Cruise ship crewmember dies in lifeboat drill in France

U.S. News

FILE - In this May 17, 2016 file photo, the world's largest passenger ship, MS Harmony of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, makes her way up Southampton Water into Southampton, England. A crewmember on the world's largest cruise ship has died and four others were injured when a lifeboat fell from the deck into the water during a rescue drill, the operator and officials in the French port of Marseille said Tuesday. Julien Ruas, a deputy mayor of Marseille, told the AP Tuesday that the lifeboat fell 10 meters (33 feet) or so from the fifth deck of the ship into the sea with the five crew members aboard. He identified the dead crewmember as a 42-year-old Filipino. Circumstances of the accident are still unclear.


Coast Guard Searches for Missing Container Ship Crewmember

U.S. News

Coast Guard officials in New York City say an emergency call was received around 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the Northern Jaguar reporting that a crewmember had fallen overboard in heavy seas in the Ambrose Channel while arranging a ladder used to embarking and disembarking pilots.


Crewman missing, 16 rescued after Hawaii-bound ship from Japan catches fire in Pacific

The Japan Times

HONOLULU - One crewmember who abandoned a vessel that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean while carrying cars from Japan to Hawaii remains missing after 16 were rescued. Four other crewmembers were listed as unresponsive Wednesday after rescue ships spotted them and lowered life rings but got no reply. The Sincerity Ace, a 650-foot (198-meter) car carrier, had 21 crew members on board when the fire started Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated with merchant ships on the rescue effort. Japanese shipping company Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd. owns the Panamanian-flagged vessel.


1 of WWII ship's last surviving crewmembers pays visit

FOX News

Earl Laber, who turns 93 Monday, was joined by his three sons for Friday's visit aboard the USS Slater, a floating museum docked at the Port of Albany. The Springfield, Vermont, native joined the Navy at the height of WWII and served aboard the Slater as an electrician as the ship saw action in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. After the war, Laber started Green Mountain Electric Supply. Today the company has 14 stores in three northeastern states. The Slater is the only WWII destroyer escort still afloat.


First autonomous container ship to launch in 2018

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It is set to be the first ship to sail the seas without a single human on board. Norway-based Yara has revealed its plans to develop the world's first all-electric and autonomous container ship that is predicted to remove 747 tons (678 tonnes) of carbon dioxide from the air by reducing diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year. Named'Yara Birkeland', the high tech ship is set to sail in 2018 - it will initially be operated as a manned vessel, but the team has noted 2020 as when it will be fully autonomous. Norway-based Yara has revealed its plans to develop the world's first all-electric and autonomous container ship that is predicted to remove 747 tons (678 tonnes) of carbon dioxide from the air by reducing diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year Yara Birkeland is the world's first all-electric and autonomous container ship. It is set to sail in 2018, when it will initially be operated as a manned vessel – the team has noted 2020 as when it will be fully autonomous.