Naval Architecture

Understanding Steering Gear in Ships

Steering Gear integrated with the rudder system defines the complete ‘turning mechanism’ mandatory for all types of ships. Learn about the design and construction of steering gears of ships inside the article.

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Naval Architecture

What are Keel Guards?

A keel is the base on which ships are built and is the bisector (divider) that separates the hull into two length-wise areas. Keel guards are a protection that is used to cover the keel of a ship from getting damaged.

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