Auto-pilot is surely an undeniable boon in modern navigation. However over-reliance on the equipment and poor comprehension of its efficiency and limitations has resulted in several accidents at sea. Learn about ten important things to consider while using auto-pilot system on ships.
Planning to join merchant navy as a deck officer? Find out different ways to become a deck officer by joining a maritime course that suits your interest.
A smooth and safe bridge navigational watch majorly depends on how the taking over of the watch has been carried out. Learn about eight important points which ship’s navigation officers must consider while taking over a watch.
The Officer on Watch (OOW) when on duty is in charge of the ship’s navigation and safety. However, there are certain situations when he must call the ship’s master to the bridge to avoid any kind of unwanted trouble or risk to the safety of the ship.
Learn about ten important things deck officers must know interlocks, starting procedure, resetting and fault finding while operating main engine from the ship’s bridge.
The deck officer of the ship performs the most crucial task of navigating the ship. It is therefore extremely important that he or she is well versed in the navigational skills. Learn in this article as to how to use wind for maneuvering a ship and how to avoid common mistakes.
There is no room for mistakes in a profession on board ships. A professional error can either end your career or it can end you. Herein are mentioned ten professional mistakes that a mariner should never commit while working on ships.
What is the difference between nautical science and marine engineering is one of the most common questions asked by students who are planning their career at the sea or by those who are looking for a job in the maritime industry. In this article we have tried to solve that query once for all.
Deck log book is one of the most important documents of the ship that is to be filled religiously without any errors. The navigating deck officer responsible for the deck log book should fill all the details that are necessary for the ship to sail safely at the sea.
Master’s standing and night orders are a set of guidelines that are to be followed by the ship officers. Learn more about the importance of these orders inside the article.