MB latest accidents

Feb 25
Crude oil tanker disabled, adrift
Laden crude oil tanker suffered mechanical failure in Mediterranean late Feb 24. As of 1400 UTC Feb 25 tanker was still disabled, drifting in western direction.

Tragic accident on board of bulk carrier
Master, Chief Officer and AB died in tragic, cargo gases related, accident, on board of a Panamax bulk carrier.

Cargo ship capsized and sank, East China sea
Cargo ship issued distress signal early in the morning Feb 24 in East China sea, reporting heavy stb list. There was risk of ship’s capsizing, MRCC and Rescue Agency advised Master to abandon the ship. All crew went into life rafts and later were rescued by SAR ships. Cargo ship, loaded with iron ore, reportedly sank.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.