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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Why do sea mines have “horns” and is it possible to touch such people
There are many types of sea mines, but most of them have something in common. We are talking about those "horns" sticking out in all directions. At the level of…

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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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direction of travel

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

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

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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Tragedies with thousands of victims: 5 worst marine disasters of the 20th century
The sea can be merciless. At all times, it was customary to destroy dozens and hundreds of sailors at a time. But what if the sea decides to take more…

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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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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…

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