Learn about the importance of observing safe pilot boarding arrangements on ships such as pilot ladder in accordance with SOLAS requirements.
Daily, weekly and monthly tests of all GMDSS equipment should be done by every responsible navigating officer on board ship without any compromise. Let’s take a look at important GMDSS tests carried out on ships.
Keeping the Electronic Navigation Charts fully up to date should be a high priority for the ships’s bridge team to ensure safe navigation at sea. Find out how to keep the ECDIS fully up-to-date in the article inside.
What is the importance of virtual aids of navigation for ships and how does it help seafarers in enhancing safety at sea. Find out how they help ship navigating officers in the article inside.
A maritime career doesn’t always mean a job at sea for female sailors. Let’s take a look at some famous onshore opportunities that women seafarers can choose after sailing.
Bridge resource management or BRM was adopted in the early 1990s by the maritime industry as a safety and error management tool. Learn more about BRM and its key elements on board ships in this article.
The carriage of solid bulk cargo possess potential hazards on ships and thus require efficient and safe stowage and shipment. Let’s take a look at nine of the most common hazards posed by dry bulk cargo.
NAVTEX is a device used on-board the vessels to provide short range Maritime Safety Information in coastal waters automatically. Learn about the working, types of messages and advantages of this important ship navigation device in the article inside.
It is a known fact that there are very few women seafarers in the maritime industry. A female deck officer explains the main reasons for the dwindling numbers.
It is important for deck officers and crew on ships to have a sound knowledge about containers, including container markings, their standard dimensions and the means to identify their stowed position.
A woman seafarer describes the unique and unusual challenges she faced in a male-dominated environment on board ships.