This is without doubt one of the most dramatic videos of a helicopter captured from a ship. The pilot is about to take off from the helipad when suddenly something prevents the helicopter from moving forward and makes him turn back and land, nearly escaping a fatal crash, which at some point looked inevitable.
A real shocking video of the launch of a fast rescue craft going terribly wrong. The launching process turns out to be a disaster, as the craft almost tips, throwing the people overboard. The ship’s crew miserably fails to attend the man overboard situation.
Maersk Line’s first Triple-E vessel “Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller” made its maiden call at Shanghai Yangshan port on 19 July. Dignitaries from local authorities, Shanghai International Port Group and Maersk Line gathered for a port call ceremony to celebrate the historic moment.
It’s quite a scary video wherein a tug boat almost tips over while towing a ship, forcing the men on the tug to jump overboard.
In April 2010, the Liberia-flagged container ship, CCNI Antartico hit a gantry crane at ICTSI’s Contecon terminal in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The massive crane collapsed because of the hit. The dramatic video of the accident was captured by a port personnel and uploaded online.
Earlier this year, a 57,000-tonne bulk carrier “Beks Halil” steaming out of Singapore collided with a smaller bulk carrier while passing the Strait of Singapore. Watch the real accident caught on tape.
Stratfor’s Director of Analysis for Latin America Karen Hooper examines the effects the expansion of the Panama Canal will have on shipping and trade when is completed in 2015.
Ship explosions though rare, are shocking and scary to watch. Some of such real accidents involving ships and floating vessels have been caught on tape. Mentioned in this article are six chilling videos of such ship accidents.
A total of 64 cars were aboard a Russian cargo ship Astongate, which was traveling from Toyama, Japan, to Vladivostok, Russia. After a storm hit the ship — 52 of them ended up at the bottom of the sea.
A cement carrier ship ‘Cyprus Cement’ collided with several boats in Levanger marina in Norway, on July 6. Three boats sunk while others were badly damaged after the crash.
Two bulk carries, Catherine (Maltese flagged) and Baru Satu (Panamanian flagged), collided in the Aegean Sea in the Strait Kafirea, seven nautical miles south-west of Andros. The Ships have remained locked after the collision and there are no reports of a bunker spill as a result of the incident.
But with a worldwide fleet (in Maersk Line’s case counting more than 500 ships in all types and sizes), how do you decide which ships to deploy on which routes?
Watch this scary video of the launch of the NOAA fisheries survey vessel Reuben Lasker, which reportedly injured several people with a blast of wooden plank debris created by a wave from the ship launch.
With respect to this year’s Seafarer’s Day theme of “Faces of the Seas”, here’s a new video celebrating the spirit of seafaring and respecting the great work of seafarers. Also, check out the special offer on ebooks – Flat 50% OFF for this whole week. Watch the video inside the article.
As “The Day of the Seafarers” is just round the corner, here’s a video released by the IMO, urging people to “Get Involved” and support the 1.5 million seafarers around the world.
The issue of piracy at sea has inspired several film makers to make movies based on somali pirates and real ship highjacking incidents. Mentioned herein are five such somali pirates movies which make an interesting watch.
Trailer of one of the most awaited movies of 2013, Captain Phillips, a movie based on the real life incident of Maersk Alabama Highjacking by Somali Pirates, starring Tom Hanks and directed by the maker of the “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum” has been released.
The first of the world’s largest container ships – Maersk’s Triple E Vessels is scheduled for delivery in July 2013. Watch the video of the assembling process of the Triple E Vessel in the shipyard.