An officer on watch (OOW) on a cargo vessel goes to sleep after sending the lookout duty downstairs. With no one in control on the bridge, the vessel runs aground, waking up everyone except the OOW. Learn the reason for grounding inside the article.
Archives for November 2013
A ship almost tips over during the launching ceremony before uprighting itself. According to the description provided with the video, the launch incident took place at the Damen Shipyard in Romania.
World Pearl is Damen’s entirely new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) 3300 design. The 3300 is part of an entire new range of Damen PSVs. With an 80.1m length, the PSV 3300 has a deck load of 1,500 tones.
Damen Shipyards has unveiled a completely new Wind Farm Service Vessel (WSV) to support and accommodate turbine maintenance crews at sea and allow them to ‘Walk-to-Work’.
In February 2011, Maersk Oil’s Gryphon FPSO suffered significant damage in heavy storms in the turbulent North Sea. The Recovery Story documents how the FPSO and Gryphon field were brought back to life.
The new heartwarming Google Nexus 7 Christmas ad features an important aspect of seafarer’s life – being away from the family during the best times of the year. Checkout the ad inside the article.
An accident on a cargo ship discharging copper sulphide concentrate leaves three people dead after the oxygen in cargo hold is consumed by copper concentrate. Find out more about this unique accident inside the article.
The Annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Tokyo on 17 and 18 October 2013. The meeting unanimously welcomed the IMO theme for 2013 of ‘a sustainable maritime transport system’ and its recognition of the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, social and economic.
A photographic trip down memory lane of what it used to be like getting cargo on and off ships. Before containerisation, stowage was planned and instructed by the chief officer onboard the vessel, in close cooperation with the operational organisation ashore. Read more inside.