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. […]

Refrigerant Used on Ship: Quality, Properties & Guidelines

Refrigerants like R11, R410A, R1234ze, R717 are used in various refrigeration system on board ship for chilling, freezing, air conditioning, provisional cooling and to maintain temperature inside a hold. According to IMO 2014 report more than 90% of all merchant fleet use HCFC/HFC as their primary refrigerant. About 1-2% still use CFC like R11 or […]

What Is Chain Locker On A Ship? | Basic Overview

A chain locker is a small compartment or space located under the windlass. This is a place forward of the collision bulkhead below the main deck storing or securing the anchor chain cables. The chain locker is connected to the windlass with a Spurling pipe. In case it is located aft of the collision bulkhead […]

What Is RACON Buoy (Radio Transponder Beacon)

The term RACON stands for RADAR + BEACON ( Radio Beacon ). An all-weather radar transponder that works on all frequency of the radar transmission. A racon or radar transponder beacon is a device used to identify position/landmarks in a maritime situation. They are generally used to mark areas prone to navigation hazards. In response […]

Indicated Power Its Measurement & Calculation | Make It Simple

The indicated power of an I.C engine is the total power developed within the cylinder in one complete cycle neglecting any losses. It is the sum total of the brake power and the friction power of an engine. In short it is the maximum power available from the expanding gases developed by combustion of fuel […]

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 DOC Certificate? ( Document of Compliance )

A DOC certificate or Document of Compliance is a safety certificate issued to the shipping companies in compliance with the ISM Code 1998 under chapter IX of SOLAS. International safety management code ( ISM ) stands for the international management code adopted by resolution A.741( 18 ) for the safe operation of ship and pollution […]

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