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 single report to cover all industry data to identify human errors; however numerous accident and […]

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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 […]

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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 a book Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas,  which is the world’s first book on […]

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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 Coral Sea (Figure 1).    These measures come into effect at 0000 hours UTC on 1 […]

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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 loss of 16 billion $ per year, over the years it has changed colour from […]

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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 reason as human error or mishandling in more than 70% cases. Equipment can be categorised […]

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Case Study – Resistance calculation of a RO RO barge using CFD

  BACKGROUND Design of an IR class Ro Ro Barge for the Indian Defence was one of the prestigious project which Navgathi undertook. One of the challenging task in this project was to understand the resistance and powering for the vessel. As an experienced design house we know that correct powering prediction is the first […]

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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 (as per 2011) which cannot pass through existing canal due to her size. Besides allowing […]

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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 enough simply to achieve compliance,” says Sarah Lasselle, project manager for the verification work. “You […]

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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 to be smart enough to learn the right lessons, and how to correct them, and […]

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