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Durban harbour remains closed after devastating storm

2017-10-11 10:44

Durban harbour still remains closed with authorities having spent the night refloating five large vessels that were pushed aground, while emergency services are still on high alert after a massive storm that killed at least six people.

5 in hospital after charter boat rolls on KZN coast

2017-10-06 13:18

Five people are in a stable condition in hospital after a charter boat rolled in the surf at Shelly Beach, on KwaZulu-Natal's South Coast, the NSRI has said.

EXCLUSIVE: Robben Island Museum 'not aware' of its own weather warning for ferry that nearly sunk

2017-09-20 15:19

The Robben Island Museum appears to have overlooked a warning contained in one of its own reports that a ferry, which partially sank in choppy seas and high wind with more than 60 passengers aboard, 'only be used in fine weather conditions'.

Oil tanker collides with cargo ship in Dover Strait

2017-07-01 16:47

French authorities say an oil tanker and a large cargo ship have collided in the Dover Strait between Britain and France.

Commander injured, 7 US crew missing off Japan

2017-06-17 21:34

The commanding officer of the US warship USS Fitzgerald and several crew have been airlifted to hospital while the search is continuing for missing sailors after a collision.

Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea

2017-04-27 16:02

Russia's defence ministry says a naval reconnaissance ship has sunk after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew have been rescued.

20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

2017-04-08 18:33

Myanmar authorities say at least 20 people have been killed and several people are still missing after a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge.

10 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka's coast

2017-02-19 18:56

Sri Lankan police say at least 10 people were killed and seven others rescued after the boat they were traveling in capsized off the country's southwestern coast.

Skipper's body found after vessel capsizes

2017-02-05 22:06

The body of a skipper has been found on board the service launch Troupant which capsized near the Table Bay Port, Samsa has confirmed.

26 N Koreans rescued as cargo ship sinks off Japan

2017-01-12 08:53

Japan rescued 26 North Koreans after they abandoned their sinking cargo vessel in the East China Sea, the coast guard says.

 

Dozen dead after Chinese boat, HK tanker collide

2017-10-06 16:49

The Japanese coastguard says it had discovered a dozen bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized after a collision with a Hong Kong oil tanker off Japan's western coast.

We need hired ferries to cope with tourist demand - Robben Island Museum

2017-09-21 13:42

The Robben Island Museum has said it needs to make use of chartered vessels as it alone cannot cater to the number of tourists it attracts.

30 fishermen rescued from burning vessel off Durban coast

2017-07-11 20:42

An international crew of 30 fishermen were rescued from a burning Taiwanese vessel off the Durban coast, the SA Maritime Safety Authority say.

US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash

2017-06-28 09:03

The US Navy has paid tribute to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan.

Jail sentence upheld for Costa Concordia captain

2017-05-13 07:26

Italy's highest court has upheld a 16-year jail sentence for the captain of the capsized Costa Concordia luxury liner for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people.

Italy prosecutors urge jail for Concordia skipper

2017-04-21 09:09

Italian prosecutors have called on the country's highest court to drive home a guilty verdict against Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

Injured French yachtsman brought safely to shore

2017-03-11 19:19

A French solo yachtsman has arrived safely in Cape Town after a close shave with exhaustion and an injured shoulder after his auto-pilot had failed.

Container ship fire under control – Samsa

2017-02-13 17:54

A fire that broke out on board a Liberian-flagged container vessel off the Eastern Cape coast has been brought under control, the SA Maritime Safety Authority says.

Boat capsizes off Malaysia, 10 dead

2017-01-23 19:32

Ten people are confirmed dead and about 30 missing after a boat believed to be carrying Indonesian illegal immigrants capsized in rough seas off Malaysia.

19 rescued crew members on their way to Cape Town after ship floods

2016-12-05 13:10

Nineteen crew rescued from a Greek bulk carrier, which flooded following a fire at sea, are being brought to Cape Town harbour after they were rescued by a Japanese ore carrier.

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