Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another Megaship Grounding Pushes Salvors to Their Limits

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Another ultra-large container vessel has run aground in North Europe, again raising questions about the ability of salvage facilities to tackle a major incident involving...

August 15, 2017
Total Views: 121

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ultra Large Containerships: How Big is Too Big?

By Capt. George H Livingstone, The recent grounding of the Ultra Large Container Vessel “CSCL Indian Ocean” got me thinking again about the relatively recent, quantum leap of container vessel...

February 16, 2016
Total Views: 385

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
German Salvage Tug Assisting Container Vessel

Team of Tugs Pull CSCL Indian Ocean Free from Elbe Riverbed

Above is an AIS recreation of the refloating from VesselTracker: One of the world’s largest containerships was pulled free overnight after spending five days hard aground on Germany’s Elbe River....

February 9, 2016
Total Views: 660

Ship Grounding Refloat At High Tide With Tug Assist

VIDEO: Refloat of CSCL Indian Ocean in Germany

A total of 12 tugs helped refloat the grounded CSCL Indian Ocean from Germany’s Elbe River early Tuesday morning.  The operation kicked off at exactly 02:00 a.m. and within 20 minutes the...

February 9, 2016
Total Views: 2077

Monday, February 8, 2016
Maritime News

Crews Working to Refloat One of World’s Biggest Containerships Still Stuck in Germany

One of the world’s biggest containerships remains hard aground in Germany’s Elbe River just outside the shipping channel leading to the port of Hamburg.  Since the grounding of CSCL Indian...

February 8, 2016
Total Views: 24

Friday, February 5, 2016
Maritime News

CSCL Indian Ocean Could Be Stuck For Days on Elbe River – PHOTOS

The CSCL Indian Ocean, one of the world’s biggest containerships, is still stuck on the Elbe River after the giant containership ran aground on its approach to the port of Hamburg...

February 5, 2016
Total Views: 59

Thursday, February 4, 2016

One of World’s Biggest Containerships Hard Aground on Elbe River – AIS REPLAY

Updates: CSCL Indian Ocean Grounding One of the world’s biggest containerships is hard aground in Germany’s Elbe River leading to the port of Hamburg. The vessel CSCL Indian Ocean ran...

February 4, 2016
Total Views: 763