Merchant navy is a demanding profession which requires both physical and mental strengths for working efficiently on board ships. Here are ten rules every seafarer is required to follow under the merchant navy code of conduct act.
Bulk carrier ships have been involved in several accidents in the past because of constructional and operational loopholes. In this article we enumerate 11 important points which are necessary to enhance the overall safety of bulk carrier ships.
To stress the importance of training for different emergency procedures and duties of personnel on board muster list is provided at ship’s prominent areas.
Merchant navy professionals working on ships are categorized into different departments and assigned with specific duties to ensure smooth functioning of ships. Find out the complete merchant marine ranking system on ships.
People planning to join Merchant Navy often ask us what is better – engine department or the deck department? Though there is no specific answer to this question, we try to explain them about the important aspects of both the sides. If you are confused between engine and deck department, then continue reading.
On board ships, bosun is a very important member of a ship’s crew and his role, duties and scope are the essentials that cannot be done without. Find out more about the duties of bosun in the article.
The security levels under the ISPS code describe the current scenario related to the security threat to the country and its coastal region including to the ships visiting that country. Find out more about the security levels inside the article.
The Note of Protest is a declaration under oath by the Master of the ship. It covers circumstances beyond master’s control which may cause/have caused loss or damage to the ship or cargo. Read more about NoP inside the article.
Ship Security Plan (SSP) is a plan that is formulated to ensure that that the measures laid out in the plan with respect to the security of the ship are applied onboard.
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development.
Mooring operation on ship is considered one of the most dangerous operations. It has been a reason for several deaths on ships in the past. Find out how mooring operation can be fatal to ship personnel on board and how accidents can be avoided.
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.
In case of unfortunate accidents at sea wherein the crew has to abandon the ship, the master should perform certain duties as mentioned in the article.
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.