Ship launch fail
Only half expected what was to come into view. More from
Wind Docking [HD]
A day with strong wind, a nice new motor yacht maneuver to find their place
in the port for the first time ....
Unieke beelden Vox Maxima te water!
24 April 2009 is in Kinderdijk een mega schip te water gegaan. namelijk de
VOX Maxima omdat wij familie naast IHC hebben wonen hadden we het voorrecht
om zeer dichtbij te komen om dit vast te leggen!
They paid $200 for the music. Sorry haters
All pictures' origin:
The world largest ship, the 564,763 dwt Norwegian tanker Jahre Viking to be
converted to FSO - DN.
The Norwegian business Dagens Næringsliv paper reports First Olsen Tankers
has written a letter of intent
with Maersk Oil Qatar with regard to using the 564,763 dwt Norwegian 1979
built ULCC Jahre Viking as a FSO.
Name: Knock Nevis
IMO No: 7381154
Ex: Jahre Viking-2004; Happy Giant-1991 Seawise Giant-1989
Status: In service as FSO.
Flag: Norway (NIS)
DWT: 564,761 ( After reconstructing )
Builder: Sumitomo H.I. (1016)
Owner: First Olsen Tankers Pte. Ltd.
Engine Type: Sumitomo Stal-Laval AP steam turbines, 50.000 PS, 37300 kW by
Previous Names :
Year Previous Names
1991 - 2004 Jahre Viking
1989 - 1991 Happy Giant
1979 - 1989 Seawise Giant
14 May 1988, Hormuz Terminal, "Seawise Giant" on fire after the Iraqi
For her reconstruction was needed 3.200 Ton steel and 32 Kilometer new
For the reconstruction, started in October 1990, of the "Seawise Giant",
was 60 Million Dollar needed.
Construction of a complete new deckhouse for the "Seawise Giant" at the
Keppel-Yard at Singapore.
In October 1991, she was sailing again, under her new name "Happy Giant".
Auction 52 japanese used cars swept away in storm marine ship
A total of 64 cars were aboard cargo ship Astongate traveling from Toyama,
Japan, to Vladivostok, Russia. After the storm hit the ship -- 52 of them
ended up at the bottom of the sea. Whoever bought those cars signed a
document allowing the cargo to be transported on ship's deck at their own
Docking FAIL [3d]
Somewhere in South America, a container ship is about to have an accident
where toppled a crane worth several million dollars ...
(Fortunately there were no personal injury)
Virtual recreation of the video "Docking FAIL"
En algun lugar de America del Sur, un barco portacontenedores esta a punto
de tener un accidente donde derribara una grua portico valorada en varios
millones de dolares...
(Afortunadamente no se produjeron daños personales)
Recreacion virtual del video "Docking FAIL"
Ship collision in Port
Small containership hits a moored ship.
During the final approach, with the command on the port bridge wing
controls, the engine did not respond to astern commands. At thsi instant,
the pilot ordered to let go both anchors and hold 1 shot of chain on deck.
He ordered to secure a spring ASAP, the ship was only making 1 knot at this
point and the distance to the other vessel was 80 meters.
The captain refused to let go the anchors, arguing that all he had to do
was switch the command to the center controller inside the bridge. He
ordered the 2nd mate to take command on the center controller, the pilot
insisted on letting go the anchors and going "full astern" on the engine as
soon as control of the engine was regained. Problem was, once the idiot
second mate took control, he went "full ahead" instead of "full astern".
end of story.
Once the shipowners' lawyers listened to the Voice Data Recorder (like a
black box), they destroyed the data and replaced the whole crew. Now
they're trying to screw the pilot.
Boat Launch Alternative
Don't use this method on a slipway or a steep beach and be sure the brakes
are in good nick, maybe its best left to the expert :) If not left hitched
up to the tow vehicle a safer way is use a rope to to keep away from slippy