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May 22, 2017 - 02:23:50 pm

 “Dragging anchor” happens when a vessel drifts without holding power with no regards to the vessel being anchored; causing many...

May 14, 2017 - 07:37:17 pm

This case arose from a dispute between the Owners and Charterer of the “Houston” as to whether the vessel could be properly...

May 14, 2017 - 07:33:43 pm

 Militant youths in the Niger delta now have cause to lay down their arms permanently as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state...

May 08, 2017 - 12:02:36 pm

Blackout is one condition each and every mariner is familiar with and also afraid of. It is one situation everyone on the ship is...

April 10, 2017 - 12:22:54 pm

Personal/ Family ProblemsOne cannot stay focused at work when bothered by family or personal issues. Seafarers often face this...

March 27, 2017 - 12:01:42 pm

Every year, maritime institutes around the world churn out thousands of fresh deck cadets and marine engineers. Each of these...

March 13, 2017 - 01:34:14 pm

Working on ships has its perks, but it’s also a well-known fact that working at sea is one of the most hazardous occupations, in...

March 06, 2017 - 11:55:38 am

“Dragging anchor” happens when a vessel drifts without holding power with no regards to the vessel being anchored; causing many...

February 20, 2017 - 11:53:40 am

“The call of the sea” has been nagging the human mind for time immemorial. The urge of exploring the other end has enticed...

February 13, 2017 - 01:26:09 pm

This case arose from a dispute between the Owners and Charterer of the “Houston” as to whether the vessel could be properly...

January 23, 2017 - 01:47:23 pm

We have had a lot of marine accidents that involved failure of the hull structures. Whether it was a crack in the midship region...

November 28, 2016 - 02:11:02 pm

Almost a decade ago, when I was sailing on an oil tanker, a young chief officer who had joined my vessel, asked me if the ship...

November 21, 2016 - 11:52:50 am

The operation of a ship is a complex activity, especially when it is being carried out away from immediate help and at the mercy...

November 14, 2016 - 11:56:37 am

What is Port of Refuge? It is a situation where in a vessel is diverted to a nearby port because of an emergency situation where...

November 07, 2016 - 12:28:34 pm

The best way to deal with fires on board ships is to prevent them rather than letting them occur. Breaking out of fire in a place...

October 17, 2016 - 05:38:56 pm

Anchoring is one of the very frequent operations onboard ships. A number of variables and external factors influence the duration...

October 10, 2016 - 12:49:59 pm

Manoeuvring a ship is not an easy task. A ship pilot along with the captain plays a vital role in handling the ship while...

September 26, 2016 - 12:16:37 pm

Merchant Navy is a line of work that requires constant up-gradation of knowledge, primarily professionally. The end of maritime...

September 19, 2016 - 12:03:51 pm

Most of the times a seafarer can choose the type of vessel he or she wants to work on. Each type of vessel has its own pros and...

September 05, 2016 - 11:22:32 am

I remember going back to my cabin at 1200 hrs after completing some important deck work. As is with all cadets, sleep is the all-...

August 29, 2016 - 11:36:22 am

7. It is also commonly found on many ships that tank cleaning on ships is not done at least once in five years (due largely to...

August 22, 2016 - 11:54:30 am

Marine fuel oil is one of the most important aspects that control the overall efficiency of ships and the shipping industry. The...

August 15, 2016 - 12:33:40 pm

8. These days the quantity of diesel oil carried on board is quite less and if the vessel is in cold area for a long period,...

August 09, 2016 - 10:47:22 am

Marine fuel oil is one of the most important aspects that control the overall efficiency of ships and the shipping industry. The...

July 25, 2016 - 11:21:09 am

What happens when there is not enough space at the wharf for a number of ships or boats to be moored? Or what happens when there...

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