Learn about important points to consider while inspecting ships tanks such as cargo holds / tanks (dry and wet), ballast tanks, void spaces, fuel oil tanks, fresh water storage tanks, etc.
Merchant shipping has inadvertently played an unfortunate role in the hauling of the illicit drugs over the years. Learn important points to prevent serious crimes related to drug trafficking on board ships.
In continuation to the previous list of logbooks that are required to be maintained legally and legibly onboard, let’s take a look at a few more logs that require the ship officer’s attention.
Logbook keeping is one of the most important tasks seafarers have to carry out on board ships. Let’s take a look at some crucial points to consider while filling out these important records.
Life at sea can often get tough for seafarers with several factors working as stress escalators. Learn about these five important psychological methods by which stress could be easily reduced while at sea.
Working in the maritime industry, we all know that planning and carrying out regular equipment maintenance is better than no-maintenance at all. But does that mean we would have to only rely on the planned or the periodic maintenance system that has been followed commonly by the whole fraternity.
STS (Ship-to-Ship) transfer or Lightering Operations of oil as well as dry bulk cargoes at sea is a critical operation which must be carried out with utmost safety. Learn about seven important points about safe lightering operations on ships inside the article.
Learn important points which maritime professionals must consider while preparing ships for lay-up. Also, find out about main types of lay-up and the basis on which a site is chosen.
Mooring is a critical operation on board ships which must be backed by error-free mooring equipment. Learn ten points for efficient maintenance of mooring equipment on ships.
Protection and Indemnity or better known as P & I Clubs are a compilation of non-profit making organizations controlled by ship-owners and operators who communally contribute to certain third party liability risks related to their business especially their maritime businesses.
Place of refuge is a place of shelter on a coast or a port whereby the ship in need of assistance can take actions such that the condition of the vessel is stabilized and further loss to property or the environment is restricted. Learn about the guidelines on place of refuge for ships in distress.
Offshore well drilling is a process of drilling a hole in the ocean floor for extraction of natural resources. It is a challenging part of the exploration and development process that is carried out in several stages.
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006, which provides a broad perspective to the seafarer’s rights and fortification at work, is set to improve the working condition of seafarers around the world. Learn about the important aspects of MLC, 2006 inside the article.
Driven by tougher international and environmental standards, (Liquified Natural Gas) LNG is being termed as the fuel of the future. Accordig to experts, large scale shipping is believed to be sourced by LNG in the near future. Will LNG shipping change the course of industry in the future?
Marine pollution from ships is a serious matter of concern for the shipping industry. Learn about different ways to reduce and recycle waste from ships to prevent ship pollution.
Container terminals around the world are classified into different types on the basis of their ownership. Learn about various types of container terminals inside the article.
While the security threats from sea pirates have considerably reduced off the Coast of Somalia, the growing numbers of maritime piracy incidents along the Western African coast undoubtedly reveal that anti-security measures in the region are extremely scarce.
Wire ropes used on ships and other maritime operations need to be properly lubricated and taken care of to prevent untimely breakdown of wire ropes due to constant wear and tear.
Different types of oil production systems are used at offshore oil and gas exploration sites at the sea. Learn about the main types of offshore productions units that are used at oceans for oil and gas production.
Offshore drilling is carried out at high seas to meet the increasing global demand for oil and gas. Drilling at sea is carried out using permanent and mobile drilling units. Learn about the basics of offshore drilling in the article.
Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) are special types of ships which are used for offshore construction and installation operations. Learn about the characteristics, applications, and limitations of AHTS in the article.
As a variety of maritime accidents can take place at the sea, seafarers play an important role collecting evidence which would help to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
As the applications of Dynamic Positioning System increase in the maritime industry, different types of ships are now being fitted with DP systems to improve control and handling over vessels at sea. Learn about fourteen different types of DP enabled vessels inside the article.
Dynamic Positioning or DP as it is commonly known is a method of positioning specially designed marine vessels within predefined limits at sea using a combination of computers, thrusters, and position reference systems/units.