Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

Q | A

Q. What is BIMCO? A. The short name for the Baltic and International Maritime Conference, a shipping association providing a wide range of services to its global membership of stakeholders who have vested interests in the shipping industry, including ship owners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. Its main objective is to facilitate the commercial operations […]

read more

Timber Deck Cargo Code

2.4 Stability 2.4.1 The master should ensure that the ship condition complies with its stability booklet at all times. 2.4.2 A ship carrying timber deck cargo should continue to comply with applicable damage stability requirements (e.g. SOLAS regulation II-1/4.1 or Load Lines Convention, regulation 27, as appropriate) and, additionally, the 2008 IS Code, particularly the […]

read more

C-147 [Merchant Shipping Minimum Standards]

ARTICLE 4   If a Member which has ratified this Convention and in whose port a ship calls in the normal course of its business or for operational reasons receives a complaint or obtains evidence that the ship does not conform to the standards of this Convention, after it has come into force, it may […]

read more

The Standards for ship Maneuverability

The Standards for ship maneuverability (the Standards) should be used to evaluate the maneuvering performance of ships and to assist those responsible for the design, construction, repair and operation of ships.   It should be noted that the Standards were developed for ships with traditional propulsion and steering systems (e.g. shaft driven ships with conventional […]

read more

SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER (STS)

In ship to ship transfers, both tankers should comply fully with the safety precautions required for normal cargo operations. If the safety precautions are not being observed on either vessel, the operations must not be started or, if in progress, must be stopped. Ship to ship transfers undertaken in port or at sea may be […]

read more

Q | A

Q. What is the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)? A. The principal international trade association for ship owners and operators. Its members are national ship owners’ associations, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world fleet. Its overriding concern is the maintenance of the global regulatory framework for international shipping. ICS website: […]

read more

SPS Code

Chapter 2 – Stability & Subdivision [May apply to special purpose ships certified before 13-05-2008] 2.1 The intact stability of special purpose ships of under 100 m in length should comply with the provisions in resolution A.167(ES.IV) except that the alternative criteria given in 2.5.2 of the Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Offshore […]

read more

C-147 [Merchant Shipping Minimum Standards]

ARTICLE 1   Except as otherwise provided in this Article, this Convention applies to every sea-going ship, whether publicly or privately owned, which is engaged in the transport of cargo or passengers for the purpose of trade or is employed for any other commercial purpose. National laws or regulations shall determine when ships are to […]

read more

Shallow Water Effects

As the bull moves through shallow water, that which it displaces is not so easily replaced by other water, and the propeller and rudder are working in what might again be loosely termed a partial vacuum. The vessel takes longer to answer her helm, and response to engine movements becomes sluggish. In these circumstances vibration will […]

read more

Crude Oil Washing (COW)

Only fixed tank washing machines may be used for crude oil washing. The oxygen content of the tank must not exceed 8% by volume as described. Before arriving in a port where it is intended to crude oil wash, the tank washing system should be pressure tested to normal working pressure and examined for leaks. […]

read more
Showing all 10 results

Pin It on Pinterest