direction of the wind
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 most important trend in the development of modern merchant shipping is its internationalization – which, in particular, today gives jobs to thousands of sailors.
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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 to the horizon point, from where the wind blows, expressed in angular degrees or rumbas. Continue reading