Top News of the Week March 18 – 23, 2013
The containership Guangyangxingang sank off the Chinese coast on Monday, due to bad weather and strong winds, leaving 11 crew members dead and two missing, according to Shangdong province authorities.
In a shipyard in South Korea workers are building the world’s largest ships – Maersk Line’s 400m long Triple-E container vessels. Maersk and Discovery Channel have teamed up to bring you every stage of construction from design to maiden voyage.
Continuing civil unrest in Egypt, particularly around Port Said, highlights Europe’s dependence on the Suez Canal remaining open, according to Drewry’s new online product Container Insight Weekly.
Dockwise Ltd. today announces that it has safely transported the Chevron-operated Extended Tension Leg Platform (ETLP) hull from Silli-do Island, South Korea around Cape of Good Hope and discharged at Corpus Christi, USA. The mega sized hull will be used for the Big Foot field, considered to be one of the largest and deepest oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico.
People who like to travel will agree that travelling across the sea is a unique experience. Now try to imagine sailing on a cargo ship.