An immersion suit is a body covering suit that is worn specifically for the purpose of remaining afloat and surviving during emergencies in high seas. Therefore this suit is also known as a survival suit or a rescue suit.
Safety Equipment on ships
Oil tankers carry oil of different grade and quality having property to produce flammable vapors and gases when loaded for transportation. These gases can easily catch fire. An IG system is thus used to protect the ship from fire.
A crew member loses his life after falling overboard between the ship and the dock while working on the deck. Read inside the article to find more about the incident.
It is said that lightening never strikes the same object twice; well it does not have to, once is enough to destroy beyond salvation. This is much true about your home as your boat. Yes, your boat too can attract lightening and can suffer major damage. The voltage so formed can easily travel from the […]
Explosimeter is device that is used to determine the content of hydrocarbon in the atmosphere of pump room or tank spaces on ships. The scale used in the explosimeter is marked in terms of lower explosive or flammable limit and as a percentage of the lower limit (LEL). The scale may also be marked in […]
Survival radios are radios for communication which help ships and ships’ crew during emergencies. A survival radio forms one of the most essential parts of the survival tools of the marine industry. The emergency radio operation is approved internationally under the Global Maritime Distress Safety System. Report an Error
The sprinkler system is an automatic fire detecting, alarm and extinguishing system which is constantly on guard to deal quickly & effectively with the outbreak of fire that may occur in accommodations and other spaces. Report an Error
When the ship tilts on any of its sides i.e. port or starboard and doesn’t return back to its upright position, it is known as heeling of the vessel. Heeling is unsafe for ship, its machineries and people onboard. The main reasons of ship’s heeling are strong winds, hard and speedy turns and uneven cargo […]
An inclinometer is the device used for pointing and measuring the angles of the earth’s surface. In the marine industry, inclinometers are used mainly on ships and oil rigs to measure how much a vessel slants while being on still water and when the water is choppy. The inclinometer is also known as a clinometer. […]
General Alarm,fire alarm,man overboard alarm & other ship emergency alarm are installed on ship to notify the crew on board about the dangerous situation .
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, also known as SCBA, is a necessary protective gear that is worn by paramedics, firemen, and people working on ships and oil rigs. As the name goes, the breathing apparatus has all necessary equipment fitted into it that will allow the rescue professionals to carry out their work without any interruption and with utmost safety.
An Emergency Escape Breathing Device (EEBD) is life saving appliance which is used for escaping an area with hazardous conditions such as fire, smoke, poisonous gases etc. As the name mentions, it is used for quick escape from a situation wherein the individual has to swiftly vacate his immediate surroundings, i.e., it is a self-contained […]
Safety of self and co-workers is the prime priority kept in mind by a professional seafarer while working onboard ship. All shipping companies ensure that their crew follow personal safety procedures and rules for all the operation carried onboard ships.
Sometimes it so happens that tanker ships become adrift in the oceanic waters due to some reason. In such situations, in order to prevent tankers from hitting oil rigs or reaching far-off shores or some other offshore structure, a gadget known as ship arrestor has been devised and used.
Lifeboat is one of the most important life saving equipments onboard a ship, which is used at the time of extreme emergencies for abandoning a ship.
Preferential trip is a kind of electrical arrangement on ship which is designed to disconnect the non-essential circuit i.e. non-essential load from the main bus bar in case of partial failure or overload of the main supply The non-essential circuits or loads on ships are air conditioning, exhaust and ventilation fans, and galley equipments which […]
A ship or a vessel will not sink unless and until there is some major hazard or mishap talking place on board it. Though a vessel is built as per the stringent rules and regulations of classification societies, there are still 101 ways which can make a vessel sink.
These days one can effectively track and monitor everything that one wishes to. A vessel tracking system, as the name suggests is a collection of equipments which enable marine and naval vessels to track, identify and monitor a ship’s position, location and any other detail that might be important in maneuvering and stabilizing a ship’s route and course.
The best hands-on way to tackle an oil spill problem is to use an oil spill kit. An oil spill kit comes with the necessary items to counteract and stop the spilled oil from creating a larger undesirable effect on the floors and in case of waters, spreading to a wider range. Report an Error
A purifier room is one of the most probable places in the engine room of the ship to catch fire. Find out more about the purifier room fire in the article inside.
Tsunami that came in 2005 caused havoc not only in the coastal areas but also in the shipping industry. Learn how the Ocean Tsunami Warning System can help the shipping industry in the article inside
SART or Search and Rescue Transponder, is an extremely vital equipment on the ship as it performs the job of a signal-man. It is a vital machine during distress for it helps in locating the position of the vessel in case it goes off-track.
An Epirb is a specialized navigational equipment used at sea to indicate other ships and shore about a particular ship’s whereabouts.