On this day of the seafarer, let’s thank seafarers for their great service and take a look at the top 5 reasons seafarers matter to the world.
Learn about all important things a navigational officer, especially 2nd officer and 3rd officer, has to perform on joining a ship.
Several types of automation systems are used on the bridge of the ship for navigational purpose. BNWAS is a type of important automation device used on board ships to prevent any type of unfavourable condition. Find out more inside.
Merchant navy is a professional field which requires strict discipline and code of conduct while working on ships. Inability to do so can result in losing job and other legal actions. Find out 18 offences that can result in dismissal from job at sea.
Zone of confidence or ZOC diagram helps ship’s OOW to determine if the data obtained and applied towards navigation can be relied upon without any doubt. Read more about ZOC inside the article.
Just like in Airplanes, a ship is also provided with a black box known as Voyage data recorder. The VDR helps for reconstruction of the voyage details and vital information during an accident investigation.
The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) is a unique technological system developed by the USCG and which is specifically developed with an intention to ensure vessels’ safety and in cases of emergency, ascertain that help is reached out to the stranded or floundering vessel.
Read the story of two such lovely people, Simran Mann and Akash Pratap Singh, who met at sea, believed in their love and eventually tied the knot. Meet this beautiful sailor couple inside the article.
Nautical flag etiquette have stood the test of time and if not extensively, they are still displayed on vessels when absolutely important (e.g, entering a port). Learn about some important flag etiquettes in this article.
Nautical Almanac is a type of navigation aid, which describes the position of celestial bodies to assist navigators at sea to determine their ship’s position using celestial navigation.
Learn about classification of stowaways found on ships, along with IMO guidelines, insurance cover and measures to be taken on board ships.
Life rafts are provided as a life saving appliances on every sea going merchant or passenger vessel in addition to the lifeboats. Life rafts are much easier to launch as compared to life boats and in case of emergency situation, evacuation from the ship can be done without manually launching any of them as the life rafts are designed with auto inflatable system.
Want to join merchant navy after class 12th in India? Learn about different career options and their eligibility requirements in the article inside.
A sextant is a marine navigation instrument which is used to measure the angle between two objects. Sextant is still used on many ships around the world.
The world of AIS (or Automatic Identification System) can often be a confusing one to delve into, with many questions arising such as “what is AIS?”, “why do I need it?”, and “what type of AIS does my ship actually need?”
Batteries are used in almost every important equipment onboard ships, and yet not much attention is paid for their care and handling. Learn about important points to consider while using batteries on board ships.
In case of ship’s cargo hold fire at port, it may be far easier to get assistance as opposed to that at sea but that doesn’t discount the urgency and severity of the same. Learn how to fight cargo hold fire of ship in the article inside.
Non-Pyrotechnic Marine Distress Signals are used at sea during emergency situations on ships. Find out more about the different types of non-pyrotechnic marine distress signals used on ships.
The time right before vetting is a tiring period on board ships. Checkout 22 important points to be included in the vetting checklist of a ship’s third officer.
Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) is used on ships to send & receive distress signal and maritime safety information via a satellite or radio communication equipment.
Seafarers get plenty excited when a film has got anything to do with the sea, delving deep into it and always backing the interesting scenes up with some commentary on the go! We’ve compiled a list of 5 such films that depict survival at sea.
The following list of payment methods has been compiled so that a seafarer or any individual for that matter finds that it’s rather easy to transact without cash.
Dropping of ship anchor is done during emergency to reduce the speed of the vessel as swiftly as possible to prevent any forthcoming mishap. Learn about nine important points to consider during this emergency procedure.
Read the story of two sailors, Minakshi and Arun, who met on board ship, fell in love and got married. This sailor couple is an inspiration to all those who think relationships are difficult to maintain in merchant navy.