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
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?
Applicable rules and regulations:- SOLAS Chapter-V- Regulation 7 search and Rescue services. Chapter VI Ship Reporting System under SAR Convention 1979. MS. Act, 1958 Section 355 and 355-A obligation to render assistance to persons in danger. IMO regulation A 851 (20)- General Principles for Ship reporting system and Ship reporting…View More Indian Ship Reporting Systems
As per International regulations for preventing collisions at sea, when two vessels in sight of each other are approaching with no change of compass bearing, so that when there is risk of collision one of them is required to keep out of the way by a Rule from Section II,…View More 4 Stages of Collision