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oil record book

Oil Record Book Part I

Purpose Every oil tanker of 150 gross tonnage and above Every ship of 400 gross tonnage and above other than an oil tanker Is provided with an Oil Record Book Part I, (ORB) to record oil transfer operation in machinery space as per regulation 17

marpol annex III

Marpol Annex III

Harmful substances in packaged form are transported in freight containers, portable tanks or road and rail tank wagons, etc Hazards of transporting harmful substance in packaged form: During transportation they may cause environmental pollution: By leaking to hold bilges on container vessels Pollution from loss

GMDSS Equipment’s – LSA

Distress is the most serious form of emergency and means that a vessel, aircraft, person or the environment is in grave and imminent danger and requires immediate assistance. A distress signal, also known as a distress call, is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help.

Anchoring procedures enhanced

There have been a significant number of groundings, collisions and near miss incidents caused as a result of maneuvering in an anchorage, dragging anchor or leaving it too late before heaving up an anchor in poor weather. These incidents have resulted in the loss of

course recorder

Course Recorder

It records the Gyro course steered by the vessel continuously against a time scale. The record is considered as useful and vital evidence in case of any accident. The equipment is set at the commencement of a voyage with correct time and then switched on

automatic identiciation system

Automatic Identification System

AIS is a system that transmits vessel position, course and speed via a VHF radio channel to all ships within range (typically up to 30 miles). It also receives similar information from other AIS equipped vessels within range. Automatic identification system (AIS) is fitted aboard

autopilot

Autopilot

When a ship has to steer a single course for a long time it would be tiresome for the helmsman to concentrate and steer. The aytopilot does the job of the helmsman by continuously obtaining feedback from the gyrocompass and commanding the steering gear approporately

anchor

Heaving up anchor

Avoiding damage to the anchor system If the paid out length of the chain has to be adjusted, or when the anchor heave-in-operations has to be started, ensure there is minimum tension in the chain. The windlass is not designed for breaking out an embedded

marpol annex V

Purpose of Annex V

Annex V prevention of pollution by garbage from ships (entered into force 31 December 1988) Revised annex V entered into force 1 January 2013. The purpose of Annex V of the MARPOL convention is to eliminate and reduce the amount of garbage being dumped into

parallel indexing

Parallel Indexing

Parallel indexing is an effective way of monitoring a vessels progress along a preselected track using a radar. As a vessel moves on its chosen heading, fixed objects in its radar vicinity appear to be moving in a reciprocal direction to this motion. This technique