The Vessel-ID System investigation on the International Space Station demonstrated the ability for a space-based radio receiver to track a ship’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal, the marine equivalent of the air traffic control system.
The Aasta Hansteen spar is a spar gas platform designed by Technip-USA, currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. At a height of 193m (of which 170m will be submerged) and diameter of 50m this will be the biggest spar platform ever built.
Here’s a footage of ferry MF Hardanger Ferry that crashed into dock at a port in Norway. The video was captured from the shore of Tau Port, Norway, where the ferry rammed into the concrete after an electrical fault caused a blackout on-board.
The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it’s like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.
Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to assist the 22-person crew of a 485-foot, Bahamian-flagged chemical tanker after a fire in the main engineroom disabled the vessel, leaving it without propulsion, about 700 miles west of Cape Blanco, Oregon.