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.
The practice of fudging rest hours of crew members is carried out extensively on board ships around the world. Learn about the various reasons behind the violation of seafarers’ rest hours and what can be the probable solutions for this problem.
Fighting fire on tanker ships in a terminal is not an easy task especially when the fire is big and has a potent fuel source nearby. The ship and terminal personnel must work with combined team effort to bring the fire under control. Learn about the general procedure to fight fire on tanker ship when in a terminal.
The Double Inverted Funnel for Intervention on Shipwrecks (DIFIS) is a system to fight oil spills from shipwrecks to prevent damage to marine ecosystem. The technology is developed by the MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and is based on the directives provided by the European Union.
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.
Team meetings on ships help in solving a variety of problems which can be caused as a result of multinational crew, lack of communication and interpersonal issues. Meetings between crew members- both formal and informal, form the foundation of overall safety and efficiency of shipping operations.
An interface detector is an electrical instrument for detecting the boundary between oil and water. Interface detectors are a must for tanker ships according to IMO’s resolution of Marine Environment Protection Committee 5 (XIII). Learn more about interface detectors inside the article.