What is Classification Society? A classification society is an organisation that helps maintains technical standards for the construction of vessel and its operation. Classification society also certify that the construction of a vessel is in accordance with relevant standards, regulations and also carry out surveys to ensure that vessel is in…View More Why is it necessary for a ship to classed with Classification Society?
As per MARPOL 73/78 Annex I every oil tanker of 150 gross tonnage and above is required to have an Oil Record Book Part II for Cargo/Ballast operations. This record book can be part of ship’s official log book or a separate record book altogether. After every operation is completed…View More Oil Record Book Part II Entries -Annex I
As per MARPOL 73/78, every ship to which MARPOL Annex II applies, shall have onboard an Cargo Record book (CRB). This cargo record book can be part of ship’s official log book or can be a separate book as per the format mentioned in Appendix II of MARPOL Annex II.…View More Cargo Record Book Entries -Annex II
We seafarers who are not maritime lawyers and hence the Legal terms confuse us. There are so many terms associated with the IMO conventions, and other associated Codes. One thing that no seafarers can avoid is to not to deal with IMO conventions and codes. Protocol, code, resolution, treaty, convention, circulars,…View More Understanding the Law (Convention, Protocols, Code)
Definition Article 1, para 7 of the Hamburg Rules gives a clear definition of the Bill of Lading: A Bill of Lading is a document that evidences a contract for the carriageof goods by sea and the taking over or loading of the goods and by which the carrier undertakes to…View More What do you understand by Bill of Lading?
Following are 18 types of Bill of Lading identified and described for understanding Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading A Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading is a bill of lading involving both sea and other transport modes but, with different carriers involved at each stage, e.g. another shipping company, a road haulier,…View More How many types of Bill of Lading do you know?