The ship’s junior wiper sustained very deep burns to his left palm while loading garbage in the incinerator. Unfortunately, after assessment by doctors, his four fingers were amputated.
High-pressure fuel leak spraying on the port engine’s turbocharger leads to fire in the ship’s engine room. Find out more about the incident inside the article.
Even with the highest standards of automation provided on ships, seafarers must follow few checks while operating machinery systems from remote position. Learn about ten important points to consider while handling machinery remotely.
Wire ropes for ships are used in a global marine environment that is typically harsh. Seafarers must conform to universal good practices of marine wire ropes inspection and maintenance to ensure that their use doesn’t compromise the safety of onboard personnel and that these wire ropes are able to perform to the fullest.
The Afai 08 is a dual-hulled vessel built in the year 1998 in collaboration between the Australian shipbuilding giant Incat and the Hong Kong conglomerate Afai. The vessel’s singularity comes from the fact that it is capable of accommodating both people as well as a given number of motor vehicles.
Unsafe practices lead to grounding of a car carrier with 1,633 cars and various heavy equipment loaded. All 24 crew successfully evacuated from the ship.
Tide clock is an important ship navigation tool which is utilized to calculate the stipulated time difference between the occurrences of wave surges.
The ASV offers a number of advantages for hydrography: They support the conventional sounding work of surveying vessels, the ASVs are smaller and can detect areas that are difficult to access, and they increase efficiency through 24/7 soundings.
The Club Med 2 cruise ship is the largest sailing ship in the world and can accommodate 386 passengers and 214 crew.
SIRE Vetting Inspector carries out inspections of ships under the Ship Inspection Report Program, which was introduced by the OCIMF ( Oil Companies International Marine Forum) in 1993 as a safety initiative to address concerns about sub-standard shipping. Find out about guidelines on how to become a SIRE Vetting Inspector.