The weight of a vessel is a very interesting aspect in the first place. Unlike all other physical objects, when we talk about the weight or mass of a vessel or any floating object in general, we usually allude to displacement.
Deck plating thickness can vary widely depending on a host of factors ranging from ship type to the region of disposition of the plate. Learn more about deck plating inside the article.
Multi-hull vessels are vessels that are characterised by the construction of multiple hulls, either two or three, known as catamarans and trimarans, respectively.
Freeing ports were introduced as per Load Line 1966 regulations to mitigate this problem. These are well-defined openings on the bulwark plate itself in certain numbers and intervals.
A freeboard is a minimum distance between the exposed deck edge and the waterline for a floating vessel. In other words, it is the difference between depth and draft.
Warships are an intrinsic part of any country’s naval fleet and differ in shape, size, functions, capabilities and structural configurations. Frigates and Destroyers are the most common kinds of warships in any naval force.
The United States is home to the largest and finest shipyards in the world, enabling the construction of the sturdiest and most seaworthy vessels. Check out major shipyards of US in this article.
Underway and making way are two important terms which though sound very similar, are often interchangeably used. Let’s find out more about these two terms.
Cranes play a very vital role when it comes to lifting and stacking heavy objects in ports and onto a ship. Let’s take a look at important types of port cranes.