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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

gCaptain’s Top 50 Most Viewed Stories of 2014





A rundown of gCaptain’s 50 most viewed stories from 2014. Enjoy!
Photo Courtesy Frying Pan Tower B&B
Photo Courtesy Frying Pan Tower B&B
The Frying Pan Tower B&B is a former U.S. Coast Guard Light Station located 32 miles south of Bald Head, North Carolina and, in July, it took a direct hit from Hurricane Arthur. The owner was aboard to capture video of the storm.
On 26 May 2014, a Chinese fishing vessel chased down and ran over Vietnamese fishing boat off the coast of Vietnam, approximately 17 nautical miles from where China’s Haiyang Shiyou 981 drilling rig was operating.
CSCL Globe
CSCL Globe
The MV CSCL Globe was delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries to China Shipping Container Line in November. With a TEU capacity of 19,000 TEUs, the ship – one of five in the same series – beat out Maersk Lines’ 18,000+ TEU Triple-E’s for the containership with the highest cargo carrying capacity, but it is unlikely that the record will be held for long.
In January, LEGO’s 1,500 Maersk Triple-E kit hit the shelves (and sold out very quickly).
Cameras rolled as a SWATCH-hulled pilot boat in Emben, Germany made its approach just a little too hot.
Photo courtesy State House Kenya/Twitter
Photo courtesy State House Kenya/Twitter
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message to drug smugglers by making a big spectacle out of blowing up the ship at the center of a record-breaking drug bust at the port of Mombasa. Drugs are bad.
The Brig Unicorn, an iconic two-masted, square-rigged tall ship famously featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, sank off Saint Lucia in May.
41. Maersk Containership in Bremerhaven Allision
In February, strong winds caused the 8,700 TEU containership Maersk Laberinto to collide with another Maersk containership, as well three cranes, causing millions of dollars in damage.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the (former) world’s biggest containerships.
A SUNY Maritime College cadet used his GoPro camera during this year’s Summer Sea Term to capture the training ship underway from a very unique perspective.
Bank effect strikes again!
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You can’t make this stuff up.
Photos (c) James Morgan, James Morgan Photographic Consultancy
Photos (c) James Morgan, James Morgan Photographic Consultancy
That’s the Captain on the bulbous bow… not naked.
Greenpeace was back to their same old antics this year, this time off the Canary Islands.
The current world’s largest containership by TEU carrying capacity, CSCL Globe, also set the record for the largest marine engine ever – standing a whopping 17.2 meters tall.
Team Vestas Wind grounded on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, November 30,2014. Photo credit: Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind/Volvo Ocean Race
Team Vestas Wind grounded on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, November 30,2014. Photo credit: Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind/Volvo Ocean Race
An amazing video shows the moment Team Vestas Wind crashed their 65-foot racing yacht into a charted reef in the middle of the Indian Ocean during the Volvo Ocean Race.
MOL Comfort disaster, considered the worst containership loss in history, continued to make headlines in 2014.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a periscope of a submarine during his inspection of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Naval Unit 167 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang June 16, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a periscope of a submarine during his inspection of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Naval Unit 167 in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang June 16, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA
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Some new video posted to Youtube gave us the first good look at the massive Pieter Schelte, a unique catamaran-like vessel that will soon be used to remove decommissioned oil rigs in the North Sea.
Photo courtesy Italian Civil Defense Department
Photo courtesy Italian Civil Defense Department
What an amazing feat of engineering.
EPIC!
In October 2013, American ship captain, Captain Wren Thomas, was kidnapped by Nigerian pirates after they stormed his vessel, the Edison Chouest Offshore vessel ‘C-Retriever’. In this exclusive interview with gCaptain’s Rob Almeida, Captain Thomas tells the amazing story of the kidnapping and 18-days of captivity in drug-filled pirate lair.
Triple-E nearly fully loaded departing Algeciras, Spain.  Photo courtesy Maersk Line
Triple-E nearly fully loaded departing Algeciras, Spain. Photo courtesy Maersk Line
Totally fake. Still hilarious.
In March, The Russian Navy intentionally sank the Kara-class cruiser, Ochakov, at the entrance to Lake Donuzlav in order to block Ukrainian Navy ships.
In June, the World Shipping Council released an update its figures first released in 2011, which have been widely accepted as the best estimate for how many containers are really lost at sea each year. While it’s not the 10,000 commonly quoted by the media, the real number may surprise you.
MOL Comfort as seen on June 17, 2013 in the Indian Ocean.
MOL Comfort as seen on June 17, 2013 in the Indian Ocean.
The MOL Comfort disaster continued to make headlines in 2014 with the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety, set up to investigate the incident, releasing its final report in September.
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Lifeboat accidents are no laughing matter, but it was hard not to on this one.
Turkey Aliaga Ship demolishing yard
In May, a service helicopter carrying workers to Transocean’s ‘Jack Ryan’ drillship off the coast of Ghana crashed into the ocean, killing four people.
Skip to 2:30 for the action.
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The MV Luno just after breaking up along a sea wall in Anglet, France, February 5, 2014. Image (c) REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
The Spanish-flagged MV Luno split in two after becoming pinned against a breakwater in southern France. It was all captured on a 4-minute video.
Makes you seasick just watching this.
And the number 1 most viewed story of 2014 was…
Cameras rolled as two fully laden containerships, the MV Colombo Express (right) and MV Maersk Tanjong, collided in the north end of the Suez Canal. Nobody knows what really happened, but the leading theories are bank effect, a stuck rudder, or payback over a pack of stolen smokes.


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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Boxship Hyundai Bridge vs. hopper 107 Daeyang


Boxship Hyundai Bridge and hopper 107 Daeyang collided on Dec 28 shortly after midnight some 2 nm southeast of Busan port, Korea, Japan sea. Hyundai Bridge suffered a big breach 2x4 meters portside in fuel tank area, with resulting substantial oil leak. Boxship left Busan and was en route to Vostochniy port, hopper reportedly was heading for Busan. At least 350 tons of fuel said to be spilled. Vessel is anchored on Busan outer road and surrounded by booms, cleaning under way. It is understood, that the hopper suffered small damages. On Korean media photos damaged Hyundai Bridge and oil stain around the vessel.
Container ship Hyundai Bridge, IMO 9158587, dwt 24772, capacity 2174 TEU, built 1998, flag Panama, manager DANAOS SHIPPING CO LTD, Greece.
Hopper 107 Daeyang, IMO 9079688, dwt 2851, built 1993, flag South Korea, manager DAEYANG SHIPPING CO. LTD.


INFOGRAPHIC: Mega-box ship CSCL Globe's maiden journey


This is the route that the world’s largest container ship CSCL Globe is taking on its maiden voyage. It left China’s Tianjin Port on 2 December.
The vessel will call at Qingdao in Shandong province, Dalian in Liaoning province, Felixstowe in England, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Hamburg in Germany during its 70-day voyage.
CSCL Globe is the first of five box ships of 19,100teu ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in 2013.
It was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and classed by DNV GL.
CSCL currently operates nearly 80 shipping routes covering Asia, Europe, North America, West Africa, and Australia. By mid-2014 its 148 box ships were able to carry an aggregate 656,000teu.
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CSCL Pacific Ocean at Hyundai Heavy Industries.
CSCL Pacific Ocean at Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The second installment of the new world’s largest containership by cargo carrying capacity, CSCL Pacific Ocean, has officially been named and delivered by the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea.
CSCL Pacific Ocean is the second vessel in a series of five 19,100 TEU giants for China Shipping Container Lines. The vessel was named during a ceremony held on December 19th at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Following the ceremony, the vessel was expected to sail out immediately and join the lead ship in the series, CSCL Globe, on the Asia—Europe loop. The CSCL Globe was delivered in November is currently in the midst of its maiden voyage.
With a 19,100 TEU capacity, the vessels are the world’s largest containerships by TEU capacity, beating out the 18,000+ TEU Maersk Triple-E’s for the title. The vessels measure 400.0 m in length, 58.6 m in width (.4 meters less than the 59 m wide Triple-E’s) and 30.5 m in depth.
The CSCL Globe and CSCL Pacific Ocean feature a single 77,200 bhp electronically controlled main engine, which enhances fuel efficiency by as much as 20% by automatically controlling fuel consumption according to the ships speed and sea conditions. At 17.2 meters tall, the MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 type low-speed main engines actually set the record for being the largest marine engines ever built.
The five vessels were ordered by CSCL back in May 2013 for a total cost of $700 million.


Monday, 29 December 2014

Thalassa Axia 1st call, maiden call, 28th Dec 2014



Thalassa Axia 1st call, maiden call, 28th Dec 2014

Thalassa Axia makes her 1st and maiden call at Felixstowe, on 28th December, 2014





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MSC to Top Maersk?


If Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) maintains its lead overMaersk Line for containerised US imports in December, 2014, it is anticipated that the shipping line will surpass the Danish world-leader and become the largest container carrier for US imports.

According to the India Gazette, MSC is already the largest carrier of US containerised exports and the largest overall carrier in the American market.
If MSC is successful, this would be the first time that Maersk has been knocked off the top spot in over a decade.
MSC carried 1.88 million TEU throughout November, 2014 into the US, while Maersk Line's US import total was 1.83 million.
MSC's lead is likely to continue through to 2015 as Maersk plans to reduce capacity by 10% in the earlier part of that year in the Transpacific.
By the end of 2016, they will jointly operate 47 vessels of 15,500-19,200 TEU, the largest container ships in the world.


MSC to Top Maersk? (Source: gCaptain)



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