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The History of Ships – An Insight into the Ancient Maritime World

Today we are heavily dependent on ships as our primary medium of transporting goods from one place to another. But there was a time when they used to be the only means of transportation for humans...
Different Types of Fire Extinguishers Used on Ships

Different Types of Fire Extinguishers Used on Ships

In your junior school, you might have been taught that you should not use water to douse a fire that has been caused by electricity and use sand instead. This is because the method of extinguishing...
What is a Clipper Ship?

What Is A Clipper Ship?

A Clipper Ship was a merchant ship with sails built in the 1840s by American shipbuilders. With the growth of the shipping industries, the need for faster transportation of the cargo was felt thus giving rise...
Oil Rig Roughnecks

Oil Rig Roughnecks

Oil Rig Roughnecks are those people who are employed to provide manual and physical labor on oil rigs and sea areas. Roughnecks exist in all professions that demand hard work. Oil rig roughnecks are part of...
What Is Bunkering In Ships?

What Is Bunkering In Ships?

One of the most critical operations on the ship is the fuel oil bunkering. Bunkering is the process of receiving oil in the ship’s tank and making sure that there is no overflow during the process....
M/V Blue Marlin Heavy Lift Vessel carrying USS Cole

M/V Blue Marlin: Heavy Lift Vessel

Passenger ships and cargo ships sure help us carry huge loads over wide areas. But what happens when they themselves need to be transported from one area to another? This is when float-on/float-off (Flo-Flo) ships or...
What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Great Pacific Garbage Patch Facts

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a gigantic collection of marine debris and waste found in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. The main constituents of this garbage are plastic debris that the ocean currents...
What is a Bill of Lading (B/L or BoL) in Shipping?

What is a Bill of Lading (B/L or BoL) in Shipping?

What is a Bill of Lading? The word ‘lading’ means ‘loading’. It refers to the loading of cargo aboard a ship. Simply put, Bill of Lading or BoL or B/L is a receipt. The document acknowledges...
The Legend of Davy Jones' Locker

The Legend of Davy Jones’ Locker

When you hear the name Davy Jones or the Davy Jones’ Locker, you are probably reminded of the character in Pirates of the Caribbean. He is big a part of the nautical lore and has been...
What is Dredging?

What is Dredging?

What is Dredging? Dredging refers to the process of excavation of sediments from the bottom or sometimes the banks of rivers, lakes, harbors and other water bodies. The material gathered is then deposited to different locations....