Sinkex or Sink Exercise is a term used for deliberately sinking a ship. Carried out by the navy, Sinkex (portmanteau of Sink Exercise) refers to the process of submerging non-operational vessels. Find out more about this peculiar activity of sinking a ship in the article inside.
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Named after a pioneering Norwegian life scientist, G.O. Sars is a research vessel unlike any other in the same category. The survey ship was developed as a result of collaboration between the Bergen University and the Institute of Marine Research. Find out more inside.
Umiak I is a one-of-its-kind ice breaking bulk carrier vessel. This powerful icebreaker has been designed to operate in the frozen oceanic route through the Arctic. It is said that the ship carries an engine which is biggest in Canada.
Owned and operated by Allseas, a Dutch marine conglomerate engaged in constructional activities, the Solitaire is the world’s largest pipe-laying ship. Solitaire is capable of holding a maximum piping tonnage of 22,000 tons while laying pipes up to a distance of 1,000 kilometres in one year.
Finding a new maritime job is not an easy task. There are a lot of highs and lows that can take a toll on any seafarer’s morale. In this article we have mentioned eight important ways in which mariners and job seekers can fight frustration during the job search process.
A smart phone has without doubt become an integral part of everyone’s life. If you are a seafarer and a smart phone user then here are three important FREE compass apps that you would like to download and use in your smart phone when at the sea.
Seafarers often make a few common mistakes while searching for a new maritime job. Continuously making these errors will never allow a mariner to bag a new opportunity in the shipping industry. Mentioned herein are six common mistakes seafarers make during the job hunting process.