Cal Maritime Training Ship Bumps Shoreside Crane on Arrival in Barbados – Incident Video

Cal Maritime's Training Ship Golden Bear sustained minor damage after one of its mast hit a shoreside gantry crane as it arrived in Barbados on Tuesday during its 2019 cruise. A statement from the school said the ship was under pilot control when the incident occurred. Thankfully, there were no injuries on board or ashore. The allision, however, did cause the training … [Read more...]

Time-Lapse Video: Resupplying Thule Air Base, America’s Northernmost Military Installation

https://vimeo.com/180321695 Located 207 km north of the Arctic Circle, on the northwest coast of the island of Greenland, Thule Air Base is the US military's northernmost installation. Thule's arctic environment includes icebergs in North Star Bay, two islands (Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Island), a polar ice sheet, and Wolstenholme Fjord – the only place on Earth … [Read more...]

Oasis of the Seas Involved in Dry Dock Accident at Grand Bahama Shipyard

A large crane collapsed onto the deck of one of the world's largest cruise ships as it was undergoing repairs in a floating dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard on Monday, resulting in injuries and damage.  According to reports, Royal Caribbean's 225,000-tonne Oasis of the Seas was in the shipyard's Dry Dock No. 2 when the accident occurred, leaving at least one large … [Read more...]

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...]