Anything that can be erased and rewritten without getting noticed cannot be an acceptable means of writing deck logbook or official logbooks.
So the log books cannot be written with an erasable pen.
Even if something needs to be corrected in the log book, it needs to be done by striking the e
Classification society does not issue any plan, they just approve it or endorse it. So if there is any change in the fire plan, it is the duty of the shipowners (and master) to present the new fire plan to the classification society for approval and endorsement.
Now the question is how to amend the
We all know that most of the lifeboats of titanic were lowered with half the lifeboat capacity. Do you know why?
Because people thought the lifeboats would break if it is filled to its capacity.
What can be done to have our confidence in our equipments and the ship? If we are sure that our
If the vessel has a condition of class, it is allowed to sail and carry out operations as usual with the deficiency that contributed to having the condition of class imposed.
Port state cannot detain the ship because of this deficiency or even list that as a deficiency because it has tempora
I have heard many explanations for why the give way vessel in a crossing situation shall avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel. The most common explanation I hear is that you do not want to be in direct line with a vessel approaching towards you.
But all these explanations do not make any s
IMO defines PSSA as
A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) is an area that needs special protection through action by IMO because of its significance for recognized ecological or socio-economic or scientific reasons and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activit
The first few things that a second mate must prepare and know upon receipt of voyage instructions are
Do the destinations ports have enough water depth in relation to the ship's drafts at these ports? Do the UKC calculation for the destination ports and its approaches to check that. I
Here is a blog that I wrote sometimes back on York Antwerp rules and general average. I hope this could be of some help.
If you have any other specific question on this subject, do not hesitate to ask.
I am sure you must have already gone through the good books of basic stability. The one written in the easiest language is that written by Capt Subramanium.
But I completely understand that sometimes the concepts are not easy to grasp.
I have lined up few stability topics to write and you will get
Both IBC and BCH codes apply to the chemical tanker.
Both these codes provide an international standard for the safe carriage in bulk by sea of dangerous chemicals and noxious liquid substances.
Both these codes prescribe the design and construction standards of ships and the equipm
So we want to measure hydrocarbons as a percentage of LEL and percentage of Volume.
I have seen HC meters that measures %LEL and those that measure %Volume of HC. And I have seen explosimeters that measure hydrocarbons as both %LEL and %Volume.
These do not switch automatically from LEL to v
There is no such document because some of the requirements change as per the flag.
For example, one flag may have the requirement for annual shore servicing of the Fire extinguishers and other flag states may require that the annual servicing can be performed by the ship staff.
So while some requi
Apart from flag state requirements, sometimes the company also has their requirements for the medicines to be carried on board.
The first reference to be followed is the SMS manual of the ships. The requirement for medicines is usually listed in the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) manual
The noon position is the ship's position at 1200 Hrs LT.
The position at the Meridian passage is the position of the ship when the sun is on the observer's celestial meridian. That is when the sun is directly (and exactly) above the observer's head.
The reason that Meridian passage wil