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  • 27 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ferry operator DFDS Seaways has suspended its sailings from Dover to Calais port until further notice after one of its vessels was hit by a distress flare. The sailings were suspended “for the safety of our staff, passengers and ships“, DFDS spokeswoman told BBC. As reported, the flare was shot on Saturday by an unknown individual. […]

  • 11 June 2006

    THE French registered fishing vessel ‘Mariette Le Roch’ contacted Clyde Coastguard yesterday afternoon reporting loss of power. The ‘Mariette Le Roch’ was drifting two and a half miles off the Isle of Arran. Clyde Coastguard tasked the Arran Coastguard Rescue Team to the scene, they were on site with full rescue gear. Clyde Coastguard also […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Project & Tenders

    ECA Group has secured a contract from Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC (ARMSCOR) to supply its Astrid diver tracking and distress monitoring system in South Africa. The contract aims to deliver the system in 2017 and includes a training, the company said. ECA Group’s Astrid solution is a positioning and distress monitoring system used for diver’s safety. […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Undersea Rescue Command (URC) and the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) completed a submarine rescue exercise at the U.S. Navy’s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) off the coast of Ketchikan. “The exercise demonstrated the Navy’s ability to conduct an underwater rescue of a submerged submarine in an unfamiliar environment,” said Cmdr. Michael […]

  • 7 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced the commercial availability of a new voice distress service on FleetBroadband. The free-to-use service ensures that, in the event of an emergency, all non-priority telephone calls underway on the vessel’s FleetBroadband are interrupted, connecting the caller directly to a Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre […]

  • 22 March 2006

    De Zeven Provincien, a destroyer from the Netherlands and the command ship of Combined Task Force 150, came to the aid of a distressed vessel and rescued 27 people off the coast of Yemen earlier this week

  • 6 April 2015

    The conservation group Sea Shepherd reported receiving a distress signal from the poaching vessel Thunder today, saying that the ship is sinking inside the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sao Tome, the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. The Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker answered the distress call issued by the captain of the Thunder, and found that 35 crewmembers had abandoned […]

  • 1 February 2012

    Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) assets responded to a distressed Iranian fishing dhow in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 31. At 12:37 p.m. local time, an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and embarked on aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), spotted the disabled Iranian […]

  • 30 December 2013

    Container ship MSC Monterey issued a distress call yesterday while sailing off the coast of Newfoundland, about 60 kilometers south of Portugal Cove South saying that the crew had discovered a crack in the hull, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax reported. The ship deployed from Antwerp, Belgium and was headed to Newark, New Jersey. […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bahrain Telecommunications Company Maritime Operating Centre (Batelco MOC) has been recognised by the ITU (International Telecom Union), IMO (International Maritime Organisation) and all countries in the Middle East region, as the main Maritime Station for the Middle East region for coordinating all safety and distress messages, for over 80 years. Batelco’s MOC has been providing […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Current low oil prices could lead to increased acquisition of distressed offshore companies by offshore investors, shipping and offshore specialist law firm Wikborg Rein reports. “The prolonged period of low oil prices, combined with reduced investment and contract awards, is taking its toll on oil service companies in the North Sea and elsewhere. For some, this may […]

  • 21 December 2011

    Naval personnel attached to SLNS Wasaba of the Northern Naval Command rescued 12 Indian fishermen when their trawlers were run aground in the seas off Delft Island on 19th December 2011 while Naval personnel attached to SLNS Elara of the same Command rescued 06 Indian fishermen in a trawler run aground in the seas off […]

  • 29 October 2014

    The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). ICS said that its member commercial ship operators are involved on a daily basis in the rescue of refugees […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vroon, an international shipping company, reported that its offshore supply ship VOS Discovery, had responded to a distress call yesterday morning, while undertaking a routine cargo run into Great Yarmouth. The distress call came from the Norfolk Tern, a wind farm workboat, which had suffered a fire on-board. Although the fire had been successfully extinguished […]

  • 24 February 2014

    On Friday, 21 February 2014, NATO warship HNLMS EVERTSEN rescued 8 Yemeni seamen who were found in the water in the Gulf of Aden. Earlier that morning, an automated distress call was received by the UK Coast Guards in Falmouth, United Kingdom, indicating that a ship was in distress off the north-eastern coast of Somalia. […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The containership NYK Orion rescued five rowers from a boat in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on March 25. NYK Orion had departed from Rotterdam, Netherlands, on March 17 and was on its way to Jebel Ali, UAE, via the Suez Canal. On March 25, the vessel received an alert from a boat reported to […]

  • 14 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Iridium receives the Letter of Compliance for Iridium to provide GMDSS services.

  • 19 February 2015

    The Yara Gas III LPG carrier has sounded distress calls earlier following water intrusion into the engine room.

  • 18 December 2015

    Shipping and offshore specialist law firm Wikborg Rein says current low oil prices could mean there are bargains to be had for investors in the offshore sector who follow recommended procedures for assessing and acquiring distressed companies. Birgitte Karlsen, a partner in the London offices of Wikborg Rein, says, “The prolonged period of low oil […]

  • 10 September 2009

    The innovative Mobilarm V100 Digital PLB is being shown to the European offshore industry for the first time at Offshore Europe 2009. This follows field trials which took place in the North Sea during July 2009. The V100 is a fully automated Marine Survivor Locating Device, which transmits a man overboard (MOB) distress alert via […]

  • 6 January 2015

    No new crew members or debris from the sunken supramax bulk carrier Bulk Jupiter have been detected during the recent search operations, the vessel’s owner and operator Gearbulk said in a statement.  Bulk Jupiter sank on January 1 about 150 nautical miles off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam, killing two of the crew members, with […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Maritime security leader the AdvanFort Company announced on Wednesday that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress. The AdvanFort fleet, which […]