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Pumps and pumping systems in Engine Room

Piping system The bilge system is used to remove small quantities of fluid that have leaked or condensed into a dry space. The system serves the machinery spaces, cargo holds, cofferdams, voids, stores, tunnels and pump rooms. Each space has its own piping but the

Cargo Record Book

Records of the operations done with noxious liquids are to be maintained to provide evidence of the processes that were followed to ensure that no pollution was caused. MARPOL 73 / 78, annex II deals with noxious liquids carried in bulk. The student is advised

Container Vessel Trade

Cargoes whether carried in containers are all still the responsibility of the ship and hence it also needs documentation and legal formalities to follow. Though containerisation brought with its own terminology and law the general aspects covering carriage continue as seen from description of terms

Note of Protest and Letter of Protest

What is ‘Note of protest’? In what circumstances, will you note a protest? What all documents will be required? Note of Protest or a NOP is a solemn declaration under oath by a Ship Master of circumstances beyond his control which have or may have

Feeder Operations

The advent of containerisation has led to a great many changes in the role of the carrier of goods by sea. In the past, the ship owner or operator was traditionally involved only in the transportation of goods between two ports. Thus with containerisation the

Tidal Calculations

Many of us are quite scared of solving the tide problems especially calculations involving Secondary Ports Lets first handle calculation of tide at Standard Ports 1.Find height of tide at Bombay at 1200 hrs on 15th Aug 1999 Bombay 15th August 1999 TIDE TIME HEIGHT

Celestial Fix Best Practices – 2

Star finder ? How to use it? Star finder is used to choose suitable stars for celestial observations and for identifying stars.  Criteria for choosing  the stars should be as follows For identifying stars just get the azimuth of star and calculate LHA aries and

Solid Bulk Cargoes

Types of Bulk Cargoes Bulk cargoes include Coals, Concentrates, Grains, Fertilizers, Animal foodstuffs, Minerals and Ores. These cargoes constitute a high proportion of seaborne trade. IMSBC code The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (2009) is the revision of Solid Bulk Cargoes code (1965). The