Why is there a need for ventilation of cargo spaces? Most cargoes are loaded in cargo holds which are closed before proceeding to sea to prevent any external elements like bad weather, water, heat, cold from affecting the cargo inside. But when the voyage is long, keeping the hatch totally closed, can…View More Need for ventilation of cargo spaces
The need for separation and marking of cargo Cargo for different ports must be kept separated for easy identification to aid correct discharge. Stevedore labour in many countries may be illiterate and may not understand any port name or markings on the cargo. Separation of consignments: There may be many shippers…View More Importance of Separation and marking of Cargo
Ice at sea can be classified as following types: Sea Ice, formed by the freezing of sea water. Icebergs, huge masses of floating ice. River Ice, sometime encountered in harbours during spring break-up, generally presents only a temporary hindrance to shipping. Sea Ice accounts for most of the ice…View More Ice at Sea
Derricks Derricks are one of the earliest of the cargo handling gear used on ships. The Derrick type of gallows in turn got its name from Thomas Derrick, an English executioner from Elizabeth era. There are various types of Derricks used on ships. The rigging of all these Derricks for…View More Care and Maintenance of Derricks
As per the International Safety Management (ISM) code, every ship must appoint a ship safety officer (SSO) who has the knowledge, experience, and skills to look over the important safety issues related to ship and its crew’s health. According to the ISM code, a ship’s safety officer should have a minimum…View More What are the Duties of Ship Safety Officer?
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?