US federal Court of New Orleans charged chief engineer and owners of the ship MV Joanna (Bulk Carrier) for tamper with Oil discharge monitoring system and oil record book as well. As per the finding of United States Coast Guard, the sensor for the oil content was bypassed by a metal plate. This way sensor was only able to detect clean water, and will not detect the dirty water which is going overboard while pumping out. This is clear violation of MARPOL. Also there were values in oil record book which were falsified. Oil record book is an official and internationally accepted document for recording any kind of operation related to oil on ship. Inspection by USCG carried out on March 11, 2021.
USS Portland tested its high-energy laser weapon system by shooting laser at a drone and putting it down. This was Navy first of kinds testing of such setup and one step more into the development of such more complex and high power weapons. An unmanned vehicle was made target by laser system. Such tests give […]
Update: Cruise is sailing to Manila city of Philippines. It is expected to drop crew members there. She left Australian port on 23rd April and expected to reach Manila on 6th May. RUBY Princess Cruise which is currently docked at Port Kembla (Wollongong, NSW) in Australia. As per the news coming, around 300 Filipino will […]
The esteemed institution of Marine Mercantile Department under Directorate General of Shipping in India has been conducting Certificate of Competency exams in India for decades and constituting directives for training to Maritime Institutes and Academies. It is also the principle functioning body to carry out various other official government maritime activities across India and has […]