The English Channel, Scene of Air and Maritime Accidents

The English Channel, which separates Northwest France from Great Britain, is one of the most important maritime and air passages for European history. There, where now they look for the Argentine soccer playerEmilianoSalaafter the plane in which it travelled towards Wales disappeared off the radar, there were other fatal accidents.

The Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archivesrecords 12 air accidents the channel since 1919, with 56 deaths. The accident that left more people dead was in 1938when,...

Ποιες θάλασσες παραμένουν υψηλής επικινδυνότητας για τους ναυτικούς

Ποιες θάλασσες παραμένουν υψηλής επικινδυνότητας για τους ναυτικούς

Κατά τη διάρκεια του 2018 εκτιμάται ότι έλαβαν χώρα 201 επιθέσεις σε πλοία, συγκριτικά με τα 180 του 2017, σύμφωνα με την ICC του International Maritime Bureau.

Ενισχυμένα ήταν τα περιστατικά επιθέσεων σε πλοία και πληρώματα στις θάλασσες της Δ. Αφρικής.  Το τελευταίο τρίμηνο του 2018 υπολογίζεται ότι καταγράφηκαν 41 ομηρίες ναυτικών στην θαλάσσια περιοχή της Νιγηρίας μόνο.

Ο Κόλπος της Γουινέας παραμένει υψηλής επικινδυνότητας για τους ναυτικούς με τις ομηρίες να ανέρχονται σε 130 από τις 141...

A British Nuclear Submarine Narrowly Avoids a Collision with a Passenger Ship

The United Kingdom has ten nuclear-powered submarines, four of which are armed with Trident nuclear missiles.

British maritime authorities have launched an investigation into a dangerous approach incident involving one of the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarines and a passenger ship.

The meeting with the nuclear submarine took place on November 6 in waters near the Scottish coast, but has only recently become public. The trip between Belfast and the Scottish port of Cairnryan could have been fatal for...

Philippines CG: Search continues for man who fell in the sea

According to the Philippines Coast Guard a crewmember from the foreign merchant vessel ‘Grande Progreso’ allegedly fell in the sea off Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental while underway enroute to Brazil last January 15, 2019.

Specifically, the vessel, under the Japanese flag, informed the Vessel Traffic Management System Misamis Oriental staff that one of the crew members was missing onboard the vessel around 6PM of January 15.

The missing crew member is identified as Mr Dominador Calot Fuentes III,...

TUI Cruises receives new vessel from Meyer Turku

Germany-based TUI Cruises has received a new vessel, New Mein Schiff 2, from Meyer Turku shipyard.

Mein Schiff 2 sailed to Kiel, Germany, from Turku, Finland, in order to avoid ice in the Turku archipelago as the silicone painting of the hull’s underwater part is not designed to endure icy water.

Meyer Turku and TUI Cruises have utilised the feedback provided by the passengers of TUI Cruise’s previous ships to further improve the design of Mein Schiff 2.

Meyer Turku CEO Jan Meyer said: “The...