Category Archives: Navigation

Golden Stripes – Leadership on the High Seas

Leadership on the high seas? A professional leadership approach is required to motivate & improve the ability of each individual, and propel the motivation of the ship as an organization. Captain VS Parani, FNI, FICS, CMarTech has taken the initiative to fill this gap and has written … Continue reading

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Coral Sea – IMO adapted introduction of ships’ routeing systems

The Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a Marine Notice 16/2015 to advise mariners, shipowners, ship operators and agents that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted two new two-way routes and an associated area to be avoided (ATBA) in the … Continue reading

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PIRACY AND SHIPPING – The menace called Piracy

Even though the Number of attacks have came down significantly the Danger still looms Large, the Menace that Piracy is still a headache for the Sailors as well as the managers ashore, talking about statistics Seaborne piracy causes an estimated … Continue reading

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New Panama Canal – Readiness of Post-Panamax ships

Every year nearly 13000-14000 vessels are passing Panama Canal. Post Panamax vessels of the size of 4000TEU to 8000TEU of beam more than 32.2 meters are not able to pass the existing canal, there are around 37% world container fleet … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Accident Investigation- Successful Mind-Sets

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them” John C. Maxwell Accidents are a result of mistakes- we all know that. This article is about how … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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