A corvette is a warship whose dimensions are slightly smaller as compared to the traditional frigate combat vessel. Corvettes have been a significant component of naval forces across the world for over countless decades.
Pallets are plane (flat) structures utilised in cargo container ships for supporting goods or containers. Cargo consignments are piled atop these structures, the process being referred to as palletizing.
Unearthed by a group of sub-water explorers in the year 2011, a unique entity rests deep under the freezing waters of the Gulf of Botnia, in the Baltic Sea region. Its unprecedented finding and the aura of mystery surrounding its background have popularly led to it being referred as the Baltic Sea Mystery.
Though wearing a life jacket is an easy task, it requires regular practice to avoid errors. Watch these videos to learn how to wear a life jacket on ship and as well as in water.
This horrible accident took place on a container ship with elevator facility. The deceased person could have been easily saved if proper safety procedures would have been followed.
Serving as a marine gateway to the Southern part of China, the port of Hong Kong is the world’s leading port in terms of handling and operating container vessels. The largest port in the world, the Hong Kong port has been widely regarded to be the pivot in the development of the province of Hong Kong.
Naval architecture and ocean engineering form two very important types of marine courses. However, many people are confused about the areas and subjects both the fields are involved with. Find out about difference between ocean engineering and naval architecture inside the article.
Continuous synopsis record is a special measure under SOLAS for enhancing the maritime security at the sea. According to SOLAS chapter i, all passenger and cargo ships of 500 gross-tonnage and above must have a continuous synopsis record on board.
Different types of fire extinguishers are used on ships depending on the type of material acting as fuel. This article explains each type of portable fire extinguisher used on board ships, along with their construction and working.
The efficiency of the overall ship depends a lot on the efficiency of the engine running in its engine room. One of the important factors to ensure efficiency of marine engines is to control the power produced from each of its cylinder. Find out how power balancing helps to solve this problem and what you should be careful about while carrying out this process
The quality of boiler water plays an important role in deciding the overall marine boiler efficiency. Contamination of boiler water leads to several types of problems, including the main ones – corrosion and scale formation. Find out the main reasons for boiler feed water contamination.
The use of online vessel tracking services using AIS technology has increased exponentially over the last couple of years. Find out the best three ship finder services available online.
The refrigeration plant is an important system on the ship which needs to be charged with refrigerant gas at regular intervals of time. In this article we explain how to charge refrigeration plant on ships using gas charging method.
There is no room for mistakes in a profession on board ships. A professional error can either end your career or it can end you. Herein are mentioned ten professional mistakes that a mariner should never commit while working on ships.
Boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE) is a unique phenomenon that takes place especially on gas carrier ships or ships having tanks with highly pressurized liquid cargo. BLEVE is a dangerous condition on board ships which should be avoided at any cost.
Ship’s marine engine is the heart of the ship which needs proper protection to prevent any kind of breakdown when the ship is at sea. Find out how a ship’s engine is protected using various protection methods and know about different situations when the safety measures are used.
The shipping industry has come a long way as far as advancement in technologies to build greener ships is concerned. We bring to you thirteen technologies that can help to build a greener and eco-friendly ship.
Battleship Bismarck of the German Navy was one of the biggest battleship used during the World War. Know more about the epic ship and its importance in the maritime history.