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Receiving and Delivering Cargo

Receiving Cargo General Cargo The Owner or his Agent who have booked the cargo must check its condition at the time of carting. Such monitoring shall ensure that: It is suitably packed, Fit for sea-transportation, Not tampered with or damaged, Space allotted for its storage

Investigation and Enquiries – Accidents

Whenever a shipping accident happens and comes under the purview of the M S Act as a shipping casualty, the Master, the Pilot or the person in-charge of the ship at the time of the casualty is required to give notice of this casualty to

ECDIS (Backbone of Bridge)

ELECTRONIC CHARTS There are two types of Electronic Charts available:a) Raster Navigational Charts (RNC).b) Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC). RASTER NAVIGATIONAL CHARTS (RNC) A RNC is a raster chart that conforms to International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) specifications and is produced by digitally scanning a paper chart

Voyage Data Recorder

Purpose of VDR / S-VDR The main purpose of the VDR is to record and store ship’s critical parameters. Information is stored in a secure and retrievable form, relating to the position, movement, physical status, command and control of a ship over the period and

Operational Risk Management

After studying this blog, you should be able to: Identify how to apply flow chart principles for any hazardous work e.g. the Enclosed Spaces on board your ship. Evaluation of work processes such as the safety of accesses to and from enclosed spaces. Explain thoroughly

Managing Navigational Risks

After studying this blog, you should be able to: State the different categories of navigation in the voyage cycle. Pick out the document that can identify, assess, control and monitor risk in each category of navigation. List out the risks associated with navigation in pilotage

Aneroid Barometer

 An Aneroid barometer is an instrument used for measuring atmospheric pressure. It uses a small flexible material box called a vaccum chamber (capsule), which is made from an alloy of beryllium and copper. The vacuumed capsules are prevented from collapsing by a strong spring. Small

Ice on the Sea

Ice is found at high latitudes in both hemispheres i.e. Northern Hemisphere (Artic) and Southern Hemisphere (Antarctic) regions. They differ greatly because of their physical dissimilarities. The Artic Basin is an area of ocean, which is covered up a thin shell of ice about 3.5

Weather Reporting System

Efficient weather service to shipping depends on the timely location and accurate tracking of weather systems over the open sea, which covers three-quarters of the surface of the earth. Weather is a very important factor in determination of the passage and safe completion. Need for

Fresh Water Generator

Modern ships today are equipped with fresh water generators. They enable an unlimited supply of fresh water to be produced. With modern efficient fresh water generators, ships normally take a minimum amount of fresh water and produce the rest on board. Every crew uses about