The first thing that we need to remember, for any rank is that we need to be fully confident and comfortable about the ship we are on. Once this is achieved, the inspection is already half cleared. Before the Inspection Conduct a thorough self-inspection well before the inspection. Inform the…View More Clearing a SIRE Inspection… A Chief Engineer’s perspective
With the inert gas system, the protection against tank explosion is achieved by introducing inert gas into the tank to keep the oxygen content low and reduce the hydrocarbon gas concentration of the tank to a safe proportion. Flammable limits A mixture of hydrocarbon gas and air cannot ignite unless…View More Inert Gas System
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
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
What is Classification Society? A classification society is an organisation that helps maintains technical standards for the construction of vessel and its operation. Classification society also certify that the construction of a vessel is in accordance with relevant standards, regulations and also carry out surveys to ensure that vessel is in…View More Why is it necessary for a ship to classed with Classification Society?
Permit to Work System Based on the fatalities / casualties / accidents in the past the industry decided to introduce a system so that wherever there is a high-risk job taking place it is monitored / supervised properly and proper procedure has been followed fore the Job. This can be…View More What is permit to Work System on Ship?