Learn about the importance of observing safe pilot boarding arrangements on ships such as pilot ladder in accordance with SOLAS requirements.
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.
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.
Maritime frauds can occur anywhere; be it a vessel, a shipping company office or a trading company transporting goods by sea. Learn more about common fraudulent activities that take place in the shipping industry.
We would like to announce that we are launching two more FREE ebooks today – 1. “A Brief Introduction To Important Ship Mooring Techniques” for deck department and 2. “A Brief Overview Of Ship’s Auxiliary Engine” for engine department. The content of the ebooks are as below: A Brief Introduction To Important Ship Mooring Techniques […]
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.
It is imperative for marine engineers to understand the know-how of the remote control system provided for maneuvering the main engine. Let’s take a look at ten safety points for Remote Manoeuvring System of marine engine.
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.
Download our new ebook – A Brief Guide To Understanding Cargo Operations and Documentation On Oil Tankers.
Cargo tank cleaning with IG system is an important job carried out by ship’s crew. Checkout this ten important points that must be considered while cargo tanks with IG system.
As the winters set in, in the northern hemisphere things start to get a little difficult for the seafarer as the ship moves towards sub-zero temperature, making cold weather precautions for ships extremely important.
Learn about important points to consider while inspecting ships tanks such as cargo holds / tanks (dry and wet), ballast tanks, void spaces, fuel oil tanks, fresh water storage tanks, etc.
In continuation to the previous list of logbooks that are required to be maintained legally and legibly onboard, let’s take a look at a few more logs that require the ship officer’s attention.
Logbook keeping is one of the most important tasks seafarers have to carry out on board ships. Let’s take a look at some crucial points to consider while filling out these important records.
Learn about the important precautions and checks that need to be carried out once the foam fixed fire fighting system is used for extinguishing fire on board ships.
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.
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.
STS (Ship-to-Ship) transfer or Lightering Operations of oil as well as dry bulk cargoes at sea is a critical operation which must be carried out with utmost safety. Learn about seven important points about safe lightering operations on ships inside the article.