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.
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 ten important things deck officers must know interlocks, starting procedure, resetting and fault finding while operating main engine from the ship’s bridge.
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.
Learn about precautions every seafarer must follow while encountering tropical storms or navigating in areas with frequent occurrence.
Once a chart is published, constantly changing navigational features and aids or other relevant information have to be promulgated in order to update the ships navigating in those areas. Find out different methods of updating navigation charts on ships.
The annual survey of notices to mariners is a yearly publication which advice mariners on important matters related to ship’s navigation, hydro graphic information, aids to navigation, and changes in shipping channels.
An efficient stowage plan on board a ship is imperative to ensure the overall safety and stability of the vessel. Upon receiving a stowage query onboard a chemical tanker, the stowage to be planned on board chemical tankers by the concerned officer as per the following points: Step 1: Load line restrictions: The sea areas…
Learn about the list of important ship surveys and inspections which deck officers must know in order to ensure vessel’s safety and seaworthiness.