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.
Seafarers play an important part in cost management and budgeting on ships. Let’s take a look at how ship operations are carried out and what is the role and responsibility of seafarers in this process.
According to Annex VI of MARPOL 1973/78 Convention of IMO for prevention of air pollution from ships, the guidelines regarding the waste material storage and disposal of waste at sea need to be strictly followed.
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.
On ships, the central cooling system helps in cooling down all working machinery through circulating fresh water. Let’s take a look at how this system works in the article inside.
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.
Just like in Airplanes, a ship is also provided with a black box known as Voyage data recorder. The VDR helps for reconstruction of the voyage details and vital information during an accident investigation.
Logbooks are an important part of daily routines carried out onboard ships as they help in keeping together all important records and parameters for future reference.
Learn about various reasons that lead to cylinder liner wear in ship’s engine and how it can be minimised. Also, learn how to measure cylinder liner wear.
Nautical flag etiquette have stood the test of time and if not extensively, they are still displayed on vessels when absolutely important (e.g, entering a port). Learn about some important flag etiquettes in this article.
Sounding is a term used for taking measurement of the amount of fluids in the tanks of a ship. Let’s take a look at the importance of taking manual sounding and the method of taking the same.
Batteries are used in almost every important equipment onboard ships, and yet not much attention is paid for their care and handling. Learn about important points to consider while using batteries on board ships.
Sounding is a term used for measuring the level of fluids in various tanks on the ship. Lean more about sounding and different methods of taking sounding on a ship.
The time right before vetting is a tiring period on board ships. Checkout 22 important points to be included in the vetting checklist of a ship’s third officer.
Accommodation ladders on board ships is one of the most important equipment. Learn about the requirements, operations and maintenance of accommodation ladder inside the article.
Learn about the importance of observing safe pilot boarding arrangements on ships such as pilot ladder in accordance with SOLAS requirements.
Dropping of ship anchor is done during emergency to reduce the speed of the vessel as swiftly as possible to prevent any forthcoming mishap. Learn about nine important points to consider during this emergency procedure.
Chain register is usually a blue coloured booklet also referred to as Form 99 on board ships. Do you know about the content of this important record? Read more inside the article.
Maritime frauds can occur anywhere; be it a vessel, a shipping company office or a trading company transporting goods by sea. Learn more about common fraudulent activities that take place in the shipping industry.
We would like to announce that we are launching two more FREE ebooks today – 1. “A Brief Introduction To Important Ship Mooring Techniques” for deck department and 2. “A Brief Overview Of Ship’s Auxiliary Engine” for engine department. The content of the ebooks are as below: A Brief Introduction To Important Ship Mooring Techniques […]
Bridge resource management or BRM was adopted in the early 1990s by the maritime industry as a safety and error management tool. Learn more about BRM and its key elements on board ships in this article.
It is imperative for marine engineers to understand the know-how of the remote control system provided for maneuvering the main engine. Let’s take a look at ten safety points for Remote Manoeuvring System of marine engine.
Regular maintenance of lifeboats, life rafts and other such safety entities are extremely important on board ships. Let’s take a look at seven important points that must be considered while manning and supervising ship’s survival crafts.