A small feeder ship with controllable pitch power (CP) was brought out of a restricted port in order to shift berth from port to starboard side. However, in the process the vessel grounded, followed by heavy contact with the south jetty on the opposite side of the river. Read more about the incident inside the article.
Archives for February 2015
Oil company Shell intends to start a 10-year process to dismantle and remove one of Britain’s oldest and biggest oil platforms, Brent Delta, the company said on Tuesday.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that Allseas Group SA, the owner of a ship that honours convicted Nazi war criminal Pieter Schelte, immediately change the vessel’s name.
Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, aired its first-ever Super Bowl TV commercial entitled “Come Back to the Sea” – a 60-second spot combining stunning cinematic images of the ocean and stirring words from President John F. Kennedy to create an emotional storyline about people’s universal connection with the sea.
Many serious injuries (or deaths) are caused by falls from gangways or embarkation ladders. Vessel risk assessors frequently see gangways that are badly rigged or otherwise in a poor condition and witness dangerous working practices.
For the first time in over one hundred and fifty years, you can actually see the Hunley. Until recently, the submarine was completely covered by concretion, an encrusted layer of sand, sediment and shells that built up slowly over time.