sea transport

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…

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Classification societies
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is an international association of classification societies that aims to develop standards and regulations regarding the safety of shipping. The association is headquartered…

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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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Ship Types – FPSO

FPSO is a floating system for the extraction, storage and unloading of petroleum products. It is one of a number of different types of floating systems used today in the oil and gas industry.

Outwardly, it resembles a vessel, but it was designed in a completely different way and it carries not only all the necessary products and technological equipment, usually related to the platform of fixed oils and gas production platform, but also tanks for crude oil extracted from wells on the seabed. Continue reading

Ferry Viking Grace

The name M / S Viking Grace, in our opinion, reflects the graceful style, design and mood.

The voyage on this ship will be filled with content and pleasures, which are reflected in the elegant and tastefully decorated interior.

Since the new ferry will travel within the beautiful archipelago, we paid special attention to the environmentally friendly concept, ”said Michael Bakman, Executive Director of Viking Line. Continue reading

Next Generation Ferry

FSUE “Rosmorport” has begun to agree on a draft of a new sea railway – car – passenger ferry for the Ust – Luga – Baltiysk – Sassnitz line, designed to provide autonomous communications between the Kaliningrad region and other regions of the Russian Federation on the Baltiysk – Ust – Luga line.

The project is being developed at Vympel Design Bureau OJSC with the participation of Russian and foreign design organizations. Continue reading

Proofreading materials

Nautical charts, directions, hydrometeorological aids and other navigation guidelines can only ensure navigational safety of navigation if they are constantly maintained at the present level by updating them.

Therefore, the timely identification and receipt of all significant changes for the sailors on the terrain that occurred after the publication of the manuals is very important in improving the quality of the latter. Continue reading

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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…


International organizations
An important role in the regulation of social and labor relations, in the formation and development of social partnership (dialogue) is played by the International Labor Organization. The International Labor…


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…


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…