A massive explosion resulting in a major fire took place on board INS Sindhurakshak, a Kilo class submarine of the Indian Navy, shortly after midnight on 14 August 2013.
Archives for August 2013
Neglecting specific guidelines for mooring and failing to move away from the snap back zone, a chief officer loses his life during mooring operation. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Amidst chanting of hymns from the Atharva Veda, Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier, decommissioned on 31 January 1997, was reborn today as Smt Elizabeth Antony, wife of the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, christened India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) as ‘Vikrant’ meaning “courageous” or “victorious” in Sanskrit.
On a tanker, the fire alarm in the engine room suddenly sounded. At the same time, the engine room crew saw small flames and smoke rising from the after exhaust manifold and cylinder heads of the running main engine. Read inside for the cause and solution.
Captain Phillips is one of the most awaited movies of this year. Sony Pictures recently launched the second trailer of the movie starring Tom Hanks and based on the true story of container ship Maersk Alabama Hijacking by Somali pirates. Watch the new trailer inside.
Find out how high speed and heavy weather leads to the damage of turbocharger of the ship’s engine. Also learn about the steps that must to taken to prevent such accident on board ships.
A scary video of an on board accident wherein a tug boat which is being lifted by the ship’s crane suddenly falls into the water upside down after the rigging fails.
A old looking semi-submersible vessel is carrying ships, barges, and tugs to be sold as scrap in China. A unique video of ship carrying massive scrap cargo. Do you think the cargo is safely secured?
A vessel was engaged in the discharge of gasoline to multiple small barges alongside; an operation that lasted seven days. Three days after the end of the cargo discharge operations, a member of the deck crew began to experience symptoms that appeared to be due to gasoline vapour exposure.