Marine Insight Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:48:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Seven Indian Seafarers Released By Somali Pirates After 4 Years Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:47:48 +0000 seafarers

Seven Indian Seafarers who have been held hostage since their ship, the MV Asphalt Venture, was hijacked in the Somali Basin on 28 September 2010 have been released by Somali Pirates and are safe in Kenya. ]]> 0
Seacat Services Unveils First Tank-Tested 26M Catamaran Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:29:44 +0000 Seacat

Class-leading offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services unveils Seacat Intrepid, the first DNV GL certified 26m-crew transfer vessel to profit from a unique workboat tank testing programme.]]> 0
Photos: Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Sweden Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:26:21 +0000 1

A 90 meters long bulk carrier called named M/V KERTU of 2874 gross tons ran aground at Rural Area in the Stockholm archipelago.]]> 0
Watch: Aboard One of the Biggest Container Ships in the World – Mary Maersk Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:02:12 +0000 mary maersk

In the chess match that has global powers looking for new ways to move goods around the world, the Mary Maersk and nine other sister ships are the biggest pieces. Checkout the video of the biggest container ship in the world.]]> 0
Haunted Ship: Coast Guard Cutter Taney Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:15 +0000 USCGC Taney

The Coast Guard Cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard.]]> 0
World’s First Reliable Standardised Digital Bill of Lading Under Development Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:59 +0000 TransFollow

Dutch companies will soon be the first in the world to be able to sign for goods via mobile phone. At the initiative of EVO, TLN and NBB, Beurtvaartadres is currently developing the first reliable standardised digital bill of lading: TransFollow.]]> 0
ClassNK Issues World’s First EEDI Certification for Air Lubrication System Fitted Vessel Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:36:00 +0000 harvest frost

Leading classification society has completed the EEDI appraisal of Harvest Frost, the world’s first post-panamax bulk carrier fitted with the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS).]]> 0
10 Points to Consider While Operating Machinery From Remote System On Ships Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:29:56 +0000 Philippines shipping engineer

Even with the highest standards of automation provided on ships, seafarers must follow few checks while operating machinery systems from remote position. Learn about ten important points to consider while handling machinery remotely. ]]> 0
Pirate Ransom Negotiations: Resolving the Paradoxes of Extortionate Transactions with Somali Pirates Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:03:42 +0000 pirates

Somali pirates take a very business-like approach to their craft. They attack big ships that can pay. However, after capturing several ships they have learned about what type of ships to target and which ship owner is able or willing to pay ransom money. ]]> 0
Video & Photos: World’s Largest Jack-Up Rig – Maersk Interceptor Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:21:27 +0000 14960784833_3148db5b1a_z

Maersk Interceptor, the world's largest jack-up rig, is the second in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs. With a leg length of 206.8 m the rig is designed for year round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 150 m. Checkout photos and video of the rig inside the article.]]> 0