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February 08, 2015 - 02:53:40 pm

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...

January 31, 2015 - 08:10:53 pm

On an eventful day when a Mariner’s wife stands at the horizon and sees the lights of a ship waning away as waves budge it...

January 26, 2015 - 09:48:44 am

Who Is A Freight Forwarder, Who Is A Customs Broker? A freight forwarder is an agent for the exporter in moving cargo to an...

January 18, 2015 - 02:18:23 pm

If you are a maritime professional or planning to become one, then sooner or later you will have to get used to traveling – an...

January 10, 2015 - 07:45:07 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...

December 19, 2014 - 06:09:47 pm

While still in a maritime college, a deck cadet often wonders as to what his shipboard duties exactly are. The common answer to...

December 15, 2014 - 09:56:15 am

A ship chandler is a person who exclusively deals in supplying for a shipping vessel its required commodities. In other words,...

December 07, 2014 - 07:56:16 pm

Mariners consider anchoring a ship to be an art. In fact, it’s also a form of science for it involves a sense of pivot, around...

November 30, 2014 - 06:54:35 pm

Port of Refuge is a situation where in a vessel is diverted to a nearby port because of an emergency situation where she cannot...

November 23, 2014 - 02:42:54 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...

November 17, 2014 - 08:22:41 am

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

November 09, 2014 - 09:27:31 pm

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

November 02, 2014 - 10:36:11 am

The maritime industry is developing at a fast rate. With a series of regulations and standards to satisfy, new vessels are being...

October 26, 2014 - 05:00:49 pm

The chances of attracting the Ebola Virus Disease while onboard your ship or in port is extremely low, even if you find yourself...

October 19, 2014 - 05:34:45 pm

A ship chandler is a person who exclusively deals in supplying for a shipping vessel its required commodities. In other words,...

October 11, 2014 - 12:29:09 pm

Shipping containers have revolutionized the way cargo is transported on ships across oceans. Containerization has not only helped...

September 21, 2014 - 04:59:48 pm

The merchant navy is a profession that is by far away from the need to have a permanent legal counsel for the benefit of the...

September 07, 2014 - 03:53:09 pm

We often use these words and phrases without knowing that their origins traceable to seamen. Here are some of them. As the Crow...

August 29, 2014 - 05:59:23 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, 2014 - 06:06:01 pm

The regulations for hours of work and rest Pursuant to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, which came into force on 20th...

August 15, 2014 - 05:50:00 pm

We all like to have a good night’s sleep; we feel better when we do and we certainly feel much worse when we don’t. Proper rest...

August 10, 2014 - 11:12:37 am

•    ReportingReporting is another vital duty of the deck officer in charge of the anchoring operations. The duty officer acts...

August 03, 2014 - 12:14:24 pm

Anchoring is one of the many important operations coming under the responsibility of deck officers. It involves the use of...

July 18, 2014 - 04:04:13 pm

The wardroom is an area on board a ship used by commissioned officers for eating and recreation. Typically officers need to have...

July 13, 2014 - 04:45:03 pm

Mess:  Part of the ship's company that eats together, (such as the officers' mess) and, by extension, the place where they eat....

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