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Cargo Vessel Size Classifications
In the world of maritime cargo shipping vessels are divided into classes based on size. There are many classes of vessels that are meant to maximize efficient cargo transport. See the major classifications and learn why naval architects build ships specifically for certain routes.
What is Ballast Water?
A ballast water system is essential for the safe operation of a ship, but these systems can cause significant threats to the environment and local economy.
What is a Bulbous Bow?
A Bulbous Bow Design Makes Large Ships More Efficient. See the Benefits and Disadvantages of Several Important Factors of This Design.
What is Vessel Draft?
What Does it Mean When Someone Refers to the Draft of a Ship or Boat? How is Vessel Draft Influenced by Hull Shape and Other Factors?
What is Gross Tonnage?
Learn About Ship Gross Tonnage. Gross Tonnage of a Vessel is Calculated Using a Formula Which Includes the Total Interior Volume of the Vessel.
What is Pump Head?
Learn How Pump Head Ratings and Pump and Outlet Position Impacts Performance and Efficiency of Several Different Kinds of Pumps.
Definition of Deadweight Tonnage
Definition of Deadweight Tonnage of a Vessel. What is the Difference Between Deadweight Tonnage and Displacement Tonnage?
Cleats, Chocks, Bits, and Bollards; Securing...
Do You Know the Difference Between a Cleat, Chock, Bit, and Bollard? Make Sure You Know the Differences and Specific Uses for Each of These Important Fixtures.
Choose the Best Anti-Fouling Paint
Selecting an Appropriate Anti-Fouling Paint for Your Vessel can Make a Big Difference in Your Bank Account. With so Many Choices and New Products it is Difficult to Make the Best Choice.
Do Armed Guards on Ships Reduce Piracy?
Now that Armed Guards are Allowed Aboard Merchant Ships Under IMO Guidance do they Really Reduce Piracy at Sea?
Dock Line Terms and Best Practices for Securing...
Learn Common Dock Line Terms and How to Best Secure Your Boat in a Variety of Conditions.
Buoy Mooring Systems and Best Practices
Learn about the components in a buoy mooring system and how to properly secure your boat to a permanent buoy.
Maritime Jobs – Marina Manager or Dock...
One of the Top Jobs in Recreational Boating is Marina Manager or Dock Master. This is the Lead Position for Yard and Dock Operations in Many Marinas and Yacht Clubs. Take a Look and See What Sort of Skills are Required to Find Out if it is a Job for You.
Measure Prop Pitch, Diameter, and Rake
Propellers are Simple on the Surface but Have Many Variables That Impact the Performance of a Vessel. Learning How to Measure a Prop will Increase Your Knowledge of its Performance Characteristics.
Measuring a Vessel's Beam
What is the Beam of a Vessel and How is it Measured?
What is the Pay for Maritime Jobs?
It's Sometimes Difficult to Determine the Pay for Maritime Jobs. Pay can Vary Considerably and Many People Underestimate the Earning Potential of Both Vessel and Shore Based Jobs.
Maritime Fuel Oil Standards
One of the Benefits of Globalization is the Standardization of Maritime Fuel Oil Standards. The International Standards are Still Young and Not Fully Adopted so Multiple Names are Still in Use.
Understand Fiberglass Delamination on Your Boat
Each Type of Fiberglass Boat Construction is Susceptible to Damage in Different Ways.
Correct Scope is Essential for Safe and...
Learn the Best Ratio of Scope to Use When Anchoring a Vessel.
Storage, Handling, and Use of Flares
Flares are an Essential Piece of Safety Equipment. Learn to Deploy, Handle, and Store Flares Safely.
Freeboard: What it Means and Why it’s...
Learn About the Definition of Freeboard and How it is Used by Naval Architects to Improve Vessel Safety and Performance.
Common Hull Shapes
There are Three Main Divisions of Hulls; Displacement, Semi-Displacement, and Planning. Learn Which Shapes are Best for Specific Situations.
What is Displacement Tonnage?
How is Ship Displacement Tonnage Measured and What is the Difference Between Displacement Tonnage and Deadweight Tonnage?
STCW - Standards for Training, Certification,...
STCW is Short for Standards for Training, Certification, and Watch Keeping. Mariners Need to Pass an Approved Course for Most Jobs.
Costa Concordia Update 2014
Two Years have Passed Since the Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Wrecked Due to Negligence Just Off the Coast of the Italian Island of Giglio. Salvage Operations have Doubled in Cost and the Wreck is Still an Environmental Hazard.
What is a Vessel's Chine?
Learn What a Vessel's Chine is and How to Tell the Difference Between a Hard and Soft Chine. See How Chines Influence the Shape of a Hull.
NPSH - Net Positve Suction Head
Net Positive Suction Head or NPSH is a Measurement of Potential Negative Pressure Near the Pump Chamber Inlet. Understanding NPSH is Most Important in High Temperature or High Volume Applications.
Ideal Techniques to Repair Metal Hulls
Metal Hulls Offer Excellent Characteristics for the Commercial User. Durability is Great and Metal Hulled Vessels are Among the Safest to Operate. Repair is Also Easy if You Have the Knowledge, Tools, and Skills to do the Job Right.
Deadrise – Measuring a Vessel’s Hull
Learn More About Hull Design by Understanding the Way a Vessel’s Hull is Measured. Find Out how to Measure Deadrise.
Maritime Traffic Lanes
Learn Basic Maritime Traffic Schemes and Regional Variations. Recognize and Understand the Maritime Traffic Buoys Which Mark Shipping Lanes.
Basic Boat Architecture Terms
Everyone has to Start Somewhere so Why Not Learn Some Very Basic Boat and Ship Architecture Right Here? Learn these few Maritime Terms to Get Off to a Good Start if You Want to Design or Work on Vessels of Any Size.
Maritime Classification Society Listings
Maritime Classification Society Functions and Responsibilities. Maritime Classification Society Listing and Information With Website Links. Maritime Classification Society Questions? Look Here.
Pumps and Pumping Basics
Learn the Basic Operation of Several Types of Pumps and Their Applications in the Maritime Industry. Understand Head, Lift, and Other Pump Terms.
What is Wind Fetch?
The Definition of Wind Fetch. Learn the Meaning of Wind Fetch and Understand How it Can Impact You.
Tips for Your Maritime Resume
Getting a Job in the Maritime Industry is Difficult if Your Skills are not Presented Well. Learn How to Translate Your Experience Into Ship Friendly Terms.
Costa Concordia Salvage Operation Phase Two
The Second Phase of the Costa Concordia Salvage Will be less dramatic Than the First Phase but There are Still Many Things to Learn from the Tragedy.
Navigational Instruments - Global Positioning...
Learn How the Global Positioning System Works. Understand the Elements of GPS, and How They Interact to Provide the Most Accurate Means of Navigation Available to Mariners.
Ports of Entry - Recreational Boating
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Is Open Source the Answer to Maritime Data Woes?
Open Source is Edging its Way Into Maritime Data and May be the Spark the Industry Needs to Combat a Very Slow Innovation and Feedback Cycle.
Getting Your United States Maritime License
What Do You Need to Get Your United States Maritime License or Certification? There are Many Different Licenses and Certifications Available from the National Maritime Center. Do You Want to Work in the Maritime Sector? If So, This is the Place to Start.
International and Sovereign Definitions of Sea...
What is the Definition of Piracy? How Do Sovereign and International Definitions of Piracy Differ? Can Better Laws Deter Sea Piracy?
What is the Cause of Sea Piracy?
Explore the Reasons Why Modern Sea Piracy is a Growing Problem in Some Regions.
What is Pump Lift?
Learn the Concept of Pump Lift and the Reasons Why Even the Best Pumps Cannot Draw a Liquid Past a Certain Height Even With Perfect Vacuum.
Tricing Pendant
Tricing Pendants are a Type of Rigging Used to Raise and Lower Lifeboats and Other Loads. Learn How a Tricing Pendant is Used Safely and Why New Rules are Controversial.
Blackwater Security's Anti Piracy Plans
Blackwater Anti-Piracy Forces Planned to Operate a Private Armed Vessel to Protect Ships From Pirates Prior to IMO Armed Guard Policy.
Better Prop Shaft Seals
Types of Prop Shaft Seals for Existing Stuffing Boxes or Pack-Less Retrofit. Are the Maintenance Benefits Worth the Cost?
Outboard Motor Best Sizing Practices
Outboard Motors are Widely Used in Small Commercial Applications. Pairing a Vessel with the Best Motor is Easy with a Few Guidelines.
U.S. EPA Ballast Water Standards 2013
The New U.S. EPA Ballast Water Guidelines are More Stringent Than the 2008 Rules. Maximum Numbers of Organisms Will Bring the US EPA Standards in Line With International Conventions.
Cavitation - Causes and Remedies
Cavitation can Cause Poor Performance and Damage to Drive Components. Understanding Cavitation Problems Will Help You Select Proper Components and Learn to Avoid Maneuvers That Enhance Potential Cavitation.
What to do When Lightning Strikes
Ports and Ships Experience Lightning Strike Frequently and Use Proven Methods to Protect Equipment. Unfortunately, Human Protection is Often Less Developed.
Magnetic Deviation and Declination
Ships have been Navigating Using a Compass for Hundreds of Years. During that Time Navigators have Noticed Unexpected Behavior in Their Compasses. Two of These Effects are Now Know to be Magnetic Declination and Magnetic Deviation. Both are Very Important to Understand if You Want to Reach Your Intended Destination.
What License or Certificate is the Best Fit for...
Learn What Maritime License or Certificate is the Best Fit for Your Professional Goals.
Boat Slip Terminology and Use
One of Your First Marine Industry Jobs Might be at a Recreational Harbor. See What You Need to Know About Docks and Slips to Get Started.
Cruise Ship Sanitation - Why Toilets Fail
When Major Malfunctions Cause a Cruise Ship to Lose Power it can Lead to Sanitary System Failure and Sewage Overflows
IMO Ballast Water Standards
Learn About the Differences Between IMO Ballast Water Exchange and IMO Ballast Water Performance Standards for Ship Ballast Water Management.
IMO Ballast Water Convention Summary
Implementation of the IMO's Ballast Water Convention is Meant to Limit the Transportation of Alien Organisms in the Ballast Tanks of Ships. Invasive Species Carried in Ballast Water can Cause Billions of Dollars in Damage to Business and Public Infrastructure.
Tactics of Modern Sea Pirates
Although Piracy Continues to Evolve, the Tactics of Modern Pirates have Many Similarities to Historical Piracy and Naval Combat.
Common and Useful Knots for Mariners
Some Useful Knots for Mariners and Others Who Require Secure Easy to Untie Knots.
Props, Pitch, and Thrust - Converting Rotation...
See How Ships Use the Rotation of an Engine to Move Forward and How Props are Selected for Efficiency, Power, or Speed.
Electric Outboard Pros and Cons
Gasoline Outboard Motors are Widely Used in Small Commercial Applications. A Modern Electric Outboard Motors might be a Better Choice Depending on Your Needs.
Light Emitting Diodes for Your Vessel
Light Emitting Diodes are One of the Easiest Ways to Save Money and Maintenance Work. But it is More Than Just Plugging a Bulb Into a Socket. Some Retrofit Bulbs Not Meant for Marine Use Can Render Your Lights Illegal Which can Result in a Fine or Worse, an Accident.
Small Boat Cooling System Operation and...
Your Cooling System is a Simple Device that Only Needs Occasional Attention. Understanding this System is Essential for Preventing Damage to Marine Engines.
Cold Ironing Explained
What is the Cold Ironing of a Ship? How Can it Cut Emissions Now, and Save Money for Cruise and Cargo Operators in the Long Term?
STCW Manila Amendments
The Manila Amendments Supplement to the IMO STCW Conventions Entered Into Force January 2012. These Rules Apply to Many Members of Crew, be Sure to Understand the Timetable and Deadlines for Implementation.
Understand Marine Diesel Engines
Marine Diesel Engines Come in Two Common Varieties; Two Stroke and Four Stroke. See the Differences and Pros and Cons of Each Configuration.
Maritime Piloting Challenges - Wind and Waves
Learn About the Challenges Maritime Pilots Encounter When Facing High Winds and Waves. Understand Terms Like Fetch, Isobar, and Compression Band.
Understanding Ground Tackle is the Key to Safe...
Ground Tackle is Made Up of Various Components for Different Situations. Learn About How a Vessel is Best Secured Using Anchoring Gear.
Survival Suit Basics
Survival Suits are Essential Equipment on Vessels Operating in Moderately Cold to Very Cold Waters.
Operation of Centrifugal Filters
Fuel for Maritime Use is Often not Very Clean. It is Necessary to Remove Water and Particulates From the Fuel Supplied to the Engine to Avoid Damage or Failure. The Most Common Way to Remove Contaminants is by Centrifugal Separation.
Maersk Triple-E Class of Green Container Ships
The Maersk Triple-E Class of Green Container Ships Reduces Costs Per TEU While Cutting Emissions.
Why use Nautical Charts?
Get Started on Your Exam Preparation or Just Round Out Your Knowledge of Chart Terms. This Skill is Still a Requirement for Most Professional Licenses and the Practical Navigation Test is a Common Point of Weakness for Many Students.
Feeding Your Crew Aboard Ship
Feeding Your Crew Nutritious and Satisfying Food is One Way to Enhance Morale. Extras From the Mess can Help Get Sailors Through Difficult Times.
Remotely Operated Vehicle Design and Function
Remotely Operated Vehicles, or ROV, are Valuable Tools for Inspection and Maintenance. Learn About the Parts of an ROV and How it Functions.
Marlinspike Seamanship
Marlinspike Seamanship has Evolved Along With the Rest of the Shipping Industry but it's Still Important to Understand the Basics so You can Build on That Knowledge in the Future.
How to use a Marine Radio Correctly
Know How to Operate Your Marine Radio According to Best Practices. Learn Proper Protocols for Working and Recreational Vessels.
Maritime Career Resource Center
Find Maritime Jobs at Sea or On Land and Learn What Training or Experience is Required to be Successful in Various Jobs.
Bottom Coatings – Turbulent or Laminar...
Bottom Paints for Commercial Vessels are Designed to Provide Specific Performance Characteristics Through Chemical and Mechanical Action. One Choice is a Smooth or Rough Finish; Read Further to Understand the Differences and Benefits of Both Types of Bottom Paint.
Common Ship Galley Equipment
Everyone Enjoys Eating Well Once the Work is Done. A Good Meal is an Underrated Benefit of many Ships. Learn About the most Common Galley Equipment an it's Uses.
U.S. National Helium Reserve Will Close Without...
The U.S. National Helium Reserve Will Close Due to a Planned Lack of Funding and Sale of All Helium Supplies Excluding a Supply for Government Use.
What is the Best Maritme Academy for Me?
Are you Ready to Start Your Maritime Education? Here are Some Tips to Help You Find the Right Maritime Academy and Get Your Desired Maritime Job.
Buoyancy: The First Concept of Naval Architectu...
Learn How Buoyancy Interacts with Other Factors in Naval Architecture. Understand the Differences in a Vessel’s Buoyancy as it Moves From the Sea Into Freshwater.
How will a Revolution in Egypt Effect Suez...
The Suez Canal Shortens Shipping Routes Between Asia and Ports in Europe. Has the Revolution in Egypt Harmed Shipping on the Suez Canal?
What You Need to Know About Maritime Security...
The First Decade of the New Century Showed Maritime Security Professionals That Piracy is Still a Major Threat to Life and Property.
Hypothermia Prevention and Treatment
Hypothermia Occurs When the Body Loses Heat Faster Than It can be Replaced. Exposure to Temperatures Below 98.6 F (37 C) Will Lead to Hypothermia. Fast Treatment for Hypothermia is Essential for Full Recovery of the Victim.
How to Trailer and Launch a Small Boat
Out of Water Storage for Your Work Boat Saves on Dock Fees and Other Expenses, See Why Trailers are a Growing Trend.
Get a Charter Boat Job and Maybe More
Apply for the Credential that Allows You to Work on Charter Boats with less than Six Passengers.
What is a Flag of Convenience?
Using a Flag of Convenience is a Controversial Way to Avoid Laws and Regulations. See How an Open Registry Allows Ship Owners to Operate Anonymously.
Lessons from the Costa Concordia Disaster
Learn What Lessons from the Tragic Costa Concordia Events can be Used to Improve Your Operation or Maritime Career.
AIS, The Automatic Identification System
AIS is an Abbreviation for Automatic Identification System. This is a Device Used by Ships to Transmit Data Collected From On board Instruments to Other Vessels or Stations to Avoid Hazards or Investigate Accidents.
Tonnage Measurement Systems
Explore the History and Methods of Tonnage Measurement Systems.
Aquatic Invasive Species Profile: Comb Jelly
The Organism Known as the Comb Jelly is One of the Invasive Aquatic Species That is Transported in the Ballast Water of Ships.
Lightering; What is Lightering?
Learn what the meaning of the term lightering means and how this technique is used in salvage operations worldwide.
Types of Dredging
There are Many Types of Dredges Because of the Specialized and Varied Nature of Sediment Removal. Each Dredge is Meant to Work in a Specific Maritime Environment. High Volume and Low Volume Dredgers are Deployed According to the Type, Volume, and Time to Complete the Task.
Cruise Ship Allure of the Seas
Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ship. The Largest Class of Passenger Carrying Vessels in the World.
helium shortage, helium shielding gas, helium...
Will Helium Shortages Cause More Problems for Shipbuilders? Can Fabrication Standards be Changed in Time to Avoid the Huge Costs to Industry?
What is a Boat Survey?
Part of Owning a Boat Based Business Involves Insurance and Survey Services. See What You Need to Know.
Galvanic Corrosion and Electrolysis
Galvanic Corrosion and Electrolysis can Damage Any Submerged Metal Surface of a Vessel. Learn How to Prevent this Damage with Sacrificial Anodes.
Getting Your Canadian Maritime License
Are You Interested in Getting Your Professional Maritime License? Our Guide to Canadian Maritime Licensing Gives You the Basic Steps to Advance in Your Career and Increase Your Earning Potential.
Vessel Profile - SS Badger
At 410 Feet Long With a Beam of 60 Feet the SS Badger is Able to Carry 600 Passengers and 180 Vehicles Across the Sixty Miles of Lake Michigan.
Is AIS Hackable?
The Automatic Identification System Shows the Exact Position of Ships Around the Globe. Can the AIS System be Hacked by Terrorists?
Power Transmission and Thrust Vectoring
Learn About Power Transmission and Thrust Vectoring in the Second Part of Our Introduction to Maritime Power Systems.
STCW Step by Step Guide
A Step by Step Guide to STCW Certification.
What is Ship Breaking?
Ship Breaking is the Name Given to the Process of Dismantling a Ship for Scrap. Ship Salvage is Dirty and Dangerous Work and Conditions Range from Good to Frightening.
What is a Nautical Mile?
What is a Nautical Mile and Why do We Use it? How do You Convert Nautical Miles to Other Common Measurements Like Kilometers or Statute Miles?
Ports of Entry – The Path to Ship Master
The ultimate job on board ship is the Master. This is a position at the top of the career ladder but in this Ports of Entry installment we show you the first steps and show you what to expect.
Costa Concordia Timeline
The Tragic Events of the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Sinking Off the Italian Island of Giglio Continue to Unfold. The Epic Failures of the Captain and His Crew Illustrate the Poor Implementation of Safety Policies and a Disregard for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Regulations.
Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel -...
Official Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on Ships (PCASP) Requirements for Costal Operation and Ports.
Northern Sea Route and Arctic Shipping Issues
The Expanding Northern Sea Route and Surrounding Arctic Environment is Rich in Natural and Economic Resources. See How Shipping in the Arctic is Evolving.
Ports of Entry – Pipefitter
This Ports of Entry Adds the Job of Pipefitter to the List of Career Paths Available to Those Exploring Their Employment Options in the Maritime Industry.
Introduction to Maritime Propulsion Systems
Learn About the Parts of a Ship Propulsion System From Fuel to Propeller and Beyond.
Polar Navigation Problems on New Arctic...
Operating in Polar Regions of the Arctic and Antarctic Pose Special Problems for Safe and Informed Ship Navigation Practices.
U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat Medium
Profile of the U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat Medium. This New Vessel Replaces Utility and Patrol Boats with One More Flexible Boat.
USCG Recertification Plan - Part Two - Systems...
In Part Two of the Process to Write and Complete a USCG Recertification Plan We Will Look at Each System and Consider Changes and Regulations Before Writing and Submitting the Final Plan. It's a Lot of Work but the Insurance Savings Make it an Easy Choice.
What Will Cruising be Like in Ten Years?
New Technologies Will Change the Cruise Experience for Passengers in Ways That Will Enhance the Time Aboard Ship and on Shore.
How to Negotiate With Pirates
What to Do if You are Forced to Negotiate With Pirate Captors. Learn How to Survive Hostage Negotiations by Understanding Piracy Goals.
Dog and Wedge
Learn How the Ancient Technique Called Dog and Wedge is Used to Build Modern Ships Today.
Cargo Vessel American Spirit
Profile of Great Lakes Cargo Vessel American Spirit - American Steamship Line. See the Unique Proportions of a Vessel Built for Lakes Service.
Vessel Hazards - Grounding
Grounding is the Most Common Accident for Ships 100 Gross Tons and Larger. Learn Common Reasons for Grounding and How to Avoid the Hazard in Any Size Vessel.
IMO Ballast Water Management Convention -...
This is a list of Nations Participating in the International Maritime Organization Ballast Water Management Convention Before Ratification.
Cruise Ship Backup Power With Green Design
A Once in a Lifetime Cruise can Quickly Turn Into a Tale of Misery When Power Fails and No Backup Systems are in Place. Green Design Adds Unique Value to a Voyage While Ensuring Toilets Flush and Food can be Served if the Main Power Unit Fails at Sea.
Privacy of Crew Members
What are the Legal Responsibilities of the Administrators and Master of a Ship? Find Solutions for Common Privacy Problems.
IMO Polar Shipping Code Summary
New Sea Ice Patterns are Opening New Waters to Cargo and Passenger Vessels in the Polar Regions. The Polar Code will Minimize Risk to People and the Environment.
The Future of Arctic Shipping Operations
Learn How the Changing Arctic Shipping Environment is Shaping Passenger and Cargo Traffic in the Region as the Long Sought Ice free Routes Become Viable.
Invasive Species - Asian Carp, Silver Carp,...
The Most Recent Threat to Great Lakes Commercial and Recreational Fishing is the Asian Carp.
Naval Architects - Camarc Design Ltd.
Carmac Design is located in Sussex, England and Specializes in Designs with Aluminum Construction From Sixteen to Seventy Five Feet.
The Emerging Market for Maritime Composite...
Once Found Only in Small Vessel Hulls and Topsides, Composites are Finding Their Way into Pumps, Pipes and Other Places Where Only Metal was Found Before.
USCG Response Boat Small
The US Coast Guard Response Boat Small is a Defender Class Vessel Which is Highly Manuverable and Easily Deployed to a Wide Variety of Missions. The RBS First Became Part of the Coast Guard Fleet in 2002 and is Scheduled for an Additional Acquisition in 2011.
What is the Definition of a Composite Material?
What is a Composite Material? How Will Composites Impact Maritime Business in the Future?
Shipyard Profile - STX Europe
STX Europe is a Leading Builder of Cruise and Cargo Ships and Built the World's Largest Cruise Ship, Allure of the Seas.
Shipbuilding - Stringer
Learn About Stringers of a Ship
Tips for Sizing a Battery Bank
Battery Use and Sizing Guidelines are Sometimes Confusing and Complex. An Exact Calculation of Needs isn’t Always Necessary to Make a Wise Purchase.
Create a High Quality Vessel Maintenance Schedule
A Well Planned Vessel Maintenance Schedule is a Sure Way to Save Money in Your Operation. All it Takes to Make a Professional Maintenance Schedule is some Time and Documentation.
Navy Launches New Littoral Combat Ship With...
The Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, is the U.S. Navy's Newest High Speed, Shallow Draft Vessel with Modular Mission Packages.
SS Badger Coal Ash Dumping
The SS Badger is the Oldest Operating Coal Fired Passenger Ship in the United States. Environmental Regulations Now Dictate a Conversion to Natural Gas to Avoid Dumping Tons of Untreated Coal Ash During Each Sixty Mile Journey Across Lake Michigan.
Ports of Entry – Maritime Electronics...
If You are Considering a Job in the Maritime Industry Take a Look at Our Series Ports of Entry. In This Installment Explore the World of Electronics on Board Large and Small Vessels.
Hydrogen Hybrid Vessels are Becoming More Common
Hydrogen Hybrid Vessels are Becoming More Widespread and Versatile as Designers Embrace Green Technologies. Proper Application of These Technologies Can Reduce Emissions Considerably and Save Operating Costs Long Term. New Hydrogen Hybrid Vessels are the Most Efficient but Some Substantial Gains Can be Made by Shifting Secondary Loads on Older Vessels to Solar or Hydrogen Charged Battery Banks.
Simple Steps to Prevent Lightning Damage
Lightning can Do More Damage in Less Time than Any Other Natural Phenomenon. In Less than one Second Equipment can be Destroyed. Protection from Lightning Strikes is Simple if You Follow a Few Guidelines.
Vessel Hazards - Collision
Collision is a Common Accident and Cause of Vessel Loss. Learn About Major Causes of Vessel Collision and How to Avoid These Incidents.
Is West African Piracy Increasing?
Sea Piracy in African Waters is Moving from the East to the West Coast. Why is this Happening and Will Similar Solutions be Effective?
Hot Tapping - What it Means and How it is Done
Take a Look at Our Maritime Glossary to Learn the Meaning of Hot Tapping. See How Modern Salvage Operators Use Hot Tapping to Drain Fuel and Gas Tanks of Their Contents Safely.
SOLAS Regulations More than a Century After...
Celebrate 100 Years of Improving Maritime Safety With the SOLAS Regulations.
Equipment and Procedures for Fuel Spills
Accidents Happen and You can Spill a Bit of Fuel Into the Water. Know What to Do and How to Stock Your Fuel Spill Kit and Pollution will be Minimized.
Ports of Entry - Small Vessels
This Installment of Our “Ports of Entry” Series Takes a Look at Some Entry level Jobs On Board Small Vessels Based on Inland Waterways or Near the Coast. We Also Look at Experience Building Opportunities on Landlocked Bodies of Water.
Deterioration of Shipping Port Infrastructure
More Than Half a Century After Rapid Expansion of Port Facilities the Structures are Showing Their Age. Learn Why Construction Methods a Century Ago Will Cost Us Huge Sums in the Future.
Marlinspike Seamanship - Loops and Splices
When Joining Two Lines or Creating a Loop Nothing is Better than a Splice. Learn the Anatomy and Techniques of Splicing Lines for Boats and Ships.
Ports of Entry – Recreational Boating...
Ports of Entry is a Series Devoted to Jobs in the Maritime Sector that Require Little or No Experience. Here is the Place to Find that First Job that will Give You the Fundamental Skills You Need to Advance in Your Career.
Elastomeric Coatings for Ships
Elastomeric Coatings are Now Viable Solutions for Extending the Life of Wear Components Exposed to Extreme Conditions.
An Introduction to Chain and Metal Rigging...
Learn the Basics of Chain and Metal Rigging Components Used Aboard Ship and in Supporting Shore Operations.
Automated Container Data Acquisition Technology
The New Generation of Container Terminals Leverages Several Data Capture Technologies to Increase Throughput and Improve Accuracy.

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