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A barge is a vessel that is not exactly known for stability issues therefore possible problems that are fatal to your marine operations may be ignored and thus take their toll on your barge. A barge will mostly show its problems up-front if they are serious or present; however, it will be too late to […]

In a previous entry we discussed safety at ports during a riot, a phenomenon that unfortunately grows more common in the modern geo-political scenario as industries conflict with interest of employees and the local populous. ¬†However, this article will try to discuss another danger in the maritime sector; oil rig safety. Oil rigs are important […]

The 21st century grows more troubled as the economic and geo-political situation grows more unstable and maritime is no exception as civil unrest and social disorders erupt at ports and attached facilities. Recently, unrest has erupted in ports in the form of employee strikes which were received with deadly force from law enforcement and port […]

After completing a survey of a barge and analysing the causes and nature of the damages alongside estimating the possible costs of repairs; it is beneficial to discuss barge stability as well as proper procedure following the damage circumstances. According to Towmasters, (2009) there exist 3 common collision scenarios for barge damage where the vessel […]

A ship’s stability can be defined as its ability and tendency to return to its original state as it completes its tasks and occasionally used to extremes of its capabilities. The stability factor plays a part when a vessel interacts with external forces when they are applied and removed; making the vessel, at first sustaining […]