The draft or draught is nothing but the linear measure of the amount of sinkage or submergence of the hull in the water. Read this article to know everything about the draft lines of a vessel.
Embarkation ladders are foldable ladders that hang from the main or exposed deck along the hull side and enable people to embark and disembark to and from the vessel. Read this article to know more.
The stern relates to the section or the structural area aftmost in terms of the overall length of the ship. In simple terms, it is more of what you can see when you stand right behind a vessel and look ahead. Read this article to know more about a ship’s stern.
Drydocking is an important activity pertaining to a vessel’s regular inspection, repair and maintenance work. The bottom plugs of a vessel, also called dock plugs, play an important role in this regard. So what are dock plugs? Read the article to find out.
The Seakeeping ability, also known as seaworthiness is thus a yardstick to estimate the vessel’s behavioural efficacy during sea conditions underway its voyage. Let’s understand seakeeping in detail inside the article.
Every marine vessel has a specific hull suited for that particular ship or boat. Over centuries, different kinds of crafts were constructed, leading to the evolution of different hull designs and types. Check out the different ship-hull types and vessel hulls in this article.
A number of factors such as hydrodynamic efficiency, construction simplicity, flow patterns & aesthetics are considered for designing a ship’s stern. Learn about different types of ship’s stern inside the article.
This article sheds light on the reasons behind the capsizing of the ship Costa Concordia as well as lists out the circumstances that led to the disaster.
The words dock and pier are often used interchangeably in common usage to portray the same meaning. This article will explore the difference between a dock and a pier, their uses and types.