3rd Officer or 3rd Mate is an aspirational rank in the merchant navy for many deck cadets who wish to join the merchant navy.
Meteorological stations worldwide require access to sea conditions and marine environments to provide weather forecasts and warnings. This data is provided to the meteorological stations through a network of ODAS (Ocean Data Acquisition Systems), ship weather observations, coastal radars, and satellites.
Wall Wash Test (WWT) is required to determine the vessel’s cleanliness. Check out this detailed guide on wall wash test carried out in chemical tanker ships.