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August 21, 2017 - 11:50:24 am

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

August 14, 2017 - 11:37:10 am

It is always a big financial decision to lay-up a vessel, and with market conditions these days it has become a more frequent...

August 07, 2017 - 11:18:08 am

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

July 31, 2017 - 12:53:22 pm

“General Average” is a term used in the maritime industry to define shares in a common loss during maritime accident. Defined by...

July 24, 2017 - 11:45:46 am

By Mahendra Singh  The best way to deal with fires on board ships is to prevent them rather than letting them occur. Breaking out...

July 17, 2017 - 11:05:52 am

By Shilavadra Bhattacharjee The Note of Protest is a declaration under oath by the Master of the ship. It covers circumstances...

July 10, 2017 - 12:30:29 pm

Wilful act of not performing the assigned duties: To refuse to work as specified by the company (duties listed in the ISM Code),...

July 03, 2017 - 04:38:04 pm

Seafaring is a civilian occupation which imposes on seafarers particular demands not found in land-based jobs. Seafarers are...

June 19, 2017 - 12:08:27 pm

SHIPTALK10 World’s Biggest Container Ships in 2017The international shipping industry holds a significant role in the world of...

June 12, 2017 - 11:28:44 am

Anchoring is one of the very frequent operations on-board ships. A number of variables and external factors influence the...

June 05, 2017 - 03:39:28 pm

Assuming the boat straightens out, uncinch the rode and start paying it out  again, as above, only as fast as the boat is backing...

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...

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