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.
In case of ship’s cargo hold fire at port, it may be far easier to get assistance as opposed to that at sea but that doesn’t discount the urgency and severity of the same. Learn how to fight cargo hold fire of ship in the article inside.
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.
Oil tankers carry oil of different grade and quality having property to produce flammable vapors and gases when loaded for transportation. These gases can easily catch fire. An IG system is thus used to protect the ship from fire.