Watch: Fishing Boat Topples at Repair Yard in Spain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z69LXqZpHCk This incident happened last week in A Coruña in Galicia, Spain. According to the uploader, the 34-meter French fishing vessel was in port for repairs when it slipped off its blocks and came crashing down. Luckily nobody was onboard or injured in the incident, but as you can tell the workers there were less than thrilled. h/t to … [Read more...]

MSC Cruises Inks 2 Billion Euro Order for New Luxury Ships

MSC and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have announced the signing of the final contracts for the construction of four luxury cruise ships to join MSC Cruises fleet.  All four vessels will have gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 GT, 481 guest suites, and will feature the latest maritime and environmental technology. The first of the four ships is expected to … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced the installation of energy storage systems onboard the offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which the group says could deliver impressive fuel savings of up to 50 percent. Wärtsilä says the installation of three energy storage systems features, for the first time ever, energy and load sharing capability. The system combines … [Read more...]

Oil Slick Spotted Near Sunken Grande America Off France

French authorities said an oil slick measuring several miles long has been spotted in the vicinity of the sunken ship Grande America in the Bay of Biscay one day after its sinking. The oil was spotted during an overflight of a French Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft and confirmed by the response vessel VN Sapeur which remains in the area.  France's … [Read more...]

Video: Can this Tiny Car Pull a 13,000 Metric Ton Ship?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-6Bs-NAhw Going into the video I honestly wasn't sure what the outcome would be. The car in the video is a Citroen Grand Tour C3, which host Jeremy Clarkson notes weighs about 1 tonne. So does this little car have enough torque to pull that big, 13,000-tonne ship a distance of 25 meters? Watch the video to find out and let us know … [Read more...]