Latest News for: Ship casualties


DNV Warns of Emerging Technology Risks for Shipping

The Maritime Executive 08 Dec 2021
Shipping has seen a significant improvement in safety over the past decade as higher standards of ship construction and operation have cut the number of casualties, but emerging risks from new fuels and digital technologies must be mitigated to maintain progress, according to DNV.

X-Press Pearl salvage operation to get underway

Splash24/7 08 Dec 2021
X-Press Feeders, operators of the container ship X-Press Pearl, has signed a contract with Shanghai Salvage Company (SCC)for the removal of the wreck, which is lying off the west coast of Sri Lanka.

80 years later, Navy vet remembers Pearl Harbor

Chicago Sun-Times 08 Dec 2021
James DeWitt was serving on a ship that arrived atPearl Harbor the morning of the attack ... The morning of the attack, Chief Yeoman DeWitt was aboard the USS Antares, an unarmed cargo ship with a barge in tow ... Before the attack, DeWitt said, his ship had spotted a small Japanese submarine following them.

Remembering Pearl Harbor: 97-year-old survivor from Caldwell recalls devastation

The Bryan Eagle 08 Dec 2021
“What I remember the most was a lot of deaths of our people and destruction of our ships,” Horace B ... Seeing the ships sinking, the Oklahoma turning over capsizing, men in the water, then the ships caught on fire ... The Phoenix didn’t suffer any casualties and wasn't hit, but 21 ships within the Pacific fleet were either sunk or damaged.

Study highlights risks from new fuels and digital technologies

Seatrade Maritime News 07 Dec 2021
Annual casualty statistics fell by 20%; ship losses resulting from casualties dropped by 56%; and the number of detentions had fallen by 60% by the end of 2020 ... Container ship fires, possibly resulting from undeclared or mis-declared dangerous cargoes, and the dramatic increase in ship size are of particular concern.

IMO, World Bank hold study on domestic ferry safety

The Manila Times 07 Dec 2021
... the domestic shipping sector ... Dinopol, Marina deputy administrator for operations said, "We will instill and sustain a culture of safety in the Philippine domestic shipping sector, to ensure that maritime casualty in the Philippines in the coming years is significantly reduced.".

Israeli strike on Syria’s Latakia port sparks blaze, Syrian media reports

Cleveland Jewish News 07 Dec 2021
The missiles were launched from the direction of the Mediterranean at approximately 1.23 a.m., and targeted shipping containers housed at the port, said the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing a Syrian military source ... There were no reports of casualties. The Latakia port is Syria’s main commercial shipping hub.

80 years after Pearl Harbor attack, USS Oklahoma's 'lost souls' being returned to Hawaiian soil

Omaha World-Herald 07 Dec 2021
The Navy has separated them in the hope that they could be linked in the future to some of the 33 Oklahoma sailors who remain unidentified — perhaps through future advances in DNA technology, or if new DNA samples are obtained from families of USS Oklahoma casualties ... Both sank on Battleship Row, killing 209 sailors aboard the two ships.

80 years after Pearl Harbor, unidentified USS Oklahoma sailors are returned to Hawaii soil

Norfolk Daily News 07 Dec 2021
The Navy has separated them in the hope that they could be linked in the future to some of the 33 Oklahoma sailors who remain unidentified — perhaps through advances in DNA technology, or if new DNA samples are obtained from families of USS Oklahoma casualties ... Robert McMahon, director of the Navy Casualty Office.

Syria says Israel bombed Latakia port overnight

Middle East Monitor 07 Dec 2021
... the key port of Latakia in the early hours today, targeting shipping containers and causing a fire in the storage area. There were no reported casualties.

RTS for Dec 7

The Bradford Era 07 Dec 2021
WE REMEMBER ... Eighteen ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships. Among the notable civilian casualties were nine Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) firefighters who responded to Hickam Field during the bombing in Honolulu, becoming the only fire department members on American soil to be attacked by a foreign power in history ... 7, 1984 ... ....

Want a photo with Santa? Here's where to find him on the SouthCoast

Taunton Daily Gazette 07 Dec 2021
Santa Claus is in town — many towns, in fact — to take that beloved holiday photo ... Santa isn't stuck in a shipping container off the Port of Los Angeles like other casualties of the supply chain shortage, but the pandemic is apparently playing a role on both the supply and demand sides of the holiday equation ... Photo packages with Santa ... .

Arizonan finishes five-year quest to profile every USS Arizona casualty at Pearl Harbor

York News-Times 07 Dec 2021
Buel was in talks earlier this year to make all of the stories available through an easily searchable smartphone app, so visitors to the USS Arizona Mall Memorial could stand in the outline of the ship and read about the men whose names are engraved on bronze medallions just east of Old Main on the University of Arizona campus.

‘Capacity restoration is key to crisis recovery’

Fresh Plaza 06 Dec 2021
... shipping capacity fully utilized ... "The Great Shipping Crisis of 2021 has taken many casualties as shippers trapped between record rates and very poor service levels struggled to fulfill delivery deadlines for imports destined for the holiday sales season," stated Hookham.

WWII vet recalls South Pacific escort duty

The Sharon Herald 06 Dec 2021
And between such missions, his ship went on the “ping line.” ... “There were maybe two or three ships doing it, going back and forth ... American deaths, as well as up to 10 million Japanese casualties ... “Every ship that was in the South Pacific was going to be involved in that mission.