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Pilot Ladder- Requirements, Construction, Rigging

What is Pilot Ladder? What are its requirements? Pilot Ladder is a specialized form of a rope ladder, typically used onboard cargo vessels for the purposes of embarking and disembarking pilots. The pilot ladders shall be located in a place clear from any possible ship discharges.  According to SOLAS Requirements, the length shall be sufficient …

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MARPOL Annex 4 Explained

The discharge of raw sewage into the sea can create a health hazard. Sewage can also lead to oxygen depletion and can be obvious visual pollution in coastal areas – a major problem for countries with tourist industries. The discharge of sewage into the sea from ships also contributes to marine pollution.

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Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC)- Explained

HSSC or Harmonized System of Survey and Certification is a process for harmonizing survey procedures and survey dates for all major ship certificates, instead of having different survey procedures and dates for certificates under different Conventions. The global and uniform implementation of HSSC is covered under IMO Resolution A.883(21), which was adopted on Nov 25, 1999. Though it is a mandatory system it is implemented on individual ships on different dates. It may be implemented by the FSA (Formal Safety Assessment) on or after Feb 4, 2000.

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MANEUVERING INFORMATION onboard Ships- Pilot Card, Wheelhouse Poster, Manoeuvring Booklet

As recommended in IMO Resolution A.601(15), all ships are required that the maneuvering information given herewith is on board and available to navigators. Maneuvering information should be presented as follows: Pilot Card Wheelhouse Poster Maneuvering Booklet The Administration should recommend that maneuvering information, in the form of the models contained in the appendices, should be …

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List of Certificates and Documents to be carried by All type of Ships- Part I

List of Certificates and Documents that are required to be on board every ship, as per SOLAS List of Certificates and Documents every vessel must carry onboard as per other Conventions other than SOLAS or MARPOL List of Certificates and Documents that are required to be on board every ship, as per MARPOL Reference: FAL.2/Circ.131 …

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List of SOLAS Amendments coming into force on January 1, 2020

SOLAS amendments entering into force from January 1, 2020:  A set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and various codes mandatory under the Convention enter into force on 1 January 2020.  They include: Addressing lifeboat maintenance – preventing accidents with lifeboats Amendments to SOLAS regulations III/3 and …

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List of IMO Conventions and Codes with their current status and amendments

The majority of IMO Conventions adopted by IMO or for which the Organization is otherwise responsible, fall into three main categories. The first group is concerned with maritime safety; the second with the prevention of marine pollution; and the third with liability and compensation, especially in relation to damage caused by pollution.  Outside these major …

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