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.
Chain register is usually a blue coloured booklet also referred to as Form 99 on board ships. Do you know about the content of this important record? Read more inside the article.
Regular maintenance of lifeboats, life rafts and other such safety entities are extremely important on board ships. Let’s take a look at seven important points that must be considered while manning and supervising ship’s survival crafts.
Proper inspection of accommodations areas must be carried out with due diligence to ensure that a respectable level of health and hygiene is maintained. Learn about ten important points for carrying out accommodation inspection on ships.