E657. In a Decision Support System, what must the emergency plan or plans do?

It must identify all foreseeable emergency situations. For each situation it must establish emergency procedures. It must also provide decision support to the master for handling any combination of th...

D941. Which UK ships must carry an Oil Record Book?

Every oil tanker of 150 GT or more, and every other ship of 400 GT or more. ("Oil tanker" includes a combination carrier and a chemical tanker carrying a cargo or part cargo of oil in bulk)...

What are the differences between "towage" and "salvage"?

Towage services are governed by ordinary contract law. A contract for towage is for agreed purposes and an agreed sum, i. e. the tug's duties and the price are fixed beforehand, usually according to t...

D1030. Who will be able to carry out surveys for enforcement of the BWM Convention?

Flag State Administration surveyors or surveyors of Recognised Organisations....

In which nautical publication can information on competent authorities be found?

Admiralty List of Radio Signals (Pilot Services, Vessel Traffic Services and Port Operations) NP 286 Volume 6, as published by the UK Hydrographic Office. (MSN 1831, 4. 7)...

C106. What is the proper name of the ISPS Code?

The International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities. (It is sometimes called the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.)...

What arrival preparations should a shipmaster make for meeting the ship’s agent?

He should have ready: (1) a written list of the ship's requirements (already notified where possible), e. g. cash, crew travel, repairs, stores, fresh water, bunkers and provisions; (2) the ships' cer...

Who decides the level of any salvage award when wreck is found in UK waters?

Unless a private settlement is made between finder and property owner, the award is decided by a civil court having Admiralty jurisdiction....

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