Vessels that ply loose cargo loads in bulk quantities across oceanic channels are referred to as bulk carriers. There are different types of bulk carriers according to their purpose. Find out about the different types of bulk carrier ships inside the article.
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Biofouling has always been a matter of grave concern for ships and ship owners. The Advanced Nanostructured Surfaces for the Control of Biofouling AMBIO project is an initiative that plans to minimize the effects of this problem with environmentally friendly measures
Ship terms related to the nautical industry are often misunderstood not only by the people outside of the industry but also from who are part of it. Let’s take a look at ten common nautical terms people often get confused with.
Anchoring is one of the many important operations that comes under the responsibility of deck officer. Learn about the procedure of anchoring and the duties that a deck officer has to carry out during the operation.
Marine Auxiliary Machinery is an important subject for seafarers as it covers not only those equipment that are in the ship’s engine room but also those provided on ship’s deck. Learn about the top marine engineering books for marine auxiliary machinery and ship technology.
Sea foam is a natural phenomenon of the ocean which involves formation of white lathery substance which floats on the surface of water and gets accumulated at the sea shores. The formation of sea foam is seen in several parts of the world and continues to intrigue people even today.
Built in the German Meyer Werft shipbuilding yards, the Diva is a cruise vessel owned and operated by the AIDA cruise line. A sub-division of the P&O cruises, the AIDA cruise line is based in Germany.
Wind energy is one of the most promising renewable sources of energy for ship propulsion. A variety of technologies have been developed to harness wind power which would help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions from ships. Learn about seven of the best shipping concepts and technologies utilizing wind energy.
A number of precautions along with good seamanship practice can increase the life of mooring ropes and prevent deterioration, chaffing, cutting and internal wear. Learn some important points in the article inside.