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.
SOLAS - Safety Of Life At Sea
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.
The chief engineer of the ship is the head of the technical department of the ship. It is his duty to ensure that the engine room machinery works properly for a smooth voyage. Find out the duties of a ship engineer under SOLAS in the article inside.
Fire is one of the most common and dangerous emergency onboard ship which has lead to disastrous results including loss of property and life. As the resources available onboard to fight fire are limited, preventive measures are more effective than fire fighting measures.
Safety of life at sea is the highest concern in the shipping industry and therefore several norms and regulations have been laid down to meet the minimum level of safe operation and procedures to avoid any mishap. In spite of all the regulations, some accidents are hard to avoid. Thus, SOLAS clearly describes the minimum […]
Essential requirements for any unattended machinery space (UMS) Ship to able to sail at sea are enumerated in the SOLAS 1974 Chapter II-1, regulations 46 to regulation 53. The main points discussed in this chapter are discussed in this article. Report an Error