Vessel Draft Survey Accuracy

Vessel Draft Survey Accuracy

by Chris Zeringue, Owner, MTS Marine Techincal Surveyors                             The key to accuracy in a Vessel Draft Survey may very well be found in a hole in the ship. I boarded my first vessel at the age of 17 in 1975. I was hired out of the local shape-up...

Mitigating risks during subsea cable installation

Mitigating risks during subsea cable installation

Over the last 20 years, the interest in offshore wind power generation has increased substantially. Offshore Wind Energy currently provides only 0.3% of world power generation, but the potential is really vast. In the next 20 years the offshore wind industry is set to...

Autonomous ships of the future

Autonomous ships of the future

Automation is in good servant but a bad master!By Dr L R Chari, ex-Executive Director of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)*This article originally appeared in June 2018 edition of Marine Engineers Review (India), the Journal of Institute of Marine...

Mooring System Design and Analysis

Mooring System Design and Analysis

Mooring System Design and Analysis by Rahul Kanotra, Consultant Naval Architect As the offshore industry moves towards greater technological advancements, one thing that has plagued the engineers is the “plug and play” computer programs or software. I am not against...

Loadouts – An introduction

Loadouts – An introduction

Image source: Flickr Loadout Operations - an Introduction Loadout is a term oft heard of in the marine/offshore industry parlance. Loadout is generally referred to the operation of transferring a Cargo or a Structure from the place of fabrication to a sea-borne...