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  • 27 January 2016

    The captain, the British insurer and the owner of the Prestige tanker that sank in 2002 off Galicia, Spain, have been found guilty for one of Europe’s worst environmental disasters, according to the Spanish Supreme Court. The court sentenced the tanker’s captain Apostolos Ioannis Mangouras to two years in prison, cancelling the previously reached ruling by which he had no criminal responsibility. […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hong Kong Court’s Justice Brian Keith sentenced Lai Sai-ming, the captain of the Sea Smooth ferry, to eight years in prison on the charges of manslaughter and endangering the safety of others at sea in the 2012 collision with Lamma IV ferry that killed 39 people, the South China Morning Post reports. Chow Chi-wai, the captain […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that 40 projects in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy have been competitively selected to receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds. Among the funds awarded, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will receive approximately $35 million to raise a retaining wall and install watertight […]

  • 14 January 2013

    The wreck of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is still lying just off the island of Giglio, where it was grounded a year ago. On Sunday January 13th a year after the disaster, sirens rang out from the wreckage place in memory of the 32 people who died. The families and friends of the […]

  • 27 June 2017

    By Jessica Resnick-Ault (Reuters) – About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles here by helicopter, from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a year. On the deck of Thunder Horse, they work two-week shifts, drink seawater from […]

  • 4 May 2007

    At least 22 Haitian migrants died after their boat capsized in shark-infested waters near the Turks and Caicos Islands, the US Coast Guard has said. At least 73 of the 150 people believed to have been on board were rescued, but more than 50 are still missing.

  • 24 April 2006

    A report submitted to Egyptian parliament has assigned blame for February’s Al Salam 98 ferry disaster, in which more than a thousand passengers died, to the ship’s owner and government transportation agencies. “The parliamentary findings showed up the situation at Egypt’s Red Sea ports,” said Hafez Abu Seada, secretary-general of the non-governmental Egyptian Organisation for […]

  • 31 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., yesterday praised passage of legislation that will provide $60.4 billion to help recover from Hurricane Sandy and other disasters in 2012 such as Hurricane Isaac. Areas in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Isaac will greatly benefit from increased funding to FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, the Corps of Engineers and USDA […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Loren Legarda today noted better disaster preparedness efforts during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda, but said that the country can still do better, especially when faced with stronger typhoons and other natural hazards. Among the main concerns in the aftermath of Typhoon Glenda is the power outage across Luzon due to damaged poles and […]

  • 24 October 2007

    The bodies of at least seven Africans have been found in a boat off the Canary Islands, Spanish officials say. A sole survivor was found in the open-topped boat, but the Spanish interior ministry said up to 50 other people were missing.

  • 14 February 2012

    Recently, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has followed his request and will allocate $4.5 million in disaster dollars recently appropriated by Congress to Oregon Inlet. Jones has been actively working with the Corps of Engineers on the need to direct disaster funding to Oregon Inlet, including a […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week, the Japanese Government delivered two SENWATEC amphibious excavator-dredgers to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). This equipment was acquired through the Non-Project Grant Aid of the Government of Japan. Minister Akio Isomata of Japan’s Minister of Economic Affairs handed over the dredging machines to the DPWH as a Japan-funded Non-Project Grant […]

  • 30 June 2006

    Opposition Leader Mick Beddoes has called for the immediate removal of the stricken vessel Bulou ni Ceva from a reef in Rotuma to prevent an environmental disaster. He said there was a risk that oil and fuel from the ship would seep into the ocean if the Government did not speed up the removal process. […]

  • 1 November 2019

    If emissions from the maritime industry are not cut, the industry will sail to “an environmental disaster”.

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified short-term Natural Disaster Recovery Activities to be accomplished with a portion of the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provides $17.398 billion to USACE for disaster […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $62.26 million grant to support a project that will enhance the safety, security, and sustainability of Apia Port, which is Samoa’s main international maritime gateway. Samoa has historically suffered from disasters triggered by cyclones and earthquakes. The breakwater at the port is badly damaged. The project will […]

  • 12 September 2011

    An overloaded ferry sank off the coast of Tanzania, and officials said Saturday the death toll was approaching 200… (UPI) [mappress] Source: TheSun, September 12, 2011;    

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The cleaning works in Devdorak valley have officially commenced following recent landslide that hit the Dariali Gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia. According to the Georgia’s PM Irakli Gharibashvili, “special vehicles were sent to the disaster area to carry out the elimination of the disaster consequences. They have already constructed a protective dike that […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Giant earthen levees will rise, new drainage systems will be built and more early warning systems deployed through the Newman Government’s latest record investment in flood and disaster mitigation projects to protect Queensland families. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said more than 40 councils would spend almost $52 million from the […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Estimates: Some 60 tonnes of oil spilled from the grounded bulker Solomon Trader off Solomon Islands.

  • 2 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced an initial list of projects to address high-priority needs in states recently impacted by natural disasters, including several in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. According to the USACE, the initial allocation of approximately $360 million will be used to address at 32 projects in […]

  • 11 June 2010

    Britain will continue plans to open up new deepwater oil drilling operations off Shetland, despite the unfolding disaster caused by the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a UK energy minister has confirmed.