Bridge Procedures and Guide

As I have said in my post “How to make a voyage plan“, I mentioned there about the book Bridge Procedures Guide. I was trying to look for a free download so you can have an overview of it, but I can’t find any in the net. I’ll just list down for you its contents…

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Reasons behind the issue in Spratly Islands

The Spratly Islands which consists of more than 100 reefs, islets and islands, occupies less than five square kilometers, and spread over more than 400,000 square kilometers of sea, located between the Philippines and Vietnam, in the area of the South China Sea. The Spratly Islands, regarded as part of the great sweep of archipelago…

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Learn more about Inert Gas System

Inert Gas System is a gas or mixture of gases, such as flue gas, that contain insufficient oxygen to support the combustion of hydrocarbons. Inert gas prevents formation of flammable atmosphere in cargo tanks during cargo operation in tankers. Inert gas can be also used on ballast tanks or void spaces to prevent risk of…

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An easy way of learning knot tying techniques

Knot tying consists of the techniques and skills employed in tying a knot in rope, nylon webbing, or other articles; as said by wikipedia. It requires skills of a seaman or commonly called seamanship, defined as the skills of a seaman onboard the ship. At school they usually teach us a lot of knot tying…

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Complain to the Cook, is hazardous to your health

A person who gives excessive complaints, also known as complainers are very common on the ship. You can consider yourself a lucky person if you haven’t work with a complainer. Mostly they complain about the food. Its either they don’t like the food, or the way the chief steward prepares it. Eventually they will eat…

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Revealing the secrets onboard the Ship

A sophisticated equipment known as the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) can determine the past actions or movements of the ship in the event of an accident. It serves as the ship’s “Black Box” if you would compare it to an airplane. How would a Voyage Data Recorder help us in terms of safety? Many accidents…

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10 common reasons why seafarers quit shipboard job

A cadet on a maritime school aspires to become a good seafarer someday. With his learned knowledge he strives to embark onboard a ship in a good company. Working onboard the ship for more than 6 months even up to 1 year gives him a chance to upgrade his profession and for possible promotion as…

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A worsening problem with visa for seafarers

Upon arrival at port a seafarer would normally finished his job and turn over his duties in order to go ashore. After a 15 to 27 days of voyage at sea, we normally get excited whenever we see land. Putting aside the idea of having a visa, a typical seafarer would normally ask permission to…

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The common mistakes why we don’t receive a straight and honest reports

With the new generation of seafarers and an increasing awareness regarding safety, we can consider the maritime industry as one of the safest job. With the implementation of ISM, reports are documented and signed by the crew onboard the ship. But to some extent, the reports that we read may or may not be an…

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Ship accidents that could have been prevented

We can lessen accidents on the ship. As a personal opinion, the ship itself is a massive machine that when handled improperly, could cause a destructive effect on life, environment, and property. The working environment onboard the ship involves several hazards that could lead to fatal accidents if you neglect safety. Don’t be the next…

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