Riding squads are group of workmen, other than qualified seafarers, who work onboard ships for any specific or general purpose. The increasing number of riding gangs is creating several problems for the seafarers and also to the shipping industry. Read more about riding squads inside.
A cargo engineer as the name suggests handles cargo on board various types of ships. The job involves great responsibility and technical skills. Find out what exactly a cargo engineer does and how can you become one.
Formal safety assessment is a way of enhancing maritime safety through careful risk assessment and evaluation. Under the guidance of International Maritime Organization (IMO), FSA is implemented followed to ensure safety of seafarers at the sea. Find out more about Formal safety assessment in the shipping industry inside the article.
Shipping containers are now being used extensively around the world to make beautiful shipping container homes. Shipping containers not only make eco-friendly residential solutions but are also affordable. We bring you top 9 houses made from shipping containers.
Renewable shipping containers are being used around the world for their eco friendly and affordable status. Restaurants made from shipping containers are the new happening places known for their trendy style. We bring you eight best restaurants made from shipping containers.
Huge ships of the maritime world are propelled by equally massive propellers. Some of these propellers are extremely huge in size and weight. In this article bring to you eight massive propellers of the shipping world.
INDos number can be considered equivalent of a complete identity for every seafarer in India. It is a computerized national database that includes important information of every certified seafarer in India. This information has been compiled in a single database to make it easily accessible for statutory authorities like Flag State, Port State, employers and Immigration staff etc.
Water rescue operations are risky endeavors that need skill as well as time management. Keeping this in mind, a new mobile has been designed with aim of aiding rescue operations boat at sea and beaches.
Cable Innovator in an innovative cable launcher ship for laying optical cable fibers on the sea bed. This 10,557dwt ship was built in 1995 by Kvaerner Masa of Finland and is still making news for its unique work. The cable laying works are carried out in an efficient and speedy manner and all the cable laying is done over the stern so as to not slow down the ship.
BioWave is a new innovative method for generating power from ocean waves. With a unique design and a promising efficiency, Biowave is sure to take the renewable wave energy industry by storm. Find out more about the design and working of Biowave inside the article.
Avalon Panorama is a one of its kind cruise ship having only luxurious suites for passenger accommodation. The ship has two full decks of suites with the finest luxury and view. Luxury can’t get better than this.
A unique design constructed by RO & AD Architects allows people to literally walk ‘amidst’ water, across a moat, which is supposed to be inaccessible, through an interesting sunk-in bridge.
Flags of convenience or FOC is a business practice under which ship’s owners register their ships in a nation that they do not necessarily belong to. This practice especially helps ship owners evade rules and regulations of their home nation, sometimes for not so good reasons. Find out 7 dangers of Flags of Convenience every seafarer should know.
Tide predicting machines were extensively used in the early days of maritime industry. These mechanical tide predictors were used during wars to help plan strategies by predicting the exact time of low and high tides. Find out more about tide prediction machines inside the article.
Marine world was and is considered way out of a women’s domain. However, this hasn’t stopped women from exploring this field and proving their mettle at the sea. We bring to you top five female sailors of the marine world.
Conventional Hotels are Passé. Hotels around the world are exploring new ways to make people enjoy the best the nature world has to offer. We bring you top 6 amazing underwater hotels that are not only unique but also the best hotels below the water.
Marine environment is polluted from several factors. Though oil and other toxic chemicals are the main source of pollution that has greatly affected marine life, noise pollution has been silently killing these marine animals in an all different way.
Indian Ocean is one of the most important oceans in the world as far as sea trading is concerned. Though loads of information on the Indian Ocean is already available, there are some facts about Indian Ocean that are not so well known. We bring you 11 of such facts.
Who would not want to stay in a lighthouse? And imagine if you could get all the luxury in the world in the lighthouse? Lighthouse hotels are an experience that is not to be missed. Find out the top 10 most beautiful lighthouse hotels in the world.
Is there a river under the sea? There have been several findings of undersea rivers around the world. These rivers in sea have lead to numerous scientific explanations and theories. Read more inside
Oceans are time capsules that carry the glimpses of the past through shipwrecks and various other artifacts of the people of the past. This article lists 6 shipwrecks found around the world in the past few years.
Container security initiative (CSI) is an initiative by U.S to increase maritime security at its container ports. Find out how container security initiative helps in fighting terrorism and the system that makes it run.
Maritime decoration is a unique way of decorating one’s house or any place with marine theme. Nautical decoration is used around the world and is famous especially among people belonging to the marine world. We bring you 10 types of famous maritime decorations used around the world.
Earth Observation Satellite Services can play a major role in ensuring maritime security in different areas of the industry. Find out how earth observatory satellite services can help tackle critical maritime issues such as maritime piracy, oil spill etc. Read inside to know more.