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.
Archives for February 2011
Explosimeter is device that is used to determine the content of hydrocarbon in the atmosphere of pump room or tank spaces on ships. The scale used in the explosimeter is marked in terms of lower explosive or flammable limit and as a percentage of the lower limit (LEL). The scale may also be marked in […]
In order to extinguish a fire, it is important to attack the root of the fire. In order to approach the seat of the fire, adequate protection is required from heat and smoke. For this reason, fireman outfit is used on board ships to fight the emergency fire. There are certain rules and regulations to […]
Nautical charts, as the name suggests, are charts or maps that are used for maritime navigation. As much important as maps are in routine road transport, nautical maps are equally important in marine navigation.
In routine terms, a bumper is a ‘device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage.’ A marine dock bumper is attached to the docks so as to prevent the boats from getting damaged if they hit the docks after they are moored properly. Sometimes it so […]
The Fire Control Plan is a mandatory requirement of SOLAS convention described in Regulation 15 of Chapter II. The fire control plan provides us information about fire station on each deck of the ship.
A fishfinder is a device used by boatmen to locate fish in the water. Fishfinders work on the technology of the SONAR (Sound Navigation and Ranging) system. A fishfinder is a very important device in today’s fishing process and also for those looking forward to fishing as a leisure activity. A fishfinder displays the location […]
Chaffing is a term used when a smooth surface is eroded or when the surface coating of a product gets damaged. To prevent chaffing of boats, chafe guards have been designed to help protect boats from all sorts of damage. A chafe guard forms one of the most important dock products. It is generally built […]
The insulation of the electric cable is generally made up of rubber or plastic. The amount of smoke generated by the plastic in case of fire is dependent on factors like nature of plastic, type of additive used, flame of fire and ventilation arrangement. In general most plastics produce a very dense smoke when heated. In this article we will learn about the hazards related to electric cable insulation in case of fire.