Learn about the list of important ship surveys and inspections which deck officers must know in order to ensure vessel’s safety and seaworthiness.
Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use fuel oil on board with sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1st January 2015. Learn everything you want to know about the new sulphur limits inside the article.
Though rescue of illegal migrants is a legal and humanitarian obligation under the international maritime law, there have been incidents that have posed serious threat to the safety of the ship and its crew. A ship’s captain presents his view through real incidents on rescuing migrants at the sea.
There are lot of discussions going on for adopting Coriolis flow meters in the bunkering industry to improve upon existing measurement technologies and to prevent fuel-pilferage. Can mass flow metering system prevent fuel-pilferage?
Shipping is a vast industry with a huge pile of helpful information. Learn about ten important points of useful information which seafarers must know.
Several dubious practices are employed by bunker fuel suppliers during a typical bunker stem operation. Read about thirteen common bunkering operation malpractices which seafarers should be aware of.
Gravitating of bunker fuel is a malpractice followed by several unscrupulous bunker suppliers. Learn how gravitating is achieved illegally and what can be done to prevent it.
It is mandatory for all ships to comply with ballast water convention while carrying out ballasting and de-ballasting processes. Learn about ten important points for complying with the ballast water convention.
Shashank Agrawal, vice-president legal of Wirana Shipping Corp, Singapore, looks at the problems facing cash buyers and ship recyclers and suggest ways of overcoming them with strong leadership and support from the new Indian government.
Beset is the inability of a vessel to move or manoeuvre under its own power when surrounded closely by ice. Learn what steps needs to be taken when the ship is in such emergency situation.
Seafarers of any nationality can arrest a ship for unpaid or underpaid wages in any port in India. Read the article inside to know how.
IMDG Code 37th amendment will come in print by October 2014. Countries, shipper &, shipping lines can adopt IMDG Code 37th amendment in whole or in part on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2015. From 1st January 2016 IMDG Code 37th amendment will become mandatory.
All ships and seafarers are now required to go through the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 inspection process to avail the MLC certification. Mentioned in this article are few important points which must be considered for successful MLC surveys.
Over the years, the US Visa has become an essential part of a seafarer’s portfolio. Many seafarers find applying for US visa a troublesome process; owing to the strict procedure of applying and getting interviewed. Here’s is a guide to help you sail smoothly through the US visa application process.
On April 4, 2014, IMO MEPC on its 66th session, agreed on stricter requirements for vessels’ NOx emissions in specific areas, the so called NECAs. During this session the entry into force date of these requirements has been also agreed, although until the final MEPC decision, there was a disagreement for this matter from a number of countries headed by Russia.
Protection and Indemnity or better known as P & I Clubs are a compilation of non-profit making organizations controlled by ship-owners and operators who communally contribute to certain third party liability risks related to their business especially their maritime businesses.
A series of important maritime regulations and amendments were announced in the year 2013. As the year comes to end, we take a look at some of the important maritime regulations and amendments that are worth mentioning.
Place of refuge is a place of shelter on a coast or a port whereby the ship in need of assistance can take actions such that the condition of the vessel is stabilized and further loss to property or the environment is restricted. Learn about the guidelines on place of refuge for ships in distress.
With the introduction of series of maritime regulations in the industry in the past few years, it is important to take a step back and think where do we really stand as far as proper implementation of these regulations is concerned.
Can an Indian seaman desert a ship without taking permission or consent of his seniors? Can he leave a ship never to return back? The article tries to explain as to what exactly happens when a seafarer deserts a ship.
Poor working conditions, exploitation of workers, and lack of safety policies are some of the several issues that plague the ship breaking yards of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Mentioned herein are ten such documentary movies and short films on workers from the ship breaking industry.
Global support for the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention continues to increase, as the date it enters into force approaches. Currently, the ILO has registered ratifications of the Convention by 45 ILO member States responsible for regulating conditions for seafarers on more than 75 per cent of the world’s gross tonnage of ships.
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006, which provides a broad perspective to the seafarer’s rights and fortification at work, is set to improve the working condition of seafarers around the world. Learn about the important aspects of MLC, 2006 inside the article.
Container terminals around the world are classified into different types on the basis of their ownership. Learn about various types of container terminals inside the article.