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September 27, 2013 - 06:13:30 pm

Working on ships with a very limited number of people is a difficult task, both physically and emotionally. Dealing with the...

September 20, 2013 - 06:26:51 pm

Capsize - To turn over.Chafing Gear - Tubing or cloth wrapping used to protect a line from chafing on a rough surface.Chart - A...

September 13, 2013 - 06:50:32 pm

Who is a freight forwarder? A freight forwarder is an agent for the exporter in moving cargo to an overseas destination and...

September 10, 2013 - 08:25:15 am

Who is a Ship Chandler? A ship chandler is a person who exclusively deals in supplying for a shipping vessel its required...

August 30, 2013 - 05:21:00 pm

What Financial Security Is Required Under MLC 2006? The MLC mandates that in relation to repatriation [Regulation 2.5] and...

August 23, 2013 - 05:48:25 pm

When will MLC 2006 come into force? MLC 2006 shall come into force 12 months after the date on which there have been...

August 16, 2013 - 05:48:01 pm

What is the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)? The MLC 2006 is a comprehensive international labour Convention that...

August 09, 2013 - 05:10:20 pm

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

August 02, 2013 - 05:17:40 pm

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

July 29, 2013 - 08:05:13 am

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

July 19, 2013 - 06:44:45 pm

In Bond Shipments move under bond from point of entry to an interior destination for clearance or to another border location...

July 12, 2013 - 05:44:36 pm

Free Along Side (FAS) A basis of pricing meaning the price of goods alongside a transport vessel at a specified location. The...

July 08, 2013 - 10:09:01 am

Cargo Claim: A "Cargo Claim" is a demand made on a transportation company for payment for goods allegedly lost or damaged while...

June 21, 2013 - 05:20:47 pm

For the next few weeks, we shall be dwelling on Freight Terminologies. The freight shipping industry has a terminology all its...

June 09, 2013 - 07:35:48 pm

A flush deck is a ship design that features a flat deck from stem to stern, skirting the superstructure that provides room for...

May 31, 2013 - 05:42:33 pm

The gunroom is typically the junior officer's mess area on a ship and not the type of room that is used to store guns as the...

May 24, 2013 - 04:55:23 pm

A gun deck is a level of a warship, usually a wooden-hulled vessel, which is primarily used to carry guns for broadside firing...

May 10, 2013 - 04:36:06 pm

What is a Bilge Keel? A bilge keel is a device added to the hull of a ship to aid against rolling in heavy seas. It usually...

May 03, 2013 - 04:20:47 pm

What is a wardroom? The wardroom is an area on board a ship used by commissioned officers for eating and recreation. Typically...

April 26, 2013 - 05:54:52 pm

The parts of a ship vary, depending on what kind of boat it is, but a few general parts are common to all types. Knowing the...

April 19, 2013 - 05:23:31 pm

Stateroom: An officer's or passenger's cabin aboard a merchant ship, or the cabin of an officer other than the captain aboard a...

April 12, 2013 - 05:28:20 pm

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

April 08, 2013 - 08:17:47 am

Galley: The ship's kitchen, where food is prepared. The origin is uncertain but may have arisen with the ships cook and helpers...

March 08, 2013 - 03:01:13 pm

Aboard: On or in a vessel : The word comes from two sources, Latin bordure and Anglo-Saxon bord, both meaning "side,"...

March 04, 2013 - 11:25:14 am

CABIN - A compartment for passengers or crew.CAST OFF - To let go.CATAMARAN - A twin-hulled boat, with hulls side by side....

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