Did You Know?
The global shipping tonnage has now reached a massive 1.6 billion tonnes. This is measured by the term Dead Weight Tonnes (DWT) and is the amount of weight that a ship can safely carry.
16,000 people are employed in shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion in the UK.
The annual turnover of the whole industry is between £1.6 and 2 billion a year, and it supports dozens of other occupations in the law, insurance, design and steelwork.
The push for offshore renewables has brought new life to shipyards, providing opportunities to build new vessels, repair existing ships and transport huge turbines into the seas around Britain.more »
Containers to the moon and back
24 February 2014, by Seavision
127 million of those metal boxes that you see on the back of wagons on the motorways were moved around the world by sea last year. That's an amount that you can't really imagine.
To convert this almost meanginless number into an equally meaningless lazy 'fact': laid end to end they would reach to the moon and back.
What this **does** mean is that there's a awful lot of stuff that relies on the sea to get about. Moreover: theswe containers are VITAl to the way that we all live our lives. No matter in what sensationalist way it's presented.read more »
The life of a Marine Technical Manager
30 January 2014, by Seavision
Working at sea is not just a job, it’s a way of life.
Voyages of Discovery
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While the world sleeps, giant container ships longer than football pitches plough the oceans to bring us food, clothes and gadgets.
The world would be a very different place without seafarers and the ships they crew.
Oil tankers, container carriers, fishing trawlers and cargo ships bring us food, clothes, computers and raw materials.
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Oceans of Opportunity!
After long and serious consideration on what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to become a naval architect. I first studied physics at London University attaining a BSc Honours Degree. Physics is a wonderful ‘background’ subject for any of the sciences.read more »
As a qualified diver, I’ve always loved the sea, so when the opportunity arose to work on the editorial team at The Sea magazine, where I get to write about the marine world, it seemed like a perfect fit.read more »
I have always wanted some kind of work relating to boats and wood. I was lucky enough to be able to do my school work experience at Broom Boats and enjoyed every minute.read more »
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