Electronic marine engines are now extensively used on board ships. Marine engineers handling such intelligent engines must know ten practical tips mentioned in the article for smoother operations.
Archives for February 2014
Watch this great video of the voyage of a chemical tanker through the rough Atlantic Ocean. Submitted by third engineer Selvin Jose Koruthu, this amazing video captures the true essence of the life on board ships.
Captain of the MV Albedo, Jawaid Khan relates how Somali pirates hijacked his ship in November 2010. The crew suffered terrible mistreatment for years.
DNV G today released WaveFarmer and TidalFarmer; the world’s first marine energy planning tools to be made commercially available. WaveFarmer and TidalFarmer allow users to model marine energy projects, giving crucial insight into return on investment and annual energy yield.
MTN Communications (MTN) announces the general availability of the first calling app for maritime crew. MTN “OceanPhone Mobile” leverages the Wi-Fi infrastructure on vessels, as well as the MTN network, for calling and messaging.
Fireworks marked the first cut of steel in a ceremony last night as construction of TOTE, Inc.’s new Marlin Class, the first LNG-powered containership in the world, began at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif.
The ILO Minimum Wage for Able Seafarers increased to US$568 a month basic wage in January 2013. It then will increase to US$585 in 2014, but with no further revision expected to take effect until at least 2015.
An engineer attempted to open the incinerator door while underway. His thumb was trapped and crushed between the door holder lever and the stopper plate. Read inside to know more about the accident.
Efficient communication between engine and deck officers is the key to run a ship safely and efficiently. Learn about 10 important situations wherein the engine and deck personnel must communicate clearly in order to prevent any kind of accident onboard.