Here’s a beautiful timelapse video from a 2009 trip down the Suez Canal onboard a Maersk container ship.
Archives for August 2013
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO.
A coal carrier ship ran aground and broke into two along the east coast of South Africa near Richards Bay on Monday. This raw video uploaded on youtube shows the vessel starting to break into half.
A chemical tanker was at anchor where her tanks were to be prepared for loading a new cargo of 50% sodium hydroxide solution, also known as caustic soda. Two crew were detailed to remove the residues of the previous cargo using a mobile pump. Read more inside.
The Wärtsilä open loop scrubber system is based on the same technology as that used in Wärtsilä Hamworthy’s inert gas systems for more than 50 years. The system operates in an open loop utilizing seawater to remove SOx from the exhaust.
The ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, which enters into force worldwide August 20, 2013, provides for the first time comprehensive protection at work for seafarers, while also promoting conditions of fair competition for shipowners.
The shocking video shows how quickly a brand new $40 million oil rig sinks during installation in the Persian Gulf as the oil workers, who are still on board, try to escape the accident.
The fire occurred in a container ship’s gymnasium. The crew responded properly to the event and quickly extinguished it. As a result of the fire, there was considerable smoke and fire damage to the bulkheads, ceiling and some sports equipment.
Global support for the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention continues to increase, as the date it enters into force approaches. Currently, the ILO has registered ratifications of the Convention by 45 ILO member States responsible for regulating conditions for seafarers on more than 75 per cent of the world’s gross tonnage of ships.