80 rescued after ferry suffers water ingress off Italy’s Adriatic coast

Passengers and crew evacuate into waiting liferafts after the ferry Audace suffered water ingress in the Gulf of Trieste off Italy on June 12, 2024.

Eighty people were safely rescued after a passenger ferry suffered water ingress in the Gulf of Trieste off Italy’s Adriatic coast on Wednesday, June 12. The incident on the vessel identified by the name Audace occurred in the eastern portion of the gulf at around midday (local time) on Wednesday....


Norwegian Coast Guard’s final Jan Mayen-class patrol vessel formally named

Naming ceremony of the Norwegian Coast Guard patrol vessel NoCGV Hopen, June 12, 2024

The Norwegian Coast Guard’s third and last Jan Mayen-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) was formally named in a ceremony at Vard’s Langsten facilities on Wednesday, June 12. The future NoCGV Hopen and its two earlier sisters, including class lead ship NoCGV Jan Mayen, will replace the coast guard’s...


US Navy christens towing and salvage ship Cherokee Nation

Christening ceremony of the US Navy Navajo-class towing, rescue and salvage ship USNS Cherokee Nation, June 8, 2024

The US Navy christened its newest Navajo-class towing, salvage, and rescue ship (T-ATS) in a ceremony in Houma, Louisiana, on Saturday, June 8. The future USNS Cherokee Nation is the second Navajo-class vessel. Construction is being undertaken by Bollinger Shipyards, which is also building another...


Three injured after tour boat hits berthed navy ferry in Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River

The bow of a longtail tour boat protrudes through the roof of a navy ferry following an accident at the Tha Phra Chan pier in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Three Chinese tourists were injured in the mishap.

The Bangkok Post reports that three people were injured after the tour boat they were riding in struck a berthed ferry and later sank in the Chao Phraya River in Thailand’s capital city on Thursday, June 6. The incident occurred at around 16:50 local time on Thursday when the unnamed tour boat...


VESSEL REVIEW | Yaragada – Rescue boat to be deployed off South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula

Yaragada, a new rescue boat delivered to the South Australian State Emergency Service

The South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) recently placed a new locally built search and rescue (SAR) boat into service. Built by Lonsdale-based manufacturer Nautic Star, the purpose-designed and built vessel has been named Yaragada. The new vessel replaces another that was deemed to...


Irish volunteer rescue organisation takes delivery of new RIB

A new 4.8-metre rigid inflatable boat delivered to Banna Rescue of Ireland

Banna Rescue, an independent volunteer search and rescue (SAR) organisation grouped under the Community Rescue Boats of Ireland (CRBI) umbrella, recently took delivery of a new rigid inflatable boat (RIB) built by UK-based Ribcraft. The bespoke 4.8-metre boat has a layout optimised for SAR missions...


Boluda Towage acquires French emergency response operator

A Les Abeilles International response vessel

Boluda Towage has acquired Les Abeilles International, a provider of emergency response services primarily off the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of France. The acquired company will now operate at Boluda Towage France. Its six French-flagged vessels will be added to the 40 vessels that Boluda...


Two dead, three missing following fishing boat fire in central Philippines

Two people were killed while three others have been reported as missing after a fire ignited on a fishing boat off Cebu province in the central Philippines on Wednesday, June 5. The Philippine Coast Guard reported that the fishing vessel King Bryan was off the town of Naga when it the blaze ignited...


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