Can You Knot? 10 Widely Used Knots on Merchant Ships

Can You Knot? 10 Widely Used Knots on Merchant Ships

Seafarers tie knots everyday. From mooring, securing to working aloft, those jobs won’t be complete without the use of ropes. And because we use ropes in many forms and sizes on ships, knot tying is a skill every seaman must learn. Even my 65-year old Captain knows...
Strange Terminologies On Board and the Stories Behind Them

Strange Terminologies On Board and the Stories Behind Them

Have you ever wondered why we have weird, funny names and terms we use on board? Or perhaps we got accustomed to it that we stopped asking why or how such words exist. Now, I will enlighten you with their meanings and some historical features behind. Here are some of...