Flag Alphabet

Today’s article is about the international flag code.

This flags are used for ships to send messages to other ships while they are sailing.

Flags Alphabet:

Alfa:

It means the ship has a diver in the water.

 

 

 

 

 

Bravo:

I’m loading / unloading or have dangerous cargo on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie:

Yes.

 

 

 

 

 

Delta: read more

Do you like Otters? This article is for you! (video)

This video of otters was filmed during my visit to the lisbon oceanarium.

Although they are worshiped by most, otters are in danger of extinction because they are often trapped in fishing nets, or their skin is used for clothing.

They are animals that despite being wild, get along very well with humans.

They have a longevity of 15 years in nature and 25 in captivity.

Feeding / diet: read more

Building a ship- Discover the process!

Today’s article is a brief explanation of the process of building a new ship.

It all starts with a customer who has the desire to have a new ship! He looks for several shipyards and asks for their building plans and budgets.

To build a new ship several naval architects, engineers, designers and other shipyard workers are needed.

In the process of building a ship there are several phases:

Ship design:

This is the first phase, where naval architects draw the ship according to the client’s will.

The design of the ship has to satisfy the purpose it will have, which varies depending on its future function (eg a passenger ship has nothing to do with a chemist).

You can check the article abut this at Types of merchant Vessels!

An assembly plan is also made detailing how the ship will be built.

Cutting:

After the drawing is finished and approved by the customer, the cutting phase follows.

At this stage, several metal plates are cut according to the assembly plane.

This is a dangerous operation, because gas is used to cut and melt the metal. It also involves the transport of large and heavy metals. For this reason workers must be well equipped with safety equipment such as appropriate clothing, helmet and protective shoes.

Putting the pieces together: read more