Maritime frauds can occur anywhere; be it a vessel, a shipping company office or a trading company transporting goods by sea. Learn more about common fraudulent activities that take place in the shipping industry.
Continuous deterioration in quality of maritime training in India is seriously affecting future prospects of both the seafarers and the shipping industry. Find out why the maritime education system in India needs an urgent facelift.
Recently a verdict by an income tax department of India against a merchant navy personnel, demanding to deposit lakhs of rupees as income tax, has sent shivers down the spine of the entire Merchant navy community in India.
There are several health issues on board ships which are often neglected by seafarers. In the long run, these issues can cause adverse effects on one’s health. Learn about some of the main issues that should be taken seriously on board ships.
Leaving a rewarding sea life and a promising career to settle ashore is not an easy task for seafarers who wants to do so. It’s a tough decision and there are several challenges to be faced. Find out about the common queries which seafarers have while quitting the sea and how they can deal with them.
The practice of fudging rest hours of crew members is carried out extensively on board ships around the world. Learn about the various reasons behind the violation of seafarers’ rest hours and what can be the probable solutions for this problem.
Team meetings on ships help in solving a variety of problems which can be caused as a result of multinational crew, lack of communication and interpersonal issues. Meetings between crew members- both formal and informal, form the foundation of overall safety and efficiency of shipping operations.
As the shipping industry passes through one of the roughest financial times, several dubious shipping companies which are taking undue advantage of the seafarers. Learn inside to find out different ways to ensure that you are working for the right shipping company.
Maritime piracy has been on the rise with the increasing attacks of Somali pirates along African coastline. As the threat to the lives of seafarers and property increases, everyone wonders if there is way to fight this menace. The world desperately awaits for some concrete anti-piracy solutions.
In spite of several legislations, ship/shore checklists, MARPOL regulations, we keep hearing about various incidents of oil pollution at the sea. Whether it’s the ship’s fault or not, a single drop of oil in the seawater can send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned seafarers. Is there a way to avoid oil pollution from ships?
Seafarers sometimes bring unprescribed drugs on ships to deal with their ailment while at sea. These medicines can put the ship master and the ship in danger when visting ports. A ship master must deal with undeclared drugs with utmost seriousness.
Even after all safety systems and checklists in place, accidents still place on board ships. Lives are often lost and damage to property at times is very severe. The basic questions that comes to one’s mind is – why in spite of all checks and preventive systems, accidents still take place on ships?