Shiptalk

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....

July 04, 2014 - 04:22:39 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...

June 20, 2014 - 04:58:50 pm

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

June 13, 2014 - 04:29:39 pm

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

June 08, 2014 - 04:04:07 pm

Most of the times a seafarer can choose the type of vessel he or she wants to work on. Each type of vessel has its own pros and...

May 30, 2014 - 04:45:34 pm

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

May 16, 2014 - 06:12:24 pm

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

May 09, 2014 - 05:38:10 pm

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

May 04, 2014 - 01:58:44 pm

All these terms refer to a vessel which is secured in a more or less fixed position. When a vessel is in port to collect/...

April 27, 2014 - 07:30:13 pm

What Are The Duties Of Ship Safety Officer (SSO)? Under the International Safety Management (ISM) code, every ship must...

April 04, 2014 - 05:56:54 pm

Word                             Definition Bulwark         The Side Of A Ship Above The DeckBumpkin         Spar Projecting...

March 30, 2014 - 01:39:56 pm

Word                             DefinitionAbaft                          Toward Or At The Stern Of A Ship; Further...

March 23, 2014 - 07:30:50 pm

Unofficial Packages Often, a crew member may ask you to deliver a package or an envelope to their family and/or friends. Again...

March 16, 2014 - 12:51:37 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...

March 09, 2014 - 08:41:51 pm

GALLEY - The kitchen area of a boat.GANGWAY - The area of a ship's side where people board and disembark.GEAR - A general term...

March 02, 2014 - 03:01:59 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...

February 23, 2014 - 07:29:03 pm

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

February 16, 2014 - 10:38:02 am

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...

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