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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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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10 ships and watercraft that “break” traditional ideas about this type of transport
People in ancient times learned to overcome small and large water. Since then, water transport has occupied an important niche in the life of mankind. Technological progress and even the…

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Merchant shipping

Trump shipping, and with it the institute of chartering ships, originated in the Mediterranean basin during the early Middle Ages. In those days, charter agreements were concluded in the form of so-called charter parties (lat. Charta partita – paper divided into parts).

The skipper (carrier) and the merchant (shipper) made a charter party on one sheet of paper, which was then torn into two parts, one for each of the parties to the contract. Continue reading

International Conventions and Codes
1979 International Convention on Search and Rescue at Sea - (English International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue) (often referred to as the “ATS Convention”) was concluded in Hamburg (Federal…

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Inflatable pontoon capsule, significantly increasing the chances of survival on the high seas
The salvation of drowning, as claimed, a classic, the work of the drowning themselves. But rescue will become much more effective if there is a new development on board the…

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Shipping requires protection from pirates!
This is an excerpt from another on-duty article on piracy. Written naturally by an expert, with links to the opinions of many other similar experts. If you start searching the…

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World Navy
Let's look at the comparative statistics of the world marine fleet in 2006. Russia, it seems to me, looks very solid, unless, of course, you shake your fingers with a…

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