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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Famous marine salvages

The legal concept that a marine salvor is entitled to a reward for the saving of imperilled marine property has been a recognized part of the admiralty law for more than 3,000 years. SALCON 89 – International convention on Salvage 1989, replaced an old salvage convention adopted in Brussels in 1910, there was “‘no cure, […]

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Selection of right fasteners

In many cases fastener failure has caused severe accidents on ships; causing fire, flooding and even loss of life. On board, general fasteners shouldn’t be used in machineries, when overhauling a machinery, sometimes it is necessary to replace fasteners like, bolts, nuts and screws; however in urgency or due to ignorance it is not checked whether […]

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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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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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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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