Learn about all important things a navigational officer, especially 2nd officer and 3rd officer, has to perform on joining a ship.
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.
Logbooks are an important part of daily routines carried out onboard ships as they help in keeping together all important records and parameters for future reference.
Learn about various reasons that lead to cylinder liner wear in ship’s engine and how it can be minimised. Also, learn how to measure cylinder liner wear.
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.
Sounding is a term used for taking measurement of the amount of fluids in the tanks of a ship. Let’s take a look at the importance of taking manual sounding and the method of taking the same.
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.
Sounding is a term used for measuring the level of fluids in various tanks on the ship. Lean more about sounding and different methods of taking sounding on a ship.
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.
Accommodation ladders on board ships is one of the most important equipment. Learn about the requirements, operations and maintenance of accommodation ladder inside the article.
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.