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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

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

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

Emergency Recovery of anchor and cable

Occasionally the power of the windlass may be insufficient to recover the anchor, even in moderate weather. This can be due to mechanical inefficiency in the windlass due to excessive friction in gears for example, or to a reduction in power of the windlass motors,

Knowledge Of Safety Systems on Board

Safe Practices: The Aim of this section is to ensure that the seafarer does not, at anytime, jeopardize the safety of his shipmates or himself when working in hazardous areas. a) Safe practices for working over side and aloft.b) Safe practices when entering into enclosed


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

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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

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Steering Gear Testing

Within 12 hours before departure, the ships steering gear is checked and tested by the ship’s crew. The test procedures include the operation of the following: The Main steering Gear The auxiliary steering gear The remote steering gear control systems The steering positions located on

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Fixed CO2 Fire Extinguishing System

How CO2 extinguishes fire At atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide is a colouless, odourless and non-conductive gas that can quickly and thoroughly permeate a protected area, reduce the oxygen to a level below 15%, where combustion is not supported and extinct the fire. CO2 extinguishes the

Anchoring Methods

Three types of methodsVessel generally use any one of the following methods: “Dropping” or “letting go” anchor from the hawse pipe of just above the water line. For depths up to 20m. “Walking back” anchor just above the sea bed for depths between 20 to