Team meetings on ships help in solving a variety of problems which can be caused as a result of multinational crew, lack of communication and interpersonal issues. Meetings between crew members- both formal and informal, form the foundation of overall safety and efficiency of shipping operations.
Cleaning tanks is a common procedure performed on board ships. Considering the hazards associated with the process, crew members must consider these important points while carrying out tank cleaning.
The security levels under the ISPS code describe the current scenario related to the security threat to the country and its coastal region including to the ships visiting that country. Find out more about the security levels inside the article.
Seafarers sometimes bring unprescribed drugs on ships to deal with their ailment while at sea. These medicines can put the ship master and the ship in danger when visting ports. A ship master must deal with undeclared drugs with utmost seriousness.
Even after all safety systems and checklists in place, accidents still place on board ships. Lives are often lost and damage to property at times is very severe. The basic questions that comes to one’s mind is – why in spite of all checks and preventive systems, accidents still take place on ships?
Helicopter operations are now common on board ships for crew changes, pilot embarkations and disembarkations, medical and other emergency lift offs etc. Learn ten important points that must be considered for safe helicopter operations on board ships.
Learn about watertight doors on ships and their different types, along with important maintenance procedure and SOLAS regulations.