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.