Wind energy is one of the most promising renewable sources of energy for ship propulsion. A variety of technologies have been developed to harness wind power which would help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions from ships. Learn about seven of the best shipping concepts and technologies utilizing wind energy.
Archives for June 2013
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.
Inspection of busbars in main and emergency switchboards on ships is important to prevent accidents caused due to electrical faults such as short circuits, fire etc. Learn how busbar inspection is to be done on board ships by taking all necessary safety precautions.
We celebrate the Day of the Seafarers today, June 25th, the third international Day of the Seafarer and an official United Nations observance day. Thank you seafarers for everything!
The STCW convention and codes as amended by the Manila Amendements (2010) has certain mandatory requirements regarding security training of seafarers. All ship board personnel must now undertake Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PSDS) Certification course before joining the ship.
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.
Many modern ships now equipped with ballast water treatment system to filter and treat ballast water as per IMO regulations. Learn about the different ballast water treatment technologies and methods that are used in these ballast water treatment plants.
China Shipping Container Lines’ recent order for 5 x 18,400 teu vessels signals another round of vessel upsizing. For ports, the impact will be felt way beyond the Asia-Europe trade lane.
Single point mooring (SPM) is a floating buoy/jetty anchored offshore to allow handling of liquid cargo such as petroleum products. It serves as a link between the shore-facilities and the tankers for loading or off-loading liquid and gas cargo. Find out how SPM works in the article inside.