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Microbial degradation of Oil

Microbiological Attack Microbial problems were prominent during the early eighties. Over a period of time incidents due to microbial problems have reduced but they do still exist. The effects were mainly seen in distillate fuels and lubricants, but these effects…

What is RPSL number

RPSL Number RPSL stands for Recruitment and Placement Services Licence is mandated by the Directorate General of Shipping in India for authorised recruiters and agents. Recruitment & Placement Services Regulations issued by the Govt of India and enforced under the…

Join Merchant Navy

How to Join Merchant Navy? What is merchant navy? Difference between Indian Navy and Merchant navy? Requirements to join Merchant Navy? Questions like these and much more answered .

What Is — Bareboat or Demise Chartering

Bareboat Charter I have covered what is chartering, what is time chartering and voyage chartering in short, today lets cover bareboat chartering in short. Suppose you own 2 cars of which 1 you use regularly and another is just lying…

What Is — Voyage Chartering

Voyage Chartering So far we have covered what is chartering what is time chartering today lets talk about voyage chartering. The name itself is self-explanatory, hiring for a specific voyage. Suppose you have just signed off from the ship and reached…

What is — Time Chartering

Time Chartering In my last article, I explained what is chartering and how it works. In this article, I will try to cover one type of chartering, time chartering. Well the name itself is self-explanatory, hiring a ship for a…

What Is — Chartering

Introduction Trade through sea using ships is one of the oldest business to carry out the trade. Shipping is the most cost-effective mode of transport on earth. Unlike roads which require frequent maintenance, Earth is covered almost 71% with water…
Sulphur Cap

2020 Sulphur Cap

Well, it is March 2019 almost 9 months left for this new regulation to come to force and since this website live now this is the hottest topic to cover. Currently, all ships use residual fuel (bunker) for power and…
INDOS receipt

What Is — INDOS

INDOS stands for the Indian National Database of Seafarers. Aadhar is kind of a national database of all the citizens similarly, INDOS is for seafarers, minus the biometrics (for now). This database is essential to be easily accessible by various statutory…