Twenty years ago the MS Estonia turned on her side and sank in the Baltic sea with 803 passengers and 186 crew aboard – 989 people in all – who needed to be rescued quickly in dangerous and dark conditions.
Archives for September 2014
Two vessels MV Colombo Express – container vessel collided with MV Maersk Tanjong in the Suez Canal.
A ship’s fourth engineer lost his life from an observation glass explosion when he was draining accumulated water (condensate) from the main and auxiliary air receivers during his engine room checks. Read more about the cause of this unfortunate accident inside the article.
Watch the 3rd largest cruise vessel in the world, the QUANTUM OF THE SEAS at the River Ems. After midnight the ship passed the bridge near Leer, Germany.
Maersk Line will introduce a new Low Sulphur Surcharge (LSS) to offset additional costs incurred by switching to cleaner fuels in so-called Emission Control Areas (ECA), as required by international environmental regulation effective from 1 January 2015.
Reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption is a major priority for the marine industry. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), shipping is a modest contributor to overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as a method of transport.
Watch artists painting an amazing designs on the Atlantic offshore’s platform supply vessel officially named – Ocean Art.
The ship’s mate went ashore and consumed ‘four to five pints of beer’ before returning to the vessel. He had few hours of sleep before taking over the watch. After sometime the vessel grounded. Read inside the article to find out more.
A new underwater robot can inspect ships for false hulls and propeller shafts that smugglers frequently use to hide contraband. Fleets of these robots can swarm over ships at port without alerting smugglers and giving them the chance to jettison their cargo.