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?
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
The Annex to IMO Resolution A.893(21) (See ANNEX 25), “Guidelines for Voyage Planning”, should be followed on all vessels. All information relevant to the contemplated voyage or passage should be considered. The following items should be taken into account in voyage and passage planning: the condition and state of the vessel,…View More Important point to Consider for Voyage Planning
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