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”.…

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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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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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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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 of so-called charter parties (lat. Charta partita – paper divided into parts).

The skipper (carrier) and the merchant (shipper) made a charter party on one sheet of paper, which was then torn into two parts, one for each of the parties to the contract. Continue reading

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

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”.…

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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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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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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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