Bunker fuel and maritime fuel oil standards

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Bunker fuel is technically any type of fuel oil used aboard ships. It gets its name from the containers on ships and in ports that it is stored in; in the days of steam they were coal bunkers but now they are bunker fuel … Continue reading

Semaphores – the marine signal language

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The word Semaphore derives from the Greek words sema (sign) and foros (bearer).  Semaphore Flags is the system for conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags, rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands. … Continue reading