The cruise ship Color Magic — another ship of superlatives STX Europe (Aker Yards), an experienced builder of passenger ships, delivered in 2004 a big cruise ship with a car deck for Norwegian Cruise Ferry operator Color Line. With a 2,700 passenger capacity and 2,240 lane meters vehicle deck space the Color Fantasy is really a ship of superlatives, being the largest, widest and most expensive cruise ship with a car deck in the world.
At 21 minutes to eight in the evening of 3 September 1939, the SS Asthenia, outward bound from Liverpool to Montreal with 1400 passengers, was struck by a torpedo. This was the first attack in the Second World War to be made by the German Navy, and the torpedo was fired by U-30 type VII U-boat, commissioned in 1936. On 10 July 1945, the British steam fishing boat Kned was sunk by mine off Lizard Head, in a minefield laid in August 1944 by U218, a VIID U-boat, commissioned in 1942. Thus the German naval war began and ended in submarine action.
The cruise liner Seabourn Odyssey arrived to the port of Sevastopol. The event did not make long wait for guests and residents of the city, because you do not often see such a chic ship. Many armed themselves with photos and video cameras and hurried to the sea station, where, occupying the entire territory of the pier, a passenger liner moored.
Recently on June 27, 2009 in St. Petersburg, while the morning sunrise followed a short white night, passions began to boil in the Gulf of Finland waters. In a bitter struggle, the Swedish team Telefónica Black was able to wrest victory from the rivals and the first to cross the finish line of the tenth, the last stage of the round-the-world regatta Volvo Ocean Race,leaving behind 37,000 nautical miles.
The ocean is the largest and most alien habitat, there lies enormous power and overwhelming pressure. Until recently, mankind was denied access to this part of the planet. Studies of the underwater world have become possible due to modern underwater vehicles.
Recently, on June 15, 2009, the world's largest cruise ship Oasis of the Seas, commissioned by the Royal Caribbean International travel company, left the port of Turku, Finland for sea trials. Above the passenger ship circled an aerostat, which was to become a new attraction amidst the entertainment of a large liner, but he fell into the water. Most likely to such an «extreme» kind of entertainment will not return.
In the coming holiday season, border guards simplified the regime of crossing the borders of Ukraine. Now tourists who arrive on cruise ships will be checked only at the ports of arrival and departure.
Where there are oil drilling rigs and gas production platforms, there is always the likelihood of the seabed being washed out on which they are installed. To combat this, the Dutch company Van Oord, specializing in dredging (one of the five largest companies in the world with this line of business), has several stone dumping vessels.
Vessels of this type are used to create the foundation of platforms, to strengthen drilling rigs or to level the pipelines by the method of leveling off the sea or ocean floor.
The cruise ferry Baltic Queen of Estonian company Tallink started its work on April 24, 2009. Its route will run from the port of Tallinn to Stockholm via Mariehamn.
It so happened that residents of many cities and megacities share distances and water obstacles, which they overcome, including, on various types of water transport. In many countries, there are cities that are washed by the seas, oceans or through which rivers flow. And man created, so-called water taxi for quick movement and enjoyment.
The company Ukrferry plans to revive circular cruises along the Black Sea and in July 2009 opens the Crimean-Caucasian line, extremely popular in Soviet times.
Exercise Valiant Shield was a large United States military war game held 19–24 June 2006 in the Pacific Ocean.
This model of Kriegsmarine pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. Scale 1:20 — impressive. The length of the ship is more than 9 meters.
Sea transport is one of the most dynamically developing sectors of the world economy. Also we see how rapidly a large number of cars are produced by world brands Toyota, General Motors, Hyundai, Volvo, Nissan, Mercedes Bens, Mazda and others.
The name «SV Royal Clipper» is the biggest sailing ship in the world, which crosses the ocean in any weather. It reminds about glorious days of brilliant clippers. The owner of the cruise ship «SV Royal Clipper» is Michael Kraft.
The round-the-world regatta Volvo Ocean Race is both a world sport competition and an incredible adventure. While solemn events take place on the beach, dramas are played out on the sea, requiring extraordinary endurance from the person.