A popular myth exists that it is bad luck to rename a boat. It is unclear whether this applies to “boats” as big as a 987-foot-long oil tanker, but it is possible that the ship originally known as the Exxon Valdez might be used to argue that the answer is “yes.”
Nathaniel Bowditch is a famed, reputed and illustrious name in the maritime industry. The self-made nautical expert paved the way for the future of the global maritime navigational elements over 200-years ago and is considered the founder of Modern Maritime Navigation.
Peral Submarine – the world’s first electrically operated submersible in the 1880s paved the way for more futuristic submarine designs to be developed across various countries in the world. Learn more about this technologically advanced submarine which was way ahead of its time.
Nouadhibou, a major metropolis in the poverty-ridden North-west African country of Mauritania, is considered as one of the largest ship graveyards in the world with hundreds of ships abandoned together. Find out more about Nouadhibou ship graveyard in the article inside.
The unfortunate Titanic was neither the first one nor the last ship to hit an iceberg and sink. Several ship iceberg collisions in the past have resulted into loss of lives and property. Mentioned herein are ten such unfortunate ships.
Clifford J. Rodgers was the World’s First Purpose Built Container ship in the world. Find out more about the first container ship in the world inside the article.
Zoroaster – the first tanker ship in the world revolutionized the transportation of liquid cargo. Find out more about the world’s first tanker in the article inside.
Container shipping is the most optimal method of shipping freight through sea routes. Bearing rich significance to the nature of maritime operations, the advent of containerization fuelled a much need thrust into the marine sector propelling it to heights never seen before.
The Maritime Accident of SS Sultana is one of the worst disasters in the maritime history of America. Find out more about the SS Sultana disaster inside the article.
The sinking of the ferrying vessel MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea is an accident that will haunt the maritime domain for long years and even beyond. Find out more about this horrifying incident inside the article.
Wars have been the reason for the loss of several innocent lives and property in the shipping industry. Find out ten gruesome wartime accidents which shook the maritime industry to the core.
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 Great Lakes form an important internal navigable channel in the Central North American region. However traversing through these water areas isn’t easy and many ships in the past have succumbed and irrevocably lost in their swirling depths. Here are the top 10 great lakes shipwrecks.
The Challenger Expedition carried out in the early 1870s with the ship HMS Challenger paved the way for newer lines of thoughts for generations and decades to come. What were Challenger expedition and the HMS Challenger ship? Find out inside the article.
Maritime Museums play a very vital role in the restitution and presentation of noteworthy marine artefacts alongside the recounting of remarkable marine events. Find out about the top ten maritime museums in the world.
Unearthed by a group of sub-water explorers in the year 2011, a unique entity rests deep under the freezing waters of the Gulf of Botnia, in the Baltic Sea region. Its unprecedented finding and the aura of mystery surrounding its background have popularly led to it being referred as the Baltic Sea Mystery.
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.
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.
The shipping industry has seen some of the biggest ships in the past few decades. Most of these great ships have been oil tankers; however, just like any other ship they have also met their ends in some ship breaking yard. In this article, we bring you five biggest oil tankers which have been scrapped.
MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German ship which was sank by a soviet submarine. The accident is termed as the deadliest maritime disaster in the maritime history. More than 1500 people died in this worst peacetime maritime disaster.
A cargo ship accident that occurred between a French ship carrying explosives and a Norwegian vessel carrying provisions for wartime relieving provisions, the Halifax disaster in 1917 happened just towards the fag-end of the First World War. The Halifax explosion is regarded an unparalleled chapter in the history of maritime disasters.
A reef, the Inchcape Rock or the Bell Rock, is located in the North Sea, close to the coastal area of Angus in Scotland, to the east of estuary of Tay. The Inchcape Rock is famous for the numerous shipwrecks it has caused. Find out more inside.
During the ancient time sailors used to celebrate valentine day in a very unique way. This was done by sending specially made nautical gifts known as sailor’s valentine. Find out what is sailor’s valentine; what is its significance; and how it is made?