Stevedores were securing containers on board a vessel with chain slings. During the securing of one container, the chain broke at the hook and hit a stevedore on the head.
Archives for January 2015
A small container vessel collided with a large container vessel when the main propulsion on the former automatically shut down. Know how a small defect can lead to a large collision at sea.
Ayesha works at Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship Khalifa Port, the first semi-automated port in the GCC region and one of the most technologically advanced ports around the globe.
In the face of shifting global trade patterns, international freight transport volumes will grow more than fourfold (factor 4.3) by 2050. Average transport distance across all modes will increase 12%.
Here’s a cool video of the semi-submersible vessel MV Fjord transporting 26 tugboats on its deck. Also checkout the videos which show how the tugboats are loaded onto the semi-submersible vessel.
The maritime industry and its mariners welcome the continued decline in Somali piracy,but would be wise to avoid any complacency that might emerge from this encouraging picture. Dryad Maritime provides a thorough analysis of the maritime crime figures for the year 2014.
Maersk McKinney Moller – Maersk Line’s iconic Triple E created a record of sailing with the record load of 18,168 TEU from the port of Algeciras, Spain. The ship is now en route to Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.
The Coastguard was notified of a fishing vessel in distress just before 11am on 20th January 2015. The Iuda Naofa, a 23m Irish fishing vessel, was taking on water 48 miles north of the Butt of Lewis.
In this short documentary, Martin Machado, a deckhand on ships, tries to answer some of the common questions that he usually gets about shipping. Watch this great video describing the real lives of seafarers in merchant marine.