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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...

August 07, 2017 - 11:18:08 am

I remember going back to my cabin at 1200 hours after completing some important deck work. As is with all cadets, sleep is the...

July 31, 2017 - 12:53:22 pm

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

July 24, 2017 - 11:45:46 am

By Mahendra Singh  The best way to deal with fires on board ships is to prevent them rather than letting them occur. Breaking out...

July 17, 2017 - 11:05:52 am

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

July 10, 2017 - 12:30:29 pm

Wilful act of not performing the assigned duties: To refuse to work as specified by the company (duties listed in the ISM Code),...

July 03, 2017 - 04:38:04 pm

Seafaring is a civilian occupation which imposes on seafarers particular demands not found in land-based jobs. Seafarers are...

June 19, 2017 - 12:08:27 pm

SHIPTALK10 World’s Biggest Container Ships in 2017The international shipping industry holds a significant role in the world of...

June 12, 2017 - 11:28:44 am

Anchoring is one of the very frequent operations on-board ships. A number of variables and external factors influence the...

June 05, 2017 - 03:39:28 pm

Assuming the boat straightens out, uncinch the rode and start paying it out  again, as above, only as fast as the boat is backing...

May 22, 2017 - 02:23:50 pm

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

May 14, 2017 - 07:37:17 pm

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

May 14, 2017 - 07:33:43 pm

 Militant youths in the Niger delta now have cause to lay down their arms permanently as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state...

May 08, 2017 - 12:02:36 pm

Blackout is one condition each and every mariner is familiar with and also afraid of. It is one situation everyone on the ship is...

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