Can an Indian seaman desert a ship without taking permission or consent of his seniors? Can he leave a ship never to return back? The article tries to explain as to what exactly happens when a seafarer deserts a ship.
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?
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.
The NP 247(2) is the second part of the Admiralty Annual Summary of Notices to Mariners which is issued early and contains updates on sailing directions and miscellaneous nautical publications.
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.
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.