakara’. According to the reports of coroner Nono Tearea, asphyxia or… Continue Reading »


Derailed Canadian National Crude Train Still Burning

March 11, 2015

A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil that derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama early on Saturday is still on fire, the company said late on Sunday. The derailment is CN’s second in the region in just three days and the third in less than a month. It was the latest… Continue Reading »


Diving Accident Attorneys in Houma, LA

February 22, 2015

At Waitz & Downer, we understand that diving accidents can cause catastrophic, life-changing injuries.  That’s why we are committed to defending the rights of injured divers. Our skilled lawyers are experienced in all aspects of diving accident law and represent both commercial and recreational divers. Be it a personal injury or wrongful death claim, we… Continue Reading »

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