Author name: Dmitry Shafran

I worked as an officer in the deck department on various types of vessels, including oil and chemical tankers, LPG carriers, and even reefer and TSHD in the early years. Currently employed as Marine Surveyor carrying cargo, draft, bunker, and warranty survey. You can find me on LinkedIn.

offshore wind turbine on the landscape

How Offshore Wind Farms Are Revolutionizing Energy Market

Offshore wind farms are becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world. This type of renewable energy is growing in popularity as it offers a way to generate electricity without releasing harmful emissions into the atmosphere. In this blog, we will explore the various benefits of offshore wind farms and discuss how they can …

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Ship Detention Procedure and List of Common Reasons

What Is Ship Detention? Procedure, List of Common Reasons

Port State Control (PSC) refers to the inspections and regulations that port states employ on foreign ships entering their own ports to ensure safe shipping and prevent ship-caused pollution. Port States have the authority to detain a ship until any deficiencies that could jeopardize the safety or create maritime environmental damage are addressed to assure …

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Well trimmed cargo in hold of dry bulk carrier. Cargo is being discharged, but leveled cargo can be clearly seen in forward part of the hold.

What Is Meant Of Trimming During Loading Ship Of Bulk Cargo?

A major requirement during the carriage of goods at sea is that the carriage should be done in a way that avoids damage to the carrying vessel. Since most solid bulk cargoes are usually heavy high-density cargoes, vessels loading solid bulk cargoes are subject to structural deformation because of uneven weight distribution. Cargo trimming is …

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Armed Guard Protecting Merchant Ships at Highest Security Levels

What Is A Recognized Security Organization or RSO?

In the wake of the 9/11 attack in the United States, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) as a comprehensive set of measures designed to respond to perceived threats to ships and port facilities. Part A of the Code and SOLAS Chapter XI-2 mandated contracting …

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Capesize Bulk Carriers: A Complete Overview of Giant Ships

Cargo ships are an essential part of international trade, transporting goods all over the world. There are many different types of cargo ships, each suited to carrying different types of cargo and operating in different environments and Capesize bulk carrier is one of the most famous because of its sizes. A Capesize bulk carrier is …

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Safe Speed of A Ship corresponds and is regulated by COLREG Rule 6

What Is the Safe Speed of A Ship? COLREGs Rule 6 Explained!

Speed is an important characteristic of a ship. It impacts a ship’s economic performance as well as her ability to avoid danger. Because of the importance of speed to the safe operation of a ship and the fact that there is no numerical value prescribed for safe vessel operation, the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions …

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Passage Planning on The Nautical Chart

Passage Planning: 4 Stages of Safe and Efficient Navigation

A ship’s primary function is to transport goods and passengers from one port to another. This operation requires proper knowledge, planning, and execution to successfully sail the ship to its intended destination. The process for achieving this is known as “passage Planning. A passage plan is therefore a comprehensive, berth-to-berth guide that highlights probable obstacles …

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Ship Chartering Proces

What Is Ship Chartering? Charter Types Explained!

The need for organizations to transport goods by sea in a cost-effective manner constitutes the backbone of Global trade. Organizations achieve this objective by either using their own ships or leasing them from others in cases where their own assets do not meet their requirements. Chartering of a vessel is a maritime term that is …

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