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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.