The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter winched an elderly Sydney woman from the Dutch cruise ship ‘Volendam’ while it was tracking 40 nautical miles east off Rainbow Beach.
Archives for November 2014
Carnival Corporation announced that it has signed a MOU with Fincantieri S.p.A., to explore the possibility of a shipbuilding joint venture aimed at accelerating development and growth of the cruise industry in China.
Video summary of the 2014 award ceremony for Exceptional Bravery at Sea held at IMO Headquarters on 17 November.
The Council has extended the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta by two more years, until 12 December 2016.
IMO has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory, marking an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles.
Carnival Corporation released its 2013 Sustainability Report detailing the company’s sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled it to meet its corporate goal to reduce its rate of CO2 emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent – a year ahead of its initial plan.
CSCL recently ran sea trials from 17-20 October on what is the world’s largest container ship. The 19,000-teu newbuilding is also noteworthy for being powered by what is, physically, the largest engine ever constructed – a low-speed MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 type.
Sweden-based ferry company Stena Line has announced that it will convert its vessel Stena Germanica to methanol propulsion, making it the world’s first methanol vessel.
Checkout feature length film Hijack Interactive – an award-winning online transmedia experience that explores the hijacking of a ship in Somalia.