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Image of the Day: Icebreaker Yamal Gets Its Teeth into Icy Waters

Image of the Day: Icebreaker Yamal Gets Its Teeth into Icy Waters

Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal has embarked on a journey to assist  research vessel Akademik Fyodorov in a  geophysical study off Russia’s continental shelf.   During the expedition, the two will collect geophysical data on presence of oil-and-gas at Russia’s continental shelf beyond the 200-mile zone. Once completed, the results will be used as a foundation […]

VIDEO: Printing Your Own Spare Parts

VIDEO: Printing Your Own Spare Parts

Surging shipping costs for ship spare parts has enticed engineers to look for more cost-effective options. If only the spare parts could be made onboard! Well, they can, with a 3D printer.   Danish shipping giant Maersk Tankers is experimenting this idea and wants to install a 3D printer on a tanker vessel to allow […]

Choosing Body Armor for Maritime Workers

Choosing Body Armor for Maritime Workers

High risk jobs need to be faced with the correct levels of protective clothing. In the case of maritime personnel, body armor is one form of protection that should not be overlooked. The fact that there’s an increased level of difficulty in determining just when a threat may be faced, prepared maritime security personnel will […]

Photos: Oil Spill Response in Pechora Sea

Photos: Oil Spill Response in Pechora Sea

Oil spill response exercises were conducted July 17-18 at exploration well No 3 of North-Dolginskoye oil field drilled by semi-submersible jackup drilling rig GSP Saturn on the continental shelf of Russia in the Pechora Sea, Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (Gosmorspassluzhba) said.   The oil spill response team was membered among others by multipurpose salvage […]

VIDEO: Conversion of Stanislav Yudin

VIDEO: Conversion of Stanislav Yudin

In November 2013, Damen’s Shiprepair & Conversion facility in Rotterdam began work on a major refit of the Stanislav Yudin, a 24,800 tonne heavy crane vessel owned and operated by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL).   During just four and half months Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) completed a complex refurbishment that included a complete upgrade of […]

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 […]

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