How ships sail across the world safelyComments Off on How ships sail across the world safely
As you might know, the oceans can be pretty inhospitable places. For hundreds of years, people have tried sailing them and many of them failed. Although, of course, many also succeeded, they can still be very dangerous places. Despite that fact, a lot of transport happens by sea. How do we do this safely in this day and age? That is something we will dive into during this blog, so be sure to read on!
Ship performance monitoring is extremely important to ensure that the ship can be provided with all of the benefits that the fleet manager on shore has. Elaborate data analysis and advice is much easier to create on shore than on the ship, but it requires insight in all of the real-time data about the ship. This is done through ship performance monitoring.
There are many different kinds of technology which are employed in order to try and make the sailing of ships across oceans as safe as possible. Back in the day, ships were made of timber and would be propelled by sails and thus the wind. Now there are effective diesel engines, strong metals for the ships hull and lots of systems that help stabilize the ship, in addition to many more useful types of technology.
Another factor that contributes to the safety of seafaring ships is the fact that they are, currently, rather large. Some of them are viewed more as floating cities than as ships, and this is no exaggeration. Because of this enormous size, the waves they face become slightly less of a challenge and thus the journey becomes a little bit safer as well.
There is also the fact that by now, we have a lot of experience on the ocean. This experience is shared world wide and used to increase efficiency, reduce cost and of course make the journeys more safe. This is beneficial to all those who travel by ship, transport goods across the ocean of work in off-shore industries.
Lastly, the weather forecasts have become much more useful in the last few decades. This makes it easier for ships to avoid bad weather and therefore encounter far fewer dangerous situations. Ships can count on real-time weather reports and advice both from systems on their ship as well as their support systems on shore to make it safely to their destination!