Losses from shipwrecks in the 19th Century were staggering. In 1859 – a particularly bad year – 1,416 British owned merchant ships and fishing vessels were lost around Britain’s coast and with them 1,645 lives.
Archives for February 2015
“Britannia”, the new flagship of the P&O Cruises fleet, brand of Carnival Group, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, was presented on 22nd February at Monfalcone shipyard.
Watch the float out of Royal Carribean’s newest cruise ship Anthem of the Seas at the Meyer Werft Shipyard.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced a program of recycling “lashing belts,” which are used to hold vehicles in place aboard car carriers.
Checkout the video showing some fascinating images and information on the construction of the Titanic and its twin the Olympic, the launching of these Olympic-class ships, and accidents that occurred.
A mooring rope parted at a point about 14 metres from the eye and hit the head of the ship’s OS, leaving him prone and bleeding between the mooring winch and the control stand. He was later declared dead at the hospital that same evening. Find out more about the accident inside the article.
The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity.
The world’s leading ship and offshore classification society DNV GL welcomes the world’s largest containership into class – the MSC Oscar. Delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Geoje, South Korea, in January the 19,224TEU vessel is already plying its trade on the new East-West service.
Maersk Drilling’s third XL Enhanced ultra harsh environment jack-up was named Saturday morning at a ceremony held at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Mrs. Margareth Øvrum, Executive Vice President in Statoil, honoured Maersk Drilling by naming the rig Maersk Integrator.