Cruise Ship and Tanker Collide in Turkey’s Dardanelles Strait


A Celestyal cruise ship was involved in a collision with a tanker carrying flammable naphtha early Saturday morning in the Dardanelles strait near Gallipoli, Turkey. Celestyal Cruises reports that its ship, the Maltese flagged MV Celestyal Crystal, collided with the Marshall Islands-flagged MT STI Pimlico at about 1:28 a.m. local time on Saturday. The cruise line reports … [Read more...]

WATCH: This is What Six Months at Sea in the Merchant Marine Looks Like

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In this short documentary, Martin Machado tries to answer some of the common questions that he usually gets about shipping including: what does a #CareerAtSea look like? We are reposting this video today - June 25 - in honor of international Day of the Seafarer 2015, focussing on the them maritime education and, more specifically, what exactly a career at sea looks … [Read more...]

Hilarious Anti-Drinking While Boating PSA is a Home Run

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This video is so perfect. It was created for AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian NGO working to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol. The aim is to raise awareness around the dangers of intoxication while operating a boat, driving a car, when pregnant or together with children. As the group states in the PSA: "Docking is an art form best practiced sober." … [Read more...]

Time-Lapse – Northern Europe Run in Five Awesome Minutes

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Check out this amazing time-lapse footage filmed aboard the containership MV Carat during a recent trip through northern Europe. The uploader tells us: This time lapse footage was made while I worked on a containership in North Europe going around the Baltic Sea. During the trip we went from Riga, Latvia to Tallinn, Estonia to Klaipeda, Lithuania, Gdynia, Poland, then to … [Read more...]

Stunning VIDEO Of Newly Discovered Deep Sea Creatures

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A team of scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer have mounted a unique crowd-sourced exploration of the largely unknown deep sea off the coast of Puerto Rico. The first two legs of their 52-day expedition were spent mapping the uncharted seafloor. In April, during the mission’s third and final leg, the scientists’ focus shifted to better … [Read more...]

Video: Russian Tall Ship Rams Moored Coast Guard Vessels in Iceland


  A Russian sail training ship collided with two Icelandic Coast Guard vessels during a visit this week in Reykjavík, Iceland... and it was all captured on film. The four-masted tall ship Kruzenshtern was preparing to depart from Reykjavík harbor for Mourmansk, Russia when it rammed the moored Coast Guard vessels Týr and Þór, causing "considerable damage" to both … [Read more...]