Cape Town fisherman rescued after suspected stroke

2019-03-13 17:46

The Simon's Town National Sea Rescue Institute has rescued a fisherman believed to have had a stroke on a fishing trawler south of Cape Point in Cape Town.

Nurdle hurdle: Clean-up of KZN beaches far from complete

2018-01-12 12:04

Over 40 tons of plastic nurdles remain scattered across KwaZulu-Natal's beaches, despite nearly three months of clean-up efforts to curb the damage of a container ship spill.

32 missing, fire rages after oil tanker collides with sea freighter off China coast

2018-01-07 09:07

China's Ministry of Transport has said 32 crew members from an Iranian oil tanker are missing after it collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast.

The most deadly submarine accidents

2017-12-01 10:41

Argentina has ended its search for a submarine that went missing with 44 people aboard. Here are the most deadly submarine disasters over the past six decades.

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.


Quick-thinking lifeguards save boy, 7, from drowning at George beach

2018-12-31 14:00

A Western Cape boy has been saved by rescue officials after he nearly drowned at Victoria Bay, according to the NSRI.

Search continues for 32 missing crew members after ships collide off China

2018-01-08 08:02

The US Navy has joined the search for 32 missing from an Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a bulk freighter off China's east coast.

Philippine ferry sinks; 4 dead, 7 missing, 240 rescued

2017-12-21 16:08

A Philippine ferry with more than 250 passengers and crew sank Thursday after being battered by fierce winds and big waves off the country's northeast, leaving at least four people dead and seven others missing, officials said

Robben Island ferry sinking: No one checked the weather, Samsa finds

2017-11-28 14:28

A South African Maritime Safety Authority preliminary investigation report into the September Robben Island ferry sinking has found that no one monitored the weather conditions and revealed that there were disputes about whether or not a safety briefing was held.

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.

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