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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Shadow Crewing Scheme
In 2014, 10 sailors returned to Odessa, led by Captain Vasily Pariy. They worked for half a month on the vessel Vitoria7, owned by the Greek company Maritime Management Synergy…

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Other abbreviations
Coordinated Universal Time (FTC Temps Universel Coordonné; UTC) is the standard by which society regulates hours and time. It differs by an integer number of seconds from atomic time and…

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meridian

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”. Where did this name come from and what does it correspond to in our time. In order to understand this, one should turn to maritime tradition and history.

At the dawn of seafaring, no special instruments existed for determining the position of a ship at sea. 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 length of one minute of the earth meridian.

The length of the arc of one minute of the earth’s meridian is 1 ‘= 1852.23 – 9.34 cos 2φ, where φ is the latitude of the ship’s elevation in degrees. Continue reading

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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SPA-procedures that can be obtained while relaxing at sea for free
People always went to the sea to improve their health. To spend a week or two at sea is very useful. In addition to the sea breeze, sunbathing and the…

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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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SPA-procedures that can be obtained while relaxing at sea for free
People always went to the sea to improve their health. To spend a week or two at sea is very useful. In addition to the sea breeze, sunbathing and the…

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