FLIBS17: Test your matesNov 4, 2017 by Triton Staff
Try these questions to test your mates’ nautical knowledge.
- A seaman’s name for a reef knot tied upside down is called : square knot, slip knot or rogue knot?
- What is a WIG vessel?
- How deep is a fathom?
- On a chart, the abbreviation “Hr.” stands for what?
- One degree of latitude equals how many nautical miles?
Scroll down for the answers….
- Rogue knot
- Wing in Ground craft, a vessel capable of operating completely above the surface of the water on a dynamic air cushion created by aerodynamic lift.
- About 6 feet.
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey recently announced plans to change the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintained channel depth values on raster chart products, which include paper nautical …
For nearly 15 years, Capt. Steven Naimoli has been a faithful follower of The Triton for news and networking. He was spotted at the Miami Yacht Show in February
The longtime owner of a marina in Montauk on New York’s Long Island was found dead floating in harbor waters on Sept. 1. Carl Darenberg Jr. was 64. Mr.
A captain’s “reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy” was the probable cause of the sinking of a ship off the North Carolina coast in …
FLIR Systems has added a new camera to its M-series platform – the FLIR M500 multi-sensor maritime camera. The cooled mid-wave, 640 x 512 thermal camera’s ability to detect
On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke The maritime community is roughly 7,000 years old, yet from a professional standpoint it falls woefully behind the only 100-year-old aviation industry. Many …