The first day of the refloating operation of the Concordia has concluded successfully. Watch the time lapse video of the process.
Archives for July 2014
Now the disaster ship Costa Concordia floats again, the work of the Dutch Conquest MB1 crane ship and her crew is there almost done. The Dutch company Conquest Offshore has in the recent months, in cooperation with a large group of international companies, installed the sponsoons that will refloat the Costa Concordia.
HHIC-Phil’s Subic Shipyard made history again in the world’s shipbuilding industry by holding a naming ceremony for five vessels at the same time.
HHIC won the bid the build an LNG bunkering vessel for the first time in the world. The company announced that it signed a contract for the construction of an LNG bunkering vessel (5,100㎥) with NYK in Japan.
The new RST54 project for sea-and-river-going vessels has been officially launched. This one-of-a-kind “platform/tanker” can carry oil when going to its destination and dry cargo or containers on its return trip.
3D printing could be set to revolutionize the supply chain in Maersk Tankers. The idea is to install a 3D printer on a tanker vessel to allow the crew to ‘print off’ spare parts they need.
‘Pieter Schelte’, the biggest vessel in the world, is to be completed in the port of Rotterdam. Owner and designer Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement to this effect. The plan is for ‘Pieter Schelte’ to arrive in Rotterdam at the end of 2014.
The CMA CGM MAGELLAN, a 365 meters long vessel, was transformed into a work of Art by world-renowned artist, JR. With this initiative, JR wanted to conclude his project initiated in 2008, when he photographed the eyes of extraordinary women all around the world.
There have been a number of accidents and injuries on ships resulting from the release of highly toxic phosphine gas. In addition, a number of fires and explosions have been caused by the unsafe disposal of residues of aluminium phosphide following the fumigation of cargoes in transit.