Understanding Skin on Frame Boats

Author: Meetu Verma Nayyar Skin on frame boats were the earliest to be used by man. These are considered to have been used by Neolithic Man and can be easily termed as a prehistoric boats. The structure of the boat is simple, it is covering [...]

Marine Navigation

Introduction to Marine Navigation We are used to traveling by road and when we need to reach from point A to point B via roads, we simply drive the car (or whatever vehicle we use) to go along predefined paths (i.e. roads built for the purpose). [...]

Ship Collisions

Ship Collisions Author: Ricky Sea Traffic & Ship Collision Sea traffic and routes are no longer what they used to be. The rush of high tech ships moving at high speeds is increasing on the sea routes. The loads on the ships and the sizes [...]

Talent Contests, Quizzes & Sweepstakes

This section related to talent contests might seem a bit odd fit in this site related to marine engineering knowledge at the first glance, but only a little reflection would show its importance. The shipping industry is a dynamic field and hence [...]

Water And Waste Management On Ships

Author: Raunekk (Marine Engineer) Need for Water and Waste Management On Board Water and waste management on ships is as important as on land. We know that due to increasing awareness and the deteriorating environment with every passing day, [...]

Law Against Maritime Piracy & The U.N.O.

Maritime piracy is as old as the use of high seas for trade and commerce. The recent rise in attacks by Somali pirates has renewed the world’s interest in ship piracy as a crime committed on the high seas. Today the implications of a pirate [...]

Ship vs Boat – The Comparison

Author – Kavita Desai Ship vs Boat Story The most basic difference between a Boat and a Ship is that Ships are larger than boats. While Ships are vessels involved in transoceanic trips and deep water transport, and have one regular main [...]

Why Is The Ocean Blue?

  The color of water is not fixed to a single color. Turquoise, blue black, green, blue green are the various colors in which ocean water occurs. Often the color of the sky is stated as the reason for the ocean waters to be blue. The sky [...]

Marine Certification and Education

Marine Certification There are various kinds of jobs for ship officers and crew, which require specialized marine certification and education. This is obvious since the job roles of sailors can be mainly be grouped into either marine engineers [...]

General Information

The other sections of this website deal with specific information as related to diesel engines, auxiliary machineries, boats, marine law, employment and so forth. However there might be some things which do not fill well into any of the above [...]