Marpol Annex 2 is a regulation for the control of pollution by the noxious liquid substance in bulk that came into effect on April 6, 1987. It is another important MARPOL regulation ( in a series of 6 ) that protects the marine environment and safeguards its ecosystem. As the volume of chemicals carried by … Read more MARPOL 73/78 Annex 2 ( Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk )
SOPEP or Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan; is a pollution prevention plan as per chapter five regulation 37 of the MARPOL Annex 1. All oil tankers above 150 GT and other ships above 400 GT; are required to carry an oil prevention plan approved by Maritime administrations. The emergency plan outlines the course of action … Read more What Is Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)
A crankcase explosion is a product of primary and secondary explosions occurring in the crankcase of the main engine. In fact, it is one of the greatest threats to safety on the ship. It happens primarily because of the ignition of oily mist present within the engine crankcase. While the source of mist and heat … Read more What Is CrankCase Explosion & How Do It Occurs?
We have achieved so much in terms of economic development in the last 150 years. All thanks to the discovery and mass utilization of petroleum products. Whether its gasoline ( petrol ), diesel, kerosene or marine diesel oil; we are familiar with these names. We use so many of its types and so frequently that … Read more List of Hazards Associated With Petroleum Products
The central bank or CO2 flooding system is the most commonly used fixed fire fighting system onboard a vessel. Its similar equivalent used in shore-based industries or institutions is known as the CO2 fire suppression system. That is basically the same thing but with lesser CO2 bottles/tanks. This system of suppressing fire with the help … Read more CO2 Flooding System – Fixed Fire Fighting System Ship
The electric cable used on a ship is specifically designed for marine installations both on shore and on ships. They are made considering the tough marine condition. On top, there are further risks of hazards related to dense smoke produce if the cables catch fire. Even a small spark (discharge due to static charge) is … Read more Electric Cable It’s Insulation And Hazards Related to Fire On Ship