In a first of its kind project, a Horizon lines container ship will be used to study representation of clouds in climate models. The project dubbed – MAGIC, Marine ARM GPCI Investigation of Clouds’, aims to study the influence of clouds and their constant modulation over the oceanic surfaces
A variety of ocean phenomena- both explained and unexplained have intrigued people around the world. Some of these most famous ocean mysteries have been a subject of great debates and discussions. Learn about ten such mysteries of the oceans.
The planned construction of an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) power plant in the Southern Chinese high seas is set to become the largest power plant in the world. The power plant is intended to be a joint venture between two business giants, US-based engineering corporation Lockheed Martin and Hong Kong-based construction consortium Reignwood.
The Arctic Bridge is a major polar shipping route that spans between North-western Russia and the Canadian heartland, and is also an extremely crucial alternate shipping route.
Fishing vessels have evolved over time with the increase in demand of fishes and sea creatures used as food around the world. Find out about the different types of fishing vessels inside the article.
The Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is an offshore floating platform which is used for oil and gas exploration. Find out more about TLPs inside the article.
Chinamax is a classification of ship type based on the dead weight tonnage or carrying capacity of bulk carriers. They are also termed as Valemax vessels.
The ABT Summer was a Liberian registered oil cargo vessel, which caused an oil spill after a detonation rocked the ship and sunk it, leading to an oil spill disaster. Find out more about the ABT Summer Oil Spill Incident inside the article.
The unexpected casualty of the MSC container ship Napoli in the British waters, five years ago, left an indelible mark upon the international container shipping sector. Know more about MSC Napoli accident inside the article.
Derived from a portmanteau of two words – wings and wings – from the Grecian language, L’Hydroptère is a uniquely crafted triple-hulled hydroplane vessel, which is also supposed to be the fastest water craft.
There’s always an atom of fact in fiction and the story of Davy Jones Locker is no exception to this rule. Find out what does Davy Jones Locker means and what are the stories behind the origin of the term.
One very famous variant of tanker ships during the early days of shipping and at the time of world war were the T-2 tankers of the U.S Navy. Find out more about these unique tanker ships in the article inside.
RoRo or Roll on Roll off ship is a special type of vessel which is used for the transportation of cars and other automobiles. Find out about the different types of roll on roll off ships used in the shipping industry.
Maritime classification societies were born out of a need to ensure the continued safety and security of the maritime domain with respect to the vessels and the various marine aiding constructions. The role of a classification society is thus quite set and of utmost importance. Find out more inside the article.
Every merchant ship needs to be registered to a state of its choice. The ship is then bound to carry the flag of that state and also follow the rules and regulations enforced by the same. Find out more about flag state and its importance in the article inside.
The mothball fleet is the colloquial term set for the United States’ naval reserve fleet. Reserve fleet comprises of those naval ships which are outfitted for naval use, but are kept in reserve unless specifically required
The ship figureheads located on the bow of vessels were the highlight of ancient shipbuilding and architecture, till their redundancy on account of developments in vessel-building and architecture. Find out more about ship figurehead inside the article.
A Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) is the vital component required while transiting and transferring Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) through the oceanic channels. Find out more about FSRU inside the article.
Navigation by stars has been the oldest and the most conventional way of navigating in the vast oceanic expanse. Technological advancements might have enabled and provided far more pin-point precision than star navigation contemporarily, but fact remains that celestial navigation was one of the highlights of the ancient maritime era.
Anti-pollution vessel is a special type of ship which is employed to absorb pollutants from oceanic water during ship accidents or any other incident which has lead to pollution at the sea. Find out more about anti sea pollution ships inside the article.
Surface effect ships are special types of vessels which are a combination of hovercrafts and catamarans. They are so designed that they can use both air cushion and conventional propulsion as and when required. This allows them to have greater speed on sea water.
Carlos Fischer is one of the biggest fruit juice carriers in the world with a total storage area of over 37,000 tonnes. Put into operation in the year 2002, in the 10-years of its utilisation, the Carlos Fischer has more than re-defined the vessel system for carrying liquids like juices. Find out more about Carlos Fischer in the article.
Accommodation at the sea for crews working in the high seas’ drilling industry is provided by way of flotels, an amalgamation of the term ‘floating hotel.’ Flotels have been used in the oil rigs in the high seas’ sector right from the late 1970s. Know more inside.
Shuttle tanker is a type of tanker ship which is used in the high seas’ oil exploratory areas for maintaining a steady constancy in the oil and gases’ supply chain. Know more about shuttle tankers inside the article.