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What is a Notice of Readiness or NOR

What is a Notice of Readiness or NOR

Ships operate under specific rules of business. One of the terms you most often hear on board is N.O.R. or Notice of Readiness. This term is normally tossed over when the ship arrives in port either at the anchorage or in berth. I was a cadet back then when I...

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How Does an Aneroid Barometer On Ships Work?

How Does an Aneroid Barometer On Ships Work?

An Aneroid Barometer is a type of barometer that measures the weight of air or the atmospheric pressure. It comes from the Latin words “baros” which means weight, and “metron” which means measure.Air exerts weight on everything around us but we don’t feel them so...

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What is Beaching And Why Do Ships Do It?

What is Beaching And Why Do Ships Do It?

Imagine you are out to sea in a small boat. The weather is fine and the tide is low. While enjoying the breeze, cruise, and booze, you notice that you are taking in water! After a few inspections, you observe a hole in the side of the hull. You try pumping it out but...

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