Watch keeping is an integral part of marine engineer’s duties on board ship. A lot of maintenance work can be reduced by following an efficient watch keeping routine in the ship’s engine room. Moreover, it can also avoid serious accidents from taking place.
Bunkering operation is a procedure for transferring oil, sludge or cargo to and from a ship. This is an extremely dangerous process which has lead to several accidents in the past.
Hi-load attachment technology is a floating L shaped terminal, onto which, gas carriers ships can dock with the help of patented friction based attachment system. The docking of hiload unit works on the concept of combining the principles of buoyancy and suction cups. This arrangement restricts the ship to move in any direction and thus
An engine room fire is the worst form of fire on a ship. This type of fire needs great skills and courage to be handled. However, there are few steps which should be followed blindly before operating the CO2 fire extinguishing system to extinguish the fire.
The use of marine airbags to launch a ship and to land it back in a dock is a very novel process. The concept was developed in the year 1981 in the Jinan province of China. In these past thirty years, this concept has undergone a lot of development and revolution and is now one of the most recognised methods of launching and landing a ship.
Small tanks in the ship engine room must be included in ship’s routine engine room maintenance plan. Mentioned herein are important points for keeping a watch on important but often neglected tanks of the ship engine room.
A ship consists of various types of fluids moving inside different machinery and systems for the purpose of cooling, heating, lubrication, and as fuels. These liquids are circulated by different types of pumps, which can be independently driven by ship power supply or attached to the machinery itself.
Ship’s lifeboat engine starting failure is a common problem faced by mariners on board ships. Learn about the main reasons for not starting of the lifeboat engine inside the article.