Maritime Industry Articles

A simplified method of performing fatigue analysis of offshore structures

A simplified method of performing fatigue analysis of offshore structures   Introduction An offshore structure is subject to environmental loads of waves, wind and current. By their nature, the resulting wave loads on the structure are cyclical. These cyclical...

Powering the shipping industry with hydrogen: opportunities and challenges (Part 1)

Part 1: About Hydrogen – Basics, Opportunities, and Challenges Of late, hydrogen has been generating quite a buzz in the energy sector with its possibility as a clean source of energy. The shipping sector is not untouched, and this article explores the possibilities...

Vessel Draft Survey Accuracy

by Chris Zeringue, Owner, MTS Marine Techincal Surveyors                             The key to accuracy in a Vessel Draft Survey may very well be found in a hole in the ship. I boarded my first vessel at the age of 17 in 1975. I was hired out of the local shape-up...

How to use a ship’s hydrostatics to calculate its draft and trim

Introduction A ship’s hydrostatics, or hydrostats, is an oft used term in maritime parlance, and it refers to the characteristics when it is floating. What characteristics are these? How are these determined, and how can we read and understand them? Understanding...
Vessel Draft Survey Accuracy

Vessel Draft Survey Accuracy

by Chris Zeringue, Owner, MTS Marine Techincal Surveyors                             The key to accuracy in a Vessel...