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Emergency Procedures: Rescue from Enclosed Space

Accidents on-board happen for various of reasons; falls and slips are the most common. But what if an accident results to the death of crew member or members? This is a very different situation. Enclosed space is one of the most common reasons that result on different accidents on ship.

Why practicing mindfulness meditation onboard

We all feel stressed at times, although stress in the right amount is useful and essential for survival, the effects of stress can be unpleasant or uncomfortable. How useful could mindfulness be to seafarers though?

Emergency Procedures: Personnel injuries and illness when onboard

Being a seafarer is considered a challenging occupation especially when it comes to crew health and safety. Certainly, verifying seafarers’ health status prior embarkation is compelled. However, even if medical examinations are being conducted before seafarers join a ship, diseases owning to the nature of working onboard such as the cargo carried or the materials handled and even a few epidemic diseases are very common.

Watch: IMO’s 70 years of ‘Better shipping for a better future’

As 2018 marks 70 years since the IMO Convention entered into force, the IMO issued a short animated film showing how the organization has developed mandatory international regulations covering almost every aspect of shipping: safety, environmental protection, search and rescue, security, Arctic routes and many others. 

10 things that require zero talent

Success isn’t created by talent only, let alone, it can be acquired adopting behaviors that have significant impact on one’s life success. ­­No matter the kind of our workplace (onboard & ashore) there are 10 simple steps to follow in order to succeed!

Emergency Procedures: How Search And Rescue works

No matter where an accident occurs, the rescue of persons in distress at sea will be co-coordinated by a SAR organization and assist ships in distress, not only because of international treaties such as SOLAS and SAR Convention of 1979, but also due to moral obligation.

Emergency Procedures: “Man overboard!”

Although, it sounds difficult to happen, the danger of somebody fall off of the ship – while working on deck – is hidden almost in any procedure taking place on vessel’s open space area.

Emergency Procedures: Main engine failure may lead to accident

We see an increase in the number of accidents caused by main engine failure. It may be costly to the operator due to delays at the vessel’s planned route, machinery damage or even if assistance is needed from towing companies but also be the reason of a collision!

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Are the vessels’ crew members aware enough of the new requirements of STCW Convention?

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