Symphony of the Seas: How the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Stacks Up Against Other Vessels in History -INFOGRAPHIC

More than 100 years ago, the Titanic was the largest cruise ship on the water. But today, giant vessels sometimes more than four times Titanic's size regularly travel across the seas with enough passengers and crew to form a small city.  With a gross tonnage of 228,081, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is now officially the world’s largest cruise … [Read more...]

Disaster Statistics – Ship Losses Reach 10 Year Low

Martime disasters including high profile incidents - such as the Costa Concordia disaster, Sewol ferry sinking and Norman Atlantic ferry fire - have made banner headlines in recent years but, interestingly, the overall number of ships lost at sea is declining. Back in 2007, 170 large vessels were lost and this fell to just 75 in 2014, according to a new report by Allianz Global … [Read more...]

Infographic: What the Polar Code Means for Ship Safety

Last month, the International Maritime Organization adopted the landmark "Polar Code", the first mandatory blanket legislation for the improved safety of ships operating in the world's polar regions. The new Code specifically addresses potential hazards unique to arctic and antarctic environments, such as ice, remoteness and rapidly changing and severe weather … [Read more...]