Watch this great video of the voyage of a chemical tanker through the rough Atlantic Ocean. Submitted by third engineer Selvin Jose Koruthu, this amazing video captures the true essence of the life on board ships.
Archives for February 2014
Captain of the MV Albedo, Jawaid Khan relates how Somali pirates hijacked his ship in November 2010. The crew suffered terrible mistreatment for years.
DNV G today released WaveFarmer and TidalFarmer; the world’s first marine energy planning tools to be made commercially available. WaveFarmer and TidalFarmer allow users to model marine energy projects, giving crucial insight into return on investment and annual energy yield.
MTN Communications (MTN) announces the general availability of the first calling app for maritime crew. MTN “OceanPhone Mobile” leverages the Wi-Fi infrastructure on vessels, as well as the MTN network, for calling and messaging.
Fireworks marked the first cut of steel in a ceremony last night as construction of TOTE, Inc.’s new Marlin Class, the first LNG-powered containership in the world, began at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif.
The ILO Minimum Wage for Able Seafarers increased to US$568 a month basic wage in January 2013. It then will increase to US$585 in 2014, but with no further revision expected to take effect until at least 2015.
An engineer attempted to open the incinerator door while underway. His thumb was trapped and crushed between the door holder lever and the stopper plate. Read inside to know more about the accident.
During a routine launching drill of a rescue boat, the fall wire parted, causing the rescue boat to fall into the water with four crew members inside. One of the crew members died and two were hospitalised.
Watch an amazing video of a cargo ship carrying wooden logs stuck in storm and listing at 45 degrees. The ship’s crew plays a heroic part to save the ship by releasing the logs into the sea.