Yokosuka Naval Base is home to some of the oldest dry docks in the world, and after 140 years, these 19th century, French-style dry docks are still being used today by the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as they bring in a ship for regular scheduled maintenance.
Archives for December 2014
Only 11 of Germany’s 1,445 container ship captains are female. 26-year-old Julia Petzold is hoping to join them. She’s second-in-command on the carrier vessel Grietje, and is hoping to be made captain within the next five years.
Three crew were in the process of overhauling a tank cleaning machine for one of the cargo tanks, when due to careless work practice one of the crewmen injured his finger badly.
Several ground-breaking and “world’s first” maritime projects were announced in the year 2014. Let’s take a look at some of the most noteworthy vessels that were unveiled this year.
During an investigation in the ship’s CO2 room, the identification for the release valves for holds one, two, four and five were misidentified. Only hold number three was correctly identified.
USS Peleliu will be decommission in March after 34 years of service, 17 deployments and more than a million miles transited, and as the last remaining Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship.
Golar LNG Ltd (“Golar”) has announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement (the “HOA”) with Societe Nationale de Hydrocarbures (“SNH”) and Perenco Cameroon (“Perenco”) for the development of a floating liquefied natural gas export project (the “Project”) located 20km off the coast of Cameroon and utilizing Golar’s floating liquefaction technology (GoFLNG).
China Shipping (Group) Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries co-held a new vessel naming and delivery ceremony in Ulsan, Korea to celebrate the formal operation of the second 19100TEU container ship CSCL PACIFIC OCEAN.
Watch this video showing a container truck being lifted by the dock crane after it is not properly detached from the container.