Dangerous and sensitive cargoes carried on ships require deck officers to follow the IMDG code while handling them for ensuring utmost safety of the ship and its crew. Learn eight important points that must be considered by deck officers while carrying dangerous cargo on board ships.
Navigating the ship through restricted visibility area is a critical task which must be carried out with utmost caution by the ship’s officer on watch. Learn about ten important points that officer on watch must consider during restricted visibility passage.
Mooring operation is one of the most important and dangerous tasks that seafarers have to perform on the ship’s deck. Learn about ten important points that must be considered while carrying out mooring operations on ships to ensure safety of the ship and its crew.
Cargo loading/unloading operations on ships is a hazardous task that can lead to serious consequences. Ship officers must take extra precautions not only while carrying out these operations but also after their completion. Learn some important points that must be considered after completing cargo operations on tankers.
Though a variety of mistakes can occur while operating deck machinery systems, there are a few mistakes which very common on all types of ships. Deck officers must take extra precautions with eight of the most common mistakes involved with deck machinery operations mentioned in this article.
The threats to the maritime environment from plastic dumping have increased manifold in the past few years. The Plastic Aquatic Project is an initiative aimed at controlling and substantially reducing the presence of noxious pollutants in the oceans.
Nathaniel Bowditch is a famed, reputed and illustrious name in the maritime industry. The self-made nautical expert paved the way for the future of the global maritime navigational elements over 200-years ago and is considered the founder of Modern Maritime Navigation.
Container shipping is the most optimal method of shipping freight through sea routes. Bearing rich significance to the nature of maritime operations, the advent of containerization fuelled a much need thrust into the marine sector propelling it to heights never seen before.
The cruising sector across the world got its first glimpse of the NCL cruise line vessel, Norwegian Breakaway in May 2013. The first of the duo of the prestigious cruise liners commissioned by the shipping empire of Norwegian Cruise Line.
Offshore vessels are ships that specifically serve operational purposes such as oil exploration and construction work at the high seas. Find out more about offshore vessels inside the article.
Code Oscar is a form of ship emergency code which is mainly used in the cruising industry. The vessel emergency code, Code Oscar, is rung in case there a person falls overboard from the vessel.
Toxic ships are controversial vessel which have been the reason for environmental pollution threats in the past. These vessels have caused great disputes and harm to both humans and ecosystem because of harmful substances. Find out ten toxic ships of the shipping world inside the article.
Over half-a-decade ago, Toxic waste dumped by the tanker ship Probo Koala in and around the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast led a huge wave of toxicity throughout the city. Find out more about the toxic ship inside the article.
MV Maersk Alabama is a container ship which was put into operation for the very first time in the year 1998 under the Danish registry. The ship is famous for the spate of piracy attacks experienced by her. Know more about its story inside the article.
An entablature is a part of the ship’s main engine. It is the housing which holds the cylinder liner, along with the scavenge air space and cooling water spaces.
The nautical compass plays a very vital role in maritime navigation. However, at times it becomes necessary and relevant to safeguard the compass from weather conditions. The navigation instrument that helps serve this purpose is the binnacle.
This article is a part of the series – Mastering Ship’s Navigation. Find out how to navigate a ship using bow-thrusters, when using minimum help from tug boats.
Using an inflatable life raft on a ship indicates extreme situations such as abandoning the ship. Though no one would want to confront such an adverse condition, it is imperative that all mariners are conversant with the procedure of launching and boarding an inflatable life raft.