Discover a whole range of fun facts and vital statistics below about P & O Cruises’s brand new ship; Britannia, which joins its fleet in the spring of 2015.
Archives for September 2014
World Maritime Day is celebrated every year, providing an opportunity to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO’s work. Individual Governments are encouraged to mark the day, on a date of their choosing but usually in the last week of September.
Video message from IMO Secretary-General as he shares his views on this year’s theme; IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation.
Wintershall Noordzee B.V. has contracted Scaldis Marine Contractors NV for the installation of the L6-B platform, in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, in block L6. The water depth on the development location is 35 m. The location of the platform is situated 25 nM North West of Terschelling, The Netherlands.
The Kinta S. cargo ship was sunk in order to create a new artificial reef 8 miles off of the coast of Mustang Island.
Paul R. Tregurtha, the longest ship to navigate the waters of Lake Superior, ran aground in the mud just off the shore of Bayfront Festival Park.
The total Green House Gas emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in 2012 than in 2007, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global shipping industry’s trade association.
While the world’s attention is focused on piracy in Somalia, between 1995 and 2013, piracy in Asia occurred more frequently, and took more lives, than any other region of the world.
The Dutch company Falck Risc is becoming the number one expert on LNG safety in Europe. Together with the Unified Fire Department, Falck Risc will draw up guidelines and recommendations for emergency response services in dealing with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).