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OPEN MOOR When a vessel is anchored with both anchors leading ahead, she is said to be on open moor. Supposing a vessel is lying to a single anchor dead ahead and with a stress in her cable of tonnes. If she had two anchors leading dead ahead the stress in each would be ½ […]

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SUPPLEMENT | RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SAFE USE OF PESTICIDES PREVENTION OF INFESTATION 2.1 MAINTENANCE & SANITATION 2.1.1 Ship cargo spaces, tank top ceilings and other parts of the ship should be kept in a good state of repair to avoid infestation. Many ports of the world have rules and by-laws dealing specifically with the maintenance […]

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ESP CODE – 2011

ANNEX B | PART B – OTHER THAN DOUBLE HULL OIL TANKERS CHAPTER 4 | INTERMEDIATE SURVEY 4.1 GENERAL 4.1.1 Items that are additional to the requirements of the annual survey may be surveyed either at the second or third annual survey or between these surveys. 4.1.2 The survey extent of cargo and ballast tanks […]

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STCW Convention

Article IX. Equivalents 1. The Convention shall not prevent an Administration from retaining or adopting other educational and training arrangements, including those involving seagoing service and shipboard organization especially adapted to technical developments and to special types of ships and trades, provided that the level of seagoing service, knowledge and efficiency as regards navigational and […]

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Eqipment Carriage Requirement

All the ships to which the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended in 1988, applies are required to carry the GMDSS radio equipment, depending on the sea areas in which they operate, prescribed in the Convention (given in annex 1). One of the basic principles on which the GMDSS carriage requirements is based is (as prescribed […]

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Timber Cargoes

Timber is generally shipped as logs, pit props or sawn packaged timber. The high SF of timber (1.39 m/ton), generally indicates that a ship whose holds are full with forestry products will often not be down to her marks. For this reason an additional heavy cargo like ore is often booked alongside the timber cargo. […]

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Q | A

Q. Which ships must have a garbage management plan (GMP)? A. Every ship of 100gt and above and every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more. Every fixed or floating platform must also have a GMP. (Note: under the MARPOL Annex V in force prior to 1 January 2013, the applicable tonnage was 400gt.) […]

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PART VII | HIGH SEAS SECTION 1 | GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE 86 | APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART The provisions of this Part apply to all parts of the sea that are not included in the exclusive economic zone, in the territorial sea or in the internal waters of a State, or in […]

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PART A | IMPLEMENTATION 4 DESIGNATED PERSON (S) [In force from 01-July-1998] To ensure the safe operation of each ship and to provide a link between the company and those on board, every company, as appropriate, should designate a person or persons ashore having direct access to the highest level of management. The responsibility and […]

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