Navigation and Ship Handling

June 10, 2021

What causes a ship to turn?

Let me ask you a simple question. How does a ship (be it of any length or size) turn? Most of you will give me the […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]