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.
Risk assessment is the first path to achieve a safe work culture on ships. Learn how deck officers should formulate and execute risk assessment for the job at hand.
People planning to join Merchant Navy often ask us what is better – engine department or the deck department? Though there is no specific answer to this question, we try to explain them about the important aspects of both the sides. If you are confused between engine and deck department, then continue reading.
Watchkeeping at anchorage might seem an easy task but it greatly depends on the area the vessel is operating in. Learn about the important duties of deck officer during anchorage at sea.
A lookout is a person at the ship’s bridge who maintains a continuous watch of the sea to report any kind of hazard that can be an obstacle in the navigation and cause harm to the ship. Find out about the duties of ship’s lookout inside the article.
Deck officers at bridge need to be fully aware and conversant with various bridge control systems and use of main engine. Learn about few basic points they must consider while operating the main engine from bridge.
Working extra hours while carrying out cargo operations on ports, deck officers on container ships might forget some important points due to hectic schedule. Mentioned in this article are ten important points they should always check during cargo watch.
The rank of a junior officer has become commonplace with a lot of shipping companies recently. The gateway to having full OOW rights on a vessel, the rank is between obtaining the 2MFG license and that of Third Mate.
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) has brought a drastic transformation in ship navigation. Learn about the pros and cons of paperless navigation on ships.