The deck officer of the ship performs the most crucial task of navigating the ship. It is therefore extremely important that he or she is well versed in the navigational skills. Learn in this article as to how to use wind for maneuvering a ship and how to avoid common mistakes.
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The Typhoon Class Submarines of Soviet Union are the biggest nuclear submarines ever designed and built. Equipped with ballistic projectiles, the six submarines were propelled through two nuclear reactors, generating almost 200 megawatts (MW) of power each. Find out more about these amazing submarines inside the article.
As the RPM of marine engine reduces, the air supply from turbocharger also reduces. However, Variable Geometry Turbocharger or Variable Turbine Angle (VTA) Turbocharger supplies sufficient scavenge air to marine engine’s cylinder at all load ranges. Find out more inside.
Writing resume for your shipping jobs is not an easy task. There are several important points that need to be taken into consideration. To address this problem, we have listed three important online tools that would help seafarers to evaluate and analyze their shipping jobs resumes.
The certificate of competency (COC) is a form of licence every mariner is granted to work on ships. The validity of COC depends on the conduct and performance of a seafarer. Find out 5 reasons that can cause cancellation or suspension of Seafarer’s Certificate of Competency (COC)
Wartsila- A major player in the marine engine manufacturing industry has introduced an intelligent cylinder lubrication system in its electronically controlled engine. Known as the pulse lubrication system, the arrangement allows metered quantity of cylinder oil to be injected in the liner, depending on the engine load. Read inside to know more.
Cargo operations on board oil tankers is a risky job for both the ship and its crew. Proper steps should be taken along with safety precautionary measures to ensure safe cargo handling operations.
Owned and operated by the Norwegian conglomerate Antony Veder, the Coral Methane is a ship that has changed the perception about Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrying vessels worldwide. Built in the Remontowa shipbuilding yard in Poland, the vessel can, in addition to LNG, carry LPG and even LEG (Liquefied Ethylene Gas). Coral Methane is the first multipurpose LNG carrier in the world.
Efficient combustion of fuel oil in marine engines not only ensures reduction of fuel consumption but also promises a significant drop of carbon emissions in the engine exhaust. In this article we have described eight important ways to achieve efficient combustion in marine engines.