Routine ’travelling manoeuvres’ of the vessel’s gantry crane by a ship’s officer were being undertaken at port. The assistant electrician, probably standing near the top of the hatch access ladder, was caught and fatally crushed between the hatch lifting hook and the guide beam of the moving gantry crane. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
Archives for November 2014
Everyone loves the amazing ship launching videos. Checkout ten cool videos of ships launched with side launching method in the article inside.
From 3rd November, two Port Authority vessels with Electronic Noses (e-noses) on their roof will be sailing in the Botlek and the Europoort. The e-nose or electronic nose is a compact measurement instrument that can observe changes in the air’s composition and, in this way, detect irritating, hazardous and unhealthy air/gases.
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Joe Pratt conducted a study on the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power docked ships at major ports. He found the potential environmental and cost benefits to be substantial.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is especially dedicated to combating pirates, addressing safety issues and helping reduce the surge of piracy around the coast of Somalia and surrounding countries. Learn more about international maritime trade laws in this infographic.
The ship’s duty officer instructed a crew member to get samples of the cargo by entering the hold number six through the trunk that housed the Australian Ladder. The crew member never came back.
Get some facts and figures on the smartest and newest cruise ship in the world – Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas in this infographics.
Panama canal pilots play a vital role in safe navigation of ships transiting through the canal. However, according to the Panama Canal pilot’s association the major expansion project has rejected the inputs from the very pilots who are responsible for transiting vessels through the locks safely and efficiently.
United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a contract for the construction of two LNG-powered Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTCs). A single MAN B&W 8S50ME-GI dual-fuel engine will power each newbuilding.