With 2022 coming to a close, here’s a look back at some of the biggest maritime stories of the year through pictures, reports gcaptain.
Photo showing the Julietta D abandoned and adrift off the Dutch Coast. The bulk carrier was rescued after a dramatic 24-hour rescue and nearly running aground during Storm Corrie in late January 2022. Photo courtesy Dutch Coast Guard.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) moors up to the ice pier at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, February 7, 2022. Polar Star arrived to McMurdo after an 86-day transit from the United States and broke a 37-mile-long channel from the ice’s edge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero)
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew conducts a search and rescue operation for crew members aboard a jack-up rig on fire in Sabine Pass, Texas, February 24, 2022. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued nine people by helicopter from the rig without injuries or pollution. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew conducts a search and rescue operation for crew members aboard a jack-up rig on fire in Sabine Pass, Texas, Feb. 24, 2022. All nine people aboard the rig were rescued with no reported injuries. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Smoke billows from a fire on what Ukrainian Ministry of Defence says is a Russian ship, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, at the port of Berdiansk, Ukraine, March 24, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was one of the biggest stories 2022. Kirillovka.ks.ua/Handout via REUTERS
The Emirati ship Al Salmy 6 is seen sinking 30 miles from Assaluyeh in the Persian Gulf, Iran, March 17, 2022. Iran Ports organization/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium underway alongside the grounded container ship Ever Forward in the Chesapeake Bay. The 1,095-foot ship grounded back in March outside the main shipping after missing a turn and became stuck for more than a month. A Coast Guard investigation determined the pilot was distracted by his cell phone. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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