The use of online vessel tracking services using AIS technology has increased exponentially over the last couple of years. Find out the best three ship finder services available online.
The refrigeration plant is an important system on the ship which needs to be charged with refrigerant gas at regular intervals of time. In this article we explain how to charge refrigeration plant on ships using gas charging method.
There is no room for mistakes in a profession on board ships. A professional error can either end your career or it can end you. Herein are mentioned ten professional mistakes that a mariner should never commit while working on ships.
Boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE) is a unique phenomenon that takes place especially on gas carrier ships or ships having tanks with highly pressurized liquid cargo. BLEVE is a dangerous condition on board ships which should be avoided at any cost.
Ship’s marine engine is the heart of the ship which needs proper protection to prevent any kind of breakdown when the ship is at sea. Find out how a ship’s engine is protected using various protection methods and know about different situations when the safety measures are used.
The shipping industry has come a long way as far as advancement in technologies to build greener ships is concerned. We bring to you thirteen technologies that can help to build a greener and eco-friendly ship.
Battleship Bismarck of the German Navy was one of the biggest battleship used during the World War. Know more about the epic ship and its importance in the maritime history.
The ocean drilling vessel, D/V Chikyu is operated by the Japanese Centre for Deep Earth Research and is a massive drilling ship which is capable of penetrating to depths over 2500 metres beneath the oceanic bed.
Ship accidents at sea are horrifying events feared by everyone. When ship collision videos are caught on tape they exhibit sheer terror and panic among those who become unfortunate spectators. We bring to you 7 chilling ship accident videos caught on tape.
Information exchange is an important system to enhance the operation and safety of maritime industry. We enumerate six important benefits of information exchange system which can work wonders for the shipping world.
The selection of Marine fuel oil on a ship depends on several factors. Same is the case with fuel oil system of ship. Find out more about fuel oil selection and marine fuel oil system inside the article.
Fire is the root cause of all the major accidents taking place on board ships around the world. We bring to you a list of 16 fire fighting appliances and preventive measures present onboard ships to fight, suppress, and prevent fire.
Starting air line explosion is one of the several reasons for fire in the main propulsion system of the ship’s engine. Find out how to prevent starting air line explosion on ships inside the article.
Tankers are mainly classified on the basis of their purpose and size. Find out an extensive list of various types of tanker ships inside the article.
Marine bearings are an important part of ship’s marine engine. They are made up of different types of materials which are able to withstand the load and stress. Find out about the types of main bearings of marine engines, along with their properties.
There are certain steps that should be taken without fail during shipboard operation to ensure safety of ship’s crew, cargo, and marine environment. Find out about these steps inside the article.
A brace or strut is used to reduce the effects of ship’s main engine vibrations. It is used to transfer the vibrations from the engine to the ship’s hull. Find out more about brace, strut, and vibrations inside the article.
It is of utmost importance to have a well aligned propeller shaft in a boat, else it may lead to heavy vibration and noise leading to efficiency reduction and in extreme cases failure of shaft components. The alignment of the shaft can be achieved through a constant velocity joint connecting propeller shaft and boat engine.
A Near Miss investigation process on ships in carried out in situations when a ship has fortunately escaped an accident which could have otherwise lead to disastrous conditions. Find out more about near miss investigation process on ships inside the article.
Aura II is an eco-friendly, multi-purpose Ice Class ship for the Baltic Sea. This double acting vessel is one-of-its-kind which can run on both marine diesel oil and liquid bio-fuel. Know more about this green ship inside the article.
Kongsberg and Becker Marine Systems have launched a system to measure the forces acting on the rudder and propeller systems of the ship. This helps in reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Know more about the revolutionary system inside the article.
The key activities involved during port operations are loading and unloading of cargo, port authority people coming onboard the ship for formalities, and securing or stabilizing the ship as per the cargo loading and unloading procedure.
Emergency generator on ship provides power in case the main generators of the ship fails and creates a “dead or blackout condition”. According to general requirement, at least two modes of starting an emergency generator should be available. The two modes should be – battery start and hydraulic or pneumatic start. The Port state control […]
Safety of the ship is the prime concern for seafarers onboard and for governing authorities like IMO. There have been many ship accidents in the past which includes collision, grounding, stranding etc. due to failure of one critical system- the steering gear. Hence crew must be careful in maintaining and testing all the aspects of […]