The ship chief officer acts as a vital link between the operational and management staff. So what makes a chief officer effective and great with the ship’s crew. Read the article to find out.
Seafarers have some peculiar qualities that make them unique and different from the rest of the world. Find out about ten things that the world can learn from seafarers.
The job of a chief officer on board ships is an challenging one, occupied with several tasks and responsibilities. Let’s take a look at a day in the life of a chief officer on ship.
Lack of proper communication on board ships is one of the main reasons for accidents at sea. Chief officer Abhishek Bhanawat describes two real life incidents wherein lack of communication leads to unfavourable circumstances for the ship and its crew.
Each vessel has been designed with mooring arrangements such that ropes and wires of recommended strength can help in safe mooring operation. Learn about six common mooring methods used for ships.
Learn about the list of important ship surveys and inspections which deck officers must know in order to ensure vessel’s safety and seaworthiness.
“Let Go” and “Walk Back” are two of the most prevalent methods used by ships for anchoring. Learn as to how they are carried out on board inside the article.
Parallel indexing is a vessel navigation technique used as a measure to monitor the progress of a vessel and to keep the vessel at a safe distance from the shoreline or rock. Learn more about parallel indexing inside the article.
A number of precautions along with good seamanship practice can increase the life of mooring ropes and prevent deterioration, chaffing, cutting and internal wear. Learn some important points in the article inside.
Regular inspection and maintenance of external and moving parts of windlass is necessary for smooth operation. Learn some important points for windlass maintenance on ships.
Learn about precautions every seafarer must follow while encountering tropical storms or navigating in areas with frequent occurrence.
If you are planning to give your merchant navy competency examinations from Australia, read this article to get a general overview of the procedures and requirements.
If you are planning to give your merchant navy competency examinations from New Zealand or Singapore, read this article to get a general overview of the procedures and requirements.
Several seafarers appear for preparatory courses and subsequent merchant navy competency exams from countries abroad. Learn about the pros and cons of giving such maritime exams abroad.
Ballasting and de-ballasting are some of the most important operations carried out on board ships. Learn about the major problems seafarers can face during these operations.
Fresh water is of utmost importance on board ships. Here are some important points seafarers must consider during maintenance for ensuring clean drinking water system on ships.
Though rescue of illegal migrants is a legal and humanitarian obligation under the international maritime law, there have been incidents that have posed serious threat to the safety of the ship and its crew. A ship’s captain presents his view through real incidents on rescuing migrants at the sea.
Learn about ten important things deck officers must know interlocks, starting procedure, resetting and fault finding while operating main engine from the ship’s bridge.
Deck officers at bridge need to be fully aware and conversant with various bridge control systems and use of main engine. Learn about few basic points they must consider while operating the main engine from bridge.
Being a seafarer’s wife needs immense courage and valour for she plays an important role in managing lives of seafarers sailing at the sea. Learn inside the article as to what it takes to be a strong woman behind a brave and successful seafarer.
Beset is the inability of a vessel to move or manoeuvre under its own power when surrounded closely by ice. Learn what steps needs to be taken when the ship is in such emergency situation.
Can an Indian seaman desert a ship without taking permission or consent of his seniors? Can he leave a ship never to return back? The article tries to explain as to what exactly happens when a seafarer deserts a ship.
Intrinsically Safe Cameras are special types of digital cameras that are used on ships to reduce the risk of fire and accidents as a result of hazardous digital camera components.
The nautical publication numbered and widely recognized as NP 294 is a great aid for budding navigating officers as they take guard of their parallel rulers and start with passage planning. Find out how deck officers can use NP 294 to keep admiralty products up-to-date?