Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack
The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...
Although not a new system, they represent the latest design in Azipod propulsion. First used on icebreakers working in the Arctic Sea, Azipods are best described as giant, moveable outboard motors that are attached to the hull and can rotate 360 degrees. The pods replace the old-fashioned drive shaft and propellers with electric motors that conserve fuel while cruising and enable more precise maneuvering of the vessel when in port.
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