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Centre Of Gravity (Cof G) And Centre Of Buoyancy

Box Shaped Vessel Centre of Gravity (C of G)In Fig 1, the C of G is the point at which the entire weight of a body may be considered as concentrated so that if supported at this point the body would be balanced. The location of a body’s centre of gravity may coincide with the geometric centre of ...

Cyber/Internet Security And Strong Passwords.

Shipping is an international business with over 90% of world good being moved round the world by shipping.To do this efficiency, large amounts of information and data are now handled and distributed electronically, information regarding crew, cargo details, ships routes, ETA’s and ETD’s etc. Ship...

Col Regs - Rule 1 Explained

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Rule 1 Explained Application(a) These Rules shall apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels. (b) Nothing in these Rules shall interfere with the operation of special rules made by an appropriate authority for roadsteads, harbours, ri...

Col Regs - Rule 2 Explained

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Rule 2 ExplainedResponsibility(a) Nothing in these Rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner, master or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to comply with these Rules or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special c...

Cyber Security ISPS And ISM Codes

ISPS Code, part B, paragraph 8.3, states the SSA should address risks to radio and telecommunication systems, including computer systems and networks. The ISM Code also states, "The objective of the company’s Safety Management System (SMS) is to provide a safe working environment by establishing app...

Col Regs - Rule 3 Explained

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Rule 3 Explained.General definitionsFor the purpose of these Rules, except where the context otherwise requires: (a) The word “vessel” includes every description of water craft, including non-displacement craft, WIG craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on ...

Col Regs - Rule 4 Explained

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Rule 4ApplicationRules in this Section apply in any condition of visibility....

GPS Jamming & Spoofing

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GPS Jamming and SpoofingIn 1978, the first experimental Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite was launched and was originally intended for military use, however in the 1980’s the system was made available for civilian use. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system consisting of 27 satellites (2...

Col Regs - Rule 5 - Look Out Explained

Col Regs - Rule 5 - Look Out Explained
Reproduced by kind permission of The Steamship Mutual SSM P&I Club...

Microbiological Infestation Of Diesel Fuel

Microbiological Infestation of Diesel Fuel, or 'Diesel Bug' occurs when bacteria, which occur naturally in water present in the fuel are allowed to grow. In order for the bacteria to grow, they must have favorable conditions - stagnant fuel, a warm environment, water to live in and fo...
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