Watch: 18,000-Tonne BorWin Gamma Platform Installed in North Sea

The 18,000 tonne topside of the BorWin gamma High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) platform has been installed on its jacket foundation in the German sector of the North Sea, where will soon be used to supply green power to more than one million German households. The giant converter arrived on board the heavy lift vessel Xiang He Kou which was used in the float-over … [Read more...]

Incident Video: CMA CGM Containership Hits Pier in India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJw2WfSOkQs A CMA CGM containership allided with the pier Jawaharlal Nehru Port outside Mumbai, India on Saturday, causing damage to the pier and unknown damage to the ship. The vessel has been identified as the CMA CGM Mumbai, a 335-meter containership that was only recently delivered earlier this year. Reports say the ship was coming … [Read more...]

Watch: AIS Animation Shows Mediterranean Ship Collision

We're getting our first look at the track of the Ro-Ro passenger vessel Ulysse before and after it collided with containership CSL Virginia early Sunday morning off the Mediterranean island of Corsica. The video below was created by VesselTracker using AIS data transmitted by both ships. The collision occurred before dawn Sunday morning approximately 17 miles (28 km) … [Read more...]

Cruise Ship With More Than 500 People On Board Breaks Moorings and Drifts from Dock in Scotland

Several tugs helped wrangle an Oceania Cruises cruise ship with more than 500 people on board after it broke free from its moorings in Scotland. The incident happened Wednesday after in Greenock when 'extremely' strong winds caused the 593-foot, luxury cruise ship Nautica to break its moorings and drift away from the dock into the River Clyde. "This afternoon, while … [Read more...]

WATCH Kings Point’s New U.S. Merchant Marine Ad Campaign

This month U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni are celebrating the 75th birthday of Kings Point with a new website and ad campaign geared toward informing the American public of how vital the US Merchant Marine is to the nation's security and global commerce, and of the importance of maritime security in turbulent times. "We really hope this anthemic video … [Read more...]