An onboard visit was arranged for the ICS students on 30th October 2018 in a Feeder Container vessel at Piraeus Container Terminal.
The students were taken on a tour onboard vessel while members of the crew explained her main parts and equipment and their relevant functions. Everyone went through accommodation, bridge and engine room. The Captain led our students to the bridge, explaining the main advanced systems of the vessel such as ECDIS and the loading plan of the cargo. Then, the Chief Engineer guided them at the engine room with the main engine and the electric generating station. Students had the opportunity to watch live the loading of containers with cranes as well as a ship-to-ship bunkering procedure. It was a good insight into the reality of merchant ships in action.
Special thanks to the Master and the Crew for taking on tour of the vessel the ICS Students and for their willingness to answer in all of their questions. They were more than helpful and comprehensible.
Last but not least, we would like to thank Mr. Nikos Marmatsouris, Fellow Member of the Institute and Senior Marketing Manager of GAC Shipping S.A. for arranging this special experience, of an onboard visit.
Students were grateful for having the opportunity to visit a vessel, the integral part of commercial shipping they have been long studying in theory, while preparing for the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations, leading to ICS Membership.