The first Triple-E has commenced its maiden voyage in Busan, South Korea. At the helm, the crew of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller whose members have been selected among Maersk Line’s finest.
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Ship explosions though rare, are shocking and scary to watch. Some of such real accidents involving ships and floating vessels have been caught on tape. Mentioned in this article are six chilling videos of such ship accidents.
A total of 64 cars were aboard a Russian cargo ship Astongate, which was traveling from Toyama, Japan, to Vladivostok, Russia. After a storm hit the ship — 52 of them ended up at the bottom of the sea.
A cement carrier ship ‘Cyprus Cement’ collided with several boats in Levanger marina in Norway, on July 6. Three boats sunk while others were badly damaged after the crash.
Two bulk carries, Catherine (Maltese flagged) and Baru Satu (Panamanian flagged), collided in the Aegean Sea in the Strait Kafirea, seven nautical miles south-west of Andros. The Ships have remained locked after the collision and there are no reports of a bunker spill as a result of the incident.
The first Triple-E, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, is now Maersk Line’s. Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) delivered the first Triple-E vessel the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller to Maersk Line.
But with a worldwide fleet (in Maersk Line’s case counting more than 500 ships in all types and sizes), how do you decide which ships to deploy on which routes?
The ME-LGI concept is an entirely new concept that can be applied to all MAN Diesel & Turbo low-speed engines, either ordered as an original unit or through retrofitting. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s ME-GI engine is introduced as the demand to run ships on LNG as well as HFO in the face of increasing fuel prices increases.