Why you should look for a job right away?

Looking for a job is probably the most essential stage of our career, just after finishing school. We can all be students all our lives, but at some point you need to have a job. It is necessary to know what you want and need in order to succeed. But most of all you must…

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The Most Effective Solution in Reducing Ship Squat Effect

Various ways adopted by most mariners proves to be effective in reducing ship squat effect. But finding out ship squat effect on its early stage will make it much easier for you to decide your next action to avoid or reduce it. Ship captains commonly apply these procedures and skills listed below. Pilots also help…

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The Easiest Way of Understanding Ship Squat Effect

Understanding ship squat effect helps reduce the risk of grounding ships. How does international shipping deal with ship squat effect? With the fast rising economy, industrialized country has continually created large ships navigating in different major ports and channels. Seldom do senior officers on duty know how important “Ship Squat” in shallow waters. Controlling the…

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Ship Squat

Most Deck Officers know about ship squat. Ship Squat is the reduction of the vessels under-keel clearance caused by its relative movement. A vessel tends to squat when making way through the water or riding with the current. How does a ship squat occurs? A ship, while making way through the water tends to push…

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Publications

The Bridge library is a collection of important and informative books that you need in all aspects with regards to ship’s and shipping. Among this important books are the “Admiralty Books”. I’ll enumerate them for you. Admiralty List of Radio Signals – which is consist of six volumes Volume 1. Coast radio Stations Volume 2.…

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Ship Reporting System

Ship Reporting system is very important for safe navigation. Whether it is a local or international requirement, it should be followed diligently. The purposes of “Ship Reporting System” are: Ship Reporting System regulates and monitors ship’s traffic in the area It puts a standard of safety particularly to sensitive environments or aquatic ecosystem It helps…

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The Advantages of Determining the Ship Squat

Calculating ship squat for a given condition can give us advantages. You can gain much more if you consider the effects of squat in planning your voyage, calculating cargo to load. A good practice of navigation skills through experience and constant learning will improve your knowledge and skill. Let’s try to summarize some of those…

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Statutory Publications

I will enumerate for you the “Statutory Publications” commonly found on board the ship. The “Ship’s Library” must contain the following books and it must be known to all crew. But the problem is that, some Deck Officers or Crew doesn’t even know that it exists. The following list is for your future reference. I’ll…

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Weekly Notices to Mariners

A Notice to Mariners is normally issued on board the ship on a weekly basis. It contains vital information regarding changes affecting the charts, nautical publications, and other publication on board the ship. On other companies that are signed up to Thomas Gunn, Kelvin Hughes, etc., this provides the updates of the charts and publications…

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Search and Rescue Transponder

The Search and Rescue Transponder or SART is a device that assists the location of a ship or a survival craft in distress if in case they have abandoned ship. The SART will respond only to a 9GHZ ( X-Band, 3cm ) Radar. It should be checked every month. Activate the SART and check in…

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