Wind significantly affects a floating vessel, though that is far lesser than the effect of water. Know more about the action of wind on a sailing vessel in this article.
Do you know what is the rise of floor in a vessel and how it is determined? Find out more in this article.
Lubber lines are calibrated marks inside the dial or the binnacle of a compass that shows the direction of the vessel’s centreline, that is, the foe-aft orientation of the vessel.
Vessel Particulars are all the quantitative and definite aspects that define the vessel from its physical, design, functional and other general aspects.
A deck seal is like a preventive system or stopper mechanism that prevent the backflow of the inert gas and oil vapour mixture to its sources. Find out more about deck seal inside the article.
The margin plate is the plate at the side extremities of the inner bottom, that is, the point where the inner bottom plating meets the side shell of the vessel or the inner side shell plate.
Reserve buoyancy is the balance amount of buoyancy that the vessel can offer. Read the article to understand reserve buoyancy of ships in detail.
Foul anchors are those where the chain (or the rope for ancient ships) becomes entangled about the entire structure, or the anchor gets enmeshed by some obstruction underneath the sea level.
Fatigue analysis in ships is carried out mainly using the simplistic methods discussed above and sometimes using probabilistic ways based on past data of similar vessels.