WATCH: Runaway Anchor Chain Causes Chaos and Fire


A very chaotic situation indeed as this anchor chain control malfunctioned and dropped unconstricted. Most surprisingly, deckhands can be seen scurrying about in the video risking life and limb in the presence of such an unpredictable and violent force as an free falling anchor chain. Luckily the shrapnel produced by the eventual snapping of the chain apparently did not lead to … [Read more...]

RAW VIDEO: Heavy Seas Pilot Transfer Off St. Ann’s Head

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Video filmed by Alex Brown on November 15, 2015 shows a Milford Haven pilot being taken off the 257-meter shuttle tanker Ingrid Knutsen off St. Ann's Head in 35 knot winds and wave heights of 4-5 meters.  Located near Dale in West Wales, St. Ann's Head looks out over the dangerous deepwater shipping channel leading to the Milford Haven waterway and Port of Milford … [Read more...]

WATCH: Remotely Operated Crane Ops at Maasvlakte II

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Check out this video of remote controlled crane and cargo operations at the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II terminal at the Port of Rotterdam. Maasvlakte II is setting new standards with the world's first remotely operated ship-to-shore cranes. The facility features eight cab-less STS cranes that unload containers from vessels and places them directly onto automated, … [Read more...]

Cruise Ship Passenger Awarded $21.5 Million For This:


Holland America Line has been ordered to pay a staggering $21.5 million in damages to a cruise ship passenger who apparently suffered a minor brain injury after being hit by a sliding glass door during a cruise in 2011. Jurors returned the verdict against Seattle-based Holland America Line in US District Court finding that the cruise line acted with reckless disregard for … [Read more...]

WATCH: Cargo Ship Burns in Japan


Firefighters in Japan were working to extinguish a fire in the cargo area of a Cambodian-flagged general cargo ship on Thursday. According to reports, the fire started at about 2:30 a.m. onboard the 2,300 DWT MV Hong Yan while berthed in Kawasaki City, Japan. The vessel reportedly loaded with about 1,500 tons of scrap metal bound for China. Video from scene shows the … [Read more...]