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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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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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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Why do sea mines have “horns” and is it possible to touch such people

There are many types of sea mines, but most of them have something in common. We are talking about those “horns” sticking out in all directions. At the level of general erudition, one can guess what it is. If so, it will be interesting to find out exactly how they function.

Sea mines appeared a very long time ago. Continue reading

The man was washed overboard, but he remembered the reception of US special forces with his pants and lasted 3 hours in the ocean to the rescue

Water is the source of life on Earth, but at the same time it is one of the most insidious substances for humans. Especially when it comes to ponds or seas. To be overboard is a nightmare of a traveler. It was in this situation that the German Arne Mürke fell. And he would already be in the next world, if not for his ingenuity and knowledge of one technique of fur seals. Continue reading

Crew fatigue
Free trade unions in the United Kingdom have launched a campaign whose goal is to bring the country into line with European standards for working hours. According to the British…

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Construction of three car carrier ships
The Chinese shipbuilding company Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries has received an order from Hoegh Autoliners for the construction of 3 car carrier ships (PCTC) with an option to increase the number…

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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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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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