Ship's courses relative to the wind
The heading of the vessel relative to the wind is the angle between the direction of the wind and the diametrical plane of the vessel, that is, the heading angle…

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Ferry Viking Grace
The name M / S Viking Grace, in our opinion, reflects the graceful style, design and mood. The voyage on this ship will be filled with content and pleasures, which…

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Accident of the tugboat Neftegaz-67
On March 22, 2008, two ships collided in the Hong Kong Strait - the Chinese Yao Hai and the Ukrainian tugboat Neftegaz-67. In the South China Sea, work began on…

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Convenient flag – cons

Seafarers who have contacted such companies and as a result got onto ships under the “convenient” flag (that is, under the flag of a country where super liberal liberal tax laws apply) actually have problems quite often.

And this is mainly due to the persistent unwillingness of shipowners, especially small ones, to conclude collective agreements with seafarers, according to the requirements of the International Transport Workers Union (ITF), suggesting, first of all, decent wages at sea. 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 racial problems in the international crews of ships of the merchant-passenger fleet.

But is it worth it to bring to a wide audience a discussion of this socially sensitive topic? Probably worth it. Continue reading

Super Yacht Silver
May 3, 2009 - one of the most mysterious mega-yachts of our time, Silver, was built in 2007 by the Australian Hanseatic Marine shipyards according to the design of Espen…

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10 wrecks with a sad wreck
Since the dawn of human history, navigation has occupied a large niche in the lives of people. However, the sea can be ruthless and very cruel. All this time, due…

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7 amazing underwater cities that actually exist
The legend of Atlantis - an ancient, once great city that plunged into the depths of the ocean - is known, perhaps, to everyone. But it turns out that such…

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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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