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    Greg Foster-James
    Greg Foster-James Chief Officer

    The terms "Good time" and "Ample time" in my opinion, are used within the COLREG's to allow officers and masters room to apply good seamanship. It would be very difficult to define a term to suit all vessel. For a large cargo ship the OOW of the give way vessel my choose to make an alteration at 12 miles to maintain a set minimum CPA required by the masters standing orders....

    Ali Ergin
    Ali Ergin Third Officer

    Objective of being a safety officer should be more than checking safety equipments and keeping  them constant state of readiness all the time.Safety officer is also responsible for training of crew regarding safety operations, situational awarenesses, personel safety etc.These task can be improved by helding safety meeting, before operation briefing and implementing ISM code on board with the...

    Greg Foster-James
    Greg Foster-James Chief Officer

    Check chart for navigational hazards and dragging room, check you have not picked up a cable? Is the bottom rocky? If the prevailing conditions are not favourable then walk back anchor and wait for conditions to improve. If the anchor is still not coming. We are going to use the other winless, a mooring line/ wire rope and shackle to take the additional weight of the working windless. Firstly we...

    Ali Ergin
    Ali Ergin Third Officer

    https://rules.dnvgl.com/docs/pdf/DNVGL/RU-SHIP/2018-01/DNVGL-RU-SHIP-Pt4Ch6.pdf Consideration should be given to page 127 for DNV guideline https://www.standard-club.com/media/24158/AMastersGuidetoShipsPiping2ndedition.pdf and page 39 for P&I clup guideline....

    Sarathchandran Rajan
    Sarathchandran Rajan Second Officer

    Volume of tank = 5040 m3 3 % of Volume = 151.2 m3 1)Observed Volume of cargo( @ 23 deg Cel ) = (5040 - (5040/100)*3) =4888.8 m3 2)Standard Volume ( @ 15 Deg Cel ) = 4888.8 x 0.9929 = 4854.0894 m3 3)Standard weight ( @ 15 Deg Cel in Vaccum) = 4854.0894 x0.81 =3931.8125 Tonnes ( in Vaccum) 4)Standard weight ( @ 15 Deg Cel in Air) =4854.0894 x0.8089= 3926.47291 Tonnes( in Air) REVERSE CALCULATI...

    Trim and Stability booklet. You will find the Longitudinal area and not the transverse area however. Bare in mind that the generated figure tends to be based on a simple computer model and does not account for the appendages.  A practical way to get the areas is a simply by using pdf or a 3d model where you retrace area needed. This tends to be the most accurate way....

    Sarathchandran Rajan
    Sarathchandran Rajan Second Officer

    In RV condition Keeping Sight of the Person Overboard is very difficult. Activating MOB Mode in Mordern ECDIS will help to pin point the Inital Lat and Long But this will not take account of drifting away of person due current or wind. so we need some thing  which will transmit the real time position of person overboard. Simple and Effective way is Activate SART located on bridge and thro...

    Sarathchandran Rajan
    Sarathchandran Rajan Second Officer

    Normally for transporting IMDG cargos, ships must have Document of Complaince which will be issued by Flag State. https://navsregs.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/document-of-compliance-for-ships-carrying-dangerous-goods/ But for Class  6 and 7 dont need DOC. Since IMDG class 6.2 is Infectious subtance you must refer the Guidance on regulations for the transport of infectious substances 2017&nda...

    Sarathchandran Rajan
    Sarathchandran Rajan Second Officer

    Possible Situation 1 - Own vessel Stopped and Drifting Actions : a) Check If ROC exists, if No Monitor Untill NUC passed clear of your vessel.              b) If ROC exists Keep out of the way of NUC vessel using engine ( Rule 18 a) Possible Situation 2 - NUC is Overtaking you. Action: a) Monitor CPA,      &...

    Sarathchandran Rajan
    Sarathchandran Rajan Second Officer

    "Maintain a proper record " words often read and heard from all the shipping related procedure and personnel and PSC, Auditors. Maintaining a record is not a problem, what ever you observe make a record of its time to time truthfully ( don't manipulate records and fill it). These records will help you save your life in very difficult and dangerous situations. lets discuss a few of...

    Kannan Ganesan
    Kannan Ganesan Second Officer

    Surface wind is the wind blowing near the Earth's surface. It is measured by an anemometer (speed) or wind vane (wind direction) at a standard height of 10 m above ground .  The Four Forces That Influence Wind Speed & Wind Direction Temperature. Air temperature varies between day and night and from season to season due to changes in the heating Earth's atmosphere. . Air Pressure...

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