The August of 2010 saw the collision of two cargo ships MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia off the Mumbai coast. The collision resulted into spilling of containers and oil along the full coastline. MSC Chitra, which was carrying 1219 containers, 2662 tons of fuel, 283 tons of diesel, and 88040 litres of lubricating oil, capsized and sank into the sea, creating maximum damage to the area.
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A stealth ship is a type of ship which is especially used as a war vessel and is concealed from the navy vessels of other countries. It is an important warfare tactic that is used by nations wide across the world.
A SWATH ship is the abbreviated form of the word ‘Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull’ ship. Swath ships are designed in such a way that they have two or dual hulls instead of the conventional single hull. Technically, a swath ship is a type of a catamaran.
One of the most important positions in the hierarchy level of maritime professionals working on the ship is the position of Second engineer. As the position comes under the management level category, second engineer’s job is not only limited to carry out his own duties but also to look after the entire operation of the engine room and other technical aspects of the ship.
One of the important merchant marine jobs on oil rigs is that of a pump man. In terms of merchant marine employment, the absolute requirement of a pump man to work on oil rigs has been proved time and again because pump man helps to maintain a steady and smooth functioning of the entire pipelines fitted in an oil rig or oil tankers.
Double acting tanker or double acting ship when running astern uses aft part of the ship hull structure made of special reinforced double skin for ice breaking.
An oil rig roughneck, as the name suggests, is a person who is employed in oil rigs to do manual and physical labour. Another name that is used for a roughneck is roustabout. It also needs to be noted that the term roughneck is also assigned to people of other professions who work very hard physically.
An oil driller is the person who is in-charge of drilling on an oil rig. Oil driller is one of the most necessary and basic offshore jobs. His presence is of utmost importance and is something that can never be done without on an oilrig.
It wouldn’t be overrated to say that one of the most important jobs in the shipping industry and on board ship is that of a shipfitter. A shipfitter is a person who has the responsibility to make sure that all the necessary repair work in a ship is done properly and efficiently.