A ship’s master dies of drowning after falling from the gangway. The master was returning from shore leave and was supposedly under the influence of alcohol.
Archives for January 2014
Fuel valve of marine engines play a very important role in deciding the quality of combustion inside the engine cylinder. Learn about ten important points that must be considered during fuel valve overhauling.
The keel laying of the world’s first LNG Hybrid Barge took place at a ceremony held at the ”SAM Shipbuilding and Machinery“ shipyard in Komárno, Slovakia in the second week of the new year.
Ship MS Pride of Calais crashes into a Turkish ship breaking yard for scrapping and recycling. Watch the video of the big ship hitting the beach at full speed.
DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. While LNG is expected to be an early success, the picture becomes more diversified with time, as more than 20 per cent of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions, featuring batteries or other energy storage technologies.
A luxury boat worth US$2.7 million capsized on the banks of the Yellow River in Shenchuan Village of China during its launching ceremony. Check out this unfortunate failure in the video.
The new draft ‘Polar Code’ of safety and environmental rules fails to address the looming danger of having non ice-strengthened and poorly prepared ships in supposedly ‘ice-free’ polar waters, environmental organisations have warned.
Pumps are the most used machinery on board ships. All seafarers working on ships must be aware of common problems associated with them. Learn about seven issues associated with pumps and ways to troubleshoot them.
TGE Marine has participated in the development of a new eco design based on slow speed dual fuel main engines. The ship is a 3 tank version with a maximum individual tank size of more than 12,000 m3 and will consequently be the world’s largest type C tank based gas carrier.