The Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is an offshore floating platform which is used for oil and gas exploration. Find out more about TLPs inside the article.
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USNS Grasp is a specialized salvaging and rescuing ship of the United States Navy. The vessel has state-of-the-art equipment tools for salvaging and tugging operations at the sea.
Chinamax is a classification of ship type based on the dead weight tonnage or carrying capacity of bulk carriers. They are also termed as Valemax vessels.
The capsizing of a chemical tanker ship – Ievoli Sun – led to huge causes of concern on account of huge potentiality of maritime ecosystem pollution. Find out more about the chemical tanker Ievoli Sun incident inside the article.
The Neptune jack up vessel is a one-of-its-kind jack up ship, specially designed and built by the Dutch marine engineering and construction cumulate IHC Merwede for its Belgian owners and operators, GeoSea, an offshore specialisation ancillary of the DEME conglomerate.
A towering constructional magnificence that contains 15,000 pounds of steel salvaged from Ground Zero, New York, the USS New York is the world’s largest amphibious transport dock to have ever been built.
Unanimously known as the ‘Great Lakes’ Queen’ across the global maritime community, the M/V Paul R. Tregurtha is an unparalleled and peerless bulk carrier vessel and the biggest to sail on North America’s GreatLakes.
The largest LNG carriers of the world – the Q-Max vessels belong to the Qatari oil shipping cumulate, Qatar Gas. The Q-Max ships are so named to reflect their native country of operation and the maximum vessel length which can easily be accommodated into the Qatari harbour and port facilities.
The crude oil tanker Amoco Cadiz was single-handedly responsible for one of the hugest maritime casualties in the late 1970s as it tipped over two hundred thousand tons of rock (crude) oil near the Brittanie coast line, near to the waters of the English Channel.