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    Seafaring A – Z Alphabet – “Z” is for…

    Z-Drive - A Z-drive is a type of marine propulsion unit and is in essence an azimuth thruster. The pod can rotate 360 degrees allowing for rapid changes in thrust direction and thus vessel direction.

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    From Fighting to Anchoring; The Forecastle

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    How Mooring Lines Developed

    How Mooring Lines Developed

    Modern shipping is all about change. New vessel shapes, designs, and capabilities are evolving like never before. In our new Crewtoo series, we look at those technical changes…in this article we look at the design and development of mooring ropes.

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    Dental as Anything.

    We often talk about seafarer happiness, and the effect that has onboard. What about seafarer pain? It is too easy to forget that shipping safety and performance can rest on how seafarers feel as they go about their business – and teeth are a big part of this.

    Shipping Take a Bow

    Shipping Take a Bow

    One of the many amazing things about modern shipping is the rate of change that is happening in the industry. Now, perhaps more than ever before vessel shapes, designs, and capabilities are evolving like never before. In our new Crewtoo series, we look at those changes…starting at the bow.

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    Anchors Aweigh

    Anchors Aweigh

    Modern shipping is all about change. New vessel shapes, designs, and capabilities are evolving like never before. In our new Crewtoo series, we look at those technical changes…in this article we look at the design and development of anchors.

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    Understanding Tomorrow’s Shipping Technology

    Understanding Tomorrow’s Shipping Technology

    Tomorrow’s shipping technology is nearly here already. Science fiction has become science fact faster than we perhaps thought possible. What does that mean for ships?

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    Seafarers Want Better Port Calls

    It used to be that ships hoving into sight of port were abuzz with excitement. Those who had been to the port before would tell tales of what to look forward too, this restaurant, these shops, those friendly locals…etc…

    Understanding Tomorrow’s Performance Management

    Understanding Tomorrow’s Performance Management

    There are some new buzzwords in the industry, and one of them is “performance management”, What does that mean for seafarers, and what amazing advantages can it bring?

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