Unanimously known as the ‘Great Lakes’ Queen’ across the global maritime community, the M/V Paul R. Tregurtha is an unparalleled and peerless bulk carrier vessel and the biggest to sail on North America’s GreatLakes.
Types of Ships
The largest LNG carriers of the world – the Q-Max vessels belong to the Qatari oil shipping cumulate, Qatar Gas. The Q-Max ships are so named to reflect their native country of operation and the maximum vessel length which can easily be accommodated into the Qatari harbour and port facilities.
Drill ships are special purpose ships which are used for drilling on the ocean beds at deep seas. Such offshore drilling ships, relative to their operational peers have come to be regarded as a safe and sure option for extracting oil and gas at the sea.
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.
A corvette is a warship whose dimensions are slightly smaller as compared to the traditional frigate combat vessel. Corvettes have been a significant component of naval forces across the world for over countless decades.
Engaged and owned by the German shipping conglomerate Hamburg Süd, the Santa Clara is a reefer ship peerless to any. Commissioned as a part of a new class of refrigerated container ships – the Santa classification – Santa Clara was the first vessel of its classification to be put into operation.
Houseboats are a unique transformation of a simple concept of boats on water. As their name illustrates, these boats function as an alternate residential paradigm. Find out more about the houseboats in the article inside.
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 Endeavour Expedition Ship is an expedition ship which is operated by National Geographic in the Galapagos Islands located in the Pacific Ocean under the Ecuadorian governmental ownership. Find out more about this amazing national geographic adventure inside the article.
A light ship is a vessel that operates basically as a surrogate lighthouse tower to assist ships in navigation. Although lightships still exist contemporarily, their viability was huger in those times when marine construction and architecture wasn’t as developed and advanced, as it is today
Derived from a portmanteau of two words – wings and wings – from the Grecian language, L’Hydroptère is a uniquely crafted triple-hulled hydroplane vessel, which is also supposed to be the fastest water craft.
Launched a couple of years ago and put into operation a few months ago, Pacific Orca – the WIV (Wind-farm Installation Vessel) has gained immense reputation not only as the hugest vessel in its cadre but also as one of the finest.
The Siem Amethyst is an anchor handling tug supply ship with state-of-the-art technology to lessen marine pollution using less fuel consumption. Find out more about the unique vessel in the article inside.
Costa Concordia cruise ship has been in news for quite some time now. Find out more about the features and specifications of the vessel and what actually led to the unfortunate cruise ship accident. Know it all inside the article.
Vessels that ply loose cargo loads in bulk quantities across oceanic channels are referred to as bulk carriers. There are different types of bulk carriers according to their purpose. Find out about the different types of bulk carrier ships inside the article.
RoRo or Roll on Roll off ship is a special type of vessel which is used for the transportation of cars and other automobiles. Find out about the different types of roll on roll off ships used in the shipping industry.
Aircraft carriers are huge naval ships which constitute an integral part of a nation’s naval fleet. At present, it is reported that there are nine countries which possess these biggest ships as a part of their fleet, while the US navy operates the largest fleet of such vessels. Find out top five aircraft carriers in the world.
The mothball fleet is the colloquial term set for the United States’ naval reserve fleet. Reserve fleet comprises of those naval ships which are outfitted for naval use, but are kept in reserve unless specifically required
Anti-pollution vessel is a special type of ship which is employed to absorb pollutants from oceanic water during ship accidents or any other incident which has lead to pollution at the sea. Find out more about anti sea pollution ships inside the article.
Surface effect ships are special types of vessels which are a combination of hovercrafts and catamarans. They are so designed that they can use both air cushion and conventional propulsion as and when required. This allows them to have greater speed on sea water.
Beluga Gravitation is a powerful multipurpose vessel (MV) which was launched in the year 2008. This powerful vessel’s most noteworthy accomplishment was the transferring of three different ship hulls from the Nantong province to the port of Rotterdam. Find out more about the vessel inside the article.
The Ambiorix is one-of-its kind cutter suction dredger vessel, owned and operated by the Dutch conglomerate DEME – Dredging Environmental and Marine Engineering. The vessel’s operational singularity stems from its applicability in the hardest of sub-water dredging conditions.
Accommodation at the sea for crews working in the high seas’ drilling industry is provided by way of flotels, an amalgamation of the term ‘floating hotel.’ Flotels have been used in the oil rigs in the high seas’ sector right from the late 1970s. Know more inside.
Bulk carriers are those types of ships which transport cargoes in bulk quantities. The cargo transported in such ships is loose cargo i.e. without any specific packaging to it and generally contains items like food grains, ores and coals and even cement. Find out more about such ships inside the article.