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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Next Generation Ferry
FSUE “Rosmorport” has begun to agree on a draft of a new sea railway - car - passenger ferry for the Ust - Luga - Baltiysk - Sassnitz line, designed…

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The man was washed overboard, but he remembered the reception of US special forces with his pants and lasted 3 hours in the ocean to the rescue
Water is the source of life on Earth, but at the same time it is one of the most insidious substances for humans. Especially when it comes to ponds or…

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Tug Captain Merkulov

On March 28, 2013, at the solemn ceremony of honoring the winners of the National Maritime Rating of Ukraine, the head of Mariupol Transport and Logistics Commission Alexey Rosinsky praised the tugboat “Captain Merkulov”, which was purchased from the Kranship shipyard: “This can be said with pride. Made by us. This is our tugboat, we call it that – Our tugboat. ” Continue reading

Seafarer employment fraud
A young colleague asked me to publish one instructive story that recently happened to his friend. The story is long, but I advise you to read it to the end:…

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Tragedies with thousands of victims: 5 worst marine disasters of the 20th century
The sea can be merciless. At all times, it was customary to destroy dozens and hundreds of sailors at a time. But what if the sea decides to take more…

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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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Proofreading materials
Nautical charts, directions, hydrometeorological aids and other navigation guidelines can only ensure navigational safety of navigation if they are constantly maintained at the present level by updating them. Therefore, the…

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