M/V Courage Arrives In Southampton, 100 Charred Vehicles Expected


A transporter ship that caught fire off the coast of Essex has arrived in Southampton. The American crew of the RoRo M/V Courage are reported safe after fighting a blaze using the ship's CO2 system when a cargo fire broke out on board Tuesday night. The vessel spent Wednesday afternoon anchored off the Isle of Wight before continuing to Southampton, her … [Read more...]

SPOTD: HMS Queen Elizabeth next to the 2nd largest British warship

HMS Queen Elizabeth next to the current largest ship in the fleet HMS illustrious.

This aerial ship photo of the day shows the  HMS Queen Elizabeth next to the 2nd largest British warship the HMS Illustrious. At 280 m (920 ft) LOA and displacing 70,600 tonnes the HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier and the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy and capable of carrying up to forty aircraft. … [Read more...]

WATCH: How NOT To Capsize When Crossing The Bar [VIDEO]


Curious how NOT to capsize your fishing vessel in heavy seas? New Zealand journalist Geoff Mackley decided to visit the infamous Greymouth Bar, grab the saltiest old sea-captain he could find; an unintelligible yet undeniably talented Kiwi fisherman, and ask that very question. The dialogue in this video is impossible to understand but, trust us, amid … [Read more...]

Scorpio Bulkers To Sell Five Newbuilds


Related Book: The Shipping Man by Matthew McCleeryScorpio Bulkers announced today that it has entered into agreements to sell three Capesize newbuilding dry bulk vessels and two LR2 product tankers under construction for approximately $236 million in aggregate.  The Capesize vessels are currently being constructed in China, and have expected delivery dates between … [Read more...]

Maersk Signs $1.8B Deal With DSME


Note: To learn more about Containerships be sure to read the excellent book The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson Maersk Line, a unit in shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Tuesday it had ordered 11 ultra-large container vessels from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co … [Read more...]

US Flagged RoRo Fire Off Isle Of Wight


A ship's crew has been tackling a blaze on a transporter carrying cars and US military vehicles. The UK MCA has reported a fire was reported at 22:00 BST on Tuesday when the US-registered Courage was 40 miles off Harwich. The vessel is heading to Southampton under the watch of the UK National Maritime Operations Centre. Specialists from Hampshire Fire and Rescue … [Read more...]