Power management and conservation is an integral part of operations carried out by seafarers on board ships. Learn how both automation and manual methods are used as part of a power management system on board ships to reduce power consumption.
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No container is allowed to be loaded on board a ship unless its Verified Gross Mass or VGM has been declared by the shipper to the shipboard personnel and/or to port representatives. Find out more about the importance of SOLAS VGM in the shipping industry.
The International Ship and Port Facility Security code or the ISPS Code has played an important role in ensuring security and safety in the maritime industry after the gruesome terrorist attack of 9/11. What are these changes and what are the after effects. Find out inside the article.
Generators onboard ships are the power suppliers for the entire vessel as they stand as the primary source of power to all running machineries including the propulsion plant. For this reason, safe and efficient running of the ship generator has to be given highest consideration. One of the important safety devices used for ship’s generator is Air Circuit Breaker (ACB).
Today, the conventional marine engines are being converted into intelligent electronic controlled engines to make the ships more fuel efficient and to reduce carbon emissions. In this article, we explain methods to convert a marine engine to an electronic controlled engine in 10 steps.
Toxic ships are controversial vessel which have been the reason for environmental pollution threats in the past. These vessels have caused great disputes and harm to both humans and ecosystem because of harmful substances. Find out ten toxic ships of the shipping world inside the article.
The international shore connection is a universal hose connection that is to be provided on all ships as per the SOLAS requirement. The purpose of the International Shore Connection is to keep a standby hose attachment to get a connection from shore or from other ships in case there is a total failure of pumps onboard.