Handing ships during ice navigation is a daunting task for ship professionals. Ship navigation through frozen seas requires certain important points to be followed by the navigating officers. Learn them inside.
Archives for February 2013
Put into operation in 2006, Provalys is one of the largest and most advanced LNG carriers in the world. The LNG ship has a capacity of 154,000 m3 and is propelled by dual fuel engines and electric propulsion.
The NP 247(2) is the second part of the Admiralty Annual Summary of Notices to Mariners which is issued early and contains updates on sailing directions and miscellaneous nautical publications.
Mark V Class Vessels are the world’s largest Ro-Ro ships owned by Wilhelmsen and constructed by Mitsubishi. The advanced Mark V Class is a series of four vessels Roro with M/V Tonsberg as the first.
Karadeniz Powerships are floating electrical power plants owned by Turkey based energy group Karadeniz. The Karadeniz Powership fleet is expected to fulfill the urgent electricity requirements across the countries of the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Today the new LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to increase the competitiveness of European maritime technology was presented by Vice President of the European Commission responsible for enterprise and industry policy Antonio Tajani, together with SEA Europe, the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association.
The inception of e-Navigation concept took place way back in the year 2006, when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to include a well-defined strategy to integrate new and existing navigational tools for enhancing handling and safety of ships at the sea.
The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, is calling on port states to facilitate the right of seafarers to shore leave, in line with governments’ international treaty obligations, by proposing a new pragmatic approach to visa requirements.
Current measurements of the ESA ice thickness satellite CryoSat-2 have shown that the total mass of the Arctic sea ice was 36 per cent smaller last autumn than during the same period in the years 2003 to 2008.