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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The first Russian Antarctic expedition
One hundred ninety-seven years ago F. F. Bellingshausen wrote in his diary: “It is impossible to express in words the joy that appeared on the faces of all when exclaiming…

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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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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

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

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

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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International Conventions and Codes
1979 International Convention on Search and Rescue at Sea - (English International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue) (often referred to as the “ATS Convention”) was concluded in Hamburg (Federal…

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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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Expression of the seven seas
Seven Seas (Eng. Seven Seas) - idiomatic expression, since ancient times means the oceans as a whole. The expression “Seven Seas” (as, for example, in the phrase “sailing for Seven…

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