This is without doubt one of the most dramatic videos of a helicopter captured from a ship. The pilot is about to take off from the helipad when suddenly something prevents the helicopter from moving forward and makes him turn back and land, nearly escaping a fatal crash, which at some point looked inevitable.
Archives for July 2013
A real shocking video of the launch of a fast rescue craft going terribly wrong. The launching process turns out to be a disaster, as the craft almost tips, throwing the people overboard. The ship’s crew miserably fails to attend the man overboard situation.
Maersk Line’s first Triple-E vessel “Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller” made its maiden call at Shanghai Yangshan port on 19 July. Dignitaries from local authorities, Shanghai International Port Group and Maersk Line gathered for a port call ceremony to celebrate the historic moment.
It’s quite a scary video wherein a tug boat almost tips over while towing a ship, forcing the men on the tug to jump overboard.
In April 2010, the Liberia-flagged container ship, CCNI Antartico hit a gantry crane at ICTSI’s Contecon terminal in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The massive crane collapsed because of the hit. The dramatic video of the accident was captured by a port personnel and uploaded online.
Earlier this year, a 57,000-tonne bulk carrier “Beks Halil” steaming out of Singapore collided with a smaller bulk carrier while passing the Strait of Singapore. Watch the real accident caught on tape.
Stratfor’s Director of Analysis for Latin America Karen Hooper examines the effects the expansion of the Panama Canal will have on shipping and trade when is completed in 2015.
A couple of months later, on 23-29 September, the second vessel in the Triple-E series which is to count a total of 20 ships, will be coming to Copenhagen. To celebrate this event, Maersk will offer the public a view of the large, new, and innovative container ship and at the same time opens the doors to the world of shipping with a multi-media exhibition located next to the ship.
Winning a better deal for women is the title of the ITF’s new union resource, the women’s best practice guide, which has received ‘rave reviews’ from delegates during maritime union meetings this week.