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.
Though rescue of illegal migrants is a legal and humanitarian obligation under the international maritime law, there have been incidents that have posed serious threat to the safety of the ship and its crew. A ship’s captain presents his view through real incidents on rescuing migrants at the sea.
There are lot of discussions going on for adopting Coriolis flow meters in the bunkering industry to improve upon existing measurement technologies and to prevent fuel-pilferage. Can mass flow metering system prevent fuel-pilferage?
Shipping is a vast industry with a huge pile of helpful information. Learn about ten important points of useful information which seafarers must know.
Several dubious practices are employed by bunker fuel suppliers during a typical bunker stem operation. Read about thirteen common bunkering operation malpractices which seafarers should be aware of.
Gravitating of bunker fuel is a malpractice followed by several unscrupulous bunker suppliers. Learn how gravitating is achieved illegally and what can be done to prevent it.
It is mandatory for all ships to comply with ballast water convention while carrying out ballasting and de-ballasting processes. Learn about ten important points for complying with the ballast water convention.
Shashank Agrawal, vice-president legal of Wirana Shipping Corp, Singapore, looks at the problems facing cash buyers and ship recyclers and suggest ways of overcoming them with strong leadership and support from the new Indian government.
Beset is the inability of a vessel to move or manoeuvre under its own power when surrounded closely by ice. Learn what steps needs to be taken when the ship is in such emergency situation.
Seafarers of any nationality can arrest a ship for unpaid or underpaid wages in any port in India. Read the article inside to know how.
IMDG Code 37th amendment will come in print by October 2014. Countries, shipper &, shipping lines can adopt IMDG Code 37th amendment in whole or in part on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2015. From 1st January 2016 IMDG Code 37th amendment will become mandatory.
All ships and seafarers are now required to go through the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 inspection process to avail the MLC certification. Mentioned in this article are few important points which must be considered for successful MLC surveys.
Over the years, the US Visa has become an essential part of a seafarer’s portfolio. Many seafarers find applying for US visa a troublesome process; owing to the strict procedure of applying and getting interviewed. Here’s is a guide to help you sail smoothly through the US visa application process.
On April 4, 2014, IMO MEPC on its 66th session, agreed on stricter requirements for vessels’ NOx emissions in specific areas, the so called NECAs. During this session the entry into force date of these requirements has been also agreed, although until the final MEPC decision, there was a disagreement for this matter from a number of countries headed by Russia.
Protection and Indemnity or better known as P & I Clubs are a compilation of non-profit making organizations controlled by ship-owners and operators who communally contribute to certain third party liability risks related to their business especially their maritime businesses.
A series of important maritime regulations and amendments were announced in the year 2013. As the year comes to end, we take a look at some of the important maritime regulations and amendments that are worth mentioning.
Place of refuge is a place of shelter on a coast or a port whereby the ship in need of assistance can take actions such that the condition of the vessel is stabilized and further loss to property or the environment is restricted. Learn about the guidelines on place of refuge for ships in distress.