Handymax and Capesize are types of vessels which have been named according to their characteristics and features. Find out the difference between Handymax and Capesize vessels in the article inside.
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Seagull test can also be, more aptly called the Crew Evaluation Test. It is a specialized set of questions prepared for assessing proficiency of a seafarer in terms of basic marine knowledge. This questionnaire functions as an online assessment tool, prepared in accordance with the STCW guidelines for the seafarers.
Dangerous cargo endorsement is a certificate of authorization for a seafarer, qualifying him/her for working on any vessel dealing with cargo that are categorized as maritime dangerous goods. Find out about the procedure and important points one must follow while applying for a DC endorsement certificate.
Operating a shipping company in the present time is not an easy task. To operate in a strict lawful environment, every company requires great amount of resources and manpower. We bring you nine ways in which shipping companies can makes profit from implementing strict safety policies on board ships.
Vibrations are an integral part of every mechanically moving component or machine on board ship. This article explains different types of vibrations that are generated in a marine engine. Also learn about methods to avoid vibrations in marine propulsion engines
The GMDSS endorsement certificate allows every GMDSS certificate holder to work on foreign flagged ships. The GMDSS certificate is imperative for every seafarers involved with the procedure of ship navigation. Find out about the procedure for acquiring a GMDSS certificate and also of renewing one inside the article.
A Japanese innovation, the Yoshida is a sheerleg, a type of crane ships with a marked difference in its hoisting capacity and overall manoeuvring with respect to the vessel’s position. This floating crane is regarded as the biggest crane vessel in the world.
Shore leave is a right of every seafarer. Every sea going personnel should know about the laws governing shore leaves. Moreover, recently, because of several issues the concept has been jeopardized. Know everything about seafarers’ shore leaves in the article inside.
The best way to deal with a fire on board ships is to prevent them rather than letting them occur. In this article, Chief Engineer Mahendra Singh provides an excellent general overview on the basics of fire prevention on board ships.