New, long and old giants
There are quite a few record holders in this issue. We have been taking a good long look at the onboard technology of the Allure of the Seas, largest of all in several ways. A rewarding task, since the latest technology is what binds together all that happens on board the giant cruise ship.
The Retro section is dedicated to some of the most legendary of all ships: the ocean liners of the Trans-atlantic trade. In the early decades of the previous century, the liners were proud national symbols in the competition between the most powerful states, in a time when nationalism predominated.
Another construct of giant proportions is the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Shipgaz went on board the pipe hauling Maersk Fetcher to follow the progress of the project. Doing the onboard work is a crew with some very different personal stories to tell.
Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary-General of ICS and ISF, came by our office the other week, giving us the chance to have an intriguing discussion with the man that is at the very top of maritime legislation.
When the Titanic sank with the loss of 1,500 passengers and crew the lifeboat requirements were based on a vessel’s tonnage, not the number of people who may need to be saved, writes Bob Couttie in his column. Today, there is still a tragically close connection between lifeboats and irrational thinking.
Anna Lundberg, email@example.com
In this issue
- Editorial: »With the escalating violence we see today, we will sooner or later have to face a major tragedy«
- Portrait: Harri Kulovaara: »A cruise ship designer must think outside the box«
- Spotlight IMO: A combat plan to end piracy
- Report: NOx fund – The Norwegian forerunner
- Report: Baltic Sea NOx fund necessary
- Report: Dressed for success – Danish growth with DIS
- Spotlight Safety: Irrational lifeboats
- Feature: Pipe by pipe - visiting the Maersk Fletcher
- Report: Peter Hinchliffe – On top of regulation
- Report: Port Everglades – Giants made all the difference
- Spotlight Technology: Lub oil – an engine component
- Feature: Onboard equipment on the Allure: New technology, old traditions
- Spotlight Safety: STCW - Updates and amendments
- Retro: Normandie and Queen Mary - Duel between national symbols
- Retro: Mauretania - The famous four stacker
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