Pioneering Spirit Sets New Offshore Lifting Record at Johan Sverdrup

A new offshore lifting world record has been set with the installation of the final topsides in first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development project in the North Sea. The final two platform topsides were installed using none other than the heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit, which installed the topsides utilizing the vessel’s unique single-lift … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Towing Vessel Sinks Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a towing vessel sank Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:00 a.m. of the towing vessel Michelle Anne sinking at Baton Rouge General Anchorage near mile marker 226 on the Mississippi River. The four crewmembers aboard the … [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...]

Watch: Strong Winds Topple Containers at Port of Antwerp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUNsdZPvSQI Check out this video filmed Sunday at the Port of Antwerp as strong winds pummeled the area. According to the uploader, the port experienced hurricane-force winds gusts or more than 64 knots - a 12 on the Beaufort scale. As you can see, the winds were so strong that they knocked over multiple stacks of containers on the dock, … [Read more...]

Passengers Injured as Norwegian Escape Hit by ‘100 Knot Wind Gust’ Off U.S. East Coast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYSiqsmAtuQ Several passengers aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Escape were reported injured after freak gust of wind reportedly caused the ship to list as much of 45 degrees, causing chairs, tables and pretty much anything unsecured to go flying. A statement from Norwegian posted to its Twitter account said the incident took place just … [Read more...]