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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Learn about classification of stowaways found on ships, along with IMO guidelines, insurance cover and measures to be taken on board ships.
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.