Many applicants have difficulty with one or more plates in the Ishihara sets. Some claim that the tests are not realistic and the real issue is distinguishing colors at a distance. What is the Ishihara color blindness vision test for Merchant Marine, and what are the alternate tests?
The article describes the available correspondence and online education options for boat and yacht design.
The colleges for naval architecture and marine engineering, well, there are many across the globe. But, which of them are most sought after? I have a list here.
Crewing levels on our Merchant Marine vessels are in some cases at a bare minimum to operate the ships, leading to the officers and crew working longer hours and watches. The majority of accidents at sea are caused by human error and a lot of these accidents are due to fatigue of ships personnel.
Opportunities exist in the Merchant Marine as a second or third career for the mature person. However there are some age restrictions, and a strict medical examination to ensure physical fitness for the position. The offer of a job will also depend on the candidate’s education qualifications.
The “Captain’s Mast” is a disciplinary event hailing from the age of sail where a ship’s captain and other officers publicly shame and sentence sailors who have broken some rule in a manner severe enough to warrant public discipline but not enough to require a full legal proceeding.
Sea pollution comes in numerous forms, from collision and grounding of ships around the coast, oil and gas installation leaks, to dumping raw sewage into the sea. The shipping and offshore industries have antipollution maritime laws, but sea pollution is still causing concern to environmentalists.
An article about the speed of sound in seawater. The article shows how to calculate sound velocity in seawater according to several variables. It also explains why sound travels faster in seawater than in air.
Hazmats are hazardous materials or dangerous goods that come under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Act and under OSHA. A Hazmat procedure for the handling, stowage, transport and emergency response, and first aid in case of accidental spill, contamination, and fire has to be made.
Learn about the need for the Vessel Security Officer (VSO), Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) and the levels of security maintained in the port.