Monthly Archives: November 2017
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 length of one minute of the earth meridian.
The length of the arc of one minute of the earth’s meridian is 1 ‘= 1852.23 – 9.34 cos 2φ, where φ is the latitude of the ship’s elevation in degrees. Continue reading
The first problem that occurs in a shipwreck is panic. Calculations show that the probability of salvation during organized abandonment of a ship is higher than panic from 4 to 47 times (depending on the rescue craft).
The decision to leave is taken only by the captain.
Landing in boats and rafts is carried out only at his command. Continue reading