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Cargo Cruises aboard Giants of the Seas

Cargo Cruises aboard Giants of the Seas

CMA CGM Group is now offering genuine cruises aboard its biggest vessels, the new 16,020 TEUs container ships, such as the Marco Polo or the Alexander von Humboldt.   These giants of the seas (365 meters long, which is equivalent to more than 4 soccer fields), are among the largest vessels of their kind in the […]

VIDEO: Costa Concordia under Tow

VIDEO: Costa Concordia under Tow

The final voyage of the ill-fated wreck of Costa Concordia has kicked off and the wreck is being moved at the walking speed toward its final destination, scrapping yard in Genoa.   The project is the largest and one of the most technically complex maritime salvage jobs ever done. The slow and precise tow of […]

VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth Floated Out

VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth Floated Out

The lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier, the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth has been successfully floated out of the dock in Rosyth.   Capable of carrying up to forty aircraft, the 65,000-tonne warship was officially named by the Queen Elizabeth earlier this month. The official […]

VIDEO: Quantum of the Seas Staterooms Taking Shape

VIDEO: Quantum of the Seas Staterooms Taking Shape

Building a cruise ship involves so many aspects, aside to just construction of the ship’s steel structure.   One of them is putting the final touches inside the vessel, bringing a dash of luxury to the guests at the same time. Go behind the scenes at Meyer Werft’s cabin factory where Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum […]

VIDEO: Underwater Glance at Refloated Concordia Wreck

VIDEO: Underwater Glance at Refloated Concordia Wreck

One of the most challenging salvage projects in the history, both in terms of scope and budget, removal of Costa Concordia’s wreck from the Giglio Island, has sparked considerable attention from across the world.   Be it for the innovative approach or combination of technology and ingenuity, the project has been in the focus, especially […]

VIDEO: Viking Star Float Out

VIDEO: Viking Star Float Out

Float out is a major construction milestone for a ship, as it marks the first encounter of the steel construction with the water, which will carry it throughout its lifetime.   The same was for Viking Ocean Cruises’ first ship – the 930-passenger Viking Star- set to debut in early 2015. The traditional ceremony, which […]

VIDEO: USS America Sails Away

VIDEO: USS America Sails Away

The amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) has departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, sailing to the West Coast in preparation for her Oct. 11 commissioning in San Francisco.   The sail away has sparked considerable interest from the public who were eager to see the steel giant move across the sea in […]

VIDEO: Sneak Peak at Vroon’s Newbuilds

VIDEO: Sneak Peak at Vroon’s Newbuilds

Vroon Offshore Services B.V. has decided to introduce their newbuild subsea-support vessels VOS Sugar and VOS Star to the eye of the public.   Both vessels are being built at Fujian Southeast Shipyard, China and are due for delivery in 2015. Boasting state-of-the-art equipment on board, the vessels will be suited for various types of […]

Watchkeeper: Intelligent Ship

Watchkeeper: Intelligent Ship

As the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) reviews its work programme it is significant the member societies will be paying some attention to what has become known as “complex on board systems”, Watchkeeper writes.   Increasingly, ships are becoming dependent on these complex systems, which are now permeating every department, with a good deal […]

Real Bunker Survey or Illusion of It?

Real Bunker Survey or Illusion of It?

Most of charterers use survey services to monitor the bunkering operation process and ensure receiving the total amount of ordered fuel from the supplier.   The presence of a bunker surveyor on board during bunkering operation could be considered questionable.  What is the real necessity for a surveyor to be there? What should he/she control? […]

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