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Appraisal report – Make it fair & effective

Appraiser should prepare for appraisal within ethical framework, means he should leave all biases aside.
Formal training to all appraiser should be conducted to explain the purpose of appraisal system and value of it.

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Bulker MV Vitaspirit hits wedding venue

The bulker 74,200-dwt Vitaspirit (built 2001) hit the Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Mansion, an 18th century wedding venue and restaurant. Reason suspected to be steering failure, but what happened to anchors? Anchor can be seen lowered but seems action was not taken on time.

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KPI in shipping Industry

We expect a fair KPI reporting for the industry learning and performance improvement. If reporting from each shipping companies are true then we believe that industry will gain from the BIMCO initiative.
BIMCO has launched Shipping KPI (Key performance indicator) System which is new start for shipping industry to benchmarks the performance of Ship, fleet and industry. As per information from Bimco, it has been developed with the help of 20 shipping related companies. Key features of this tool are;

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Human error: Fault analysis approach

While investigating a failure, blaming individual is more satisfying than targeting institution. Human errors are not rare and error factors are always surrounding us. Everyone can make error even if one is highly trained, experienced and motivated. There is no… Read More ›

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Cyber security at sea

Cyber threat is new unwarranted intentional or unintentional action which effects our technologies, computers, programs and data. Cyber security is not only about IT and its peripherals, and it is not only the responsibility of IT departments alone. Company and organization required to take a holistic, proactive, risk-based and well-practiced approach to identify the threat, invest in infrastructure and training ….

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Care in ship’s daily operation

There are multiple equipment operated regularly onboard, small care always helps reliable operation and long trouble free life of it. We frequently face breakdown of equipment, likely or unlikely during critical operation. Analysis of machinery damage report usually reveals the… Read More ›

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Smooth passage to US waters

Vessel General Permit (VGP) verification system. For ships sailing in US waters, regulations are tightening. DNV GL has devised a verification system to ease compliance and give shipowners and operators peace of mind while saving time and energy. “It’s not… Read More ›

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Accident Investigation- Successful Mind-Sets

A key thing to remember during investigations is that is not about blame. To be a good accident investigator, your priority, whether you are a Master, a Chief Engineer, an Auditor or a Superintendent, is about how it can be prevented in future! No sane mariner intentionally collides his ship, injures his thumb or damages a compressor. So what made it happen?

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15 fuel saving methods in practice for ships.

With introduction of various constructional, technical and operational/navigational methods a large container vessel operating at 16-20 knots of speed can save 20-25% fuel, bringing down the operating cost burden to owners by 5-10000USD per day. Below are the methods which are in use singularly or in combination… Read More ›

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Shipsize growth over decades

This is not just shipping business which has grown over decades, the ship construction and size has grown tremendously due to innovative technology, rising greed and demand. Bulk carriers, Tankers, LNG carriers and containers, all type of vessel has seen new sizes and capacity… Read More ›

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