What is a handy flag?
The most important trend in the development of modern merchant shipping is its internationalization - which, in particular, today gives jobs to thousands of sailors. What makes it possible? Internationalization…

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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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The first Russian Antarctic expedition
One hundred ninety-seven years ago F. F. Bellingshausen wrote in his diary: “It is impossible to express in words the joy that appeared on the faces of all when exclaiming…

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A life-saving pillow bracelet with which you can not be afraid to drown

A group of designers from the United States created an unusual bracelet, endowing it with the functions of a life buoy. In the event of an emergency, just a click of a button is enough to allow the gadget to stay on the water

American craftsmen launched a fundraiser for a new gadget that will ensure the safety of swimmers. The device is called KINGII and is, in fact, a lifeline that is worn on the arm and works on the principle of inflatable armrest pads for small children. Continue reading

A life-saving pillow bracelet with which you can not be afraid to drown
A group of designers from the United States created an unusual bracelet, endowing it with the functions of a life buoy. In the event of an emergency, just a click…

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The first Russian Antarctic expedition
One hundred ninety-seven years ago F. F. Bellingshausen wrote in his diary: “It is impossible to express in words the joy that appeared on the faces of all when exclaiming…

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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…

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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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