Environmental disaster

At 1 a.m. on July 25, 2020, in Tokyo, Junichiro Ikeda, then CEO of shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), was most likely already in bed. At the same time in London, Bernard Looney, CEO of British Petroleum (BP), was probably enjoying a…

Ship stranded in Milne Bay

To refloat the ship, the owner, Feng Sea Shipping, hired the tug with barge from the log pond to unload the log cargo from the deck using the ship's cranes. On 4 May, the NMSA had carried out an inspection in accordance with the Port…

Shipyards take the fight to fire

Nothing grabs everyone's attention - especially in the marine industry - faster than the word FIRE. Wherever the boats are, on board or ashore, you will find tools to fight fires. And when fighting a fire on or from the water, the most…

The names of the main electric cars

What's in a name? Vehicle names have always been an important part of the mobility mystique. Fodder for the songs: "Little Red Corvette" by Prince, "Roadrunner" by The Modern Lovers and "Red Barchetta" by Rush, to name a few. You…

Where and how was the Titanic built?

Before RMS Titanic had even left Southampton in April 1912, the ominous signs of tragedy were there. Thousands of people had gathered at the port to greet friends and family and catch a glimpse of the record-breaking ship, then the largest…

From tankers to tugs and barges

TJC Marine HSQE Manager Capt. Rob McCaughey reflects on his life at sea Captain Rob McCaughey's career path has been as diverse as the ocean on which it was built. He worked as a diver. He sailed on oil tankers as a deck cadet,…