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Maritime Flag Etiquette

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When most of us think about boats and flags, we might well be forgiven if the first thing that comes to mind is the pirate skull and cross bones – nothing at all to do with modern day boating and water sports. Flags on boats have been used throughout history and the etiquette relates to [...]

Careers in the Marine Industry

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The British Marine Industry and especially the leisure marine industry offer a huge range of training opportunities, apprenticeships and careers. If you want to sail the world then you might choose to search for careers through the Maritime Industry Foundation. The Maritime Industry Federation For careers in the cruise or shipping industries the British Maritime [...]

Fish in the North Sea

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Fishing has been an important part of life for communities around the North Sea for more than a thousand years. The North Sea is that stretch of water, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean and that lies between Scandinavia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France. The North Sea is connected to the [...]

GPS Systems Work at Sea

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GPS or global positioning systems were originally developed by the US military and primarily for military use in the nineteen seventies. These days there are different types of GPS systems, including the navigator in your car. A global positioning system is a primarily a navigation system that shows you where you are on earth, in [...]

Towing boats

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When you own a boat, there’s a lot of things to think about before you go in the water. Whether that’s daily inspections, changing the filters, or any other sort of maintenance. But what happens when you’re not going in water? Your boat may end up spending a lot of time out on the surface, [...]

A general guide to basic boat maintenance

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Boat maintenance is crucial to any leisure craft. Whether that’s checking the engine, going over any maintenance issue or taking care of the controls, regular cleanup and repairs is something anybody who owns a craft has to do. But when you buy one, you don’t necessarily become an expert on how to take care of [...]

Buying and Selling Boats Safely on the Web

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter what you’re trying to buy or sell online these days, you’ve got to be extremely careful. When you’re buying or selling a boat even in real life you’ve got to be careful but it can be argued that you’ve got to be even more careful if you’re doing it online. So, [...]

Preparing a Boat for Sale

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If you’re thinking about selling a boat there are a few things that you should do before you meet any potential buyers. We’re sure that you want to sell your boat as quickly as possible while getting a decent price for it and in order to do that you’ve got to spend a bit of [...]

Buying a Boat – FAQs

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Buying a boat is something that nearly all of us have dreamed of at some point in our life,?so when you’re finally able to buy one you’ve got to make sure that you do it right. If you’ve never bought a boat before it can be a little bit confusing, but hopefully after you’ve read?this [...]

Helicopter Mission Over 200 Miles from Stornoway

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On the 21st of January 2012 a coastguard rescue helicopter from Stornoway was needed in order to rescue a fisherman that was described as badly injured that was over 200 miles away from the coast. At this time of year the seas in the area can be quite rough due to extremely strong winds and [...]

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