Ship Photos of the Day – New ‘Aranui 5’ is Half Cargo, Half Cruise Ship


Half vital cargo ship, half relaxing cruise. The new Aranui 5 is at the pinnacle of today's freighter cruise market. Beginning next month, the Tahitian cruise-cargo ship will sail 14 day voyages from Tahiti to the Marquesas and Bora Bora. The vessel is owned by Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime and was custom built to deliver cargo and cruise passengers to … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship Sinks Off Yemen Killing 12 Crew


ADEN, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A cargo ship sank off the coast of Yemen killing all 12 crew, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The ship, which was carrying car tyres and car parts, ran aground on Thursday night but the incident did not come to the attention of Yemeni security until 10 hours later, its statement said. Heavy winds and high waves prevented the rescue of the … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday; week ending July 17, 2011


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Haiti-bound cargo ship at Fort Pierce being loaded with construction equipment, supplies

January 25, 2010 / The second phase of earthquake relief for Haiti is under way as 200 tons of heavy equipment and building materials are being loaded onto a cargo ship Monday at the Port of Fort Pierce. Monday at the Fort Pierce Harbor, Samaritan's Purse International Relief load the 235 foot Caribe Star 1 for Haiti. Atlantic Caribbean Line owns the 235 foot long … [Read more...]

Seacor Cheetah – Interesting Ship of The Week

M/V SEACOR CHEETAH is a 170 ft. class Catamaran passenger/cargo vessel with the capacity to carry 150 passengers at a top speed in excess of 40 knots.  It is designed to meet the specific demands of the oil and gas industry for crew transport in loop-style routes between high-traffic platforms and shore-base operations.  The Cheetah aims to increase passenger comfort and … [Read more...]

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video


The Windoc blocks the canal. Alex Howard In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal's Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge operator was aware of the vessel, the captain lined up on the centerline and maintained a speed of 5 knots. Minutes later while the vessel was half way … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship Beached in France – M/V Artemis


Like the Zhen Hua near Rotterdam, the Den Den in India and the Pasha Bulker in Newcastle Australia the Cargo Ship (actually it's a container ship) Artemis is helping to boost the economy of the French coastal town Les Sables d'Olonne. Motor Boats Monthly tells us: The storm that battered much of Wales, the southern coast of England, and northern France yesterday left a … [Read more...]