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Note Of Protest

Noting Protest Noting protest may help resist cargo loss or damage claims on the owner. A protest is a solemn declaration made on oath by Shipmaster that circumstances beyond his control have, or may have, given rise to loss and / or damage to his

Mortgages and Liens

Mortgages : 1. Ship owners often take loans purchase of ships. For this purpose, the lenders and the ship owners enter into a contract giving the lender the right to realize the amount loaned by arrest and sale of the ship if and when the

Signing Bill Of Lading

One of the most important functions of a bill of lading is that it provides information as to the description of the goods, the condition of the goods, the quantity of the goods, the loading port and date of shipment, the discharge port, the name

Steering Gear Testing

How is a steering gear tested After prolonged use of autopilot and before entering coastal waters the steering gear must be tested at all the manual steering positions on the bridge. In coastal waters more than one steering gear power unit, when such units are

Abort Point & Point Of No Return

Abort point is the final point at which a ship can take action to avoid passing the point of no return. It is the point after which there is insufficient sea room to safely turn the vessel and return back. Point of no return is the position

Actions in the event of ECDIS Failure.

Ecdis Failure It is mandatory for the ship’s officer to manually plot position of the vessel frequently to avoid over-reliance on the equipment and to have better situational awareness, should the system fail anytime during the passage. Under-mentioned are possible failures of ECDIS: 1. Power