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.