The management of PT Wintermar Offshore Marine is pleased to announce the company has taken delivery of “WM Pacific”, the Largest Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) flying the Indonesian flag. WM Pacific is Wintermar’s 4th and largest Platform Supply Vessel
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Mammoet, global leader in Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport, is currently employing its Liebherr LR13000, the biggest crawler crane in the world, to install four platform legs on Van Oord’s newest wind turbine installation vessel, the Aeolus.
Here’s a video of a ship that was caught in a storm near the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Watch the video as the vessel lists more than 30 degrees, battling the waves to maintain a steady course.
Lack of lookout and a sleeping officer of the watch (OOW) leads a vessel to run aground few hours after it leaves the post. Find out inside the article as to what exactly lead to this accident.
Now, seafarers will be better protected as a consequence of two amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Seafarers who are let down by their ship owner or who are entitled to economic compensation in case of long-term disablement or death will now be better secured.
The new-build Subsea Support vessel, named MV Deep Helder, was launched at Foxhol Yard Groningen on 23rd April. Vessel will be equipped with Survey and ROV systems, an offshore crane and 3 moonpools.
The next hacker playground: the open seas – and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet. Hackers recently shut down a floating oil rig by tilting it, while another rig was so riddled with computer malware that it took 19 days to make it seaworthy again.
The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said on 23rd April. The steamship City of Chester was discovered by researchers using sonar in waters about 216 feet deep. It was encased in mud.
The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that the threat is still present. The latest IMB Piracy Report shows 49 piracy incidents in the first quarter of 2014 – the lowest first quarter figure since 2007, when 41 incidents were recorded.