Deck officers at bridge need to be fully aware and conversant with various bridge control systems and use of main engine. Learn about few basic points they must consider while operating the main engine from bridge.
Being a seafarer’s wife needs immense courage and valour for she plays an important role in managing lives of seafarers sailing at the sea. Learn inside the article as to what it takes to be a strong woman behind a brave and successful seafarer.
Beset is the inability of a vessel to move or manoeuvre under its own power when surrounded closely by ice. Learn what steps needs to be taken when the ship is in such emergency situation.
Can an Indian seaman desert a ship without taking permission or consent of his seniors? Can he leave a ship never to return back? The article tries to explain as to what exactly happens when a seafarer deserts a ship.
Intrinsically Safe Cameras are special types of digital cameras that are used on ships to reduce the risk of fire and accidents as a result of hazardous digital camera components.
The nautical publication numbered and widely recognized as NP 294 is a great aid for budding navigating officers as they take guard of their parallel rulers and start with passage planning. Find out how deck officers can use NP 294 to keep admiralty products up-to-date?
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.