Ship Anchor

How Does A Ship Anchor Work?

Most of us know what is an anchor but do you really understand how does a ship anchor work? Anchoring a ship is a very important function that a boat or a ship has to do in order to stay stable in water. Whenever a vessel has to stay afloat [...]
Port State Control Inspection

Port State Control Inspection: Civil Vs Criminal Procedures

Water is a precious resource and even though oceans cover nearly 3/4th of the surface of the earth, they should be protected from pollution. It is the responsibility of everyone including the marine community to ensure that the sea is kept protected [...]
HMS Hood and Battle of Denmark Strait

HMS Hood & Denmark Strait Battle

When we turn the pages of history we will come across many stories that are absolutely timeless. One such story is of the HMS Hood this was the most powerful battle cruiser of its time. Today we will talk about this popular ship which was operated [...]
Abandon Ship Situation

Abandon Ship: The Extreme Marine Emergency

Abandon ship is a command which no master mariner wishes to give and no crew member of passenger wishes to hear in normal routine sailing, but it is a fact that many times this could be a necessity and the only hope for survival at sea. There [...]


Take this quiz to find out how much you know about SART EPIRB VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Was This Post Useful?please wait...Rating: 7.0/10 (1 vote cast)VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What Are SART And EPIRB Used For?

In this article we will learn what are SART and EPIRB and what is their purpose of use on board ships. Both these devices are used for marine safety of ships, boats and other marine vessels. SART is called search and rescue transponder. It [...]
What are boat marinas

What Are Boat Marinas?

Do you know what are boat marinas and what purpose do they serve? The term marina is used for a coast or a shore though it is not exactly a shore, but is like a dock. A boat marina is a basin that has supplies coming from small boats and yachts. The [...]
Steam Ship Engine

Steam Propulsion Ships

We have already studied about ship diesel engines in a previous article, and today we would be taking a look at steam propulsion ships. Life at sea has changed for sure between now and then but still it would be interesting to know more about [...]
dangerous ocean waters

Dangerous Ocean Waters: Challenges At Sea

Oceans are a lovely place and mariners have the opportunity to see mother nature at close quarters. Yet at times dangerous ocean waters can be a cause for concern when sea turns rough. In today’s article we will discuss some of the most [...]
Mayday Distress Signal

Mayday Distress Signal

The title of mayday distress signal might seem confusing to many of you since generally speaking, we all know that Mayday is the Labour Day and it is celebrated all across the world on first day of May month each year. Yet in terms of marine [...]