Search And Rescue Transponder (SART) – How Does It Work?

Search And Rescue Transponder or SART in short is an integral part of ships GMDSS ( Global Maritime Distress and Safety System ) requirement under SOLAS after EPIRB. A search and rescue transponder is a self-contained, waterproof transponder that when actuated during emergency reacts to the emission of a radar to send its current location. […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Shipping Industry

If there is one community that contributes and suffer the most after the medical employees are the fellow seafarers. As we are heading towards the normalcy we need to acknowledge the effects of COVID 19 on the shipping industry in general and hardship on seafarers. Not just they suffer the mental baggage to work beyond […]

What Is Reserve Buoyancy? ( Ships Stability )

Reserve buoyancy is a key concept of ships stability lessons. Without which you simply cannot understand practical operation of ship and its seaworthiness. The term reserve buoyancy refers to the volume of enclosed space or the part of ship above the waterline that can be made watertight. In short it is the watertight volume of […]

What is Stiff and Tender Ship? Ships Stability Basics 101

The term stiff and tender ship is a key part of the vast topic i.e ships stability. A ship or boat floats in water when its downward acting weight is balanced by the upward buoyancy. In most cases this axis of flotation passes through the center of gravity and center of buoyancy cutting through a […]

How Lifeboat Work And Where Are They Used?

A lifeboat has always been an integral part of life-saving equipment on the ship. It’s considered as the last resort to safety challenges on board ships. Thus it is important to maintain the required number of lifeboats at all times. Lifeboats are basically a smaller boat designated for carrying out emergency abandonment of the ship. […]

MARPOL 73/78 Annex 2 ( Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk )

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 […]

What Is Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)

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 […]

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