Your Responsibilities as an Officer of the Watch

An Officer in charge of the Navigational Watch or Officer of the Watch (OOW) as we all know comprises the Bridge Team. On merchant vessels, the watch duty officer is always accompanied with a look-out who is also a helmsman. In case the officer of the watch is a newly promoted officer, he will be…

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Does all ship benefits from Port State Control Inspections?

Before we answer that question, let us know first what a Port State Control Inspection is. P.S.C. is the inspection of foreign ships in other national ports by PSC officers (surveyors) for the purpose of verifying that the competency of the master and officers onboard, the condition of a ship and its equipment comply with…

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The increasing load of paperwork onboard the ship

Commercial shipping gained a significant change over the years. With the increasing needs on ports and chartering, ship captains and officers faces several risk that connects to accomplishments of paperwork. Attempts to lessen paperwork by using computer format forms were adopted by other countries but not all of them. An incident because of paperwork A…

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One of the dangerous Force of Nature

The Ocean Waves, considered as one of the dangerous Force of Nature. A lot of people get fascinated with ocean waves and consider it as an adventure to witness such event. Mariners sailing the high seas experience a lot of this waves in the ocean. For new cadets, ocean waves can be considered as a…

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Alcoholism and its detrimental effect to you

After a party or a typical house dinner you start cleaning the bottles of wine, liquor, and beer. Did you count how much you and your friends consumed? Let’s say you have a little boy or little girl who idolizes you. Would you indulge yourself to alcohol in front of them? Before a night duty…

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All About Cargo Net

Cargo Net has long been a useful equipment onboard the ship. You can use a cargo net on almost any kind of work onboard. How about its importance? Before we go any further let us define what a cargo net is. A Cargo Net is a large square net made of rope in which cased…

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Common Cargo Net

Isn’t it amazing to know the materials used in creating a cargo net? In this article we will try to talk about those materials and how to make a cargo net. On the previous article on cargo net I’ve explained a detailed amount of information about cargo net. You can read it one more time…

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How to read Fire extinguisher sign

To ensure that your fire extinguisher is working properly, it is important to learn how to read fire extinguisher signs. These tags not only tell you the fire type the extinguisher can be used on but will also give you an idea of its chemical contents, frequency of discharge and when it was last filled.…

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Fire Extinguishers – 3 Key Steps to Keeping Your Ship Safe From Fire

Fire is one of the most dangerous killers that we have known to encounter. Whether there is a fire on land or at sea, the only way to protect yourself is by knowing the right safety equipment to use and exactly how to use it. Fire extinguishers have been around since the early 1800’s and…

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What they don’t want you to know about Fire Extinguishers

Do you ever ask yourself why different fire extinguishers exist onboard the ship? Let us give you new insights about fire extinguishers and its uses. There are many types of ships that need different upkeep and regulations depending on the size and number of crew it can hold. If you are looking to spend some…

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