Proper rest and sleep, however, are not merely matters of personal comfort; they are vital to physical and mental well-being of seafarer. Furthermore, those without proper sleep are likely to make more mistakes and suffer from more accidents.
Maritime distress signals are used in case of extreme emergency situations at the sea. Also known as pyrotechnics, these emergency flare and signals are the best way to inform a nearby ship for immediate help.
Using an inflatable life raft on a ship indicates extreme situations such as abandoning the ship. Though no one would want to confront such an adverse condition, it is imperative that all mariners are conversant with the procedure of launching and boarding an inflatable life raft.
The practice of fudging rest hours of crew members is carried out extensively on board ships around the world. Learn about the various reasons behind the violation of seafarers’ rest hours and what can be the probable solutions for this problem.
10 Mandatory Rules for Seafarers under the Code of Conduct for Merchant Navy (Non-Emergency Situations)
Merchant navy is a demanding profession which requires both physical and mental strengths for working efficiently on board ships. Here are ten rules every seafarer is required to follow under the merchant navy code of conduct act.
It is often debated whether ISM Code has been successful and has achieved the purpose it was made out for. Seafarers complain about the extreme paperwork and record keeping which has made their life difficult. Old timers remember with nostalgia the pre ISM days of shipping. Is ISM a burden for seafarers?
Bulk carrier ships have been involved in several accidents in the past because of constructional and operational loopholes. In this article we enumerate 11 important points which are necessary to enhance the overall safety of bulk carrier ships.
Fighting fire on tanker ships in a terminal is not an easy task especially when the fire is big and has a potent fuel source nearby. The ship and terminal personnel must work with combined team effort to bring the fire under control. Learn about the general procedure to fight fire on tanker ship when in a terminal.