IMO’s most important ship safety treaty – SOLAS – provides for safe merchant shipping, covering a wide variety of topics, from ship construction to fire protection, to life-saving appliances and cargo carriage.
SOLAS - Safety Of Life At Sea
Maritime books by International Maritime Organization (IMO) provides information on the rules and regulations which govern the sea. In this article, we have brought to you top twelve maritime books every seafarer going to the sea must have.
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) stands as one of the two solid pillars that support the maritime industry. Find out everything you want to know about SOLAS in this article.
There are different types of lifeboats used on board a ship which has different type of releasing mechanisms, for the launching of a lifeboat from the vessel.
An emergency steering system is used to guide the ship in case of the failure of the main steering system. In this article we will learn about the procedure for starting emergency steering system.
Radar Watchkeeping is the process of monitoring the ship’s radar and making use of all its functions to make a full appraisal of any situation and early detection in order to avoid collision of ships. Learn more about radar watchkeeping SOLAS requirements for radars on ships inside the article.
Continuous synopsis record is a special measure under SOLAS for enhancing the maritime security at the sea. According to SOLAS chapter i, all passenger and cargo ships of 500 gross-tonnage and above must have a continuous synopsis record on board.
Maintaining continuous power on the ship is one of the most important tasks while sailing. However, sometimes accidents are inevitable and due to some reason such as breakdown of machinery, technical snag etc. there can be a power failure on the ship. In case of blackout there should be an alternate source of power available and which should come on load automatically. Alternate source of power are taken from batteries and emergency generators to provide power to critical equipments. As batteries cannot provide power for a longer period of time, emergency generators are preferred.
United Nation’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) plays an important role in handling all international maritime affairs with support from the maritime nations of the world. IMO uses various instruments to achieve this goal. In this article we will learn about 5 important instruments which every seafarer should know.