The NP 247(2) is the second part of the Admiralty Annual Summary of Notices to Mariners which is issued early and contains updates on sailing directions and miscellaneous nautical publications.
The annual survey of notices to mariners is a yearly publication which advice mariners on important matters related to ship’s navigation, hydro graphic information, aids to navigation, and changes in shipping channels.
Whenever a new area is to be added to a chart or it has to represent an area different from the previous chart, or the depth units shown on previous charts have to be changed, nautical charts need to be corrected. Find out how nautical charts are corrected on board ships.
Once a chart is published, constantly changing navigational features and aids or other relevant information have to be promulgated in order to update the ships navigating in those areas. Find out different methods of updating navigation charts on ships.
Nautical Charts used at sea have evolved over time. Fathom charts, one of the most important navigation charts used in the earlier times were gradually replaced by more enhanced charts.
Nautical charts are one of the most important tools for ship navigation. Learn about different types of marine charts based on their origin.
When collision of ships occur in Indian waters, there are certain procedures and guidelines that are to be followed by the master and parties involved. Find out more about the guidelines inside the article.
It is important for maritime professionals to understand what would happen to the vessel, cargo, and wages of the crew when the ship is called for a port of refuge. Find out how general average is calculated in such situations.
General average is a clause in the shipping industry which is put into action during an accident wherein the cargo has to be sacrificed in order protect lives and ship’s property. Find out about the importance of general average inside the article.
Find the impacts of the third Emission Control Area – The North American Emission Control Area which is applicable for ships trading in areas off the Coasts of Canada, The United States and French majorities of Saint.
The Rotterdam Rules are expected to bring a major change in the working practices, interpretation and ease of operation in the shipping trade. Find out how the Rotterdam Rules will redefine and introduce the electronic bill of lading.
BNWAS – Bridge Navigational Watch & Alarm System is now imperative on all modern ships according to IMO. Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat explains the importance of BNWAS on today’s ships by describing two ship accidents.
A healthy relationship between chief officer and port terminal representatives is the key to “hassle-free” cargo operations. Find out what points a chief mate must keep in mind while dealing with shore personnel.
One of the most vital aspects of trading with tanker ships is loading and unloading of the cargo with utmost safety and efficiency. Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat explains important points for committing cargo quantities to charterers in tanker ships.