The Secret Language of Ships | Hakai Magazine


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Article body copy Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are…
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2 days ago by rdr
The Secret Language of Ships
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3 days ago by kejadlen
Quite interesting - The Secret Language of Ships
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4 days ago by puja
Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are an arm’s length apart, the ship’s mate throws down a line. Now leashed to the ship, the tug can push and pull it around the bay. via Pocket
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4 days ago by minifig
Article body copy Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are…
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5 days ago by peterwhelan
Ships have a secret language. I now energised to visit a dock again...
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5 days ago by qdot
Article body copy Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are…
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6 days ago by johnrclark
The Secret Language of Ships | Signs and symbols on the sides of ships tell stories few outsiders understand.
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6 days ago by rwentechaney
Not many people have an opportunity to get this close to a container ship. Those who do may see icons that impart important information. For example, those black brackets to the right of the company name indicate where the tugboat is supposed to push.
language  ships  transport  sea  knowledge  shipping 
6 days ago by sspela
"Tugboat crews routinely encounter what few of us will ever see. They easily read a vessel’s size, shape, function, and features, while deciphering at a glance the mysterious numbers, letters, and symbols on a ship’s hull. To non-mariners, the markings look like hieroglyphs. For those in the know, they speak volumes about a particular ship and also about the shipping industry."
ships  symbols 
6 days ago by davewsmith
On what the various symbols on the side of ships mean. Plus some details of tug boats and pilots.
shipping  design 
7 days ago by mr_stru
Signs and symbols on the sides of ships tell stories about an industry few outsiders understand.
maritime  reference  language 
7 days ago by RedWolf
Notations used by tugs, dockworkers
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8 days ago by nelson
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8 days ago by burritojustice
What markings and other things on the outside of ships mean.
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8 days ago by moose
How to decode a Plimsoll Line, and other markings on the hulls of big ships. The original 19C Plimsoll Line was a circle with a horizontal line through it. If the line sank below sea-level, the ship was overloaded. The marks and letters to the right of the circle indicate maximum loads under different climatic conditions: W marks the maximum load in winter temperate seawater, S in summer temperate seawater, T in tropical seawater, F in fresh water, and TF in tropical fresh water, like that of the Amazon River
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8 days ago by petulantskeptic
Tugboat crews routinely encounter what few of us will ever see. They easily read a vessel’s size, shape, function, and features, while deciphering at a glance the mysterious numbers, letters, and symbols on a ship’s hull. To non-mariners, the markings look like hieroglyphs. For those in the know, they speak volumes about a particular ship and also about the shipping industry.
shipping  IMO  glyphs  marks  tranport  annotation 
8 days ago by zzkt
This is beautiful and a must-read for transport nerds: the secret language of ships https://t.co/GEKeljHw35

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