Watch the launching of the United States’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship into the Menominee River.
Archives for October 2014
The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP World London Gateway, the UK’s new deepwater container port. The 397-metre-long, 56-metre-wide Edith Maersk has a draught of 16 metres and carries up to 15,500 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). Watch an amazing time-lapse video of the ship.
Until now you have seen champagne bottles smashed against ships’ hulls during ship launching ceremonies. But now watch this video of champagne fans taking revenge by breaking a boat by smashing it against the world’s largest bottle.
A container vessel loaded some containers of Aluminium Phosphide from an Asian port. During the voyage, the crew heard a number of small ‘explosions’ inside one of these containers, after which some smoke escaped past the rubber seals of the door. Read more inside.
The world’s first LNG hybrid barge of Becker Marine Systems was christened with the name “Hummel” on October 18, 2014, at Grasbrook Quay in HafenCity Hamburg. The godmother of the inaugural event for the floating LNG power plant for environmentally friendly energy supply of cruise ships was Dr. Monika Griefahn, Chief Sustainability Officer at AIDA Cruises.
Floating cogeneration plants can easily be relocated and are, therefore, an ideal solution for power and water production on an interim basis, as they can be connected to the grid to alleviate local power and water shortages where and when needed.
Checkout a super-cool timelapse video of the pipe-laying process onboard the Allseas’ pipelay vessel Audacia.
Watch amazing time-lapse videos of ships transiting the Panama Canal.
The largest ship ever to enter the Thames is due to call at DP World London Gateway at the weekend, with estimated time of arrival in the early hours of Sunday morning, October 19.