As inert gas is asphyxiating, it can cause hazardous effects on ship personnel and can even lead to death. Ship officers must take extra precautions while dealing with inert gas and inert gas system on board ships. Learn ten safety precautions to take while dealing with inert gas system.
Archives for November 2013
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.
Baltic mooring is a combination mooring of a vessel alongside the berth which employs a stern mooring shackled to the offshore anchor cable in the region of the “ganger length”. Learn how baltic mooring is done in this video.
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.
The high cost of marine fuel oil requires maritime professionals to bunker, store and use the heavy fuel oil, diesel oil and marine gas oil very carefully and exercise due diligence in keeping track of the consumptions meticulously. Learn important practical tips for bunkering and storage of fuel oil on ships.
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.