Learn 10 important points that must be kept in mind by seafarers in order to execute ship’s emergency towing procedure efficiently.
Officers must take extra caution when the ship is transiting narrow passages such as channel. Learn about ten important points that ship’s crew must remember while transiting narrow channels.
“Let Go” and “Walk Back” are two of the most prevalent methods used by ships for anchoring. Learn as to how they are carried out on board inside the article.
Parallel indexing is a vessel navigation technique used as a measure to monitor the progress of a vessel and to keep the vessel at a safe distance from the shoreline or rock. Learn more about parallel indexing inside the article.
Learn about precautions every seafarer must follow while encountering tropical storms or navigating in areas with frequent occurrence.
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) has brought a drastic transformation in ship navigation. Learn about the pros and cons of paperless navigation on ships.
A merchant vessel is said to be having a “dragging anchor” when the vessel drifts without holding power inspite of being anchored. Learn about the actions to be taken in such situation.
Learn about ten important things deck officers must know interlocks, starting procedure, resetting and fault finding while operating main engine from the ship’s bridge.
Deck officers at bridge need to be fully aware and conversant with various bridge control systems and use of main engine. Learn about few basic points they must consider while operating the main engine from bridge.
Load line is a special marking positioned amidships which depicts the draft of the vessel and the maximum permitted limit in distinct types of waters to which the ship can be loaded. Get a general overview of ship load lines inside the article.
Although seafarers are well familiar with the term ‘TRS’ or Tropical Revolving Storm, there are a few important points they should consider when the ship approaches a TRS. Learn more about it inside the article.
Auto-pilot is surely an undeniable boon in modern navigation. However over-reliance on the equipment and poor comprehension of its efficiency and limitations has resulted in several accidents at sea. Learn about ten important things to consider while using auto-pilot system on ships.
Coastal passage is an extremely busy time for the deck officer on bridge. The traffic density is usually high with an increased concentration of fishing vessels and obstacles. Learn about important points which OOW must consider in coastal and congested waters.
The pilot plays a crucial role in the safe navigation of the vessel to her destination. However, the pilot’s inclusion doesn’t exempt the Officer On Watch (OOW) of his duties. Read about the duties of officer on watch inside the article.
Watchkeeping at anchorage might seem an easy task but it greatly depends on the area the vessel is operating in. Learn about the important duties of deck officer during anchorage at sea.
Nautical Chart work is the art of laying a safe course, fixing the position and reassuring that position, while steering the ship on that course. It’s an imperative job which every ship navigation officer should master. Learn about eight important points to consider while doing chart plotting.