Upgrades to Famous Maersk E-Class to Boost Capacity by 1,300 Containers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Maersk Line is upgrading its eight E-class 15,550 teu vessels to load a further 1,300 teu. Raising the accommodation block and wheelhouse and increasing the height of lashing bridges to take an extra tier of containers is part of the strategy to double the lifetime of the 10-year-old ships, and could be viewed as a statement from Maersk on … [Read more...]

Video: A Day In The Life Aboard Edith Maersk

Last week we saw "A Day In The Life One Year After MLC 2006". Now here's a video from Maersk Line showing a daily operations aboard the Edith Maersk, a 13,500 TEU containership and sister ship to the Emma Mearsk, once the world's largest containership. How's your day going? Does this interest you? Check out the gCaptain Job Board for seagoing jobs. … [Read more...]

Cable Penetrations Almost Did In The EMMA MAERSK

The EMMA MAERSK suffered a flooding incident in February as it was getting ready to transit the Suez Canal. As reported earlier, water entered the vessel through a damaged stern thruster. The flooding was initially contained in the shaft tunnel, however, the Danish Maritime Authority's investigation report just released notes that once the pipe tunnel was full and the pressure … [Read more...]

Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

Back... Click HERE to read Part 1 of our Mega Engine Series The Emma Maersk's Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel ship engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover of super ships in the world today. The RTA96-C is the largest engine in the world and is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These … [Read more...]