Marine Insight http://www.marineinsight.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:47:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Chinese Authorities Impound Baosteel Emotion http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/chinese-authorities-impound-baosteel-emotion/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/chinese-authorities-impound-baosteel-emotion/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:15:35 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50196 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that on April 19, 2014, the MOL-operated iron ore carrier BAOSTEEL EMOTION was impounded by Chinese authorities in Zhejiang province, China.

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Calm, Safe Waters, But Ill-Fated Korean Ferry May Have Been Going Too Fast http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/calm-safe-waters-ill-fated-korean-ferry-may-going-fast/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/calm-safe-waters-ill-fated-korean-ferry-may-going-fast/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:08:38 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50192 The Korean ferry Sewol had 476 passengers and crew on board, including 339 children and teachers. Prosecutors believe the vessel capsized after turning at too high a speed. Sixty-four people are known to have died and 238 are missing, presumed dead, mostly children.

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Collapse Of Containers Caused Fire Aboard Eugen Maersk http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/collapse-containers-caused-fire-aboard-eugen-maersk/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/collapse-containers-caused-fire-aboard-eugen-maersk/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:58:29 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50188 The Danish flagged container ship EUGEN MAERSK was caught in a container fire on the aft cargo deck on 18 June 2013. The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has prepared a summary report on it stating the collapse of containers as its cause.

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3 Important Calculations Every Marine Engineer Must Know On Ships http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/marine-news/headline/3-important-calculations-every-marine-engineer-must-know/ http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/marine-news/headline/3-important-calculations-every-marine-engineer-must-know/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:42:01 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50143 Some essential parameters in the ship's engine room cannot be read directly through an instrument or gauge. Marine engineer working onboard ships must know how to carry out these important formula based calculations using a number of dynamic factors.

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South Korea President Says Conduct Of Ferry Crew Tantamount To Murder http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/south-korean-president-says-conduct-ferry-crew-tantamount-murder/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/south-korean-president-says-conduct-ferry-crew-tantamount-murder/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:52:07 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50149 South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on 21st April, the actions of the captain and crew of a ferry that sank last week with hundreds feared dead were tantamount to murder, as authorities arrested four more officers of the vessel.

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Prosecutors Extend Korea Ferry Captain’s Detention As Death Toll Mounts http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/prosecutors-extend-korea-ferry-captains-detention-death-toll-mounts/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/prosecutors-extend-korea-ferry-captains-detention-death-toll-mounts/#respond Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:24:33 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50140 South Korean prosecutors investigating last week's ferry disaster said on Sunday they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew as they try to determine the cause of an accident that likely claimed more than 300 lives.

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Captain Of Capsized South Korean Ferry Arrested http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/captain-capsized-south-korean-ferry-arrested/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/captain-capsized-south-korean-ferry-arrested/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:41:50 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50134 The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized, leaving 29 people dead and 274 others missing, was arrested on Saturday, the country's Yonhap news agency said.

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Anger Mounts After Bodies Found Trapped Inside Sunken South Korean Ferry http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/anger-mounts-bodies-found-trapped-inside-sunken-south-korean-ferry/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/anger-mounts-bodies-found-trapped-inside-sunken-south-korean-ferry/#respond Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:44:18 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50131 Angry relatives of more than 200 people, mostly children, missing inside a sunken South Korea ferry demanded authorities act now to raise the vessel and hit out at officials, including the country's president, as hopes of finding survivors faded.

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Floating Nuclear Power Plants Could Ride Out Tsunamis http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/floating-nuclear-plants-ride-tsunamis/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/floating-nuclear-plants-ride-tsunamis/#respond Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:13:33 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50111 New Floating Nuclear power plant design could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction. Like offshore oil drilling platforms, the structure would include living quarters and a helipad for transportation to the site.

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Expansion Works Starts on UK’s Largest Container Port http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/expansion-works-starts-on-uks-largest-container-port/ http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/expansion-works-starts-on-uks-largest-container-port/#respond Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:51:28 +0000 http://www.marineinsight.com/?p=50107 Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK's largest container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contactor to extend the port's Berth 9 by 190 metres.

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