Trans-Atlantic on the Maersk Montana [VIDEO]

Maersk Montana

The following video was filmed from the containership Maersk Montana while sailing on the TA2 circuit between New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Miami, Houston, Mobile, Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven, and Antwerp. 3rd Class cadet Robert Jennings from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy shot and edited the video between November 2014 and February 2015. The music … [Read more...]

A Tour of Kroonborg, Wagenborg’s New Walk-to-Work Vessel

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This week, Royal Wagenborg's new ‘Walk-to-Work’ vessel Kroonborg was christened in the port of Delfzijl.  She was built last year by Royal Niestern Sander shipyard in the Netherlands and is slated to work in the Southern North Sea for Dutch oil and gas company Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (NAM) over the next decade. This "Walk-to-Work" vessel, as the name suggests, … [Read more...]

Four Ships Run Aground on Turkish Coast

Gofer B grounding

Four cargo ships hit the shore of Turkey last weekend during a storm that caused the vessels to drag anchor. The vessels include the Gofer B, Bodyer and Melek B which all hit the shore line near Nemrut Bay and the Zanzibar-flagged Pasha, which ended up capsizing and sinking near Pomegranate Pier in the Bal?kesir'in Erdek Thran township. The three vessels that ran aground in … [Read more...]

Watch: VOS Vigilant Encounters Big Breaking Seas

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Vroon Offshore's 2011-built Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel VOS Vigilant took a bit of a pounding while operating off the Shetland Islands last month. This UK-flagged vessel is an IMT955L-design from Offshore Ship Designers and was built for Vroon at the Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard in Pasaia, Spain.  She is diesel-electric powered. The following video was … [Read more...]

Video: A Day in the Life Offshore

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William Skogland, a student at Bergen Maritime Well Technology created the following film from clips provided by North Sea operator Nexen (a CNOOC subsidiary) and Odfjell Drilling. The fixed platform in the video is Nexen's Buzzard facility, located about 96 km northeast of Aberdeen in approximately 96 meters of water.  It is the largest UK North Sea oil discovery in the … [Read more...]

Watch Japanese Tugs Free Grounded Containership MOL Express

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A spectator on shore captured the following high quality video of Japanese tugboats working together to free the containership MOL Express after she ran aground while maneuvering in Tateyama Harbor, Japan.  Seaspan, the owner of the vessel, says the tugs managed to free the vessel, which was on charter to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, on the morning of 14 January, three days after the … [Read more...]

Video From Inside a Crew Change Helicopter Crash

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Shockingly, it appears that all eight people on board survived this helicopter crash. Although there's no date associated, it seems this video depicts the crash of a crew change helicopter approaching the CGG-chartered seismic vessel Viking Vision. Australian authorities report that on 12 December 2013, a helicopter with 6 personnel and 2 pilots was forced to ditch in the … [Read more...]