What is ECDIS?

What is ECDIS?

ECDIS Stands for Electronic Chart Display And Information System. One of the fundamental aspects of marine navigation is to identify the exact location of your ship. In the olden days, it was done using paper charts (nautical charts). What are Nautical Charts? Nautical charts are specially designed special-purpose maps these are designed for safe navigation. Nautical charts…

MARPOL Annex-V
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MARPOL Annex-V

Human Society sustains itself by transforming the nature into garbage. Mason Cooley The above quote states that humans are responsible for all the garbage on the Earth.  Pollution and garbage are everywhere damaging air, land as well as water. So as to overcome pollution in sea or ocean from all types of ships, International Maritime…

MARPOL Annex-IV
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MARPOL Annex-IV

Water Pollution: The Problem Problems and Solutions Every year, thousands of tons of trash, chemical waste, and other pollutants make their way into the seas and oceans worldwide. Marine Debris has been a consistent pollution problem since the dawn of industrialization that reaches the oceans from rivers and has been the most accountable part of…

MARPOL Annex-III
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MARPOL Annex-III

Annex-III :- Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances carried at Sea in Packaged Form w.e.f- July, 1992 The International Convention for the Prevention Of Pollution from Ships is the main international convention covering the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. The MARPOL Convention was adopted on 2nd…

MARPOL Annex-I
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MARPOL Annex-I

Annex I – Regulations for Prevention of Pollution by Oil w.e.f- 2 october, 1983 The term usually refers to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the coastal waters, but spills mainly occur on land. Pollution at sea shore caused by oil spills may be due to releases of crude oil from tankers, drilling rigs and wells, spills of refined petroleum products…

MARPOL Annex-II
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MARPOL Annex-II

Annex II: Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk W.e.f-April 6, 1987 Marine pollution can be a blend of chemicals and trash, most of which comes from land and is washed or blown into the seas. This pollution effects the marine environment, the health of all organisms, and economic structures worldwide. As…

Why Not Nuclear Powered Merchant Ships?
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Why Not Nuclear Powered Merchant Ships?

Atomic energy was one of the most important breakthroughs in 20th century. It gave many opportunities to the man kind, which found its use in military. Many developed countries started building its own nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines. But why not nuclear-powered merchant ships? Why nuclear-powered reactors are preferred over diesel powered engines in warships?…