Best of the blogs. 15/12/2023
Ship’s logs have been written for centuries, providing records and accounts of sailor’s lives and experiences at sea.They are in fact a legal requirement under the International Convention for the Safety of Life as Sea (SOLAS) 1974, their primary purpose is for navigation and safe passage. In a log you record fixes, courses steered, weather forecasts, wind speed and direction, periodic readings of the ship’s heading and speed and its barometer. They should also record watch changes, changes and sail plan, regular maintenance checks whilst on passage and a record of battery voltage, engine running hours and water and diesel consumed.A more recent (in relative terms!) record of a vessel and/or crews time at sea comes in the form of a ships ‘blog’, a much more informal record, detailing all... Click here for more info..