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.
Safety of Ships
Learn about classification of stowaways found on ships, along with IMO guidelines, insurance cover and measures to be taken on board ships.
Bridge resource management or BRM was adopted in the early 1990s by the maritime industry as a safety and error management tool. Learn more about BRM and its key elements on board ships in this article.
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.
It is the duty of the safety officer to lookout for potential hazards and means of preventing incidents on board ships. Mentioned herein are things that ship safety officer must check.
While berthing a ship at night, a second officer fell into a cargo hold and lost his life due to serious injuries. The accident could have been easily avoided if some simple safety precautions would have been taken.
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?
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.
Read this article to find out about a true incident in which a seaman lost his life while working on one of the life boats without taking basic safety precautions.
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?
Accidents at sea is a series wherein a number of real life accidents are described to make seafarers aware of various types of situations that can take place on board ships. Accidents at sea occur while working on ships mainly because of human negligence. One such human error has been described in this accident.
Ship security and safety at the sea is ensured by various maritime systems working together. Mentioned herein are eight such systems that not only help in providing safety to the ships but also provide various important data for overall smooth running of the industry.
The main aim of any maintenance plan on ship is to get the maintenance and repair work done in the least possible time with minimum costs. Find out the various steps which are taken into consideration in order to make a maintenance plan of a ship.
Safety committee is an imperative body on board ships to ensure safe working environment and practices. The safety committee comprises of the safety officer and the safety representative along with other competent persons.
The International Safety Management (ISM) Code was entered into force to ensure safety of people, safety of ship and cargo, and safety of environment. In order to understand ISM, it is important to know definitions of a few important terms which determine the whole structure of IMO’s ISM code
A safe voyage requires great amount of planning from different deck officers. This article explains the main stages/principles of passage planning which ensure a safe and smooth sail at the sea.
Operating a shipping company in the present time is not an easy task. To operate in a strict lawful environment, every company requires great amount of resources and manpower. We bring you nine ways in which shipping companies can makes profit from implementing strict safety policies on board ships.
The best way to deal with a fire on board ships is to prevent them rather than letting them occur. In this article, Chief Engineer Mahendra Singh provides an excellent general overview on the basics of fire prevention on board ships.
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.
A Near Miss investigation process on ships in carried out in situations when a ship has fortunately escaped an accident which could have otherwise lead to disastrous conditions. Find out more about near miss investigation process on ships inside the article.
A ship before entering any sub zero temperature zone needs to be prepared so as to prevent any kind of accident or breakdown. In this article we will learn about various points that need to be kept in mind before the ship enters sub zero regions.