The rank of a junior officer has become commonplace with a lot of shipping companies recently. The gateway to having full OOW rights on a vessel, the rank is between obtaining the 2MFG license and that of Third Mate.
Two master mariners talk to Marine Insight on their time at sea, the current scenario in the industry, what is lacking and the steps they think will improve the quality of officers onboard ships.
Contrary to what the cynics say, distance is not for the fearful; it’s for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. Such is the story of Arun Shewakramani and Babita Tomar, both officers in the merchant […]
The internet is a vast resource of information regarding merchant navy recruitment process. We have made the most extensive information resource on merchant navy with regard to the mode of entrance, salaries, jobs etc.
Deck log book is one of the most important documents of the ship that is to be filled religiously without any errors. The navigating deck officer responsible for the deck log book should fill all the details that are necessary for the ship to sail safely at the sea.
Sea trade is a risky business which needs stringent rules and regulations to ensure safety of human life, ships, and marine ecosystem. We bring you 21 codes put forth by the IMO to maintain efficient operation of the maritime industry.
Handling a ship in congested or high traffic areas is not an easy task. Congested waters are high density traffic areas where a vessel is likely to collide with another vessel if ship navigation is not carried out in the right manner.
Before joining & selecting merchant navy as career, following things that you should consider are-qualification,attitude and personality,social life and health.
Merchant navy is a demanding profession which requires both physical and mental strengths for working efficiently on board ships. Here are ten rules every seafarer is required to follow under the merchant navy code of conduct act.
Bulk carrier ships have been involved in several accidents in the past because of constructional and operational loopholes. In this article we enumerate 11 important points which are necessary to enhance the overall safety of bulk carrier ships.
To stress the importance of training for different emergency procedures and duties of personnel on board muster list is provided at ship’s prominent areas.
Merchant navy professionals working on ships are categorized into different departments and assigned with specific duties to ensure smooth functioning of ships. Find out the complete merchant marine ranking system on ships.
People planning to join Merchant Navy often ask us what is better – engine department or the deck department? Though there is no specific answer to this question, we try to explain them about the important aspects of both the sides. If you are confused between engine and deck department, then continue reading.
On board ships, bosun is a very important member of a ship’s crew and his role, duties and scope are the essentials that cannot be done without. Find out more about the duties of bosun in the article.
The security levels under the ISPS code describe the current scenario related to the security threat to the country and its coastal region including to the ships visiting that country. Find out more about the security levels inside the article.
The Note of Protest is a declaration under oath by the Master of the ship. It covers circumstances beyond master’s control which may cause/have caused loss or damage to the ship or cargo. Read more about NoP inside the article.
Ship Security Plan (SSP) is a plan that is formulated to ensure that that the measures laid out in the plan with respect to the security of the ship are applied onboard.
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development.
Mooring operation on ship is considered one of the most dangerous operations. It has been a reason for several deaths on ships in the past. Find out how mooring operation can be fatal to ship personnel on board and how accidents can be avoided.
On this day of the seafarer, let’s thank seafarers for their great service and take a look at the top 5 reasons seafarers matter to the world.
In case of unfortunate accidents at sea wherein the crew has to abandon the ship, the master should perform certain duties as mentioned in the article.
Learn about all important things a navigational officer, especially 2nd officer and 3rd officer, has to perform on joining a ship.
Several types of automation systems are used on the bridge of the ship for navigational purpose. BNWAS is a type of important automation device used on board ships to prevent any type of unfavourable condition. Find out more inside.
Merchant navy is a professional field which requires strict discipline and code of conduct while working on ships. Inability to do so can result in losing job and other legal actions. Find out 18 offences that can result in dismissal from job at sea.