Three Neat Tricks with Marine Cranes

Three neat things you didn’t know about marine cranes! Every now and then, it’s fun to step back and appreciate the innovation that allowed us to adapt industrial cranes to the marine environment.
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Cranes on Ships: Introduction to Crane Integration

In the marine world, we see cranes daily; they are very useful pieces of equipment. Despite their common appearance, we need to remember their potential for disaster. Cranes on ships generate new, subtle risks for lifting operations. Unless you know what to look for, the risks can go undetected. This article reviews the major dangers of cranes on ships.

Stability Fails at Seakeeping

Stability and seakeeping are frequently misunderstood. To understand the limits of these sciences, we must unveil the motivation behind their development. How to guarantee ship safety on an uncertain ocean?
Fred Olsen

Why You Want a Trimaran: Pros and Cons of a Trimaran

Three hulls are better than

GHS Tutorials: Macros and Scripting

GHS is nothing without macros.
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Do We Have a Problem: Testing for List and Angle of Loll

EVER WASTE MONEY ON SPECIALISTS!  Here are a few simple-do-it-yourself tests to check for ship list and angle of loll.
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Angle of Loll: Hidden Dangers to Stability

PANIC! That should be your reaction if your ship developed a permanent list. Angle of loll shines like a bright red warning sign, indicating serious stability problems. Today we discuss an angle of loll (AOL): what it is, how to find it, and what to do about it.

Keep An Even Keel: Dealing With Ship List

Why is Ship List Bad? If ignored, it continues grow and place your ship at risk.  Be proactive and stop the list once you first suspect it.  Your crew

GHS Tutorials: Intact and Damage Stability

How to perform a stability analysis in GHS? These tutorials explain the process.

More GHS Tutorials: Reports And Hydrostatics

General Hydrostatics (GHS):  The de facto standard software for hydrostatics and stability in the USA. Watch these tutorials to learn GHS.