Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 11542

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Maritime Flags of Convenience Visualized

  We recently decided to get to work on some maritime visualizations. Above is a bubble graph I created representing the number of ships registered to each flag state.   This graph...

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 125

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Maritime News

MHI Finally Delivers Delayed Aida Cruise Ship, AIDAPrima

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced that it has delivered the fuel-efficient AIDAprima cruise ship to AIDA Cruises at a ceremony held at Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Japan. AIDAprima...

March 15, 2016
Total Views: 42

Monday, March 14, 2016
Maritime News

Study: Megaships Not Good For Economies of Scale

A simulation study on the operational and financial impacts of ‘megaships’ with a carrying capacity of more than 18,000 TEU on lines, terminal operators, ports and other supply chain stakeholders by global...

March 14, 2016
Total Views: 90

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Maritime News

Rolls-Royce to Supply LNG Propulsion For Fish Food Carrier

Rolls-Royce will supply a liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion package for a cargo vessel, which will deliver fish food on behalf of BioMar Group. A $6.5 million contract was signed...

March 8, 2016
Total Views: 9

Friday, February 12, 2016
Maritime News

Ro-Ro Safety Compromised By Fires and Explosions

Ro-Ro safety is a crucial issue, which was discussed by marine industry professionals at a Ro-Ro Safety Seminar held in Rome last month. Ro-Ro safety became a hot topic following the high level of...

February 12, 2016
Total Views: 53

Friday, February 5, 2016
Maritime News

South Asian Scrapyards Need To Improve Shipbreaking Practices, NGO Says

A new report by NGO Shipbreaking Platform reveals that more than 60% of 768 ships sold for scrap last year were broken on the beaches of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, where...

February 5, 2016
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Antarctic Icebreaking Vessel
Maritime News

VARD To Design Icebreaking Vessel For Chilean Navy

Vard Marine will design an Antarctic icebreaking vessel for the Chilean Navy. Operating throughout the Southern Ocean, the 125-meter long ship will provide services including logistic support, search and rescue...

February 2, 2016
Total Views: 11

Monday, February 1, 2016
Maritime News

Philly Shipyard Starts Building Four Vessels For American Petroleum Tankers

Philly Shipyard announced that it has started construction on the first product tanker in a four vessel order for American Petroleum Tankers (APT). The 600-foot long vessel will be able...

February 1, 2016
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Maritime News

New Guidance Tackles Shipboard Bullying

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have teamed up and developed new guidance to prevent bullying and harassment on-board ships. The Guidance on...

January 26, 2016
Total Views: 5

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Ship Identification 101

Containership and tanker are not and interchangeable words for a specific vessel... If it's a tanker, it's not a containership, and vice versa.

January 22, 2015
Total Views: 713

Sunday, July 21, 2013

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

A look "under the hood" of the World's Largest container ship ever built. The engine that powers the Emma Maersk.

July 21, 2013
Total Views: 3919

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Press Releases

Goldenport Holdings “Disposes” of Containership, Ultimate Destination Likely Scrapyard

Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT) announced the sale of a second ship in as many months today, one that is likely heading to the scrapyard in the very near future. The 1993-built...

December 18, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Eleonora Maersk

Suez Canal Container Terminal Now Ready to Support World’s Largest Container Ships

With a population of 84 million, Egypt has the largest population of all of the Arab nations, and in 2011 reported a GDP $232 billion.  The country is also one...

October 11, 2012
Total Views: 25

Monday, August 20, 2012
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New US Navy Oceanographic Vessel Will Provide Valuable New Research Tool [VIDEO]

ARLINGTON, Va.-Construction for two new research ships funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) officially got underway with a keel-laying and dedication ceremony Aug. 17 at Dakota Creek Industries...

August 20, 2012
Total Views: 38

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mercy Ships: ‘Why Do We Dry Dock?’

Here is a nice video of a recent dry docking of the Mercy Ship’s hospital Ship AFRICA MERCY. [vimeo 47311612 w=500 h=281] Why Do We Dry Dock? from Mercy Ships...

August 10, 2012
Total Views: 52

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
new york city prison barge

NYC’s Prison Barge – The Most Depressing Barge in the World?

New York City Prison Barge, The Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), is an 800-bed jail barge that is designed to handle inmates from medium- to maximum-security in 16 dormitories and...

July 31, 2012
Total Views: 1394

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Power of the Ocean – Huge Waves and Heavy Seas | 3 Incredible Videos

In the words of the great John Bossie “Mother Nature and the Sea are extreme forces that must be respected at all times.” Here are some videos that illustrate the...

July 25, 2012
Total Views: 48

Monday, July 23, 2012
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STX Dalian Delivers Panamax Bulker to SCI, More on the Way

The first of four Panamax bulk carriers ordered by the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) were delivered last Friday by STX (Dalian) Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., China. These vessels were ordered...

July 23, 2012
Total Views: 12

Thursday, July 5, 2012
diana shipping logo

Diana Shipping Gains New Time Charter Contract for Capesize Bulker, M/V Salt Lake City

ATHENS, GREECE – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, announced today that it has entered into a...

July 5, 2012
Total Views: 2