Seafarer employment fraud
A young colleague asked me to publish one instructive story that recently happened to his friend. The story is long, but I advise you to read it to the end:…

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The problem of mixed crews
Sailors try not to talk about them among themselves, they are not mentioned in the offices of crewing companies, officially they seem to not exist. But they are! “They” are…

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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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Monthly Archives: July 2018

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”. Where did this name come from and what does it correspond to in our time. In order to understand this, one should turn to maritime tradition and history.

At the dawn of seafaring, no special instruments existed for determining the position of a ship at sea. Continue reading

The man was washed overboard, but he remembered the reception of US special forces with his pants and lasted 3 hours in the ocean to the rescue

Water is the source of life on Earth, but at the same time it is one of the most insidious substances for humans. Especially when it comes to ponds or seas. To be overboard is a nightmare of a traveler. It was in this situation that the German Arne Mürke fell. And he would already be in the next world, if not for his ingenuity and knowledge of one technique of fur seals. Continue reading

Super Yacht Silver
May 3, 2009 - one of the most mysterious mega-yachts of our time, Silver, was built in 2007 by the Australian Hanseatic Marine shipyards according to the design of Espen…

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Job search for sailors
This information is intended for beginners to go on contracts to sailors. Those who have worked or are working for a long time probably have their own opinions and their…

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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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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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