Have you ever thought about a career on the open sea? Learn all about the excited job filed of a Marine Engineer. This topic covers the jobs available, including duties and responsibilities. It also covers sea life, including Maritime law. Discover the rules and regulations designed to keep you, other boaters, surfer or sailors, and the ocean itself safe. Also learn about how engineers pilot the boat through the waters using celestrial navigation and gps systems. It’s all at Bright Hub Engineering!
Every sailor looks forward to a Panama Canal trip. Crossing is a grand experience. We become humbled after observing the sheer magnitude of the work done and experiencing the spirit of human perseverance that triumphed over nature. Here we cross the Panama Canal in pictures.
Reports on the presence of magnetic anomalies as well as an inter-dimensional portal in the Gulf of Aden are widely available on the Internet. This article explains the origin of those magnetic anomalies and covers some other causes of the great interest in the region.
A maritime professional is always looking for ways to solve a technical issue on his or her ship or seeking better employment opportunities. If you are one of them, check out of some of the best websites and forums for sailors and marine engineers.
The maritime laws of Panama, new in August 2008, aim at attracting new tonnage by giving huge discounts and at promoting safety with additional discounts for PSC safety over 24 months. They also created a new registry for lay-up.
The Maritime Jones Act has two main objectives. To protect the rights of the American seamen, to prevent them from working on substandard ships, to provide them a right to sue and ask compensation for injuries sustained while on work. The other is to restrict foreign ships on coastal trade so as …
This article is about all record retention of oil record book, cargo record book, and garbage record book as per the maritime regulations passed by MARPOL, a regulation under International Maritime Organization.
Do we really need brokers to sell and buy ships? This article describes the need for brokers to buy and sell and do necessary documentation work like transfer of registry, transfer of ship, changing the ship’s name, and registry alterations.
This article discusses how the negative effects of complacency and routinization lead to marine accidents. To avoid this situation, many shipping companies are formally recognizing the importance of a Safety Management System for shipboard jobs.
Sea etiquette, though a diminishing custom at sea, is staunchly followed by navy and merchant ships. Flags have been used for several purposes at sea since the start. For many sea going officers and Captains, sea etiquette and flag rules is an essential part of the overall sailing process.
The average ocean temperatures are rising in the worlds oceans, mainly within the layer of seawater starting 800 yards below the surface. Rising temperatures are being monitored by various modern underwater temperature probes, showing an average rise in seawater temperatures of 0.36ᴼC above normal.
When a ship’s main engine breaks down at sea, the removal of pistons, liners, or cylinder heads requires using the engine overhead crane. The crane brakes must be regularly maintained as they are needed to stop it from running away when in use on rough seas, as I learned as a young engineer at sea.
The sea level in the Indian Ocean is rising continuously, and with a higher rate compared to the global average sea level rise. This is a big Issue for coastal areas in this region and will affect shipping and livelihoods, local climates, and food production.
The days are gone when a sailor or a marine engineer can earn big bucks only on ships. There are many onshore jobs that have an equal pay check and sometimes a better one. Read more to know which onshore jobs pay as good as a job on ship.
For a vessel to maintain its class license, and comply with operational requirements, it must carry out planned dry docking every five years for the renewal of the license. In cases like collision or under water damage the vessel will be brought in for unplanned dry docking for repairs.
Lifeboat accidents have claimed many lives and injured many more on board ships. Though the most probable reason for these accidents have been thought of as human error, the investigation has often lead to something else. In the following article, find out the main reason for lifeboat accidents.