Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) stands as one of the two solid pillars that support the maritime industry. Find out everything you want to know about SOLAS in this article.
One of the most vital aspects of trading with tanker ships is loading and unloading of the cargo with utmost safety and efficiency. Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat explains important points for committing cargo quantities to charterers in tanker ships.
On container ships, cargo is carried in standardized containers, which are placed one over the other and secured using lashing. Proper care must be taken for monitoring the cargo containers when the ship is at the sea. Find out how to take care of cargo on container ships 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.
The most frequently used system for fighting fire in cargo holds of a general cargo ship is the Co2 flooding system. The Co2 system consists of a fire detection system (smoke detectors) and an alarm system, along with Co2 cylinders. During an indication of fire in the cargo hold, the gang of co2 bottles are…
Pallets are plane (flat) structures utilised in cargo container ships for supporting goods or containers. Cargo consignments are piled atop these structures, the process being referred to as palletizing.
Marine asbestos survey is an important necessity in today’s times. Asbestos is a very dangerous material which has the potency to cause several serious diseases and ailments. In the marine industry, the risk of asbestos-causing disorders, a result of the heavy usage of asbestos, is far more dangerous as the threat is not only to…
Asbestos is a material which is banned and prohibited to be used on board ships because of the several health hazards that it poses. However, there are some exceptions wherein it can be used on board ships and they are defined in SOLAS Chapter II-1 Regulation 3-5.