Oil mist detector – a boon for engine and life on board

The development of oil mist detector started way back in 1947 after crankcase explosion onboard the “ Reina del Pacifico” causing 28 deaths. As a result, first oil mist detector was marketed in 1960’s. In Nov 2010, there was a crankcase explosion and subsequent fire on board Carnival Splendor, the estimated cost of repairs, loss in revenue and […]

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Main Engine Air cooler – Identifying leaky tubes

Tubes of tube type air coolers are prone to leak after many years of operation. There are numerous reasons of tube leak, like: poor quality of material, poor water quality in cooling water system, low tube thickness, vibration, and erosion of material due to water flow velocity etc. During service, if tubes start leaking, it […]

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Port State Control: year 2012-13-14 trend analysis.

Port state control; administrative burden or safety for all? Once an international convention comes into force , the key issue to maritime industry is, how to implement the related convention ? Contracting party,  government, in general terms of seafarers: Flag state, implements the international conventions. In some cases original objectives of the conventions are not achieved […]

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Basics and Refreshing about International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO Works: Safe, Secure and Efficient Shipping on Clean Oceans ‘’IMO is the United Nations’ specialized agency responsible for safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships’’ Present IMO Secretory – General : Mr. Koji Sekimizu​​​​​​ NATURE AND PURPOSES OF IMO: IMO is a specialised agency of the United Nations […]

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Performance Appraisals: A mirror to our work

As a Crewing and Training Manager, I review dozens of crew performance reports every week. Last week, a remark by a Master for a Chief Officer’s report had me confused. He had said “he is like a bull in a China shop”. What did it mean? The funny dictionary of performance evaluations terms: Average: What […]

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UNCLOS – Law of the Sea

It is all about territorial waters; The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an international agreement which defined the limits, their right and responsibilities of the nation’s towards their territorial water. It is sea treaty which establishes the rules for the use of the high seas for international navigation. UNCLOS conferences and Conventions: […]

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Basics of International Maritime Law

Every Citizen and seafarer must understand and need to know Law, types of law and how these laws are being implemented & adopted by Country, bodies who are making the law. No one can remember the whole maritime law, however below pointed out articles for reference , which will be good for sea staff, surveyors, owners, managers, educationalists, […]

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