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Various Vessel Types

Oil tanker – A ship constructed or adapted primarily to carry oil in bulk in its cargo spaces. This includes combination carrier and any chemical tanker when they carry a cargo or part cargo of oil in bulk. Beam and draft restriction have led to

COLREG In Easy Language (Rule 2,5,7 & 8)

Collisions are among the most high profile of all maritime accidents. The number of collisions and their cost (personal and financial) has increased in recent years and “human error” seems to be the only common factor. Collisions should not happen but they do; sometimes with

Girting of Tug

Girthing It is the capsizing moment of the tug due to the sudden movement of ships. The line is usually secured very near to the center of flotation and for this reason the tug is liable to be girded. This phenomenon is known variously as

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