In today’s connected world, cyber-discipline has become as important as in seamanship practice as the knowledge of knots and splices.
For a civilisation that depends on shipping in order to survive, surely training the next generation of seafarers would be high on the industry’s agenda.
Several dubious practices are employed by bunker fuel suppliers during a typical bunker stem operation. Read about thirteen common bunkering operation malpractices which seafarers should be aware of.
Gravitating of bunker fuel is a malpractice followed by several unscrupulous bunker suppliers. Learn how gravitating is achieved illegally and what can be done to prevent it.
Cappuccino effect remains still one of the most common and widely used ‘mal-practice’ in the bunkering industry to-date. Learn how to identify Cappuccino bunker effect and what precautions should be taken against it inside the article.
Researchers at MARINTEK believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo ships plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew. But before this can happen, we will be seeing the technology working on an existing vessel.
Companies within the ship recycling industry are known as cash buyers when they purchase a vessel with 100% cash. In turn, the cash buyer sells the vessel to a recycler in any one of the ship recycling countries.
Shashank Agrawal, vice-president legal of Wirana Shipping Corp, Singapore, looks at the problems facing cash buyers and ship recyclers and suggest ways of overcoming them with strong leadership and support from the new Indian government.
A recent piracy attack represents a step change in tactics that could, if repeated, be a game changer in Gulf of Guinea piracy. The pirates made an unsuccessful attempt at boarding a product tanker from the stern, but eventually fell behind as the ship’s master opened the range. Read more inside the article.
Seafarers of any nationality can arrest a ship for unpaid or underpaid wages in any port in India. Read the article inside to know how.