ECDIS: THE GOOD AND BAD OF PAPERLESS NAVIGATION ON SHIPS
ECDIS navigation on ships
WIRE ROPE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE: A FULL GUIDE BY KATRADIS SA
Wire ropes are largely used in marine environment or for rigging purposes. They receive considerable loads and thus suffer a great deal of mechanical damage throughout their service life. Moreover, research has shown that the major cause of wire rope failure is excessive deterioration and corrosion, lack of maintenance and inspection, and wrong usage resulting in early discarding, reduced safety and replacement cost increase. Sometimes damage can be easily detected, while in other cases fractured wires may occur on the inside. Hence, wire ropes should be inspected and maintained by the right person (competent person assigned by the company), to assure they’re in perfect condition. Regular inspections ensure high rope performance, long service lifetime , safety of personnel and equipment, and reduced operating costs. In this article we will be describing ways to perform a wire rope inspection and we will provide solutions for meticulous maintenance. How often should ropes be inspected?How do you calculate wire rope strength?How are wire ropes classified?How to perform a visual wire rope inspectionWire rope maintenance Wire ropes by Katradis HOW OFTEN SHOULD ROPES BE INSPECTED? All ropes (synthetic, high modulus and wire ropes) should be inspected before and after an operation. This guideline ensures maximum safety for both a ship’s personnel […]
DIFFERENT TYPES OF NAVIGATIONAL AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT USED ONBOARD A SHIP. GENERAL OVERVIEW
Common navigational and communication equipment used on board of a modern ship.
List of Ballast Water Treatment Systems manufacturers
Webinar | Making it easier to manage MEG4 (mooring equipment guidelines) compliance with digital technology
Manage MEG4 compliance with digital technology The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) introduced the 4th version of its Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG4) in 2018, with a Mooring System Management Plan (MSMP) for tankers. It followed a very close serious accident when a seafarer was hit by a snapped mooring rope springing back with great force. Statistics from the European Harbour Masters’ Committee show that 95 percent of personal injury incidents are caused by ropes and wires, and 60 percent of these injuries happen during mooring operations. Accidents can be reduced by carefully monitoring condition and ‘running hours’ of mooring lines, carefully managing purchasing and retirement of mooring lines, keeping track of all equipment, crew training, managing location of mooring equipment, and ensuring that crew are standing in places where they will not be hit by snapped ropes springing back. To make it easier for shipping companies, OceanManager Inc. has developed a software tool that helps you properly update and monitor, fleet wide, your Mooring equipment observations, inspections and running hours. In this webinar, we’ll get an update about the best ways that shipping companies can manage mooring risks, and show how the digital technology can help. We have an […]
Webinar | Seafarers making their own purchases
Seafarers making their own purchases via app by MOSCORD
JOTUN ANNOUNCES REVOLUTION IN PROACTIVE HULL CLEANING WITH GROUND-BREAKING HULL SKATING SOLUTIONS
Jotun Hull Skating Solutions
Webinar | A Guide to Select Escape Respirator
Live Webinar Series: A Guide to Select Escape Respirator Do you know how to select the right escape respirator for different emergency situations? With any process involving hazardous materials, the primary goal is to prevent the release of the substance. However, there should also be a means if protecting workers in the event that those controls fail or do not function as designed. Identifying and choosing the right escape respirator for the right application is as critical as preventing the release of the hazard in the first place. This webinar will help you identify the right escape respirator to meet your emergency requirements. Date: Thursday, 27th May 2021 Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Singapore Time) REGISTER for Webinar Live Webinar Series: A Guide to Select Escape Respirator
Webinar | Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Drive Data Visibility and Smarter Decision Making
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Drive Data Visibility and Smarter Decision Making
CLASSIFICATION OF FIRES AND TYPES OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ON BOARD OF MERCHANT SHIPS
Classification of fires and types of fire extinguishers on board of merchant ships
Snap-back area. Danger of snap-back area. Best safety practice.
HOW TO PURCHASE MOORING LINES AND TAILS
How to select and purchase a line or tail for your activities? Which factors influence mooring line performance? What are the inspection criteria? When should a mooring line be discarded?
E-TRADE PLATFORMS FOR MARINE SPARES AND SERVICES PROCUREMENT
The most popular e-procurement programs for marine supply
ROLE OF SHIP CHANDLER
Role of ship chandler in the shipping business. Who is a ship chandler? What does ship chandler do?