sea transport

Merchant shipping
Trump shipping, and with it the institute of chartering ships, originated in the Mediterranean basin during the early Middle Ages. In those days, charter agreements were concluded in the form…

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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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About units
Nautical Mile - a unit of length equal to one arc minute of the meridian. Due to the fact that the Earth has the shape of a spheroid, this length…

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Tragedies with thousands of victims: 5 worst marine disasters of the 20th century

The sea can be merciless. At all times, it was customary to destroy dozens and hundreds of sailors at a time. But what if the sea decides to take more than one thousand lives and not only sailors at a time? With the development of shipbuilding, humanity has come to know the true tragedy on the waves. Here are the worst examples from the last century. Continue reading

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 to the stupidity and ruthlessness of people, the fate of the elements and simply unsuccessful coincidence, a huge number of very different vessels have drowned. Here are the largest of those that today lie at the bottom. Continue reading

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 offer those who can afford the night in it a fundamentally new, unforgettable experience of rest and relaxation.

A unique villa has appeared in the Maldives. Its main feature is that it is built under water. Continue reading

10 ships and watercraft that “break” traditional ideas about this type of transport

People in ancient times learned to overcome small and large water. Since then, water transport has occupied an important niche in the life of mankind. Technological progress and even the creation of aviation not only did not reduce the number of ships, but, on the contrary, contributed to the emergence of more and more unusual varieties. Continue reading

In Norway, an underwater structure is being built, where soon queues of people wishing to get inside

Many people want to see the mysterious life of the underwater world: someone is reviewing National Geographic issues for this, someone is mastering diving, and someone … is going to a restaurant. Not so long ago, the construction of the first institution in Europe began on the southern coast of Norway, the building of which is half located under water and looks like a giant periscope. Continue reading

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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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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Seismic ship Vyacheslav Tikhonov
Initially, dynamite was the sound source for marine seismic exploration. Due to its obvious danger, pneumatic guns were later used as a source. The accumulation of seismic data is a…

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Sevastopol check
On August 27, 2009 in Sevastopol, under the supervision of the Inspectorate of the Main State Registrar of the Fleet of Ukraine, a raid check of yachts, small fleet vessels…

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