The Strait of Dover is the busiest shipping route in the world. A narrow strait spanning a width of only about 20 miles, it is one of the significant maritime routes in the world.
Thrust can be defined as the propulsive force that drives the vessel through the water against the resistive forces, mostly hydrodynamic. Find out more in the article inside.
Do you know what the stopping distance of a ship at sea is? Let’s find out about it and its importance in the article inside.
Hull speed can alternatively be described as the maximum speed at which the vessel continues to accelerate or surge without facing significant losses or expenses in power.
For a vessel, the turning circle measures its turning ability as the extent of the smallest circle made by applying a constant turning moment. In simpler words, it determines the ease or rapidness with which a floating vessel can swerve or veer past any obstacle.
There are mainly three modes of transportation: airways, waterways and land routes. Now, regarding water transport, there can be various classifications other than the types of vessels or watercraft. Let us look at a few.
Some nautical terms are often misinterpreted and misquoted. In this regard, two of the most commonly used terms – flotsam and jetsam can be described as being the perfect misnomers. Find out the difference between both the terms in the article inside.
Pivot Point is a point of rotation of a vessel. It is a hydrodynamic parameter or a ‘fixed’ point. However, the fixity is only relevant for a particular scenario, and the location of this point may change for a different speed-motion scenario.
The world of AIS (or Automatic Identification System) can often be a confusing one to delve into, with many questions arising such as “what is AIS?”, “why do I need it?”, and “what type of AIS does my ship actually need?”