Under the ISM code, every ship must appoint a ship safety officer (SSO) who has the knowledge, experience, and skills to look over the important safety issues related to ship and its crew’s health. Find out the duties of ship safety officer inside the article.
Safety of Ships
Seafarers have to face several dangerous diseases, disorders and injuries while working on board ships. Learn about seven of the most dangerous diseases/disorders seafarers must be aware of.
New crew members joining a ship must be familiarized with their duties and important information about the ship. This is to ensure that the new people onboard ship understand their responsibilities thoroughly before commencing their duties.
Fire is the root cause of all the major accidents taking place on board ships around the world. We bring to you a list of 16 fire fighting appliances and preventive measures present onboard ships to fight, suppress, and prevent fire.
Nadiro is a safe lifeboat launching system for the lifeboats of merchant ships, oil platforms, and drilling rigs. This system replaces the conventional hook release system with safer hydraulic and ball arrangement system.
Crash manoeuvring of a ship is a procedure which is carried out in emergency situations in order to prevent the ship from collision or any kind of accident. Find out more about crash manoeuvring of the ship and the procedure to perform the same.
There are certain steps that should be taken without fail during shipboard operation to ensure safety of ship’s crew, cargo, and marine environment. Find out about these steps inside the article.
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.