Launch of a ship at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer, Germany creates a huge wave which scares away the spectators. Watch the video inside.
Auriga Leader is the world’s first partially propelled cargo ship, fitted with over 300 solar arrays that generate around 10 percent of its required operating power. Know more in this green ship inside the article.
A marine pilot boat is a vessel that’s specifically used to ferry helmsmen or marine pilots from harbours to ships that need piloting, or vice versa. The concept of boats for pilots is quite old, predating to the heydays of the Greco-Roman empires.
Owned and operated by Wilhelmsen Logistics, the carrier ship, MV Faust is known to be one of the biggest car carrier ships across the whole international marine domain.
The shipbuilding industry is recognised as one of the most profitable industries around the world. Listed in here are top ten shipbuilding companies in the world in 2012
The Singapore port is unanimously regarded to be the busiest port in the world. While generalising, it is referred to as the Singaporean port, it is in fact a collection of all porting and harbouring amenities offered by the nation to all international and national vessels in transit.
Crane ships are powerful ocean going vessels which are mounted with massive cranes. In this article we have enumerated five huge crane ships which are used for different types of offshore jobs and are famous around the world for their enormous size and load carrying capacities.
Under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), every shipping company must take certain steps into consideration to ensure security of the crew, ship and environment. A ship security assessment is carried out to ensure that every ship follows the security measures under ISPS.
Safety committee is an imperative body on board ships to ensure safe working environment and practices. The safety committee comprises of the safety officer and the safety representative along with other competent persons.
UNCLOS or the United Nation’s Convention on Laws of the Sea was formed to ensure freedom of shipping navigation at the sea. This allowed ships of one country to move safely and freely in international waters.
Operating a shipping company in the present time is not an easy task. To operate in a strict lawful environment, every company requires great amount of resources and manpower. We bring you nine ways in which shipping companies can makes profit from implementing strict safety policies on board ships.
US Marines have developed a unique waste disposal system named Micro Auto Gasification System in order to tackle the problem of huge quantity of waste disposal at sea. Watch the video of the solid waste disposal technique of the US Navy inside the article.
Pathfinder is a unique submarine that can not only explore the depths of the ocean but also run on the ocean floor just as a land tanker does. This eco-friendly submarine seems to be one of the smartest ocean exploration vessels developed in the recent times.
Maritime industry is doing its best to keep up with the pace of the changing technology and environmental regulations. The young generation joining the field should be given the best training before they step in. Find out 4 areas maritime education and research industry should consider without fail.
CSR is a code of conduct through which a maritime organization achieves its business goals maintaining the decorum of law, ethical and international standards for safety of people involved in the organization, and protection of marine environment.
Port reception facility is one of the most important facilities which every marine port that is host to sea going vessels must provide. Find out more about port reception facilities and what kind of ports must have them inside the article.
A junior engineer should learn fast and pick up things as soon as he can when new to a ship. In this article we bring to you 13 things that a junior engineer should learn by-heart in his very first days on the ship.
A 4th engineer though adequately knowledgeable lacks the skills that come from spending years of experience on ships. In this article we bring to you a list of situations when a 4th engineer should call the chief engineer of the ship to the engine room.
A trainee marine engineer has to keep certain important points in mind in order to prevent him or herself from getting into trouble on board ship. We bring to you top 14 things, a junior engineer should NOT DO when on Ship.
Experience the best holiday suit ever, in the pursuit of probably the most dazzlingly innovative, strikingly alluring, equipped with all modern amenities, vividly impressive and preeminently designed and detailed cruise ships sailing today, the new Grand Class Golden Princess, sister to the Grand Princess. The Golden Princess is outstandingly armed with all luxurious facilities and […]
With increase in piracy activities at high seas, many weapons and equipments have been developed to fight pirates. Though pirates are a threat to maritime industry, using lethal ways to fight them have been criticized by countries around the world. Considering this fact, companies are coming up with non-lethal ways to fight piracy at sea. […]
Steam hammering in a ship’s steam system is very common. Let’s understand the causes for the same and its effect on the steam system and how it can be avoided.
A compass is a device that helps to correctly pinpoint the geographical direction while on a sea going vessel. A fluxgate compass is a very important and unique tool in marine navigation as it does not operate automatically like other magnetic compasses. Technically a fluxgate compass is an electromagnetic compass which solves the purpose of a conventional compass.
Lip seal is a type of sealing arrangement used on ships at the stern tube arrangement. The lip seal forms a part of stern tube bearing and sealing arrangement and is the most commonly used sealing arrangements on ships today Report an Error