Ballasting and de-ballasting is a process by which sea water is taken in and thrown out of the ship’s dedicated ballast tanks in order to ensure the stability of the ship.
If you thought that with just an up-to-date engine room and a skilful crew you can set sail on your ship to high seas then you were wrong. A ship along with its engine room and experienced men requires a set of important documents to sail safely and without any obstruction from any foreign country. […]
Engine room flooding is one of the scariest situations on a ship. One gets panicked and restless in such emergency on a ship. In this article we will find out what should be done in case of engine room flooding.
Cleaning of fuel oil tanks has to be done on a scheduled basis in order to prevent the new fuel oil from getting spoiled. Find out how the fuel oil tanks are cleaned on a ship
Engine room maintenance is done on board a ship following three main methods. The article describes how engine room maintenance is done on board a ship.
If you have worked on ship, you must have come across the terms sounding and ullage, which often tend to confuse people. In this article, we will learn as to what the difference between sounding and ullage is, and what is the importance of each one of them? Both Sounding and ullage can be easily […]
Sounding is a term used for taking measurement of the amount of fluids in the tanks of a ship. But why it is important to take sounding and what is the process of taking one. In this article we will know the importance of taking sounding and the method of taking the same. Why Sounding? […]
When a ship is to leave a port and prepare itself for maneuvering that are many things that are to be taken care of. In this article we will have a look at the departure checklist for the engine department of the ship.
There are several points to be taken into consideration when a ship is about to arrive at the port. This article presents the checklist for the arrival of ship at a port.
Blackout is that situation on the ship which everyone is afraid of. The articles explains what are the first steps that should be taken into consideration during a blackout on a ship.
The article provides procedure for starting and stopping of sewage treatment plant on a ship. Read inside to learn more.
There are several factors that results in smooth working of a sewage treatment plant on a ship and this article enumerates all the maintenance and checks for that smooth running.An efficient running of a sewage treatment plant on a ship requires periodic maintenance and daily checks of the system.
Fresh water generator is a device which is used to convert seawater to freshwater on ship. Learn the starting and stopping procedure of Fresh water generator on ship.
Bunkering is one process on ship which has been the reason for several accidents in the past. Bunkering on ship can be of fuel oil, sludge, diesel oil, cargo etc. Bunkering of fuel or diesel oil requires utmost care and alertness to prevent any kind of fire accident or oil spill.
A ship’s superstructure is the main area of the ship which holds the accommodation and bridge of the ship. Learn more about superstructures inside the article.