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
Well we all must be aware of the EPIRB that is Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is small, self contained, battery operated radio transmitter which is watertight and buoyant. EPIRB is a device which provides distress alert and location information to search and rescue services (SAR) for aviation, maritime and land…View More What is COSPAS SARSAT EPIRB?
Doppler Speed Log works on the principle of Doppler shift in frequency measurement i.e. an apparent change in frequency received when the distance between source and observer is changing due to the motion of either source or observer or both. Doppler Log is used to indicate speed and distance are…View More Performance Standards – Doppler Speed Log
Autopilot is basically used when ship has to steer a set course for a long time without alteration because any deviation from the set course is controlled electronically and automatically. This will not only relieve the helmsman from steering duties but is also more efficient because as soon as the…View More Performance Standards – Autopilot and Heading Control System
Digital Selective calling (DSC) is an initial means of alerting device for any Distress / Urgency / Safety communications. In other words this device is used to bring the attention of OOW before transmitting the Distress / Urgency / Safety Message using other communication methods such as Radiotelephony (R/T) or…View More What is Digital Selective Calling (DSC) ?
LRIT stands for Long Range Identification and Tracking. While meeting the general requirements for ship borne radio equipment forming part of the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) and for electronic navigational aids, the LRIT should comply with the following minimum requirements: IMO PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR LONG RANGE IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM (LRIT)…View More Performance Standards – LRIT