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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

Maritime Accidents

Maritime accidents are no small deal. The fact that there are 759 boating Maritime accounts of accidents for over unexpected deaths or fatalities as stated by the Council for Nation Safe Boating in a year is already a cause for concern. So what is considered to be a maritime accident? Any unplanned accident and unfortunate…

Continue Reading →

Cruise Lines and Accidents

One unique and soothing vacation that you could ever experience in your whole life is going on a cruise ship and taking its tour. Whether you are with your partner, family, and friends; or whether you want to enjoy a vacation on your own. This is one of the best ideas you could make if…

Continue Reading →

Boating accidents, cruise line mishaps and the maritime law

Passenger boating accidents and injuries happen most almost every day. Imagine yourself injured in the middle of an ocean during your most precious cruise line vacation, what do you do? Admit it or not, you don’t. For sure there’s 911 if you get injured in a traffic accident but in the sea is a different…

Continue Reading →

Maritime Ports and Transports

Maritime transports have land-based foundations that are called ports. It is in ports where ships come in and where the people unload and load the good. It is also where all the route-finding needs are provided for. Significance of ports in the economy Ports are the common boundaries for types of maritime transport. But even…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 4