The 160-meter vessel of 26,000 dwt fueled by liquefied natural gas produces more than 50 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions than vessels of the previous generation.
This shocking real-life account is from a highly experienced ship’s captain based in Cyprus, whose impressive career has recently seen him manage the crewing & training functions for over 6000 seafarers.
A desperate search is underway for the 22 crew members of the South Korean cargo ship that had apparently sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Uruguay over the weekend.
The shipping industry is experiencing the biggest dry bulk market recession since the 1980s. The uncertain global economic outlook and the increased imbalance between supply and demand have lead to historical low freight rates.
Inability to keep a proper visual lookout and ineffective use of electronic aids by the ship’s OOW lead to collision of two vessels. Learn more about the accident inside the article.
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.
A trainee engine cadet was instructed to clean the top of the waste oil tank, whose contents were maintained at about 70°C. Accidentally, his left leg stumbled into the tank and plunged into the hot oil, causing severe burns.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the world’s first use of highly ductile steel plate NSafe-Hull, developed by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation on a merchant vessel. The ship featuring this new safety-enhancing feature, a large-size bulk carrier, was launched on August 2.
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has brought to market the TESS64 AEROLINE, a D/W 63,700mt type Bulk Carrier that is equipped with the new AEROLINE technology to reduce wind resistance, which combines the cut-corner design for the accommodation corner in previous models with a newly developed streamlined shape for the fore upper bow, for a 10% reduction in wind resistance.