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.
A chokepoint refers to a point of natural congestion in important navigable passages. Maritime choke points are narrow channels of shipping having high traffic because of their strategic location.
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.
Tide clock is an important ship navigation tool which is utilized to calculate the stipulated time difference between the occurrences of wave surges.