Category Archives: Accidents


Fire On Mexico Pemex Platform Kills 3 Workers, Now Under Control

February 10, 2016

Three workers were killed and at least seven injured when a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the latest in a string of incidents is now under control, the Mexican oil giant said via Twitter on Sunday. A spokesman for Pemex said oil continued to be… Continue Reading »


11 Die as Two Migrant Boats Capsize En Route to Greece

September 4, 2015

At least 11 people have lost their lives on Wednesday when two boats capsized carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece. As Turkish media reports, the first accident took place when a boat carrying 16 Syrian migrants sunk leaving seven people dead. Four people on board have been rescued and five are still missing. Migrants tried… Continue Reading »


Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Sinks Off Libya

August 9, 2015

A boat carrying 600 migrants sank off the coast of Libya. In a search and rescue operation, coordinated by Italian Coast Guard, around 400 people were rescued. The search teams recovered 25 bodies, and are still searching for missing people. According to media reports, the incident happened after a fishing boat ran into bad weather around… Continue Reading »


Mariner Injured On Board NOC’s RRS Discovery

July 29, 2015

A mariner on board Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery was injured in the early hours of July 28, whilst moving a large item of scientific equipment from the deck to the hanger. After various media sources reported that the mariner was injured on board Fugro’s R/V Discovery, Subsea World News contacted Fugro for details. However,… Continue Reading »


UPDATED: Diver trapped at Nova Scotia Power dam in Annapolis Royal dies

July 19, 2015

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL – A diver that became trapped underwater at the Nova Scotia Power dam near Annapolis Royal July 15 has died. The 39-year-old diver, who is from Dartmouth, became tangled in his gear while underwater, Annapolis Royal Police Chief Burt McNeil said. Emergency personnel were called after losing contact with the diver. His remains… Continue Reading »


Technip UK Charged over Death on DSV Wellservicer

June 24, 2015

Technip UK has been fined £160,000 by Aberdeen Sheriff Court after admitting a breach of regulations covering health and safety of workers. Namely, in March 2009, David Stephenson was working as rigger on the diving support vessel the Wellservicer, a UK-flagged ship operated by Technip UK Limited. The vessel had left the Netherlands and was returned to… Continue Reading »


Diving Firm to Pay for Propeller Death Incident (NZ)

June 12, 2015

Whangarei diving company The Dive Spot Limited has been fined $50,000 and co-director and skipper Mark Andrew Barnes fined $25,000 after the death of diver Bruce Porter on 7 February 2014. Reparations of $50,000 and $30,000 are also to be paid by The Dive Spot Limited and Barnes, respectively. Porter died after being struck by… Continue Reading »


Coast Guard: US Oil Platform On Fire In Gulf Of Mexico; No Injuries

May 25, 2015

A small offshore oil platform caught fire in shallow water near the coast of Louisiana on Friday and a sheen was seen in the sea after workers were evacuated, officials said. All 28 workers aboard were taken from the platform, located about 20 miles (32 km) east of the boot tip of Louisiana, onto a… Continue Reading »


MH370 Search Area Expanded

May 24, 2015

The search for missing Malaysian Airline MH370 has now covered more than 75 percent of the seafloor in the initial search area. In its yesterday’s operational update, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) informed that the search plan has been modified to enable continuous search operations during winter and to ensure that the entire 120,000… Continue Reading »

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