Team meetings on ships help in solving a variety of problems which can be caused as a result of multinational crew, lack of communication and interpersonal issues. Meetings between crew members- both formal and informal, form the foundation of overall safety and efficiency of shipping operations.
Seafarers sometimes bring unprescribed drugs on ships to deal with their ailment while at sea. These medicines can put the ship master and the ship in danger when visting ports. A ship master must deal with undeclared drugs with utmost seriousness.
Even after all safety systems and checklists in place, accidents still place on board ships. Lives are often lost and damage to property at times is very severe. The basic questions that comes to one’s mind is – why in spite of all checks and preventive systems, accidents still take place on ships?
The STCW convention and codes as amended by the Manila Amendements (2010) has certain mandatory requirements regarding security training of seafarers. All ship board personnel must now undertake Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PSDS) Certification course before joining the ship.
Lloyd’s Register’s powerful free guide – A Master’s Guide to Container Securing provides vital information on container security systems and the causes of lashing failures. It also offers advice as to how to minimize losses on container ships.
Maritime accident investigation reports and case studies are often used as valuable resources for educating maritime professionals regarding various reasons that lead to fatal accidents at the sea. Learning from others mistakes to enhance personal and ship safety is extremely essential. Find out seven such online resources providing value information to the marine world.
The Ship Arrestor project was conceptualised and developed in order to ensure absolutely minimum damage and loss to the marine ecology in case of vessel (tanker) accidents from uncontrolled drifting. Find out more about ship arrestor project now.
Marine Insight is proud to announce the launch for the new handy and downloadable eBook – A Complete Guide to Travel Safety for Seafarers, a guide which has been specially written by a seafarer (Chief Officer) to ensure safety while traveling abroad.
Intrinsically Safe Cameras are special types of digital cameras that are used on ships to reduce the risk of fire and accidents as a result of hazardous digital camera components.
As a variety of maritime accidents can take place at the sea, seafarers play an important role collecting evidence which would help to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Cargo securing through lashing and other methods is an important aspect of cargo stowage on container ships. Find out about the basics of container lashing in the article.
Handheld grinders (angle grinders) are used for a variety of purposes on board ships such as cutting, grinding and polishing surfaces. Find out the precautions to be taken while grinding using hand held grinders.
One of the important aspects of transporting cargo on ships is to prevent any kind of damage to the cargo. Find out how cargo ventilation plays an important role in preventing cargo damage from moisture.
Is abandoning the ship in the times of tragedy the only option for the ship and its crew? Should you abandon the ship at all in times of distress? Find out inside the article.
Transportation of illegal and contraband items through ships is a legal offence. The master of the ship must take all the steps possible in order to prevent smuggling of such items.
Beaching a life boat during an emergency situation is not an easy task as it involves many hazards. Find out more as to how to safety beach a life boat in the article inside.
Staying afloat in sea water during emergency situation, before a rescue team reaches you, requires a lot of hard work and patience. Find out how to stay afloat in sea water in the right manner in the article.
New crew members joining a ship must be familiarized with their duties and important information about the ship. This is to ensure that the new people onboard ship understand their responsibilities thoroughly before commencing their duties.
Surviving at the sea while on survival craft is not an easy task. Learn inside how to deal with some of the main challenges one would face fighting for his or her life while on a survival craft.
It is the responsibility of the ship’s staff to ensure the safety of the stevedores coming on board ship for container cargo handling operation. Find out how ship’s crew can contribute towards safe working environment on board container ships.
A healthy relationship between chief officer and port terminal representatives is the key to “hassle-free” cargo operations. Find out what points a chief mate must keep in mind while dealing with shore personnel.
On container ships, cargo is carried in standardized containers, which are placed one over the other and secured using lashing. Proper care must be taken for monitoring the cargo containers when the ship is at the sea. Find out how to take care of cargo on container ships in the article inside.
One of the most vital aspects of trading with tanker ships is loading and unloading of the cargo with utmost safety and efficiency. Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat explains important points for committing cargo quantities to charterers in tanker ships.
Pallets are plane (flat) structures utilised in cargo container ships for supporting goods or containers. Cargo consignments are piled atop these structures, the process being referred to as palletizing.