Emergency Procedures: What can make towing dangerous
Besides the transport of another ship which is generally devoid of its own motive power, tugs/ towboats are also used during port operations assisting in safe berthing and unberthing operations. The work of tugboat pilots and crews is important but also challenging enough. Which are, therefore, the necessary preventive actions to be followed, in case of towing?
Emergency Procedures: Critical equipment failure
A ship equipment contains many items that could be defined as ‘critical’. Normally, criteria for choosing a critical equipment or operation lie as its potential to carry on to a hazardous situation. When trying to decide which equipment items are ‘critical’, consideration is given to human safety and pollution prevention.
Emergency Procedures: Actions required in case of machinery spaces casualty
Engine room crew perform their duties in an extremely demanding working environment; high temperatures and pressure systems. Despite of taking all the precautions and safety measures, while handling engine room machinery systems, accidents do happen!
Career Paths: Jordan Wylie, Be Cyber Aware At Sea
Mr Wylie would ignore an advice which discourages anyone from trying. However, as he mentions, it is always important to deal with the things you can control for good mental health and well being. In the maritime industry, he has been lobbying for stricter regulations related to floating armouries.
The power of mentoring in shipping industry
Mentoring: a mutually beneficial relationship between mentor and mentee that serves to create strong organizational ties while offering networking opportunities. In other words; a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn.
Cyber security regulatory framework needs a more holistic approach
Mr. Pantelis Skinitis, Business Development at ABS, notes that shipping industry needs specific guidance on how to implement any cyber security regulatory framework and advises to follow the example from other industries; thus shipping needs to adopt technologies that already exist!
Cameras onboard improve navigational safety
Interview with Kyriakos Alexopoulos, Managing Director - Marel Electronics at Posidonaia 2018
Equipment ready to remove fuel from 'SSL Kolkata'
A salvage team managed to install equipment around the container ship 'SSL Kolkata', on August 9. This equipment aims to offload bunker fuel from the vessel, which suffered an explosion to one of its containers and a subsequent fire during June.
Alcohol a key factor of crewman's fatal fall overboard fishing vessel
On 12 November 2017, a deckhand on the fishing vessel Illustris entered the water after probably falling overboard. Although the deckhand’s fall was not witnessed, postmortem examination report indicated high level of alcohol.