Grade 11 – Maritime Economics

September 26, 2016

Extracting minerals, oil and gas from the ocean floor

See also the Grade 10 site for details of the various ships used to recover diamonds from the ocean floor and also the section covering vessels, platforms and other structures involved in undersea oil and gas production. The search for minerals on the ocean floor (e.g. diamonds off the southern […]
September 26, 2016

Alternative Energy Sources

As countries struggle with air pollution from carbon fuels such as coal and vehicle exhausts, they try to find alternative sources of energy. Solar power is becoming widely used in industry, homes and even in transport – a few vehicle carriers have large solar panels on their upper decks to […]
September 26, 2016

Test Yourself 1 – Grade 11

  Study the details in the extract from Lloyd’s Register above and answer the questions set. Why is MDO used every day on a ship, yet HFO is used only at sea? IVS Gleneagles began a charter on arrival at Saldanha Bay at 00:01 on 7 July. Using her own cranes […]
November 2, 2016

Test Yourself 2 – Grade 11

Read through the extract from lloyd’s register below. You will need to use some of the information in this extract to answer some of the questions Sometimes a part-cargo of one product is available for shipment. Several of these part-cargoes can be shipped in one ship, usually a Panamax or […]