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March 12, 2018 - 05:31:17 am

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

March 05, 2018 - 06:05:37 am

No general time frame suits everyone, but sellers trading with a buyer in a new country should benchmark prices before finalising...

February 26, 2018 - 05:37:07 am

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

February 19, 2018 - 05:11:22 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...

February 12, 2018 - 04:54:59 am

By Shamseer Mambra    …..History of Maritime Navigation However, centuries passed before the use of a standard method to measure...

February 05, 2018 - 06:12:11 am

By Shamseer Mambra      Nautical fictions and other adventure stories are often filled with horrifying instances of ships being...

January 29, 2018 - 04:31:23 am

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

January 22, 2018 - 04:59:05 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...

January 15, 2018 - 06:23:24 am

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

December 18, 2017 - 11:54:43 am

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

December 11, 2017 - 11:04:26 am

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

December 04, 2017 - 11:47:51 am

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

November 27, 2017 - 11:12:29 am

The release of the Paradise Papers, a global investigation that revealed the offshore activities of some of the world’s most...

November 20, 2017 - 11:34:37 am

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

November 13, 2017 - 10:26:03 am

By Shilavadra Bhattacharjee    Seafaring is a civilian occupation which imposes on seafarers particular demands not found in land...

November 06, 2017 - 12:40:53 pm

Formally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act  stipulates that all goods entering or leaving Puerto Rico must...

October 30, 2017 - 11:38:31 am

Over 90% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage is classified by the 12 member societies of the International Association of...

October 23, 2017 - 12:19:26 pm

Checklists and QuestionnairesQuestionnaires, pertaining to stowaways, must be placed onboard (filed) in case an interrogation has...

October 16, 2017 - 11:33:10 am

By Shilavadra Bhattacharjee    Wikipedia defines a stowaway as a person who secretly boards a vehicle, such as a ship, an...

September 25, 2017 - 12:28:40 pm

By Shilavadra Bhattacharjee   Being a deck officer of a ship involves myriad responsibilities that are spread across the...

September 18, 2017 - 11:24:33 am

Hurricane Irma, much like its predecessor Hurricane Harvey, has sent shipping into disarray, particularly for cruise passengers....

September 11, 2017 - 12:27:29 pm

Containers are the best method of ensuring safe and sound delivery when transporting cargo from one place to another, coming in...

August 28, 2017 - 11:53:20 am

*By Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat    Anchoring is one of the very frequent operations onboard ships. A number of variables and...

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...

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