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What ships and marine navigation need for safe sailing in difficult weather

طقس العرب GO 2021-03-28 2021-03-28T09:51:41Z
رنا حسن
رنا حسن
محرر أخبار - قسم التواصل الاجتماعي
What ships and marine navigation need for safe sailing in difficult weather

<p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"><strong>Arab Weather</strong> - There are many factors that can make <strong>maritime navigation</strong> a risky business, and despite the skill of some sailors and their ability to reduce these risks, the <strong>weather</strong> remains one of the risk factors that may exceed the ability and skill of seafarers, as it can cause <strong>bad weather</strong> and conditions <strong>Difficult weather</strong> in ships and boats capsizing, veering from their course, or colliding with other ships and things, so knowing the type of upcoming weather is very important in making marine navigation safer.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> Here, the importance of forecasting the weather appears in advance, which greatly helps prevent accidents that lead to losses in trade and freight, material damage, human injuries, and even deaths, and although forecasting the weather on sea routes is difficult, the prediction by competent experts It can help ships and their crews to navigate better, and in making decisions that reduce risk.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><h3 style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>Weather at sea</strong></h3><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> The weather at sea differs from the <strong>weather</strong> over land, there are many driving forces that affect the movement of ships, including:</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>1. Wind:</strong> <strong>The winds</strong> are considered one of the main driving forces for ships at sea, including the <strong>trade winds</strong> that blow towards the west in the equatorial oceans, <strong>and the</strong> westerly winds that blow towards the east in the mid-latitude regions.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>2. Surface ocean currents:</strong> winds create <strong>surface ocean currents</strong> by pushing water. These currents move clockwise in the northern hemisphere, while they move counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>3. vortices Marine:</strong> There is also a smaller water currents moving on the edges of the main currents, called <strong>vortices <strong><span><strong>(Gyres).</strong></span></strong></strong></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>4. Border marine currents:</strong> These currents generate and affect much of the marine weather that we see across the world&#39;s oceans, and <strong>the Gulf Stream</strong> is one of the border currents, as it moves from the Gulf of Mexico along the eastern coast of the United States and Canada, and crosses the ocean to the British Isles.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>5. Marine waves:</strong> The weather produces waves and swells that have a great impact on ships and marine navigation, and the <strong>wind</strong> is the main generator of waves in the ocean, so that the size of waves depends on the strength and duration of the wind and the extent of its continuous blowing. <strong>Swells</strong> are groups of large, strong waves that occur due to wind and storms. Ships at sea may also experience unusually large waves between smaller waves, which can cause a lot of damage.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>6. Hurricanes:</strong> The <strong>waves and winds</strong> that occur together during storms are very dangerous, which are called hurricanes. Hurricanes are very large and destructive storms, accompanied by high-speed winds that revolve around a quiet center called the eye of the hurricane. Predicting the formation of a <strong>hurricane</strong> and its strength, duration and path is an important part of marine forecasting.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><h3 style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>Marine accidents that can be caused by weather conditions</strong></h3><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>Marine weather</strong> is difficult to predict, but its prediction gives sailors and crews the ability to make better decisions about safe routes that can be crossed. High winds, storms, waves or swells are among the most important types of <strong>weather</strong> that can cause marine accidents.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> Any of these types of weather can cause ships to tilt greatly, which could lead to accidents on board, damage to goods and equipment, and falls into the water.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> Ships can also derail due to bad weather, which can lead to dangerous accidents, such as <strong>stranding</strong> in shallow water or on coral reefs, which could damage ships, throw crew members overboard, and even cause the ship to sink. Weather can cause a ship to collide with another ship or something like a bridge.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><h3 style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>Methods of forecasting marine weather</strong></h3><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> Marine weather forecasting can be done in a number of ways:</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>1. Satellites:</strong> They are important for tracking weather across oceans and other water bodies. There are special meteorological satellites that track the weather, including those that orbit the poles of the Earth, fixed satellites that monitor only one part of the Earth&#39;s surface, and satellites that orbit the entire planet. <strong>Satellites can collect information about clouds, air temperature, water currents, dust storms, ice coverage,</strong> and many other things.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>2. Weather buoys:</strong> There are two types of weather buoys. An <strong>anchored</strong> <strong>weather buoy</strong> is a fixed device that can be connected to one part of the ocean to collect weather information there. There are also <strong>floating weather buoys</strong> that track the weather as it moves across the oceans. There are currently more than 1000 weather buoys worldwide, which helps to better predict marine weather.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> Information from weather stations and satellites is used by meteorologists and computer software to model <strong>currents and</strong> <strong>winds</strong> , track <strong>temperatures</strong> <strong>and storms</strong> , predict what weather will happen next, where it will happen, and how it might affect ships in the oceans.</p><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></p><h3 style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> <strong>Responsible parties in forecasting marine weather</strong></h3><p style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"> There are many official organizations around the world responsible for tracking and forecasting marine weather, and sharing this information with the relevant authorities. It is possible to seek the help of weather companies such as <span>MeteoWeather</span> , which provides weather services for sailors, marine companies and sailors, and predicts marine weather, and provides forecast services. With storms, hazards and providing the necessary warnings, it also provides maps, weather models and many other types of information that can be used for safe marine navigation.</p>

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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