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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Seismic ship Vyacheslav Tikhonov
Initially, dynamite was the sound source for marine seismic exploration. Due to its obvious danger, pneumatic guns were later used as a source. The accumulation of seismic data is a…

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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…

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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 to provide autonomous communications between the Kaliningrad region and other regions of the Russian Federation on the Baltiysk – Ust – Luga line.

The project is being developed at Vympel Design Bureau OJSC with the participation of Russian and foreign design organizations. Continue reading

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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Expression of the seven seas
Seven Seas (Eng. Seven Seas) - idiomatic expression, since ancient times means the oceans as a whole. The expression “Seven Seas” (as, for example, in the phrase “sailing for Seven…

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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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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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