An engine room fire on board a bulk carrier leads to thick black smoke which reduces the visibility in the engine room and forces all staff to evacuate the machinery space. Read inside to learn about the root cause of the fire.
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Watch the dramatized video which features the accident of a ship crew member who was tragically killed by an explosion while cutting a used 200 liter drum with an angle grinder.
LÉ Aoife, the 65-metre-long Irish naval ship crashed into a pontoon at the deep water quay in Cobh, Co Cork. Footage of the accident, which happened last Saturday afternoon, was posted on YouTube by Scandinavian tourists.
In anticipation of freezing winter conditions, all fresh and sea water lines on deck of a product tanker, including the tank cleaning lines drains, were left open as a precaution. The Chief Officer (C/O) on bridge watch noticed a small pool of oil cargo moving with the roll on the main deck starboard side. Read inside to know more.
In a real life incident, the engine room crew members on a product tanker suffer severe burns from a violent oil heater explosion while doing repair work. . The explosion triggers the engine room fire detection system, initiates a fire alarm on the panel at the fire control station, and also activates the local automatic water mist system.
Malaysia yesterday launched its largest and the world’s third biggest trailing suction hopper dredger, named “Inai Kenanga”.
On 20 August 2013, the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller – Maersk Line’s first Triple-E vessel and the world’s largest ship – passed under the Great Belt Bridge, Denmark on the ship’s maiden voyage.
Until now icebreaker ships have been built to cut ice in a straight line. However, a newly developed icebreaker “Baltika” will be seen cutting thick layers of ice sideways. The vessel is being built for Russia’s Ministry of Transport for use in the Gulf of Finland, near St. Petersburg.
In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway’s Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise this morning.