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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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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Crew fatigue
Free trade unions in the United Kingdom have launched a campaign whose goal is to bring the country into line with European standards for working hours. According to the British…

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10 ships and watercraft that “break” traditional ideas about this type of transport

People in ancient times learned to overcome small and large water. Since then, water transport has occupied an important niche in the life of mankind. Technological progress and even the creation of aviation not only did not reduce the number of ships, but, on the contrary, contributed to the emergence of more and more unusual varieties. 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

Dirty flags
In the world there are enough small countries using not quite conventional methods of replenishing the treasury. Not all of these methods are illegal, but very often people who are…

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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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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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On the certification of sailors of Ukraine
The inclusion of Ukraine in the “white list” requires special responsibility, high professionalism, clarity and coordination in the work without the right to mistake of all structural units involved in…

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