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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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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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…

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fleet corresponds

SPA-procedures that can be obtained while relaxing at sea for free

People always went to the sea to improve their health. To spend a week or two at sea is very useful. In addition to the sea breeze, sunbathing and the ability to swim as much as one’s soul (and body) desires, a person receives daily SPA procedures at sea, which even the most expensive salon cannot offer. In this review, we will focus on SPA-opportunities for relaxing on the coast, which you can use right on the beach. Continue reading

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 laws apply) actually have problems quite often.

And this is mainly due to the persistent unwillingness of shipowners, especially small ones, to conclude collective agreements with seafarers, according to the requirements of the International Transport Workers Union (ITF), suggesting, first of all, decent wages at sea. Continue reading

World Navy

Let’s look at the comparative statistics of the world marine fleet in 2006. Russia, it seems to me, looks very solid, unless, of course, you shake your fingers with a fan and do not assume that the center of the universe is in Moscow, and everything else is just a misunderstanding.

Moreover, the Russian fleet, which is especially important, is not inflated with ambitions or the pursuit of the dollar in any way Continue reading

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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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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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…

...

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…

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