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April 04, 2016 - 10:18:16 am

A merchant vessel is said to be having a “dragging anchor” when the vessel drifts without holding power in spite of being...

February 29, 2016 - 10:13:45 am

There is no dearth of stress on board ships. Ask a seafarer and you will know what it takes to work on board. It is the ultimate...

February 21, 2016 - 08:38:47 pm

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 17, 2016 - 01:04:08 pm

The stories of ghost ships and sea have troubled the shipping world and sailors since the start. Ghost ships are those sea going...

January 10, 2016 - 05:38:07 pm

Most seafarers will, at some point of time in their tenure, feel that they’ve made the biggest mistake of their lives by choosing...

December 14, 2015 - 10:18:32 am

The primary responsibility for ensuring that ships comply with international legal regimes rests with the owners and masters of...

December 07, 2015 - 09:47:21 am

The flag of a ship refers to its nationality. The essence of ascribing nationality to a ship is to identify it with a particular...

November 29, 2015 - 04:44:00 pm

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 02, 2015 - 10:20:30 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...

October 26, 2015 - 09:51:42 am

At times, life at sea could prove extremely challenging for individuals working on board ships, away from their loved ones. A...

October 19, 2015 - 10:08:36 am

7.    Port work and Cargo Operations: Being a trainee officer slated to sail as a 3rd Mate upon completion of the training period...

October 05, 2015 - 09:29:01 am

Bridge navigational watch is one of the most significant ship-board operations for deck officers. When the ship is at sea, the...

September 14, 2015 - 08:36:41 am

The Merchant Navy is a lucrative and an enjoyable line of work that demands a great deal of hard work right from the day you step...

September 06, 2015 - 10:10:07 pm

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...

August 28, 2015 - 05:45:27 pm

Superstitions and beliefs are entwined into the very fabric of human existence. Be it any sphere of life, there is a small...

August 23, 2015 - 08:05:18 pm

A noon report is a data sheet prepared by the ship’s chief engineer on a daily basis. The report provides the vessel’s position...

August 17, 2015 - 08:01:13 am

6. Checklists and Log Books The ship’s logbook has to be updated with the latest status of cargo operations time to time. During...

August 07, 2015 - 04:56:28 pm

Cargo operation on a container vessel is an extensive activity that demands deck officers to simultaneously handle different...

July 31, 2015 - 05:58:13 pm

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

July 26, 2015 - 08:46:32 pm

The merchant navy (merchant marine) isn’t exactly a very common or popular profession. There are many people around the world who...

July 13, 2015 - 09:36:46 am

The merchant navy (merchant marine) isn’t exactly a very common or popular profession. There are many people around the world who...

June 28, 2015 - 07:14:55 pm

The pilot plays a crucial role in the safe navigation of the vessel to her destination. Expert in the local waters, a Pilot is...

June 21, 2015 - 05:10:31 pm

Rene Descartes in 17th century described animals as machines who reacted predictably according to external stimuli in their...

June 12, 2015 - 05:24:49 pm

A noon report is a data sheet prepared by the ship’s chief engineer on a daily basis. The report provides the vessel’s position...

June 06, 2015 - 05:14:16 pm

The day of the sign off from the ship is probably the most joyous, adrenaline fueled, hectic as well as emotional for each and...

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