How to make a Voyage Plan

The Voyage Plan is the basic knowledge that a ship officer, particularly a deck officer should know. It is a very important part of navigation. In modern shipping; Port State Control, Vetting Inspections, and other related inspectors coming onboard the ship would check your Voyage Plan. Are you prepared to make a voyage plan? Are…

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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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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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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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