Why do we need to exchange ballast water onboard? List the various methods for carrying out a ballast water exchange.

We need to exchange ballast water on board to maintain the ship’s stability and keep the cargo safe. Proper Ballasting and Deballasting can significantly reduce the rolling and pitching of the vessel. Where can the Exchange of ballast take place? Ballast water exchange cannot be carried out anywhere at sea. Following are the requirements. The…

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What is Special area as per marpol

Special Areas: Special Areas refer to sea regions where the implementation of specific mandatory measures to prevent pollution is deemed necessary due to recognized technical, oceanographical, ecological conditions, and unique traffic patterns. The following are designated Special Areas: Annex I: a) Mediterranean Sea Area b) Baltic Sea Area c) Black Sea Area d) Red Sea…

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Passage Planning

A passage plan is a comprehensive, berth to berth guide, developed and used by a vessel’s bridge team to determine the most favourable route, to identify potential problems or hazards along the route, and to adopt Bridge Management Practices to ensure the vessel’s safe passage. Passage planning is divided into 4 parts Appraisal This is…

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SMPEP

SMPEP Regulation 17 of MARPOL Annex II makes similar stipulations that all ships of 150 gross tonnage and above carrying noxious liquid substances in bulk carry an approved shipboard marine pollution emergency plan for noxious liquid substances. The latter may be combined with a SOPEP, since most of their contents are the same and one…

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TYPES OF CARGOES (REFRIGERATED CARGO AND REEFER SHIPS )

TYPES OF CARGOES (REFRIGERATED CARGO AND REEFER SHIPS ) REEFER SHIPS A reefer ship is a refrigerated cargo ship, typically used to transport perishable commodities which require temperature-controlled transportation, such as fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products, and other foods. TYPES OF CARGOES  Refrigerated cargoes -can be divided into three class frozen class – example meat,…

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OIL RECORD BOOK

Oil Record book All cargo vessels where MARPOL Convention is applicable must have an oil record book in which the officer responsible will record all oil or sludge transfers and discharges within the vessel. This is necessary for authorities to be able to monitor if a vessel’s crew has properly disposed of their oil discharges at sea….

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