The place of refuge is a place where a vessel in distress can be safely taken to after it has met with an accident, in order to prevent further damage or deterioration of the ship. Find out more about the places of refuge and what are the laws governing the same.
A new technology developed by SINTEF, a Norwegian research organization, uses air bubbles to contain oil spills at sea. The method can gather up oil efficiently even in strong winds and currents.
It is the duty of the safety officer to lookout for potential hazards and means of preventing incidents on board ships. Mentioned herein are things that ship safety officer must check.
A marine evacuation system (MES) is a very unique evacuation arrangement which allows the people on ships to get into the positioned carling floats during time of emergencies. The most important advantage of having a marine evacuation system on a ship is that the people can get into the floats without getting soaked in the water or facing any danger and can save precious time which could make the entire difference between life and death.
Have you ever anticipated getting caught in a catastrophic marine fire onboard? What would be your duty when every second counts and there is no local fire department to call? Your moral quandary pushes you to help the ones in danger but how much can you spare if you don’t have the best tool! We
Formal safety assessment is a way of enhancing maritime safety through careful risk assessment and evaluation. Under the guidance of International Maritime Organization (IMO), FSA is implemented followed to ensure safety of seafarers at the sea. Find out more about Formal safety assessment in the shipping industry inside the article.
Sometimes it so happens that tanker ships become adrift in the oceanic waters due to some reason. In such situations, in order to prevent tankers from hitting oil rigs or reaching far-off shores or some other offshore structure, a gadget known as ship arrestor has been devised and used.
Marine asbestos survey is an important necessity in today’s times. Asbestos is a very dangerous material which has the potency to cause several serious diseases and ailments. In the marine industry, the risk of asbestos-causing disorders, a result of the heavy usage of asbestos, is far more dangerous as the threat is not only to