Junior engineers going on board ships for training purpose are often made to do several odd jobs which are not even remotely related to engineering. Learn about seven such non-engineering jobs which junior engineers hate to do onboard ships.
Marine engineers need to consider a number of things while handling over engine room watch to the relieving engineer when the ship is at port. Learn about ten such important points inside the article.
“From Cadet to Captain: A Guide to Become a Successful Deck Officer” is Marine Insight’s new ebook , which describes the career path of a deck officer, enumerating his duties and responsibilities at each stage.
Women at the Helm is a short film which shows how the work of IMO, and others, is beginning to promote change for the better for women in shipping, and highlights first-hand experiences from some of those who have already succeeded.
Efficient communication between engine and deck officers is the key to run a ship safely and efficiently. Learn about 10 important situations wherein the engine and deck personnel must communicate clearly in order to prevent any kind of accident onboard.
Ship MS Pride of Calais crashes into a Turkish ship breaking yard for scrapping and recycling. Watch the video of the big ship hitting the beach at full speed.
In a horrifying accident in 2010, a sludge barge towed by a tugboat plowed into the disabled, 33-foot duck boat (tour boat) on the Delaware River, plunging the amphibious vessel and its 35 passengers and two crew members underwater. Two people died in the sad accident.
The video shows a brand new American Engineered EMD GT46C-ACe locomotive dropped while being unloaded from a cargo-ship. According to online sources, the incident took place at the port city of Owendo, Gabon, West Africa.
Watch the video of a cargo ship carrying more than 30,000 wooden logs caught in a fierce storm. The ship was on its way from United States to China when it faced the storm near Kuril Islands.
There are several maritime issues that needs attention in the year 2014. Here are the top five problems for which seafarers want solutions at the earliest.
In the year 2013, the maritime industry saw some very important and interesting shipping projects as they took their initial steps towards reality. As the year comes to an end, we take a look at some of the important new ship projects, concepts and developments that were announced in 2013.
A series of important maritime regulations and amendments were announced in the year 2013. As the year comes to end, we take a look at some of the important maritime regulations and amendments that are worth mentioning.
The year 2013 saw the launch of some of the biggest and challenging ship in the history of maritime industry. As the year comes to an end, we take a look at some of the major ships and marine vessels which created news this year.
Life-threatening accidents on board ships can occur as a result of several reasons. Learn ten most common and dangerous accidents that occur on ships. It is important that seafarers have thorough knowledge on these type of accidents.
In 2012, a Turkish ship anchored in Jordanian waters, 700 meters from Aqaba’s main pier, catches fire. Junior engineer Pankaj Solanki captures the full accident through his camera. Check out the accident video inside.
A ship almost tips over during the launching ceremony before uprighting itself. According to the description provided with the video, the launch incident took place at the Damen Shipyard in Romania.
The new heartwarming Google Nexus 7 Christmas ad features an important aspect of seafarer’s life – being away from the family during the best times of the year. Checkout the ad inside the article.
The video shows an extremely strange incident wherein the barge being launched pulls a bulldozer along with it into the water. The bulldozer eventually sinks and disappears.
In October, 2013, the first of three new-generation stealth destroyers for the U.S. Navy, the USS Zumwalt, was launched at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Here’s a great timelapse video showing its transition from dry dock to float-off on the Kennebec River.
Today’s “picture of the day” has been sent to us by Janarthanan Raju, who is working as second mate in D`amico Ishima Ship Management. The pictures are of the salvage operation of chemical tanker Gelso M. which went aground on the shores of Santa Panagia Bay, off the east coast of Sicily.
A US Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point flew approximately 1,036 miles to airdrop a container of life-saving blood to a cruise ship northeast of the Hawaiian islands.
An infographics explaining all the important and “talked about” green technologies which are being used to make eco-friendly ships in the maritime industry.
As a marine engineer on board ships understanding how your machinery systems work and behave under different conditions is of utmost importance. Learn as to what it takes to know your machinery inside-out on board ships.
Our photo of the day has been sent by Chief Officer Kyle Marks from Australia. The photograph depicting an approaching tropical revolving storm (TRS) has been taken from a AHTS vessel Far Sky.