During dry dock, the ship’s stern tube is opened up for inspection of the seals, the stern cylinder, and the shaft. Learn about the procedure for performing ship’s stern tube integrity test in the dry dock.
Emergency generator is an important backup power source on board ships. Learn some essential maintenance points that must be followed while carrying on maintenance of emergency generators on ship.
Learn about important things ship’s engineers must check while inspecting marine engine bedplate in ship’s engine room.
Time-lapse photography has become extremely popular in recent years, even at sea. Checkout seven cool time-lapse videos of ships transiting Suez Canal.
The hyper mist or high pressure fog fire fighting system is installed for all important ship’s machinery systems in the engine room. Find out more about the working of the system inside the article.
Marine Insight asked Mr. Gianluca Marucci, Castrol Global Technical Services Director about what the industry needs to be aware of regarding associated implications of meeting ECA compliance effectively.
Learn some not-so-commonly-known features of marine generators and some overlooked but important points that are not commonly discussed or taught in training sessions or marine engineering books.
Learn about 20 possible causes that can lead to reduction of power output and performance of auxiliary engines on board ships.
Several ships at sea are still fitted with old types of marine engines. Learn ten practical points for ensuring safe slow steaming operation of such ship engines.
Making a decision on reusing or replacement of an engine’s connecting rod is a critical one that has to be made by the ships’ engineer. Learn important points that can help you make a wise decision.
In this video tutorial, learn about the construction and working of marine fuel pumps of ship’s engines.
A noon report is a data sheet prepared by the ship’s chief engineer on a daily basis. It provides the vessel’s position and other relevant standardised data to assess the performance of the ship. Know more about the noon report inside the article.
Ship’s machinery operations are greatly affected by the quality of intake air. Learn about ten harmful effects of impure air on ship’s machinery systems which seafarers should be aware of.
Even with the highest standards of automation provided on ships, seafarers must follow few checks while operating machinery systems from remote position. Learn about ten important points to consider while handling machinery remotely.
Checkout some of the most beautiful snow covered ship photos taken by seafarers in extreme weather conditions.
A responsible engineer on board ship must plan his voyage thoroughly to avoid delays or breakdown at the sea. Learn twenty important points which marine engineers must consider for efficient operation of ship’s engine room.
While operating ship’s generator, a responsible officer would read the important signs that indicate major problem in the machinery. Learn ten such situations wherein the generator should be immediately stopped for checks or repairs.
Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) on board ships require special attention during operation. Learn about ten precautions mariners must take before operating CPP on ships.
Marine boiler operations require highest standards of safety precautions and correct operating procedures. Learn important do’s and don’ts for handing a boiler on ship.
Energy efficiency is of sheer importance in all aspects of shipping operations today. The electrical system being one of the most important aspects on board must be included in the ship’s energy efficiency plans. Learn ten ways to achieve energy efficiency in ship’s electrical system.
Incinerator is an important machinery on board ships which needs proper inspection and maintenance at regular intervals of time. Learn about eight common problems that are found in ship’s incinerator.
VIT is used to reduce the overall fuel consumption and to achieve maximum pressure even at low load but poor maintenance and operation of VIT can reverse the result and even lead to major damage of main engine parts.
Pollution at ports is a serious issue now. Black smoke coming out of ship’s funnel when in port can lead to unwanted trouble for the ship. Learn how to troubleshoot this problem inside the article.
Problems related to ship’s steering gear system have resulted in several accidents in the past. Learn about eight common problems that can cause steering gear problem.