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    Rajeev Jassal
    Rajeev Jassal Master

    Solving the ROR situations given in the Videotel requires a bit of analytic skills. Let us solve few of these situations with few examples. Here is one of the example how the Radar screen will be given in the question. The question will be: What will be the closest point of approach of taregt A? A. Between 3 to 4 Miles B. Between 4 to 5 miles C. Less than 0.9 mile D. Between 1 to 2 m...

    Tolga Atabey
    Tolga Atabey Chief Officer

    As far as i am concerned, the precautions are in need before taking delivery of bl. It should be checked for quantity, name of cargo, consignee and consignor. And most important one is its status (freight prepaid etc). You should inform the company before signing it. If all data on bl is mutually agreed by all parties, there is no danger of it.  So, the dangers are before signing org bl...

    Rajeev Jassal
    Rajeev Jassal Master

    Accidental discharge of oil during bunkering does not take the ship out of business. But if the response after the spill is not correct, it would definately have the potential to not only take that particular vessel but the entire company out of the business. In this case the first priority is to contain the spill onboard and to clean up the spilled oil into the sea. While the spill onboard is...

    Rajeev Jassal
    Rajeev Jassal Master

    I suppose it is about the "Variable Immersion Hydrometer". Let me re-phrase it. The section in the book is talking about how the marking are made (Calculated) on the Hydrometer.  Hydrometer is made to float in fresh water at Bottom marking (X) and then at Upper marking (Y) by adding the weight to its bulb. Mx and My are the respective measured weights.  Now with weight of the...

    Rahul Sharma
    Rahul Sharma Master

    Water tight door - They are designed to take the pressure of the head of water they are designed for. If ballast tank has a door at the lower end and water fills upto 15 mtrs in tank then  that door should be able to hold that water pressure, infact from from any side. Any compartment having water tight door then water should not leak out or enter in. Wheather tight door -- They should not a...

    Oscar Sarlat
    Oscar Sarlat Chief Officer

    Yes. There vessel may exempt of the lifeboats. All will depend of the convention, trading area, type of vessel, service and another matters.  I'm working to Panama Maritime Flag Authority  and I issue exemption certificates (COLREG, SOLAS, Load Line, MODU Code 79,89,09, MARPOL etc) everyday. The exemption certificates are granted by this administration as long as it is permitted by ...

    Rajeev Jassal
    Rajeev Jassal Master

    In one word, Yes. It is required that the approved plans have the current ship's name and approval stamp of present calssification society. However, this may not be a serious observation if the previous classfication society and the present classification society are the member of IACS (internation association of classification societies). All the members of IACS follow similar classificatio...

    Rajeev Jassal
    Rajeev Jassal Master

    Congradulations for having a clear view of what you want. It is very important to have a clear view. However while choosing the options for studies, it would be better if any and all the courses are choosen that are co-related. For example MBA in supply chain and logistics may not that well be related with PGD in Maritime law. If you are interested in Maritime law, focus on that. Choose the cou...

    Rajeev Jassal
    Rajeev Jassal Master

    You are confusing the term "Combustion" (Burning) with "Explosion". LEL is used to define if the gas concentration will explode if a source of ignition is provided. If the Gas concentration is below the 100% of LEL range (approx 1% of Volume for methane), it will not explode even when a source of igntion is provided. But as the gas mixture will still have small amount of...

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