Crew fatigue
Free trade unions in the United Kingdom have launched a campaign whose goal is to bring the country into line with European standards for working hours. According to the British…

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Marine units of length and speed
To measure at sea the distances between different points and the path traveled by the ship, a value called the nautical mile is adopted. Nautical mile - the average arc…

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Shadow Crewing Scheme
In 2014, 10 sailors returned to Odessa, led by Captain Vasily Pariy. They worked for half a month on the vessel Vitoria7, owned by the Greek company Maritime Management Synergy…

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Emergency disembarkation

The first problem that occurs in a shipwreck is panic. Calculations show that the probability of salvation during organized abandonment of a ship is higher than panic from 4 to 47 times (depending on the rescue craft).

The decision to leave is taken only by the captain.

Landing in boats and rafts is carried out only at his command. Continue reading

The problem of mixed crews
Sailors try not to talk about them among themselves, they are not mentioned in the offices of crewing companies, officially they seem to not exist. But they are! “They” are…

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Why the speed of sea transport is determined in knots
On land, speed is determined in kilometers or miles per hour, but when it comes to measuring the speed of water transport, the count is kept in some mysterious “nodes”.…

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SPA-procedures that can be obtained while relaxing at sea for free
People always went to the sea to improve their health. To spend a week or two at sea is very useful. In addition to the sea breeze, sunbathing and the…

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About units
Nautical Mile - a unit of length equal to one arc minute of the meridian. Due to the fact that the Earth has the shape of a spheroid, this length…

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