WATCH: Aasta Hansteen Substructure Heavy Lift

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The Aasta Hansteen spar is designed by Technip-USA and is currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. The facility will be the first spar installation on the Norwegian continental shelf, consisting of a vertical column moored to the seabed in water depths of 1,300 meters. First production at the Aasta Hansteen field is scheduled for Q3 … [Read more...]

WATCH: On This Day in 1994, the MS Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Caught Fire and Later Sank Off Somalia


Shipping History reminds us that on this day in 1994, the MS Achille Lauro cruise ship caught fire and later sank near Somalia following an engine explosion. Below is a first-hand account of the incident filmed by one of the crew members onboard: The MS Achille Lauro caught on fire and sank 125 miles off the coast of Somalia while I was working on board as a crew member. … [Read more...]

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

Madison Maersk at Maasvlakte II. Photo: APM Terminals

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...]