Dirty flags
In the world there are enough small countries using not quite conventional methods of replenishing the treasury. Not all of these methods are illegal, but very often people who are…

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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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The first villa with a view of the underwater world appeared in the Maldives
There are many unusual and luxurious hotels and villas for vacationers. But they all did not stand next to the house that appeared in the Maldives. The new mansion will…

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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

Job search for sailors
This information is intended for beginners to go on contracts to sailors. Those who have worked or are working for a long time probably have their own opinions and their…

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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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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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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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