Charterers or shippers often request that ventilation channels are built into the stow of bagged cargoes – but experts have advised north that their effectiveness is unproven.
Think of your reputation as what people say about you when you’re not in the room – it’s a sort of gossip about you, and the most powerful gossip is always about people.
Stroke. Heart attack. Sudden loss of vision. These are just some of the potential complications of uncontrolled hypertension and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
Captain Terje Lovoy looks at some of the questions raised when making ourselves familiar with safety management systems and how we can make SMS easier to read and more logical to follow without losing the key information.
The GDPR which comes into force on 25 May 2018 is intended to update and enhance current data protection legislation to require businesses who deal with EU citizens, including employees, to be transparent about how they use their data.
In the second of this series of articles, Harry Hirst of Ince & Co considers how various court cases involving collisions have provided practical guidance to duty officers (OOW) and masters on taking action to avoid collision. A common theme is the us…
The new season for south american soya beans will be starting shortly.
Missing or incorrect reefer data can find its way onto a BAPLIE file. Crew should make sure they always cross check the BAPLIE file with the reefer manifests or specials list.
You might have travelled in taxi with a dashcam or may even have one in your own car. The reason for having a dashcam is that in the event of an accident they provide good evidence. A recent case shows that a similar approach can work in shipping to compl…
In this article Kostas Katsoulieris discusses the steps to take on board where there is a serious incident requiring medical assistance whilst at sea.
Water makes up nearly two-thirds of our body and is essential for us to function properly, we can’t survive without it!
In this article Capt Richard Meikle of Solis Marine consultants discusses how VDR can be useful tool to improve navigational practices.