Protection is required for the safe working of seafarers and ships, and indemnity is necessary to compensate for any loss of life, environment and property. P & I club is an association composed of ship owners members to support seafarers’ safety and well being by providing the required necessities.
Learn about classification of stowaways found on ships, along with IMO guidelines, insurance cover and measures to be taken on board ships.
Life rafts are provided as a life saving appliances on every sea going merchant or passenger vessel in addition to the lifeboats. Life rafts are much easier to launch as compared to life boats and in case of emergency situation, evacuation from the ship can be done without manually launching any of them as the life rafts are designed with auto inflatable system.
Learn about the three most common manoeuvres are executed to turn a vessel back towards a man overboard in order to carry out rescue operation at sea.
Man overboard is an emergency situation where in a ship’s crew member falls out at sea. The alarm & Initial Action to be taken are clearly described in this article.
Evaluation of cargo tank atmosphere is done on tanker ships to measure the content of harmful and flammable gases before entering the tanks. Find out more about the importantce to do cargo tank atmosphere evaluation on ships.
Non-Pyrotechnic Marine Distress Signals are used at sea during emergency situations on ships. Find out more about the different types of non-pyrotechnic marine distress signals used on ships.
An immersion suit is a body covering suit that is worn specifically for the purpose of remaining afloat and surviving during emergencies in high seas. Therefore this suit is also known as a survival suit or a rescue suit.
Lack of proper communication on board ships is one of the main reasons for accidents at sea. Chief officer Abhishek Bhanawat describes two real life incidents wherein lack of communication leads to unfavourable circumstances for the ship and its crew.