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November 1, 2020
the importance of vessel traffic service

The importance of Vessel Traffic Services

The Vessel Traffic Service is an essential service provided by a Shore authority in order manage the Ship traffic in their waters.  The sole purpose of […]
July 23, 2020
ventilate the Cargo Holds

How and when to ventilate the Cargo Holds?

This topic deals with the principles and procedures for carrying out Cargo Hold ventilation onboard Bulk Carriers. Ventilate the Cargo Holds: Ever wondered why water droplets […]
July 15, 2020
Tropical Revolving Storm

How to correctly plot the Tropical Revolving Storm (TRS)

Out at sea, one thing which concerns me the most as a Master is Weather. After all, we as seafarers are always at the mercy of […]
July 13, 2020
Contract of Affreightment

What is a Contract of affreightment?

A contract of affreightment is a contract between a ship owner and the charterer, in which the ship-owner agrees to carry goods for the charterer in […]
July 9, 2020
Compass rose

What exactly is a Compass ‘Rose’?

Navigation at sea cannot be imagined without a Compass. We all know how much indispensable it is onboard. But have you ever wondered why our Navigational […]
June 25, 2020
Marine Shipping Notices

What are M MSN MGN Notices?

For a ship out at sea, a numerous amount of information is required which could directly or indirectly effect her safety. This information could be related […]
May 25, 2020
morse code

The easiest way to learn the Morse Code

Morse code is not that complicated to learn as it seems at a first sight. It is still widely used in shipping industry and ships officers […]
May 17, 2020

Trimming calculations and procedures on bulk carriers

This post states the trimming calculations and procedures on board the bulk carriers. In relation to Bulk carriers, the word ‘trimming’ has two meanings. The first […]
April 27, 2020
Mooring ropes

How to maintain Mooring ropes on board ?

Marine fibre ropes form an integral part of all shipboard operations. From making the vessel fast at jetty to securing and lifting objects and from taking […]
April 25, 2020
capacity plan and deadweight scale

How to use Capacity Plan and Deadweight Scale?

Onboard every ship you must have been, I am sure you must have noticed a number of boxes containing numerous plans. And there are few plans […]
April 4, 2020
grain stability calculation curve

Grain Stability Calculation and Grain Stability Curve

Grain is an important commodity which is carried onboard ships since ancient days. Right from the moment the Grain cargo is fixed for the vessel, the […]
April 3, 2020
marine clauses

Clauses of Marine Insurance and Charter Party – Part II

In this topic we shall discuss the remaining marine clauses enlisted below. For Part I of the same topic click here. Sue and Labor Clause Exception […]
April 3, 2020
clauses of marine insurance

Clauses of Marine Insurance & Charter Party – Part I

As you know that a Charter Party, Marine Insurance and Bills of Lading are legal documents and are made up of various clauses. In legal terms, […]
April 2, 2020
what are codes and conventions

What are Codes and Conventions, Treaty & Protocols

April 2, 2020
ROR situations and COLREGS

ROR situations and COLREGS application

In this topic we shall come across few interesting ROR situations and shall state the best possible actions within the purview of COLREGS (International Regulations for […]
April 1, 2020
boat note

What is a Boat Note and where it is used?

This article explains what is boat note and where it is used. In some ports of the world, all the ships that arrive from high seas […]
April 1, 2020

Marine Salvage and Lloyds Open Form?

This blog focuses on what is Marine Salvage and Lloyds Open Form. The knowledge of Salvage and its related instruments is of critical importance to the […]
April 1, 2020
critical period in dry docking

What is Critical Period in dry docking and why it is called Critical?

Ever wondered what is critical period in ship’s dry docking and why it is called critical? Docking and Undocking are an integral part of any ship’s […]
March 30, 2020
Rudder Cycling

Rudder Cycling

Simply speaking Rudder Cycling is the application of full rudder on both sides alternately to reduce the speed of the ship. Rudder Cycling is one of […]
March 30, 2020
mooring winch

Mooring Winch Brake Testing on ships

Introduction Mooring winch brake testing on ships is one of the most crucial test carried out onboard. Winches are one of the most critical equipment on […]