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.
Due to an unusually warm winter last year, the floating ice pier that is normally used to offload cargo melted badly this summer, making it unusable. A temporary floating pier had to be installed by the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. Watch an amazing time-lapse video of the supply ship offloading at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Launching of the ship Starnav Regulus goes horribly wrong after tug boats fail to slow its progression. The ship eventually crashes into a building on the other side of the river.
Here’s a unique video showing a small aircraft landing and taking off from a ship’s deck in the English Channel. With footage of six cameras including from inside the aircraft, the amazing feat is performed using one of the most amazing aircrafts, the extreme short takeoff and landing (STOL) Foxbat A22.
Refrigeration system is one of the most important machinery systems on board ships that requires continuous monitoring and maintenance from ship’s engineers. Learn about eight most common problems that are seen in ship’s refrigerated system.
Seafarers can face a variety of problems while traveling to foreign lands while joining ships or coming back to their home land. Learn about seven important and most common problems that are faced by maritime professionals.
Seafarers are dissatisfied and disappointed as a result of several issues in the maritime industry. Mentioned herein are ten such important problems, which according to seafarers, need immediate attention.