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10 Worst Maritime Disasters in 2022

Maritime disasters have been a tragic reality throughout history. In 2022, the world witnessed several devastating incidents on the seas and rivers, resulting in a significant loss of lives and damage to property. Most of these accidents are a result of negligence and human...

99 Reasons Why I Love Working On Ships

Some people say it's all about the money. And for me, it's about the money too, along with 98 other things why I love working on ships. So on one starry night, with a cold beer in my left hand and a few more bottles behind me, this idea popped into my head. I initially...

Ship Security Alert System – The Silent Alarm That We Need

A few days ago, we talked about the ship's emergency alarms and how bombastic, disturbing, and noisy they are. It should be that way since it's an alert system. In case something terrible happens, everyone on board knows what to do. So here's something to blow your mind. We...

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What is an Embarkation Ladder and How is it Used?
I must admit. Embarkation ladders were one of the most confusing nautical terms I encountered in school. These two words, simple as they are when separated, got me puzzled when combined. Partly because, the term "embarkation" in the most nautical sense, usually...
7 Steps on How to Rig an Accommodation Ladder Safely
Accommodation ladders connect the ship to shore personnel. Though fixed in position, they are versatile enough to be used in harbors, anchorage areas, or even at sea while the vessel is underway. Proper safety awareness and correct procedures in rigging an...
Maritime Dictionary – Everything That Starts with the Letters “X, Y, Z”
X X - Code flag; Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals. The traditional signature of an illiterate seaman. Morse code; ▬ ● ● ▬. X-band - A radar with 3cm wavelength transmitting at 10,000MHz. Xebec - Small three-masted, lateen-rigged trading...
Maritime Dictionary – Everything That Starts with the Letter “W”
W - Code flag; I require medical assistance. Morse code; ● ▬ ▬. Waft - To convoy or escort, a vessel (16th century), 2 Weft. Wager Policy - Policy of marine insurance issued to an insurer who has not declared his interest in matter insured. If he has no interest,...
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