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Category Archives: Shipboard operation

Maintenance of Radio and Navigational Equipment

Below are the requirements and recommendations for maintenance and inspection of safety equipment in a compact and practical tool for ship owners, operators and Surveyors. New maintenance requirements for such equipment are published irregularly and in various IMO documents and chapters which makes it cumbersome

Maintenance of Fixed Fire Fighting Systems

Aerosol fire-extinguishing systems Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval By Remark Verify that all electrical connections and/or manual operating stations are properly arranged, and are in proper condition. MSC.1/Circ.1432, para. 5.7 All Monthly Crew   Verify that the actuation system/control panel circuits are within manufacturer’s specifications.

Maintenance of Fire Protection and Fire Fighting Equipment

Air recharging system for SCBAs Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval By Remark The compressed air equipment shall be inspected. BCH Code, para. 3.16.8 IGC Code, para. 14.2.6 Tanker (chem/gas) Monthly Crew By a responsible officer. The equipment shall be inspected and tested.  BCH Code, para.

Maintenance of Life Saving Appliances

Means of Embarkation on and Disembarkation from ships (Gangways, accommodation ladders incl. winch and fittings as well as use for pilot transfer) Requirement Regulation Ship Type Interval By Remark Maintenance and inspection SOLAS II-1/3-9.3SOLAS III/20.4SOLAS III/20.7.2MSC.1/Circ.1331, Annex, para. 4 All Monthly Crew In accordance with


These plans are required to meet the requirements of  IMO conventions  such as MARPOL, SOLAS,  and other local variant acts and regulations  such as  OPA-90. These plans include Vessel Response plans(VRP),(applicable in USA) SOPEP, SMPEP etc. These plans provide details of emergency procedures and options


Introduction To ensure a fast and effective ability to respond to a fire situation the ship is provided with means to shut off tanks containing flammable liquids that would normally be open; to shut down the pumps and other equipment that could cause or maintain


Introduction These Guidelines have been developed to assist with the maintenance of the shipboard oil pollution plan. Such plan shall be effective if it is carefully tailored to the particular ship for which it is intended. Certain aspects of the plan would be common for

Inert Gas System

The inert gas system (IGS) consists of a main inert gas plant, using boiler flue gas to provide a gas explosion protection system, i.e. a low O2 content in the cargo oil tanks and slop tanks. This is achieved by maintaining a slight overpressure in


Description The exhaust gas boiler, which is located in the engine room at the upper deck level, is used to generate steam from the waste heat in the main engine exhaust gas. It can be operated separately or in connection with the oil fired auxiliary

Vessel Boiler and Steam System

The steam generating plant consists of two oil fired auxiliary boilers and one exhaust gas economizer. In port the steam demand of the plant is served by the oil fired boilers. At sea, the steam demand is met by supplying boiler water to the exhaust