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CLC-1969

ARTICLE X.   1. Any judgment given by a Court with jurisdiction in accordance with Article IX which is enforceable in the State of origin where it is no longer subject to ordinary forms of review shall be recognized in any Contracting State, except: a. where the judgment was obtained by fraud; or b. where […]

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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

REPATRIATION To ensure that seafarers are able to return home You have a right to be repatriated at no cost to yourself under the following circumstances: your employment agreement expires while you are abroad the ship-owner terminates your contract you terminate the contract for reasons that are justified you are unable to carry out your […]

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BERTHING WITHOUT TUGS

PORT SIDE BERTHING When the ship is tied to the jetty from her port side, the ship is moved towards the berth at certain angle. The astern thrust thus generated is used to stop the ship’s motion and to turn the bow towards starboard, which will turn the ship’s astern to port side. As soon […]

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Maintenance of Hatch Covers

There can be no doubt that inadequate maintenance is a major cause of many hatch cover defects. The marine environment is a harsh one. Damp salt-laden air, water on deck and dusty, abrasive cargoes all take their toll on a ship’s structure and fittings, which deteriorate rapidly if proper preventive measures are not taken. Yet […]

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CLC-1969

ARTICLE I For the purposes of this Convention: 1. “Ship” means any sea-going vessel and any seaborne craft of any type whatsoever, actually carrying oil in bulk as cargo. 2. “Person” means any individual or partnership or any public or private body, whether corporate or not, including a State or any of its constituent subdivisions. […]

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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

WAGES To ensure that seafarers are paid for their services You have the right to be paid regularly and in full, at least monthly, and in accordance with your employment agreement or CBA. Your employer must provide you with a monthly account setting out payments due and amounts paid, including wages additional payments and the […]

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Indian Ship Reporting System (INDSAR)

conforming to the provisions of International convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR convention 1979) to which India is signatory and with the aim of providing / co-ordinating the effective search and rescue operations in a possible event of any marine casualty at sea, the Indian Coast Guard has brought in to operations a […]

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Direct Pull (MacGregor) Hatch Cover

Figure 3 shows a direct pull weather deck hatch cover operation. In this diagram, all hatch top wedges and side locking cleats removed and the tracks are seen to be clear. The bull wire and check wire would be shackled to the securing lug of the trailing edge of the hatch top.   Fig. 3 […]

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