Bow thrusters are type of propellers, which are smaller in size and which help in better maneuverability of the ships at lower speeds. They are generally used for maneuvering the vessel near the coastal waters or while entering or leaving a port.
The security levels under the ISPS code describe the current scenario related to the security threat to the country and its coastal region including to the ships visiting that country. Find out more about the security levels inside the article.
2016 not only saw larger vessels being launched but also the launch of largest rigs and semi-submersibles. Let’s take a look at some of the important “largest” launched of the maritime industry.
KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund, commissioned the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) to write a report on the human rights and environmental risks related to the current practice of dismantling end-of-life ships on intertidal beaches.
Ignoring industry leaders and human rights and environmental organisations, ship owners continue to profit from dangerous and dirty shipbreaking practices on South Asian beaches in 2015.
Checkout some great photographs taken by seafarers of ships approaching some of the most iconic and beautiful bridges around the world.
In Bangladesh, men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. They demolish huge ships in grueling conditions, braving disease, pollution, and the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
Watch the video of a ship as it fights rough weather at the sea.
Time-lapse photography is a great technique to experience the greatness of any process or phenomenon, which is generally subtle to the human eye. Watch ten amazing time-lapse videos of ships in this article.