In the year 2013, the maritime industry saw some very important and interesting shipping projects as they took their initial steps towards reality. As the year comes to an end, we take a look at some of the important new ship projects, concepts and developments that were announced in 2013.
Archives for December 2013
The year 2013 saw the launch of some of the biggest and challenging ship in the history of maritime industry. As the year comes to an end, we take a look at some of the major ships and marine vessels which created news this year.
Navigator has entered into a contract with Jiangnan to construct a 35,000 cubic meter gas carrier. This vessel will be the largest ethane gas carrier on the market enabling efficient transportation to our customers for this essential petrochemical feedstock.
Mercy Ships has announced that it has reached an agreement with Asian and European shipbuilding firms to purpose-build a new 36,600-GRT hospital ship (World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship) for Mercy Ships.
Video of the launch of the world’s largest floating structure – Shell’s Prelude FLNG as its hull floats for the very first time.
Blue Water has handled the logistics and transport of the world’s largest wind turbine – the V164 8MW produced by Vestas. The assignment was to handle four sea freight transports from Aalborg, Lindoe and Southampton in connection with the installation of the test turbine.
Launch of a ship at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer, Germany creates a huge wave which scares away the spectators. Watch the video inside.
A chemical cleaning expert dies from a boiler explosion after chemical cleaning on an LNG tanker. Insufficient ventilation of flammable gases from the steam drum and introduction of hot halogen lamp resulted in a fatal explosion. Read more about the accident inside the article.
The video shows the cargo ship Nour M in strong winds at the Port of Rhodes. The vessel, which was detained when the coast guards and custom officials had discovered thousands of bullets and about 20,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, eventually sank after smashing against the port wall due to strong winds.