Marine navigation often requires precise calculation of tide and water levels when entering or leaving port. Sometimes big ships have very little clearance between their bottom (keel) and the sea bed. An understanding of tides is therefore critical to a mariner for safe navigation.
Life at Sea
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!
In the previous article we saw the various tasks a junior engineer has to perform and also how the work on board is different from what he did in his training. Here are some more responsibilities and duties that he is supposed to do in addition to his routine work. There is no turning away from it.
Maritime Piracy remains a major threat to commercial maritime activities and places a burden upon international resources. The international response to modern day piracy has refined international laws to reduce the incidence and impact of piracy upon the seas.
Pollution within our Ocean’s has become a contentious environmental issue. This article aims to identify the legal principles, burdens and rights for inhabitants of coastal areas directly affected by the threat of shipping pollution.
Have you ever wondered what life is like for an Engineering Officer. For those considering a career as an Engineering Officer at sea this article will provide a look into the typical week you can expect.
If you have ever wondered what it is like to work at sea, then look no further. This article provides you with an in depth look at exactly what you can expect in the week of a Chief Mate at sea.
Do you know about the duties and lifestyle of a Deck Officer on board a ship? Or have you even heard the term Deck Officer? If not then its time you get down reading this article to find out.
The engine room is not a room in the typical sense of the word but literally a multistoreyed building even in a normal sized ship. Just learn what a senior marine engineer does in this “room”
Many people consider a career in law, but for many, the decision of what area of law to practice can be daunting. While many look to practice in the exciting world of criminal law many overlook the benefits that can be provided to those lucky enough to choose Maritime law.
The ocean prevents many dangers that ultimately can result in death. The international community knowing of the dangers surrounding the ocean has long worked for policies and laws that are designed to protect life. The Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea has since resulted.
A ship in the ocean is surrounded only by seawater so how did the earlier sailors found their way without the modern paraphernalia? Although sailing close to land has always been easier once landmarks become visible, sailing in the open sea has involved using the planets and the stars as landmarks.
GPS- the Global Positioning System, has revolutionised position fixing at sea. Here is a simple explanation on how the system works and why it is close to indispensible to mariners today.
For centuries laws have been put in place to ensure the effective and safe management of those at sea. This article examines the development and trends in the Law of the Sea and its place in today’s society.