Articles By Raunek Kantharia

Raunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer and professional blogger. After a brief stint at the sea, he founded Marine Insight in 2010. Apart from managing Marine Insight, he also writes for a number of maritime magazines and websites.

Infographic: 12 Common Myths About Seafarers People Have

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For a seafarer, it is always difficult to explain what life at sea is like. This infographic describes twelve most common myths people have about seafarers.

Panama Canal’s New Toll Structure Reflects Value of the Route and Better Serves Customers

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Building on more than a year of informal consultations with representatives from various industry segments and after a formal announcement issued on January 5, 2015, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) held on 27th February, a public hearing on its proposal for a new toll structure.

7 Cool Ship Themed LEGO Sets For Sailors

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The very popular Lego construction bricks are not just for kids. If you are a Lego fan and love ships, then these amazing LEGO sets are just for you.

10 Amazing Time Lapse Videos Of Ships


Time-lapse photography is a great technique to experience the greatness of any process or phenomenon, which is generally subtle to the human eye. Watch ten amazing time-lapse videos of ships in this article.

10 Major “World’s First” Vessels Announced in 2014

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Several ground-breaking and “world’s first” maritime projects were announced in the year 2014. Let’s take a look at some of the most noteworthy vessels that were unveiled this year.

10 Major Ship Designs and Concepts Launched in 2014


A series of interesting ship designs and concepts were launched in the year 2014. Take a look at some noteworthy ones in the article inside.

7 Major Launches of the Maritime Industry in 2014


In 2014, the maritime industry saw the launching of some of the most interesting vessels ever made. Take a look at the important and noteworthy launches of the maritime industry in the article inside.

Launching New Premium eBook – A Guide To Hull Painting Of Ships [Download Now]

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Learn about the hull painting procedure of ships in the dry dock in our new ebook, written by senior marine engineer and superintendent Mr. S. N. Batra. Get the ebook for 60% OFF under our special introductory offer available only for the next 7 days. Know more inside.

10 Resources For Seafarers To Know Everything About The Deadly Ebola Virus Disease


Ship’s crew visiting ports in countries affected by Ebola Virus must be aware of all the risks related to the fatal disease. Checkout ten important resources that seafarers must go through to increase their knowledge on the possible risks from EVD.

Download FREE eBook – A Guide to ECA Compliance For Ships + 4 Bonuses


From 1st January 2015 onwards, ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will have to use fuel which does not contain more than 0.10% of sulphur. Download this ebook to prepare yourself for the upcoming ECA regulation.