TI Asia (Hellespont Alhambra)

What Are TI Class Supertankers?

The TI class supertankers is a class of the four largest ships in the world by displacement, gross tonnage, and deadweight tonnage. They are owned by Tankers International L.L.C. The TI in the name stands for...
Automatic Identification System - AIS

Automatic Identification System

Modern-day ships are equipped with several modern equipment and safety measures to ensure a smooth and successful voyage. These new techniques have emerged and evolved from years and years of study, research and experimenting. One such...
MV Rozi - Famous Sunken Ships

Top 12 Most Famous Sunken Ships

Ships have been a part of human history since time immemorial. Over the centuries, humans have managed to design different types of ships for serving different purposes such as transport, rescue, fishing, leisure, etc. Even today,...
Gulf War Of Oil Spill

13 Major Oil Spills Of The Maritime World

  Oil spill is the release of oil into the environment. Spilling of crude oil or any oil distilled product ( like gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuels, Stoddard solvent, hydraulic oils, lubricating oils) pollute the surface of...
How To Make Cargo Operation On Oil Tankers Safer

How To Make Cargo Operation On Oil Tankers Safer?

Emergencies are not uncommon in the marine world, especially during a voyage. It is even more difficult to transport oil as oil tankers may be vulnerable to challenges like leakage, fire emergencies or threats from pirates....
Maritime Crimes

Different Types Of Maritime Crimes

A maritime crime is defined as any criminal activity carried out at sea. These criminal activities can be directed at vessels, could violate international laws or coastal state’s sovereignty or simply be the use of sea...
Lightship

What Is A Lightship?

A lightship or a light vessel is a ship that can also operate as a lighthouse. These types of ships are used in waters that are too deep and where lighthouses cannot be constructed. Lightships play...
Endangered Ocean Species and Marine Animals

17 Endangered Ocean Species and Marine Animals

Speaking of endangered ocean species, the earth is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. The situation is almost...
Ancient Seaports of India

Ancient Seaports of India

It may come as a surprise to many people that India has a rich history of shipbuilding and Indians were quite accomplished seafarers. This obviously means that India also had many seaports in the past. Here...
Who is a ship chandler?

Who Is A Ship Chandler?

Every single day, numerous ships arrive at numerous ports all over the world. Usually, they come after traveling long distances for several days or weeks and are out of all the resources, supplies and fuel. They...