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.
Sometimes prestigious ceremonies of ship and boat launching can miserably fail. Such ship launch disasters is a sad sight to watch. Mentioned herein as ten such boat and ship fail videos.
Learn about the operation and working of the main engine starting air system in the video which describes the important parts of the starting air system along with their individual functions.
Though wearing a life jacket is an easy task, it requires regular practice to avoid errors. Watch these videos to learn how to wear a life jacket on ship and as well as in water.
Using an inflatable life raft on a ship indicates extreme situations such as abandoning the ship. Though no one would want to confront such an adverse condition, it is imperative that all mariners are conversant with the procedure of launching and boarding an inflatable life raft.
Cruise liner Pacific Sun faced a terrible storm in August 1st, 2010 almost 400 miles north of New Zealand. The video shows consequences of intense rolling and pitching inside the cruise ship when the storm struck the cruise ship.
One of the most beloved movies in the history of cinema, Titanic – the 1997 epic disaster movie is back again in 3D. The trailer of the 3D version of the movie was recently released. The movie has been directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron.
US Marines have developed a unique waste disposal system named Micro Auto Gasification System in order to tackle the problem of huge quantity of waste disposal at sea. Watch the video of the solid waste disposal technique of the US Navy inside the article.