What is a Tug Boat A tug (tugboat) is a boat or ship that manoeuvres vessels by pushing or towing them. Tugs move vessels that either should not move by themselves, such as ships in a crowded harbour or a narrow canal,or those that cannot move by themselves, such as…View More What are the Types of Tugs and Use
Admiralty Routing charts are used in passage planning for ocean voyages, Routeing Charts include ocean routes and distances between major ports, ocean currents, ice limits, load lines and wind roses. They also contain expected meteorological and oceanographic conditions for each month of the year. Following are the Routing Charts available, a…View More Information available on Admiralty Routing Charts
When heading for ice-bound waters, one can expect following hazards: Ice Difficulties in keeping the ship moving, speed loss, unexpected loss of speed Difficulties in maneuvering, unexpected motions of the ship, unexpected restrictions of movements Deviations from the originally planned route Ice impacts due to ship speed & ship motion…View More Hazards of Navigation in ICE
The mariner planning a transoceanic passage can select either the shortest route, or the quickest route at a given speed, or the most suitable route from the point of view of weather or any particular requirements. Climatic condition, however, such as the existence of currents or the prevalence of wind,…View More What do you Understand by Weather Routing?
Tide are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of Earth. Tide changes proceed via the following stages: Sea level rises over several hours, covering the intertidal zone; flood tide. The water rises to its highest level, reaching high tide. Sea level falls over several…View More Tide and Important terms
Objective The goal of this Code is to provide for safe ship operation and the protection of the polar environment by addressing risks present in polar waters and not adequately mitigated by other instruments of the Organization. This Code consists of Introduction, parts I and II. The Introduction contains mandatory…View More All you need to know about POLAR CODE