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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Super Yacht Silver
May 3, 2009 - one of the most mysterious mega-yachts of our time, Silver, was built in 2007 by the Australian Hanseatic Marine shipyards according to the design of Espen…

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The first Russian Antarctic expedition
One hundred ninety-seven years ago F. F. Bellingshausen wrote in his diary: “It is impossible to express in words the joy that appeared on the faces of all when exclaiming…

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The seas and oceans of the planet

The area of ​​the oceans is 71% of the surface area of ​​the Earth.

The Southern Ocean is the fourth largest ocean in the Earth surrounding Antarctica.

Although the concept of the Southern Ocean is not widespread in Russia and its territory is divided between the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific, in 2000 the International Hydrographic Union adopted a division into five oceans, and this has its own logic. 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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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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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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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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