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Discovery Broadcasts Triple-E Documentary Series

Photo: Maersk

The first episode of Discovery Channel’s 6-episode TV series about Maersk Line’s Triple-E vessel will be broadcast in Denmark on Thursday 24 October on the Discovery Channel. The series will be broadcast throughout Europe and Asia in November and December followed by Latin America in February and March of 2014. The series, titled “The World’s Biggest Ship,” will consist of six 45-minute episodes and give viewers the opportunity to see how the Triple-E was designed, the intricacies and challenges of building the ship and its eventual trials at sea and launch into operation. The episodes will also zoom in on the lives of many of the people involved in the different stages of the creation of these enormous ships, from the naval architect to the men and women putting it together in the shipyard to one of the Captains as he prepares and trains for his role. worldslargestship.com  


International Paint on Discovery Channel

A television program currently airing on the Discovery Channel may offer a positive view on the marine community in general and the work done at International Paint. The program Industrial Junkie is part of a 10 episode series that has been commissioned by the Discovery Channel to offer insight into important major industries. One of the episodes is on paint and is dedicated to the research and manufacture of marine coatings


Island Pilot’s DSe Hybrid on Discovery Channel

Photo courtesy Chesapeake ProCon

Last winter Reuben Trane, owner of Island Pilot was contacted by the producers of Discovery Channel’s HD Theater who were interested in featuring his DSe Hybrid 12m in an episode about the world’s most expensive rides. The show’s crew met Reuben and his wife, Cheryl, in Key Largo for time on board the DSe to experience her quiet ride and hybrid technology. Episode nine in “The World’s Most Expensive Rides” series aired March 7 at 9:00 p.m


Norwegian CEO on “Undercover Boss” TV Program: January 2

Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan has his cover blown while working on the frontlines during the company’s episode of the Emmy-nominated hit reality series "Undercover Boss" airing on Sunday, January 2, 2011 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. In the Jan. 2 Norwegian Cruise Line episode, Sheehan is recognized by Silvia, a waitress in the Manhattan Room restaurant on Norwegian Epic


FG International’s First Single Pole Lifter Installation

Photo courtesy FG International Holland BV

FG International Holland BV, the Dutch Special Lifting company, has recently applied a brand new construction called FG Single Pole Lifter. Willtéco was awarded the high profile job to construct and exchange gearboxes on a jack-up platform in IJmuiden, The Netherlands. While the jack-up does have two sizeable deck cranes, both cranes cannot fully reach the enclosed area where the gearboxes are located.  


Port Metro Vancouver Launches Online Entertainment Channel

Launch of PortTV

Port Metro Vancouver welcomes audiences behind-the-scenes of Canada’s largest port with its new online channel, PortTV. Designed to engage and educate audiences, PortTV will share the stories of real people who live and work within the port communities and showcase the important role that the port plays across Canada. Hosted on Port Metro Vancouver’s YouTube and Facebook pages, new episodes of PortTV will be rolled out weekly throughout the summer.


How to Handle Long Night Shifts

During the overnight hours, workers are at a higher risk for lapses in concentration that can lead to bad decisions and sloppy work. Studies have found that accidents on the night shift tend to be more serious than those occurring during the daytime. Extra precautions are needed on the night shift, especially during the hours just before dawn. Here are some "fatigue countermeasures" to maintain alertness: Make sleep a priority: Getting the sleep the body requires - generally a minimum of


Intertanko Expresses Concern For Situation in Venezuela

As the strike in Venezuela enters its second week, Intertanko expresses deep concern over safety levels at terminals and waterways in the area. With 90-95 percent of employees of state oil company PDVSA out in strike, the Venezuelan government is reportedly attempting to replace striking workers by inexperienced military personnel and ex-employees. As the strike has been expanded to include pilots, tugs and crew on board PDSVA's own tankers


Aker H-6e Rigs on Discovery Channel

A major feat of engineering will be successfully concluded when, by the end of June, Aker Solutions hands over the second of two Aker H-6e drilling rigs to Aker Drilling. Building two of the world's most advanced drilling rigs, tailored to operate in harsh environments, extreme temperatures and in ultra-deep waters caught the attention of the Discovery Channel.   Discovery, the non-fiction media channel with hundreds of millions of subscribers around the world


Coast Guard Make Another Cruise Ship Medevac

Carnival Miracle: Photo Carnival

The Coast Guard 17th District informs that it has taken off a 56-year-old male patient from the cruise ship 'Carnival Miracle' in Stephens Passage near Juneau, Alaska. A 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Coast Guard Station Juneau safely transported the man to awaiting medical personnel in Juneau after it was reported he was suffering from a diabetes-related episode. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center personnel received the report from the crew of the Carnival Miracle and


London P&I Club: Complacency is Significant Factor in Collisions

The London P&I Club says that a recent analysis of collision cases has highlighted the effect which complacency on the bridge of the vessel can have on the incidence of casualties. The club recently undertook a ‘root cause’ analysis of collision cases which concluded that the


P&I Club Analysis Warns of False Sense of Navigational Security

Collision: Image courtesy of London P&I Club

The London P&I Club says that a recent analysis of collision cases has highlighted the effect complacency has on casualties. The club recently undertook a ‘root cause’ analysis of collision cases, which concluded that the majority could be categorised as human error


Virtual D-Day Created Seventy Years On

Virtual D-Day displays: Photo credit Dassault Systèmes

Advanced 3D design and simulation software was used to recreate the technological and engineering innovations of WWII as a part of the seventieth anniversary of D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy, apprise project leaders, France’s Dassault Systèmes


House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

Craig H. Allen, Sr.

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), opened the proceedings by holding up a graphic of the icebreaker fleets of the


Wrecks of the World: Hidden Risks of the Deep

The American Salvage Association (ASA), supported by the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), International Salvage Union (ISU), Marine Technology Society (MTS), Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA), North American Marine Environmental Protection Association


Post-Piracy Care for Seafarers

The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) has published Preliminary Guidelines: Post-Piracy Care for Seafarers, outlining preliminary strategies on caring for seafarers (merchant mariners) affected by piracy. The document, based on cutting-edge mental health research and ongoing discussions with


Irika Shipping $4M Penalty for Concealing Pollution

Irika Shipping S.A., a ship management corporation registered in Panama and doing business in Greece, pleaded guilty on July 8, 2010 before Maryland U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Motz, to felony obstruction of justice charges and violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


Oil Markets Adjust to Japan’s Disaster

Singapore, 16 March  — The 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the continuing nuclear crisis that they triggered, will have significant repercussions in global energy markets, according to international energy price reporting agency Argus.


Margareth Madè Godmother for Costa Favolosa

Margareth Madè, the Italian actress who became a household word as the star of the Italian film “Baarìa,” will be the godmother of the Costa Favolosa (www.costafavolosa.com). The naming ceremony for the flagship of Costa Cruises


Seafarer Heroism Honored at AOTOS Event

Presenters: Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, USN Commander of Military Sealift Command,The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley, David Matsuda, U.S. Maritime Administrator

Five separate episodes of heroism and bravery on the high seas were recognized at the 42nd annual United Seamen's Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) dinner.   The AOTOS event itself honored James L. Henry, Chairman and President of the Transportation Institute; General Duncan J


BSEE Director Bromwich Addresses IADC Conference

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks today during the International Association of Drilling Contractors’ Drilling and Production Keynote Breakfast here. Director Bromwich discussed ongoing regulatory reform efforts and


U.S. Seeks Death Penalty for Three Somali Yacht Hijackers

Somali pirates charged with murder of four Americans aboard their yacht last year face trial Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against three Somalis charged with murder in the fatal shooting of four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht last year.


USMMA Alumni Eviction Upheld in Federal Court

Academy demands that Alumni Association immediately vacate premises; court orders parties to work out details by end of business of Friday, May 10th.   The eviction of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association has been affirmed by a Long Island federal court


When is a Vessel Not a Vessel? Maritime Law Podcast Explains

A.M. Best Co. has released the latest installment of the Insurance Law Podcast , a series that examines timely insurance issues from an attorney’s point of view. This episode features attorney David Skeen of the firm Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr


Australian Reef Pilots Don 'SmartCap' Fatigue Monitors

ARP Pilot Roger Rusling, SmartCap, Readiband, equipped : Photo credit ARP

Pilotage service providers, Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) has embraced world-first brainwave technology in what they say is the pursuit of an ultimate objective of best practice maritime safety standards. ARP is trialling the Australian-developed SmartCap system






 
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