During a vessel’s voyage at sea, there are many dangers which may affect hers and personnel’s safety. One of these hazards, which may rapidly lead -at the worst case scenario- for vessel and human life loss, is ship flooding.
There are several social networking sites specific to the interests of maritime personnel. However, seafarers should be mindful on how to use them. Below is a quick guide on how to have a responsible social media usage as a seafarer.
21st of June marks ten years after the deadly capsizing of the ferry ‘Princess of the Stars’ off Romblon, at the height of Typhoon Fengshen. Resulting from a fatal combination of heavy weather and human error and causing over 800 fatalities, the accident is considered as a significant part of Philippines heavy legacy of maritime disasters.
It is essential that a vessel remains stable both in still water and in turbulent seas. Some of the stability incidents are predictable so they can be prevented. But, what if an excessive list situation happens?
A hull failure is a failure in the main body of the vessel which protect her inside from water ingress or structural damage. Though not very common, many marine accidents involve failure of the ship hull!
The ship’s master should always be aware of the weather forecast when moves in dangerous areas and be ready to appropriately handle the vessel under circumstances of bad weather in case that violent wind, torrential rain or surging waves appear.
A fire onboard may happen in every vessel and is one of the most dangerous emergencies for a vessel. But, what are the most usual causes and the preventive actions to be taken?
The term ‘unintentional grounding’ in shipping describes the accidental impact of the ship on seabed or waterway side. Such accidents effect on both the ship and the environment, but the worst scenario is to lead in the loss of human lives. This article underlines the seriousness of unintentional ship grounding.
Since our Bridge Procedures Guide has been completed, a new series of articles is released; the “Emergency Procedure Guide”. These articles are meant to help and guide the officers and the crew on what to do in case of emergency situations, such as fire, injuries, groundings and collisions. Ship collision accidents is the focus theme to read about!
As mentioned in the previous article of our Bridge Procedure series, since ECDIS is a complex system, it is critical to clarify what should be done in cases of an emergency situations. Intermittent signal and GNSS failure while using the ECDIS is one of them.
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