The Navy christened the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) on April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974.
Archives for April 2014
Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce the first shipment of Cat® 3500 series marine gas engines from its Lafayette, Indiana manufacturing facility. Five Cat G3516 marine engines were selected to power the Becker Marine Systems subsidiary, Hybrid Port Energy, LNG-Hybrid Barge, the world’s first LNG-powered barge in the Port of Hamburg.
Watch the amazing rescue operation of the crew members of Cambodian vessel M/S SILVA when it listed to 35 – 40 degrees due to shifting of deck cargo in 2003. Checkout video of the rescue operation inside the article.
A 193-metre-long container ship ‘ Hansa Constitution’ sailing under German flag ran aground on 6th April afternoon in Hong Kong.
Watch the video of the hijacking of the merchant vessel MS Taipan by Somali Pirates in 2010. A maritime patrol aircraft of the German Navy watched the attack and recorded the video.
Watch the real-time animation of the recent tsunami from northern Chile on 1 April 2014 as a result of offshore 8.2 magnitude earthquake in the region. Watch the video inside the article.
The innovative multi-purpose salvage ice class ship Baltika of 7 MW power capacity returned to the port of Helsinki on 30 March 2014, after the second stage of sea trials. The equipment adjustment, functional check of main systems and propulsion characteristics have confirmed the readiness of the ship.
An offshore crane crashes into water while lifting heavy load. Watch the dangerous video inside.