Ship Management and Operation in a Complex Maritime Era
Avinash Barik, Editor
As per a broad definition, a shipowner is a natural or legal person that has a ship of his own and rents the ship. A shipowner recruits the captain and crew and is answerable for the ship’s operation. They are wielded all the power and aids in the hierarchy of subordinates. It is certainly a difficult task and work of running a ship. The ship manager is responsible for the herculean task challenge that must be managed and monitored ship in the most cost-saving factor which also saves time and the ship within the supervision and is ready for working wherever and whenever called upon. Within a complete view of activities, the ship manager must also ensure the safety of the crew on board.
Some of the important factors restoring ship management and operation in a complex maritime era include Registration and documentation of the ship as mentioned by national and international authorities, Recruitment, victualing, storage, alternate parts, maintenance, and repair, Training of the crew, Arrangement of insurance and documentation of claims and recoveries, Appointment of surveyors, and a variety of other tasks designed to keep the ship operations without interference.
Within the closure of the ship selection, it is important of maintaining the ship’s fundamentals according to the ship’s type, size, trade and owner decides for the operation and maintenance of the ship. The ship’s role is for ensuring that it can operate with responsibility while acquiring profits and carrying out the duties mentioned by the owners. Ship management is performed in some situations by the shipowner's organization and external organizations that are offering the services.
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