No container is allowed to be loaded on board a ship unless its Verified Gross Mass or VGM has been declared by the shipper to the shipboard personnel and/or to port representatives. Find out more about the importance of SOLAS VGM in the shipping industry.
IALA Buoyage System established a single set of rules throughout the world with the aim of improving navigational safety at sea and to solve differences of opinions. Find out more about the different marks the IALA buoyage system provides
Learn important points on how a good ship navigator should deal with navigational warnings or any matter relating to the safety of life at sea.
Learn about the three most common manoeuvres are executed to turn a vessel back towards a man overboard in order to carry out rescue operation at sea.
Learn about the importance of observing safe pilot boarding arrangements on ships such as pilot ladder in accordance with SOLAS requirements.
Daily, weekly and monthly tests of all GMDSS equipment should be done by every responsible navigating officer on board ship without any compromise. Let’s take a look at important GMDSS tests carried out on ships.
Keeping the Electronic Navigation Charts fully up to date should be a high priority for the ships’s bridge team to ensure safe navigation at sea. Find out how to keep the ECDIS fully up-to-date in the article inside.
What is the importance of virtual aids of navigation for ships and how does it help seafarers in enhancing safety at sea. Find out how they help ship navigating officers in the article inside.