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  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Turkish Navy has shared a video of its Type 209/1200 submarine TCG Yildiray sinking a decommissioned navy tanker during a torpedo-firing exercise. The navy said the firing took place on June 11 without specifying the exercise location. In the video, the Ay-class submarine can be seen submerging before firing a single wire-guided torpedo at […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Turkish Navy Ay-class submarine sank a decommissioned navy vessel in the country’s second known sinking exercise (SINKEX) of 2018. The exercise took place last week in the Black Sea and follows a SINKEX which took place in June when Type 209/1200 submarine TCG Yildiray launched a wire-guided torpedo to sink a decommissioned navy tanker. The navy […]

  • 20 January 2014

    The US Coast Guard saved twenty-four crewmembers from a sinking cargo ship Rich Forest near Guam on 19 January 2014.   The Coast Guard received report of flooding from the ship, which was carrying logs en route to China. The ship’s generators had failed and the ship was taking on 160 tons of water per […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Vessels

    Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boat KRI Rencong (622) sank on Tuesday after catching fire off Sorong, West Papua. The incident occurred while the vessel was patrolling in the waters some 20 miles from the Naval Command III in Sorong, The Jakarta Post reported. The video shared by Indonesian television content provider Kompas TV shows that […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    On 18 July the ferry MV Skagit was reported to be sinking off Chumbe island. The EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) immediately redirected a Luxembourg Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA), which was conducting counter-piracy patrols closest to the location of the sinking ferry, to Dar es Salaam. From there it conducted […]

  • 5 August 2011

    A fisherman was rescued from a sinking 35-foot commercial fishing vessel Thursday just outside of Gloucester Harbor after the boat began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston was notified at 8:23 a.m. that the fishing vessel Little Hunter was taking on water near Eastern Point in Gloucester Harbor. Coast Guard personnel from Station […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Industry news

    Yesterday the U.S. Coast Guard released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.   The findings in the report conclude that a combination of faulty management and crew […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Authorities

      A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking st… (sudanvisiondaily) [mappress] Source: sudanvisiondaily,March 28, 2011; A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking still enrages and […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Navy minehunter ‘Tajo’ rescued the crewman of a sailboat who was about to sink in rough weather in the Ionian Sea between Italy and the Greek coast. The minehunter received a distress call from a 52-year old Israeli sailor, the only crewman of a sailboat, informing that he was about to sink and […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ex-USS Ford (FFG 54), one of the few Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates still around, was sunk by live fire from ships and aircraft taking part in exercise Pacific Griffin 2019. The decommissioned ship was sunk on October 1, approximately 170 nautical miles off the coast of Guam. Units from the US and Republic of Singapore […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel assisted in an incident that occurred on January 19 when an 80-foot fishing vessel Eyak started to sink. The vessel sank approximately 13 miles south of Sitka Harbor and Sector Juneau personnel will monitor the sunken vessel for signs of pollution until the owner can salvage the vessel. Sector Juneau watchstanders […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Industry news

    Hollywood has released a new movie about one of the largest naval disasters in the U.S. history. Shot on an estimated budget of $40 million, the “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” tells the story of one of the greatest naval disasters in U.S. history – the sinking of USS Indianapolis which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine 14 […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Research & Development

    An exploration team led by Tim Taylor aboard the expedition vessel “RV Tiburon” has located and documented the wreck of the WWII submarine USS R-12. The R-12 was lost on June 12,1943 in 600 feet of water, sinking in less than 15 seconds. She sank nearly 70 years ago taking 42 US servicemen to their […]

  • 16 January 2013

    MV Emsstrom, a former German Naval training ship, which was on its way from Germany to Turkey, towed by tug Christos 22 sank on Monday, January 14, approximately 2.5 nautical miles east by north from Hopes Nose, Torquay, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency updated. Accordingly, the tug slowed to inspect a potential malfunction when it […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A secret mission to persuade Tsar Nicholas II of Russia to stay in the First World War failed when Britain’s Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener and over 700 sailors died in the sinking of the warship HMS Hampshire after it hit a mine off the Orkney Isles. 100 years later a Saab Seaeye […]

  • 4 April 2011
    Authorities

    The B.C. government has become the owner of a former war ship – HMCS Annapolis – and plans to sink it as a diving attraction in Halkett Bay… (theglobeandmail) [mappress] Source: theglobeandmail,April 4, 2011;

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Northern Diving Group (NDG), based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane, the experts when it comes to a diverse range of Diving tasks and Explosive Ordnance Disposal, are trained for a highly unlikely event of a sinking incident involving a submarine. NDG play a huge part in the successful deployment of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) whilst passing through the Sunda Strait on September 11. After having survived the Battle of Java Sea on 27-28 February 1942, Perth (I) (Commanded by Captain ‘Hec’ Waller, DSO and bar) was passing through the Sunda Strait heading for Tjilitjap […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. ships and aircraft used live fire munition to sink a decommissioned U.S. Navy guided missile frigate in waters 30,000 feet deep and 117 nautical miles northeast of Guam on September 13. The boat sank in five hours after sustaining 22 missile hits, finally succumbing to hellfire missiles shots by the “Golden Falcons” of HSC 12. The […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Live fire from ships, submarines and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2014 sank the decommissioned USS Tuscaloosa (LST 1187) at about 12:15 p.m., July 14, in waters 15,000 feet deep, 57 nautical miles northwest of Kauai. Units from Brunei, Canada, Japan and the United States participated in the sinking exercise […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Authorities

    South African Navy frigate SAS Amatole visited Plymouth, UK, to mark the sinking of the South African troop ship Mendi 100 years ago off the Isle of Wight which coincides with the nation’s Armed Forces Day. Apart from the commemoration, SAS Amatola will spend a few weeks training with the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation. The captain of […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island.   At approximately 6 p.m., the crew of the tanker Yunga contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at the Sector Corpus Christi Command Center to notify them that they saw two men […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities

    Eleven people are safe after a 95-foot towing vessel sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received a call at 3:13 p.m., via VHF Channel 16 from the pilot aboard the towing vessel Nalani stating their vessel was taking on […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities

    The Argentine Navy informed that it sunk a Chinese vessel fishing illegally in Argentine waters on March 14 and released a video showing the gun firing operation. The Navy identified the boat as Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010. The boat was reportedly conducting illegal fishing activities in Puerto Madryn, which is within the Argentinian Exclusive Economic Zone. Argentine […]

  • 20 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Another retired US Navy ship has been sunk in a live-fire event conducted during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This time, it was the decommissioned frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) which was sunk on July 19 in waters 15,000 feet deep, 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii. Unlike with the sinking of […]

  • 18 February 2013

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 32 persons of Myanmar nationality whose damaged wooden vessel had began to sink in the deep seas 250 nautical miles east of Panama on 16th February 2013. All were brought to the Galle Harbour on February 17th  and rushed to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for treatment for acute dehydration. The group, […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities

    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transferred 277 persons in distress to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61, and another five persons were medically evacuated to Malta, June 7.   Bataan and USS Elrod (FFG 55) rendered assistance June 6 to persons in distress at sea in the Mediterranean […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014.   The participating sinking exercise (SINKEX) units included the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, each of whom were able to gain proficiency in […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities

    Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, last week, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul.   Assistant Minister of Defence, the Hon Stuart Robert MP and Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy were in attendance to honour […]