Life at Sea

The 5 Best and the 5 Worst Ports for Merchant Marine

The 5 Best and the 5 Worst Ports for Merchant Marine

The best port of the world ensures that the mariners get all the facilities that not only make their ship perfect again during a short break on a voyage but also rejuvenates their own selves too. And the worst port would do nothing of it. Read on to find more about the best and worst ports.
Major Cities at Risk from Sea Level Rise

Major Cities at Risk from Sea Level Rise

A majority of trade and commerce (on which a country’s economy greatly depends) is carried out by the major ports of the country. This is why port cities flourish and become mega cities. With the rise in sea levels, these cities are at risk. Are you in one of those cities?
What are Marine Heat Bursts, Microbursts, and Downbursts?

What are Marine Heat Bursts, Microbursts, and Downbursts?

A heat burst in meteorology is an uncommon atmospheric event defined by squally winds, a rapid boost in temperature, and a decrease in moisture. Understanding heat bursts is important both from the view point of aviation as well as marine work. What are marine heat bursts?
Joining the US Merchant Marine

Joining the US Merchant Marine

This article outlines the process of joining the US Merchant Marine. Read to find out what jobs are available in the Merchant Marine, who to contact to obtain them, and how to obtain the necessary licenses.