Ships have much influence in the world’s commerce scene today. Billions of tons of cargo are ‘shipped’ each year from one nation to another. Additionally, in the past, ships were critical in exploration of the world as can be seen from Christopher Columbus who explored and discovered what is today America when his ships arrived there in October 12, 1492 as well as the likes of Captain James Cook who discovered Hawaiian Islands and Portuguese explorer and navigator, Vasco da Gama who was the first to dock in India and Malindi in Kenya.
This was a comprehensive site which much informative and educational about the marine industry. It was created and owned by Yorgos loannides who was a senior marine officer in the rank of a captain hence his extensive knowledge in the industry. He was born and raised in Greece which is the reason why the domain was registered in Greek.
I can’t fathom how hard it was for him to develop all the content that he published on this site. It was like giving birth or trying to stick to a diet in order to lose weight. Even though he was a mariner and spent almost two decades in the industry, which means that the information on the site was second nature to him, the process of putting it together must have been tough for him.
I’m saying this because the site and awesome information and I’ve tried my best to gather most of the information as I sought to bring this site back to life.
Some years back, I decided to undertake a voyage to Mombasa, Kenya for a vacation. I will simply claim that life in the sea requires one to have tremendous amount of energy and for the crew member and other mariners who cruise the seas because it is the nature of their career, they have to sacrifice a lot – think about family life that they forgo for weeks, months, the stress & homesick that they have to deal with, lack of immediate help in case of emergencies et al. sea life is one which requires guts.
It requires someone who is ready to be challenged and ready to learn to cope with occurrences at the sea. You remember what happened to Titanic. It depicts the many challenges that mariners face each day: from living the life of a vegetarian to encountering pirates who are up for no good. Oh wait, did I talk about captains who have to operate through hurricanes and typhoons are prevalent? There are many dangers out there in the sea, but still we can’t do without ships.
I too love waters and the life of mariners – maybe one day I will buy my own yacht. Until then, I have decided to recover useful content about sea life as was initially posted on the site. Below are some of the popular content that I have already published. You can access them by clicking through various topics.