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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
    marinetales October 26, 2020
    The WNA mark ( Winter North Atlantic mark) is required by the ships lesser than 100 mtrs in length trading in North Atlantic Ocean during the Winter Season. During the first conference on the Loadline convention it was generally agreed that the freeboard of small ships should be especially examined with a view to some increase being made ( in freeboard) . Statistics of ship losses had highlighted the safety problems associated with vessels under 300 ft long and some action was necessary. It was recognized that it was difficult for ships lesser than 100 mtrs ( 328 feet) to (more)
    marinetales October 27, 2020
    Each position circle found using the Sextant Altitude is of immense radius. Therefore, any short length of the arc of some circle can be considered as an straight line . Comparing the observed distance to the celestial body the calculated distance using an estimated position provides the distance towards, or away from the body.. The observed distance is known as the True Zenith Distance (TZD.) The value based on the assumed position is the Calculated Zenith Distance (CZD.) The difference between the two is known as the Intercept. The closest point on this circle is known as the Intercept Terminal (more)
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    marinetales October 27, 2020
    Dipper is used to take out drinking water from the container.... it is graduated so that water quantity can be measured. It is provided with a lanyard so that the water can be taken out from the container without spilling over since once in distress situation you need to save every drop of water!
    marinetales October 28, 2020
    Resolution A.962(23) IMO Guidelines on ship recycling was adopted on 5th Dec 2003. The guidelines note that, in the process of recycling ships, virtually nothing goes to waste. The concept of a "Green Passport" for ships is included in the guidelines. This document, containing an inventory of all materials potentially hazardous to human health or the environment, used in the construction of a ship, would accompany the ship throughout its working life. Successive owners of the ship would maintain the accuracy of the Green Passport and incorporate into it all relevant design and equipment changes, with the final owner delivering (more)
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    marinetales May 9, 2021
    There are two stabilisation modes on Radar – ground and sea. Ground stabilisation means that the display is referenced to the seabed by GNSS or through a twin-axis Doppler log. For sea stabilisation the display is referenced to the sea current that own ship is experiencing, typically based on SDME measurements. It is generally accepted that the ground stabilised mode is more useful for normal navigation, especially when combined with setting tracked targets to show their True vectors. However, since set and drift affect heading and aspect, ground stabilised displays should be used with caution where target tracking is concerned. (more)
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