Coupled with fickle weather, treacherous seas, and a dose of manmade error, life at sea can be challenging and risky. But that's where your ship's emergency signals and alarms can help. They can assist the crew in responding appropriately to a crisis or preventing an issue.
Shipping plays an important role in global trade, however, not all transport of goods happens overseas – that’s where coastal shipping comes into the picture. When we talk about coastal shipping, we refer to the shipping of goods (or in some cases, passengers) within a country.
If you’ve been checking out our other blog posts about nautical terms, you might be interested in this post which covers maritime words and phrases that begin with the letter D. So let’s take a look at everything from DWT and davits to dunnage and duty!
Leading the life of a seafarer can be full of adventure, but even the most strong-willed can feel the stress. The vessel's rigorous schedule, which leaves little time for anything other than work could be to blame.
If you’ve ever heard the term sea time, you may have thought it refers to the time seafarers spend at sea. And you're not completely wrong. However, if you aspire to be a seafarer you need to know that sea time refers to a seafarer’s time spent working on a vessel.