Convenient flag - cons
Seafarers who have contacted such companies and as a result got onto ships under the “convenient” flag (that is, under the flag of a country where super liberal liberal tax…

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Emergency disembarkation
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…

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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…

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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Marine units of length and speed

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

Emergency disembarkation

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

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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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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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…

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