For proper working of any 3 phase induction motor it must be connected to a 3 phase alternating current (ac) power supply of rated voltage and load. Once these three phase motors are started they will continue to run even if one of the three phase supply lines gets disconnected. The loss of current through one of these phase supply is described as single phasing.
The international shore connection is a universal hose connection that is to be provided on all ships as per the SOLAS requirement. The purpose of the International Shore Connection is to keep a standby hose attachment to get a connection from shore or from other ships in case there is a total failure of pumps onboard.
Maritime transportation has a vital role to play in our daily life as it benefits every single person across the world. Despite the fact that the developments in the aviation industry have made the movement of people and goods faster, the shipping industry remains critical to the growth of economies.
Learn about various reasons that lead to cylinder liner wear in ship’s engine and how it can be minimised. Also, learn how to measure cylinder liner wear.
With several maritime jobs websites coming-up these days, it has become fairly easy to look for your next job opportunity on ships or in the offshore industry. Check out twenty one websites you can use to search for your next maritime job.
Marine engineering is the branch of study that deals with the design, development, production and maintenance of the equipments used at sea and on board sea vessels like boats, ships etc.
Collision of ships is a scary and dangerous event. Checkout five such ship collision accidents caught on cam.
Checkout 15 of the best helicopter operation photos published on Marine Insight facebook page.
What type of ship – tanker or container, is better for seafarers to sail on? Read the article to find out what things go through the mind of seafarers while choosing the type of ship to work on.
Though getting hurt and facing minor injuries are common on board ships, seafarers must be aware of some of the most common injuries that can pose serious threat to their personal safety. Learn about ten such injuries inside the article.
Watch an amazing video of a cargo ship carrying wooden logs stuck in storm and listing at 45 degrees. The ship’s crew plays a heroic part to save the ship by releasing the logs into the sea.
CO2 fire fighting system is the last resort on ships to fight fire in the ship’s engine room or compartments. Learn about eight mistakes mariners must not make while operating CO2 fire fighting system.
Fuel valve of marine engines play a very important role in deciding the quality of combustion inside the engine cylinder. Learn about ten important points that must be considered during fuel valve overhauling.
A luxury boat worth US$2.7 million capsized on the banks of the Yellow River in Shenchuan Village of China during its launching ceremony. Check out this unfortunate failure in the video.
A shocking video shows a container ship losing control in a port, collides sideways with another ship and almost crushes a tugboat.
It is the duty of the safety officer to lookout for potential hazards and means of preventing incidents on board ships. Mentioned herein are things that ship safety officer must check.
The video shows the cargo ship Nour M in strong winds at the Port of Rhodes. The vessel, which was detained when the coast guards and custom officials had discovered thousands of bullets and about 20,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, eventually sank after smashing against the port wall due to strong winds.
It is important for engineers to understand all the types of pumps in the ship’s engine room and various problems associated with them. Learn 10 important and practical tips to handle engine room pumps in this article.
Jumbo Maritime Heavylift has made a spectacular video on the launching of the biggest heavy lift vessel Jumbo Kinetic. The HD quality video features great arial views of the shipyard and some mind-blowing camera work, greatly complimented by the background music.
The Panama Canal Expansion project, which will add a third set of locks to the canal, is supposed to double its capacity by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing bigger ships to transit. Checkout this great timelapse video of the Panama Canal Expansion Project.
Here’s a beautiful timelapse video from a 2009 trip down the Suez Canal onboard a Maersk container ship.
Ship-themed buildings are fascinating works of architecture we all love. If you hail from the maritime industry, coming across ship-shaped structures on land evokes a feeling of nostalgia or a sense of belonging which brings you closer to your profession. Checkout this amazing ship-themed buildings from around the world.
It’s quite a scary video wherein a tug boat almost tips over while towing a ship, forcing the men on the tug to jump overboard.
In a first-of-its-kind, the Japanese marine engineering giants Mitsui have come up with an ingenious alternative power generation system, which will effectively utilise both wind energy and oceanic currents to generate electricity.