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Maritime Law Information

This section deals with maritime law information and the various facets of marine regulations as applicable to ships, shipping companies and so on. We know that regulations are necessary for any activity if control and welfare of the personnel [...]

Navy Women: Can Women Be In The Merchant Navy?

As the President of India gave awards to several first women including Capt Radhika Menon, we reflect upon the post written at our portal about 6 years ago and how it is still relevant in current year. So let us take a look back at what was [...]

How to Get a Job in Merchant Navy?

Once merchant navy was a profession to be envious of, despite the challenges and difficulties one had to face on board a ship. There was a huge gap of pay between the shore jobs and sea jobs. This gap is still there as a normal private or government [...]

Marine Knowledge Remembers Sailors of M.T. Sanchi (6 January 2018)

Marine accidents do not occur as frequently as road accidents but when they do, it is not easy to contain them or save lives due to factors like deep oceans and long distances involved. One such unfortunate incident occurred recently on Jan [...]

What Is IMO Number Of A Ship?

We all have heard of car registration numbers. However, very few of us know that ships have a registration number too. We will now discuss about the same. The concept of a ship’s registration number is very different from a car’s number. [...]
Connecting Rod Bearing

Connecting Rod Bearing Construction

The lower and the upper connecting rod bearing are separated from the connecting rod. They are bolted on to it with tension bolts. The top flange of the connecting rod carries the two upper connecting rod bearing-halves. (Also known as crosshead [...]
RANKING OF FLAG STATES

Ranking of Flag States

Ships are the lifeline of sailors and it is vital to ensure that ships adhere to the specified safety norms and other classification standards so that both the crew and cargo being transported on them are having minimal risk. In this post we [...]
Turbocharger Maintenance

Turbocharger Construction & Maintenance

The air required by the engine for combustion purposes is supplied by one or more turbochargers, which are located above the exhaust collection line. To prevent foreign particles from the turbochargers, protection grids are provided in the exhaust [...]

Four Stroke Cycles: Otto, Brayton, Atkinson

We learnt about the basics of heat engines in our previous post. Going further let us learn about the different types of underlying principles on which these engines are based. Firstly let us look at the four stroke cycle or the Otto cycle. Click [...]

Essential Engine Operating Directives

These directions are based on the assumption that engine works fine and has no maintenance problems and it is getting started after a long gap or a major overhaul so just follow these steps.. > Preliminaries before starting up the engine [...]