The maritime industry is home to many pieces of unique, unusual, and sometimes dangerous equipment and workstations. One such example is the spud barge. In this article, we will take a closer look at what a spud barge is and how it is used in offshore and maritime workplaces. We’ll then examine … [Read more...]
What is a Flag of Convenience?
Sailing a ship under a flag of convenience is a business practice that a growing number of ship owners take. The ship operates and is taxed under the laws of the country for which it is flagged. Registering the vessel in a different country than the one where the owner lives helps them save money. … [Read more...]
What is an Allision?
The nautical definition of an allision is “the running of one ship upon another ship that is stationary.” The distinction between it and a ‘collision’ is that in the latter, both ships are moving. Landlubbers might think that the likelihood of two vessels crashing on anything in the vastness of the … [Read more...]
How Oil Rig Explosions Occur
You don’t have to be an oil rig worker to find the idea of an oil rig explosion terrifying. But for the workers who spend an average of twelve hours a day dealing with highly combustible materials, the risks are very real. Working on oil rigs is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. … [Read more...]
10 Things to Do if You Are Injured on a Cruise Ship
Going on a cruise is an exciting adventure, whether it’s your first trip or your fifteenth! That excitement can turn to confusion if you’re injured on a cruise ship. Most people never plan for what to do if they end up with an injury while on a cruise ship. What happens when you get injured or ill … [Read more...]
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