A total of 12 tugs helped refloat the grounded CSCL Indian Ocean from Germany’s Elbe River early Tuesday morning. The operation kicked off at exactly 02:00 a.m. and within 20 minutes the 399-meter containership was afloat in the shipping channel leading to the port of Hamburg. Show More Summary
One of the world’s largest containerships was pulled free overnight after spending five days hard aground on Germany’s Elbe River. The operation to refloat CSCL Indian Ocean began at precisely 2 a.m. when an army of 12 tugboats were simultaneously ordered to push and pull the 399-meter ‘megaship’ until it dislodged from the sandy riverbed. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, February 9 at around 3am, local time, the containership CSCL Indian Ocean has been able continue her voyage to the Port of Hamburg. In a joint operation,
The last five days stuck in Elbschlick 400-meter (1,312 feet) CSCL Indian Ocean, the 19,000 teu vessel aground on the river Elbe, owned by China Shipping Group Co.
The variable nature of the summer monsoon season makes Southern Asia one of the most vulnerable regions to natural disasters associated with climate change, such as droughts and floods. A recent study has revealed that the warming of the Indian Ocean is reducing the intensity of the summer monsoon season and drying up the subcontinent. Show More Summary
One of the world’s biggest containerships remains hard aground in Germany’s Elbe River just outside the shipping channel leading to the port of Hamburg. Since the grounding of CSCL Indian Ocean last Wednesday night, crews have worked...Show More Summary
The CSCL Indian Ocean, one of the world’s biggest containerships, is still stuck on the Elbe River after the giant containership ran aground on its approach to the port of Hamburg late Wednesday night. Germany’s Central Command for Maritime...Show More Summary
One of the world’s biggest containerships is hard aground in Germany’s Elbe River leading to the port of Hamburg. The vessel CSCL Indian Ocean ran aground Wednesday night following an apparent mechanical failure. An attempt to refloat the ship at around noon local time was unsuccessful. Show More Summary
The crew of HMAS Melbourne have completed a fifth successful drug seizure for Operation MANITOU after seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.
Guest post by David Middleton, feature image borrowed from iHerb. A rapid loss of phytoplankton threatens to turn the western Indian Ocean into an “ecological desert,” a new study warns. The research reveals that phytoplankton populations in the region fell an alarming 30 percent over the last 16 years. Show More Summary
Maritime forces from Eastern Africa, Western Indian Ocean island nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the
Shipwrecks and hundreds of volcanoes spouting mud are just some of whats been found mapping the Indian Ocean where the Boeing 777 is suspected to have crashed.
It was a short week here at The Interpreter, but several posts on security issues around the Indian Ocean and the Pacific were popular. First a post from David Brewster which looked at India's deployment of P-8I maritime surveillance...Show More Summary
China is sending a ship with ultra deep-sea sonar scanning equipment to the MH370 search zone in the south Indian Ocean. The announcement makes sense of references to the use of sharper, deeper synthetic aperture sonar scanning technology mentioned in an intelligence circle outside Australia back in August 2015. The ship is the Dong Hai […]
NASA's GPM satellite gathered rainfall rate and cloud height data on the newly developed tropical low pressure area designated System 92S in the Indian Ocean off Australia's northwestern coast. The low pressure area is expected to become...Show More Summary
CMA CGM is offering more Reunion Island services as it positions the French department to be its hub in the Indian Ocean. CMA CGM presented its new
A new model explains three fundamental features of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Its huge size, its timescale of about 45 days, and why the tropical storm clouds always move toward the east.
Tropical cyclone Corentin was the first named tropical cyclone of 2016 in the South Indian Ocean. The GPM core satellite measured rainfall in the weakening storm. Corentin caused little danger because its genesis, maturation and dissipation...Show More Summary
El Niño is fairly well understood, and by now it's a household word. But another huge system in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans, which wreaks similar havoc in world weather, is relatively unknown and is just beginning to be explained. University...Show More Summary
The MH370 seabed search in the southern Indian Ocean suffered a mishap with one of its towfish sonar scanning devices when it struck a mud volcano yesterday. This is the statement from the JACC. Yesterday, while conducting search activities in the southern Indian Ocean, Fugro Discovery lost the sonar vehicle deep tow (towfish) being used […]