Ship Photos of the Day – USCG’s Newest National Security Cutter From the Air

The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter, James (WSML 754), is underway in the Atlantic Ocean with an MH-65 "Dolphin" helicopter, Thursday, July 30, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned National Security Cutters – the largest and most technologically advanced class of cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet. The cutters’ design provides better sea-keeping, higher sustained transit speeds, greater endurance and range, and the ability to launch and recover small boats from astern, as well as aviation support facilities and a flight deck for helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau)

The U.S. Coast Guard will officially debut its newest National Security Cutter (NSC), Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) during a ceremony Saturday, August 8th at Coast Guard Base Boston. The cutter is named for Capt. Joshua James, who is credited with saving more than 600 lives during his time with the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which merged with the Revenue Cutter Service … [Read more...]

WATCH: Manned Free Fall Lifeboat World Record Drop – 40 Meters Up!

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  Norwegian free fall lifeboat manufacturer Norsafe has set a new world record for the highest staffed free fall lifeboat drop. The new record was set June 25 when the 70 passenger GES50 MKIII lifeboat was dropped from a stomach-churning height of 40 meters (131 feet) with 10 persons on board. According to Norsafe there has never before been a staffed lifeboat … [Read more...]

WATCH: DolWin Beta Platform Departs Norway for German North Sea

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The DolWin beta high voltage AC/DC power converter platform seen sailing out from Haugesund, Norway on August 1, 2015 on its way to the German sector of the North Sea, where it will house the converter station for a large wind farm cluster. Once in position, the semi-submersible platform will be placed on the seabed and receive alternating current from wind farms, converting … [Read more...]

Scary Video Shows Giant Cranes Collapse in Small Dutch Canal – Incident Photos and Video

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At least 20 people were injured Monday when two huge cranes positioned atop a barge collapsed onto houses in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn. The cranes were being used to hoist a large section of bridge across the canal when one of the cranes - and the bridge section - collapsed onto houses lining the waterway, causing the second crane to go down with it. Media … [Read more...]

WATCH: Mighty ‘Evelyn Maersk’ Departs Hamburg

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The massive 15,500 TEU E-class containership EVELYN MAERSK caught on video departing the Port of Hamburg on the Elbe River bound for Bremerhaven, Germany, June 15, 2015. Maersk's 'E-class' containerships, beginning with the Emma Maersk, were once considered the world's largest from 2006 until late 2012 when the CMA CGM Marco Polo took over the title. … [Read more...]