Marine Link
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

One of the World’s Largest Cruise Ships Maneuvers into St. Thomas

Posted to Maritime Reporter (by on August 14, 2018

See how one of the world's largest cruise ships, the 1,187-foot Oasis of the Seas, sails into St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For the world's largest cruise ships, arriving to St. Thomas in the Caribbean can be daunting. Narrow waterways, sailboats anchored in the harbor, a tight turn and a relative small amount of clearance below the keel make the water around this popular port is one of the most difficult to maneuver.

But thanks to an expert marine team using state-of-the-art technology, arriving is just another day at the office for the crew of the 1,187-foot Oasis of the Seas. With a local pilot offering his expertise on the currents and local marine environment, and powerful bow thrusters which gives the captain the control he needs, it is nothing but smooth sailing for one of the world’s largest cruise ships.

Tags: Ports Pilot Boats Cruise Ships

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2018 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News