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    marinetales November 4, 2020
    Fire fighting suit’s depending upon the type, can be made from different materials. Earlier, asbestos was widely used. Currently owing to hazardous properties of Asbestos, its usage is discontinued. Modern suits can be made up of Materials such as Zetex or vermiculite.
    marinetales November 4, 2020
    Usually the DCP powder is a mix of sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Sometimes mono ammonium phosphate together with ammonium sulphate is also used.
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    Category: Cargo Work
    marinetales October 29, 2020
    Yes it can be loaded below decks. For above deck it shall be done in accordance with the provisions of the Timber Code
    marinetales October 29, 2020
    No Armed Robbery is covered in SUA ( suppression of unlawful activities) Convention. This convention relates to suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation
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    marinetales October 29, 2020
    Asking this question is beyond the scope of PSCO duties and responsibilities if at all, family members /supernumeraries presence is NOT affecting the safety of the vessel. An eg of such situation is when the presence of family members results in total crew Members exceeding the lifeboat capacity of the vessel. S long the safety and security is not compromised the PSCO doesn’t interfere in this matter
    marinetales October 29, 2020
    1.Master to ensure that the Designated officers are competent to operate the equipment 2. The required training shall be demonstrated by the officers during every drill 3. Ensure that the testing of GMDSS equipment shall always be undertaken by the designated officers 4. Ensure that details of INM-C, MF-HF equipment, Epirb etc are updated in case there is change in data of such vessel. 5. Ensure that EPIRB is properly stowed and not activated falsely 6. If false distress is transmitted such distress alert shall be cancelled using the appropriate procedures and all officers shall be aware of same
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