Many of the world’s mosquito species can transmit a number of diseases, of which malaria and dengue are the most common today and the ones most likely to affect seafarers. Falling ill at sea or at a port far away from home can be a very difficult situation for the seafarer and his/her family and a challenge for the remaining crew and the ship operator.
Accidents in the ship’s engine room are extremely common during dry dock operations. Such accidents are harmful to the ship’s crew and property. Find out ten of the most common types of accidents that can occur in the ship’s engine room during the dry dock.
Though a variety of mistakes can occur while operating deck machinery systems, there are a few mistakes which very common on all types of ships. Deck officers must take extra precautions with eight of the most common mistakes involved with deck machinery operations mentioned in this article.
There are several health issues on board ships which are often neglected by seafarers. In the long run, these issues can cause adverse effects on one’s health. Learn about some of the main issues that should be taken seriously on board ships.
In spite of taking several safety precautions on ships, accidents on lifeboats still occur on board. Learn about the main reasons that lead to lifeboat accidents on ships and what are the measures taken to prevent them.
The practice of fudging rest hours of crew members is carried out extensively on board ships around the world. Learn about the various reasons behind the violation of seafarers’ rest hours and what can be the probable solutions for this problem.
Fighting fire on tanker ships in a terminal is not an easy task especially when the fire is big and has a potent fuel source nearby. The ship and terminal personnel must work with combined team effort to bring the fire under control. Learn about the general procedure to fight fire on tanker ship when in a terminal.
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.