Article Shiphandling at shipyards, never a dull moment...
by Marine Pilot Luis Vale, Portugal - published on 20 September 2019
Article The Road Towards Autonomous Ship Handling with Tugs
by Captain Henk Hensen (Marine Consultant) - published on 5 November 2019
Opinion Book review: Practical Ship Handling, Fourth Edition, by Malcolm C. Armstrong
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Video Chart Projections and Chart Accuracy - ECDIS
With the increasing accuracy and reliability of navigational receivers, this part of the video module will try to establish a better understanding of the mathematical definition of the Earthâ€™s surface and mapping of this curved shape onto a plane surface. Chart Projections and Chart Accuracy https://youtu.be/kOaWimnAN-U Principle Used For Creating Electronic Charts https://youtu.be/xY_MBubhUFs Display of Electronic Charts https://youtu.be/qnoFO0T-cLo Route Planning With ECDIS https://...
Video The difference between Gross Tonnage and Net Tonnage
Using pictures and sketches, this video finally explains the difference between gross tonnage (GRT) and net tonnage (NRT); the ship spaces that are included/excluded in their calculation; and the importance of these terms to ship owners.
Contents of this video will benefit mariners preparing for exams (written and oral examinations).
Video Understanding and Preventing Tug & Barge Risks
Blog: https://www.merrimacins.com/understanding-and-preventing-tug-barge-risks/ Understanding and Preventing Tug & Barge Risks The maritime industry relies on tugboats and barges for a wide range of applications. Tugs are used to pilot vessels into and out of ports, while barges are used to transport bulk materials. The relationship between tugs and barges is critical, as most barges are not self-propelled and must rely on the skilled operation of a tug or tugs for propulsion. At Merrimac...