Voyage Planning

A safe and executable Voyage Plan is the aim of every deck officers, to safely navigate the ship from one port to another. I have discussed from my previous post “How to make a Voyage Plan“, the basic things that you need on making your Voyage Plan. I will be discussing today at Pinoy Maritime,…

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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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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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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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