High speed crafts









Dept of Marine Transportation Deck Watch Officers/Instructors






BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 01-18-2021 08:43:27


Sector Education




Cruise 1: Late May - Mid July 2021

Cruise 2: Mid July - Late August 2021

The California Maritime Academy seeks applicants for temporary positions to serve as Deck Watch Officers/Instructors for the 2021 annual training cruise. Applicants expecting to be considered for this position must complete their online application and submit requested materials to Human Resource by close of business day on February 22, 2021 to receive priority consideration. This position will remain open until filled.

CRUISE PERIOD: The entire operation of the TRAINING SHIP GOLDEN BEAR is under management by students, with faculty-licensed officers acting in an advisory capacity. First-year students perform elementary

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De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period





De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period pp 161-184| Cite as

Sacrobosco’s Sphaera in Spain and Portugal


First Online: 24 January 2020



This paper analyzes sixteenth-century commentaries on Johannes de Sacrobosco’s Sphaera in Portuguese and Spanish. Between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, there were more translations of the Sphaera into Castilian and Portuguese than into all other European vernaculars combined. A major reason for the interest in Sphaera translations in Spain and Portugal was that the basic astronomical and geographical knowledge contained in this text could be used for navigation. Because of their enormous interests in overseas exploration and colonization, Iberian monarchs supported the development of cosmography, a subject that combined mathematics, astronomy, and geography. The astronomical information in the Sphaera was also valued on the Iberian Peninsula for its

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Water Jet Propulsion




marine insight

By Ajay Menon | In: Naval Architecture | Last Updated on September 25, 2020

Ships are enormous structures, weighing anywhere between 100000 tons and 500000 tons. Yet, they are moved with ease across the earth’s oceans.

At the other extreme of the vessel size spectrum, small fishing trawlers and pleasure yachts barely weigh over 10000 tons. They are commonly found speeding along the coastline at very high speeds.


So how are such different vessels and boats powered across water?

This is where marine propulsion comes into the picture.

Different vessel classes utilize various propulsion systems that use several techniques for generating power. Earlier vessels used fossil fuels such as coal to run large engines powering propellers.

Later models worked using reciprocating engines and diesel-run marine engines that

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Maritime College. N.Y. Maritime -Training






Maritime training has evolved over the centuries from an apprenticeship-type education into a formal course of study. From the early days, hands-on experience has proven invaluable to future seafarers, where one would learn by practicing the procedures and using the tools of the trade. Today, that tradition continues, through the use of both computer simulators and hands-on experience, not to mention more formal training in math, science, navigation, engineering, international law, ship security, and protection of the marine environment.

In our Hall of Maritime Training, we trace the development of maritime training through the history of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College and its training ships, the oldest institute of its kind in the United States, and one of the

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