Parts of an Anchor and Its Windlass Arrangement

Parts of an Anchor and Its Windlass Arrangement

Anchors play an important role in a vessel. They are very crucial for the reason that ships with only a single anchor are unseaworthy to sail. That’s why all the parts of an anchor must be in good condition. Not just the anchor itself but its chain, windlass, bitter...
Second Officer Duties, Salary and Responsibilities

Second Officer Duties, Salary and Responsibilities

A Second Officer is a deck officer in charge of a navigational watch (OIC-NW). He is also called the Navigational Officer since his job description centers on voyage planning and chart works. At other times, he is called a Second Mate. If the ship’s captain gives the...
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