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Battle of Trafalgar

France and Spain. When we first approached the fleet ship, I have to admit mother, I was a bit scared noticing the line of French ships as they had one more ship than us. Never the less, I sucked it up and remembered why I was here, To bring home a British victory and obey commands of Admiral Nelson. On the 20th, our fleet had a precise location of the Franco-Spanish fleet, the most powerful fleet on the French side, but never engaged the ship until later on at midnight. During the night, Nelson...

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Shipbuilding in Medieval Europe

of the most common portrayals of the Middle Ages refers to a period of isolation and fragmentation in Europe. Although this may have been the case in some areas, shipbuilding advanced in Scandinavia under the Vikings. The Vikings invented a narrow ship design that promoted speed and maneuverability. The extraordinary advancements of Viking shipwrights and seafarers allowed the Vikings to become more successful than their counterparts in medieval Europe due to their superior building techniques, capability...

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Ocean Carriers Case Analysis

23, 2011 Executive Summary Industry Overview Capesize dry bulk carriers provide shipping services worldwide. Due to their size, Capesize carriers must sail around Cape Horn in order to travel between the Atlantic and Pacifica Oceans – the ships are too large to utilize the Panama Canal. In January 2001, there were 553 capesize vessels in service throughout the world. Demand for dry bulk carriers is determined by the world economy. Over 85% of the capesize vessels are used for shipping...

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A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica is set in The Caribbean during the mid-1800's. The book is about a group of children living on a pirate ship, and gives insight into the world that children live in. Over the course of the book, the children do many bad things, without feeling any guilt: Emily murders a man; Rachael drops a marlin spike from the mast almost killing Emily, and Emily condemns the captain and crew that she had come to love to death or deportation without seeming to care at all. At the beginning...

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Shipbuilding Industry

Natalia Gabirondo La Salle University Strategy Management 24/3/13 SHIP & BOAT BUILDING INDUSTRY For the ship and boat building industry I’m going to analyze it globally so I can compare the most important companies that are from different countries. I should also say that there are two different groups of this kind of industry: one that is more focused to B2B or those that are going to be sold to transportation companies, and a second group that is basically B2C, for personal use in...

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Coast Guard Mission

large-scale disaster and in 2008 the terrorist attack via the maritime domain against Mumbai, India, highlighted the tie between border security and PWCS. 3) How many of you know what you were doing during the 9/11 attack? I was on a cruise ship going to Alaska and was quite relieved when I saw that a U.S Coast Guard Cutter was providing us with a protection escort. B) Drug Interdiction 1) The Coast Guard's mission is to reduce the supply of drugs by denying smugglers the use of air...

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The Claw of Archimedes and Other Weapons

grappling hook was suspended. When the claw was dropped onto an attacking ship the arm would swing upwards, lifting the ship out of the water and possibly sinking it. Archimedes may have had it inspired by his law of the lever: How did it work exactly? After using heavy stones to drive back the Romans from the bows of their ships, a giant claw attached to a heavy chain would be let down and securely attached to the prow of the ship. Then, a giant lever was pressed down, a feat which required the strength...

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1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) defines piracy as “any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft, and directed: against a ship, aircraft, persons or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any State.” Analysis While there is still much dispute, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is in charge of coordinating efforts to lessen...

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Port State Control

Port State Control is a waste of a State’s Resources- Discuss for or against Port State Control (PSC) as defined by wikipedia.com is the inspection of foreign ships in other national ports by PSC officers (inspectors) for the purpose of verifying that the competency of the master and officers onboard, the condition of a ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of international conventions (e.g. SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, etc.) and that the vessel is manned and operated in compliance with...

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Marine Engineering

refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure. Specifically, marine engineering is the discipline of applying engineering sciences, mostly mechanical and electrical engineering, to the development, design, operation and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and on-board systems; e.g. power and propulsion plants, machinery, piping, automation and control systems etc. for marine vehicles of any kind like surface ships, submarines etc. * The engineering...

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