Following are list of items to be checked during safety and security rounds by Duty Officer on an Oil/Chemical Tanker. (Similar Checks can be done on other type of Ships) 1. To check rat guards in place after mooring completion. 2. To confirm if pilot ladder is rigged on sea…View More Important Items to be checked by Duty Officer during Rounds
Following precautions should be taken when loading heavy lift on ships Carry out a Risk Assessment prior to commencing the operation to ensure that all possible areas of hazard are taken account of and that all risks are at an acceptable, tolerable risk level. Ensure that the stability of the…View More Precautions when loading Heavy lift on ships
Any cargo that has to be loaded, maintained and/or carried at a certain temperature in order for it to reach its destination without deterioration is classed as refrigerated cargoes. This includes meat, fish, poultry products, dairy products, drugs and experimental samples. Refrigerated cargoes are perishable to a greater or lesser degree, and their…View More What are refrigerated cargoes?
After unloading of cargo it is very important the responsible officer does a proper inspection and preparation of Holds. Inspection of hold helps identify for structural damage or defects in the hold. It also help to know if any damage done by the stevedores, and same can be mentioned in…View More Inspection and Preparation of Holds
Properties of cargo and hazards posed by them must be well understood by the Master and Chief Officer, prior finalizing the plan. In case of any doubts or unavailability of data, the charterers must be contacted and the required information sought. Prior arrival port, the cargo plan shall be prepared in total and…View More Cargo Planning on Chemical Tanker
Cargo Officers The term ‘Cargo Officer’ implies the person responsible for the safe and efficient handling and stowage of cargo on board. This responsibility also includes the proper preparation of the hold prior to loading, correct supervision during the working of cargoes proper to the preservation of cargo whilst in transit and the…View More Duties and Responsibilities of Cargo Officers