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HSSC | Types of Syrveys

The types of survey used in the harmonized system are as follows: (I) 2.1 An initial survey is a complete inspection before a ship is put into service of all the items relating to a particular certificate, to ensure that the relevant requirements are complied with and that these items are satisfactory for the service […]

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SS Torrey Canyon

SS Torrey Canyon An LR2 Suezmax Class oil tanker with a cargo capacity of 120,000 tons of crude oil. She was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, England, on 18 March 1967, causing an environmental disaster. At that time she was the largest vessel ever to be wrecked.   Design and history When laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in the USA […]

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Forces & Moments

Forces A force can be defined as any push or pull exerted on a body. The S.I. unit of force is the Newton, one Newton being the force required to produce in a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one meter per second. When considering a force the following points regarding the force must […]

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Fore End Structure | STEM

On many conventional ships a stem bar, which is a solid round bar, is fitted from the keel to the waterline region, and a radiused plate is fitted above the waterline to form the upper part of the stem. This forms what is referred to as a ‘soft nose’ stem, which in the event of […]

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Amount of Anchor Cable to Use

A term used here is scope. The length of cable laid out, measured from the hawse pipe to the anchor, divided by the distance measured vertically from the hawse pipe to the se-bed, is called the scope of cable .the scope used depends upon several factors: The nature of the holding ground .Stiff clay, rock, […]

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Q & A | About IMO

What is the International Maritime Organization (IMO)? A specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. IMO is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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Port State Control

DEFINITIONS Bulk carrier: whilst noting the definitions in SOLAS regulations IX/1.6 and XII/1.1 and resolution MSC.277 (85), for the purposes of port State control, PSCOs should be guided by the ship’s type indicated in the ship’s certificates in determining whether a ship is a bulk carrier and recognize that a ship which is not designated […]

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Meteorological Terms

Anabatic This term refers to the upward movement of air due to convection. An anabatic wind ascends a hillside or blows up a valley. Anemometer This is an instrument used to register and determine the velocity of the wind. Aneroid Barometer A dry mechanical instrument for measuring changes of pressure in the atmosphere. Anti-cyclone An […]

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UNCLOS

SECTION 2  |  LIMITS OF THE TERRITORIAL SEA Article 3 | Breadth of the territorial sea Every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles, measured from baselines determined in accordance with this Convention. Article 4 | Outer limit of the territorial […]

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Merchant Shipping Act – 1958

PART – V [REGISTRATION OF INDIAN SHIPS] Procedure for registration Section – 24 [Registrars of Indian ships] At each of the ports of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras, the principal officer of the Mercantile Marine Department, and at any other port such authority as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, and […]

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