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.
If you have worked on ship, you must have come across the terms sounding and ullage, which often tend to confuse people. In this article, we will learn as to what the difference between sounding and ullage is, and what is the importance of each one of them? Both Sounding and ullage can be easily […]
To simplify the requirement of the control of ballast water problem, ballast water management plan was introduced which was to be used and implemented on board sailing vessels entering international waters.
Ballasting and de-ballasting is a process by which sea water is taken in and thrown out of the ship’s dedicated ballast tanks in order to ensure the stability of the ship.
In the early evening, the crew of a chemical tanker in ballast was preparing for departure and pilot advised the Master that he intended to use a mooring launch/tug to assist in maneuvering.
Ballasting and de-ballasting are some of the most important operations carried out on board ships. Learn about the major problems seafarers can face during these operations.
The entry into force of the BWC this September will not prevent the transfer of IAS unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls.