WATCH: Subsea Cable-Layer Maersk Connector Launched

Photo: Damen Shipyards

The Damen-built subsea support vessel Maersk Connector was launched Thursday at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The vessel is owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service and is built to contract for a seven year charter agreement with DeepOcean. Maersk Connector is the second of a new generation of cable-laying vessels developed by the Damen Shipyards Group called … [Read more...]

Panama Canal Expansion Project Nearing Completion – Project Update

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The Panama Canal Expansion Program is nearing completion with the construction of the Third Set of Locks reaching 90% completion this month. The Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The new locks will have three chambers, water-saving basins, … [Read more...]

WATCH: MV Legionnaire Sideways Launch

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The MV Legionnaire, one of two new vessels that will soon begin serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, was launched on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Damen Shipyards in Galati, Romania. Minister of Transportation and Works David Brazil was on hand for the ceremony. This new ferry will service Bell Island and is expected to arrive in the province in 2016. "The … [Read more...]

WATCH: Launch of First LNG-Powered Ferry Built in North America

Launch of hull July 18, 2015.

  Last week we heard about the commissioning of the first LNG-powered ferry in North America, the F.-A.-Gauthier. Today we have time-lapse video of the launch of the first dual-fuel LNG ferry to be built in North America, now known as Hull 723. Like F.-A.-Gauthier, Hull 723 is also being built for the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) and is one of two … [Read more...]

WATCH: Pro Surfer Fights Off Shark Attack on Live Television

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If you have seen Shark Week, you know that the waters off of South Africa - home to the infamous 'shark alley' - are some of the most dangerous in the world to swim in. But shark attacks on swimmers and surfers near shore are surprisingly rare. Unfortunately statistics didn't matter for three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning, who on Sunday found himself Sunday … [Read more...]

WATCH: Steamboat American Queen Passes Under Bridge With Inches to Spare

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Watch your heads! Check out this video showing the American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, passing under the Illinois Central Railroad Bridge in Cairo, Illinois while southbound on the Ohio River with only 6" minimum clearance. "We topped around above the bridge and backed down through it with the throttles ready to go ahead should anything go wrong," a source told … [Read more...]

Here’s A Tall Ship Video for Those of You Who Like Spectacular Tall Ship Videos

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Here's a great video - make sure to turn HD on - filmed by a drone during the recent Tall Ships America Challenge held in Greenport Harbor, Long Island. The highlight of the festival included six tall ships - l'Hermione, a French replica of the 145' long Concorde class frigate of the French Navy; the Lynx, a privateer inspired by the original War of 1812 tall ship The … [Read more...]