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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification by B.V.

September 25, 2017

STS Marine SA is pleased to announce its recent achievement in obtaining ISO 9001:2015 certification under UKAS by Bureau Veritas for the provision of: Wholesales of machines, machineries & related spare parts Test and Calibration of gas detectors & UTI instruments Maritime Training including STCW and IMO requirements ISO 9001:2015 certification...


Why Cargo Tank Atmosphere Evaluation is Done on Tanker Ships?

May 9, 2017

Merchant ships are categorized on the basis of the cargo they carry. The two basic pool of cargo ships are – 1. dry ships, comprising of container ships, general cargo ships, bulk carrier ships etc., and 2. tanker ships or wet ships such as oil tanker, chemical tanker, gas...


Riyadh MoU to focus on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry

May 9, 2016

This year’s Concentrated Inspection Campaigns by Port State authorities will be running for three months focusing most of them on safety of navigation and ECDIS in particular. Riyadh MoU announced that its CIC will examine crew familiarisation for enclosed space entry. The Riyadh MoU CIC is aimed at verifying...


Span Gases

May 2, 2016

Today’s ships are more frequently using sophisticated instruments to monitor onboard atmospheres. These instruments are critical in measuring dangerous levels of flammable gases, toxic gases, exhaust emissions, and oxygen levels in atmospheres. And they are required to ensure the safety of the crew, ship, and the quality of the...


What is an Inert Gas or IG System on Ships?

April 15, 2016

Oil tankers carry oil of different grades and quality, having property to produce flammable vapors and gases when loaded for transportation. Even with no cargo on board, there can be harmful flammable gases present in the hold. When the vapor produced by an oil cargo is mixed with certain...


Enclosed Space Entry Training

April 9, 2016

Recent research has indicated that most enclosed space-related casualties are caused by poor training and knowledge of the correct entry procedures, or a disregard for them. Therefore, P&I Club has published a comprehensive guide to address all key issues and assist seafarers to enter enclosed spaces safely. The guide...