Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006, which provides a broad perspective to the seafarer’s rights and fortification at work, is set to improve the working condition of seafarers around the world. Learn about the important aspects of MLC, 2006 inside the article.
Ballast water management plan is implemented on board ships to reduce the harmful effects of ballast water. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about ballast water exchange and ballast water management plan.
Learn about important points to consider while inspecting ships tanks such as cargo holds / tanks (dry and wet), ballast tanks, void spaces, fuel oil tanks, fresh water storage tanks, etc.
Working in the maritime industry, we all know that planning and carrying out regular equipment maintenance is better than no-maintenance at all. But does that mean we would have to only rely on the planned or the periodic maintenance system that has been followed commonly by the whole fraternity.
In continuation to the previous list of logbooks that are required to be maintained legally and legibly onboard, let’s take a look at a few more logs that require the ship officer’s attention.
STS (Ship-to-Ship) transfer or Lightering Operations of oil as well as dry bulk cargoes at sea is a critical operation which must be carried out with utmost safety. Learn about seven important points about safe lightering operations on ships inside the article.
With limited time in hand and plenty of things to do, seafarers need to make the best of their shore leave time. Find out how to plan and have a great shore-leave.
Life at sea can often get tough for seafarers with several factors working as stress escalators. Learn about these five important psychological methods by which stress could be easily reduced while at sea.
Learn important points which maritime professionals must consider while preparing ships for lay-up. Also, find out about main types of lay-up and the basis on which a site is chosen.