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In the early days, seafarers did not have the luxury of measuring their ship’s speed using modern GPS (Global Positioning System) driven devices. How they used to measure how fast their ship was sailing was by throwing a piece of wood or other floatable object over the vessel’s bow and then counting the period of time that elapsed before the ...

The U.S. petroleum industry first drilled successfully in open waters in the Gulf of Mexico in 1938.   Gulf of Mexico federal offshore oil production accounts for 17% of total U.S. crude oil production   The Gulf of Mexico has about 20 oil rigs in operation.   Oil rigs are commonly referred to as “floating cities,” since many different people ...

All seafarers know that port and starboard are nautical terms for left and right side of a vessel respectively, facing forward.   Since port and starboard never change, they are unambiguous references that are not dependent on the marine observer’s orientation. Have you ever wondered why the sides are named port and starboard? The term starboard is derived from Old English ...