Video: A Day In The Life Aboard Edith Maersk

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Last week we saw "A Day In The Life One Year After MLC 2006". Now here's a video from Maersk Line showing a daily operations aboard the Edith Maersk, a 13,500 TEU containership and sister ship to the Emma Mearsk, once the world's largest containership. How's your day going? Does this interest you? Check out the gCaptain Job Board for seagoing jobs. … [Read more...]

Cable Penetrations Almost Did In The EMMA MAERSK

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The EMMA MAERSK suffered a flooding incident in February as it was getting ready to transit the Suez Canal. As reported earlier, water entered the vessel through a damaged stern thruster. The flooding was initially contained in the shaft tunnel, however, the Danish Maritime Authority's investigation report just released notes that once the pipe tunnel was full and the pressure … [Read more...]

Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

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Back... Click HERE to read Part 1 of our Mega Engine Series The Emma Maersk's Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel ship engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover of super ships in the world today. The RTA96-C is the largest engine in the world and is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These … [Read more...]

Emma Maersk Ready to Return

The Emma Maersk arrives in Palermo, Sicily following a 1,276 mile tow from Port Said. Photo credit: Fairmount Marine

The mighty Emma Maersk is ready to return to service nearly 6 months after a damaged stern thruster caused her to take on water and lose power in the Suez Canal. The Emma Maersk has been sidelined since February 1 when her engine room flooded and she lost power near the northern entrance of the Suez Canal. On Friday, Maersk Line said that the vessel will return to service … [Read more...]

Emma Maersk Reaches Fincantieri Repair Yard in Palermo

Emma Maersk under tow by the Fairmount Alpine tug. Image: Maersk Line

The disabled Emma Maersk has been successfully delivered to a Fincantieri yard in Palermo, Sicily, where she will undergo repairs to fix a broken stern thruster and damage caused by a flooded engine room. Fairmount Marine confirmed Monday that its tug, Fairmount Alpine, delivered the massive Emma Maersk to the Fincantieri yard following a week long, 1,276 mile tow from the … [Read more...]

Emma Maersk Departs Egyptian Port Under Tow [IMAGES]

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With initial repairs complete, the giant container ship Emma Maersk is now under tow from Port Said.  She is on her way to a European port where the ship will undergo a thorough inspection and full repairs following an engineering casualty which left her stranded near the Suez on 2 February. Palle Laursen, Maersk Line’s Head of Ship Management in Copenhagen, commented, … [Read more...]

Maersk Line: Emma Maersk Out for Months

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Maersk Line's Palle Laursen, Head of Ship Management for the Danish liner company, provides us with this latest update on the Emma Maersk, which suffered a flooded engine room in the Suez Canal on Friday night. His full statement statement is below: Initial inspections by divers show that the water ingress was caused by damage to one of the stern thrusters. Thrusters are … [Read more...]