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?
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) ?
Both Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) have different purpose altogether but are important to ships at sea. AIS is an broadcast system, whereas LRIT is reporting system. AIS is a system which provides a means whereby ships exchange information such as ID, position, course, speed…View More Difference between LRIT and AIS System
If an accurate adjustment of the magnetic compass is desired, efforts should be made by the person(s) responsible, to ensure that all necessary precautions are followed so that the compass is properly adjusted. Precautions to be observed when Swinging the Vessel The vessel should be in a seagoing condition, that…View More Magnetic Compass- Precautions to be observed when swinging