The history of the Ships like Bulk career and tankers is filled with accidents and disasters, both of small scale and gruesome types. Many of these accidents were because of faulty machinery or lack of safe handling practice.
International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code has been created to avoid problems for shipping dangerous goods by categorising the aspect & level of danger.
In order to avoid marine pollution and losses of marine species due to oil spills, a prevention plan is carried on board all cruise and cargo vessels. This plan is known as SOPEP or ship oil pollution emergency plan.
Learn about the specifications of the shipping containers, including container dimensions and markings.
The subject of Marine Insurance is very wide and encompassing, which is why there is a definite categorization of various types of marine insurance and different types of marine insurance policies.
Sea trade is a risky business which needs stringent rules and regulations to ensure safety of human life, ships, and marine ecosystem. We bring you 21 codes put forth by the IMO to maintain efficient operation of the maritime industry.
To stress the importance of training for different emergency procedures and duties of personnel on board muster list is provided at ship’s prominent areas.
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development.
Learn about the list of important ship surveys and inspections which deck officers must know in order to ensure vessel’s safety and seaworthiness.
Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use fuel oil on board with sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1st January 2015. Learn everything you want to know about the new sulphur limits inside the article.