Tuesday, December 21, 2010



Upon arrival port NOR must receive immediate attention. Guidance of the relevant clause in the CP may be taken.

Sometimes NOR is accepted only after the appointed surveyors have passes the tanks to be loaded. Hence Master must take initiative in getting tanks ready and asking these people to board ship as soon as feasible. NOR is issued even if the ship has to dischg SBT before commencing to load.

If there is only one load/ dishcg berth with only one shipper consignee involved, only one NOR is required. If there are different shippers/ consignees at different berths , then a new NOR must be tendered for each berth, at the time of completion disconnecting hoses at the previous berth.

 If the Master is advised in advance that the berth is not available, he should proceed to arrival position at best speed as per CP and tender NOR at the earliest time. If the ship is told to adjust speed to save fuel , ensure this communication is preserved and projected in the time sheet, to avoid under performance speed claims after a couple of months
Tender NOR by email/ telex to charterers agent as soon as you arrive pilot station/ customary anchorage ( EOSP/ SBE ). NOR can be tendered at any hour by telex , fax or email. If there will be an anchorage is is better to tender NOR at anchor down time.

Later on berthing tender NOR in the proper format as it is an important document for demurrage collection. NOR copy is of great use to charterers and the document should be sent to them. The written NOR is only a written record of the actual NOR tendered by e-mail / fax / telex to the appropriate authorities.

If there are 2 berths, as soon as the last hose is disconnected at the first berth, the agent will re-tender NOR to cargo interests at the second berth.

If cargo to be loaded is limited by dead weight or volume then MAXIMUM cargo loadable to be included. 

NOR is usually accepted after free pratique has been granted or tanks have been passed for loading.

Where the ship has arrived and is ready to load prior to the commencement of laydays and Charterers do not give permission for the ship to tender Notice of Readiness early, NOR is strictly supposed to be tendered at 0001 hours of LAYCAN date.

WE REQUIRE MASTERS TO TENDER NOR AS USUAL ON EOSP AND A SECOND ONE AT 0001 HOURS OF LAYCAN START DATE. Whenever a N.O.R. has to be re-tendered, it must always be marked This N.O.R. is tendered without prejudice to any notices previously tendered’ as this sentence is vital, should a dispute about the laytime calculation arise.

If a tank is rejected the Notice of Readiness must be re-tendered as soon as the tank is cleaned and ready for inspection again . Claused as  ‘This N.O.R. is tendered without prejudice to any NOR previously tendered’.

No comments should be made on the Notice of Readiness with regard to the time when lay time commences.

From point of view of demurrage NOR does not have to be formally accepted for it to be valid.

There is no dispatch in the tanker trade.

A short loading protest is always to be issued when the shipper is unable to deliver the quantity nominated by the Master. In the Notice of Readiness. MOOLOO---tender 20000 +/- 10% ( leave it vague and hope shore stops the cargo )

MOLCO--- tender approx loading 18800 mtons.

If the vessel is discharging one parcel, and is going to load at the same port then the Notice of Readiness to be given when the hose is disconnected at the discharging berth.

The Master is always to inform Operator immediately by phone if any tanks are rejected, preferably when the surveyor is still on board.

When the tank is ready for re‑inspection a new N.O.R. should be tende­red with the remark ‘This N.O.R. is tendered without prejudice to any notices previously tendered’.

In some charter parties it is agreed that the N.O.R. can only be tendered within the local office hours.  If this is the case the responsible operator will inform about this in the voyage instructions.



  1. Captain,

    Kalyaana Nishchayam aanu Thulam 29 (Nov 14) nu....Anugrahikkanam...
    Palakkad Kunissery vachaanu chadangu........Oru Embranthiri kuttiyaanu...So
    no gothram issues......pinne bharthaavinte ishtamaanu ente ishtam ennaanu kakshiyude pakshavum...
    feeling happy.....I hope you don't mind paying a visit if you are around......I know you matter your privacy...Chechiyodum parayane...


    1. SUMESH--



      THANKS !


  2. Captain,

    Father suffered with stroke 0n 9th (symptoms started) and hospitalized on 10th.
    Discharged after 3 days of observation in ICU and 2 days in casualty as BP wasn't reducing.
    Now at home having co-ordination problem with left hand and hardly can move the left leg ( has swelling too). I was away during this time and now took him again for consultation to the same doc after 10 days of his discharge, yesterday. He was given with the below tablets for a month
    CITILIN 500 Tab
    ECOSPIRIN 150 Tab
    AZTOR 20 Tab
    TELSAR 20 Tab
    NEUAL 5 Tab and
    RABENOC 20.

    I was planning to take him to a better NEURO Surgeon/Ologist to have a second opinion, as he says water is coming from the eyes at times. His BP yesterday was 90/160. What suggestions you have any good doctors in Calicut or Physiotherapy through Ayurveda...I have NIL clue what to do....

    He speaks well and right now is walking with the help of the 4 legged walker. As per the present doctor
    Physiotherapy should work for him....but this guy from TN in THANGAM hospital Palakkad seems to have no commitment in the patient...when I asked him what the tablets are for he gave a vague reply of what you studied would you understand if I say what it is...and said it is for brain



    1. hi s,

      as per US statistics every 37 second one person gets a stroke in USA.

      first of all if the left side of the body is affected, it means the stroke happened on the right side brain lobe.

      medicines given to your father-- do NOT expect the physio to know head or tail of it.

      CITILIN 500 --, head trauma, paralysis of lower extremities. Citicoline increases glucose metabolism in the brain and cerebral blood flow. It prevents excessive inflammatory response in the brain by inhibiting the release of free fatty acids and decreasing bloodbrain barrier breakdown.

      TELSAR 20: For hypertension. blood vessels relax and your blood pressure is lowered. .

      AZTOR 20: to reduce the risk stroke. Atorvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of cholesterol in the blood. This will decrease the risk of stroke.. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body.

      ECOSPIRIN 150: analgesic to rapidly relieve aches and pains, as an anti-inflammatory medication.

      RABENOC 20: for benign gastric and peptic ulcer. For the treatment of conditions caused by stomach acid. It is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs which block the production of acid by the stomach

      There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. "Mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.

      Symptoms of stroke are

      Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
      Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
      Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
      Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
      Sudden severe headache with no known cause

      Try to raise both your arms over your head at the same time. If one arm begins to fall, you are beginning to have a stroke. --and it is now an extreme emergency.

      Post-stroke rehabilitation helps individuals overcome disabilities that result from stroke damage.

      Treatment depends on the type of stroke you have, including which part of the brain was affected and what caused it.

      Most often, strokes are treated with medicines. This generally includes drugs to prevent and remove blood clots, reduce blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels.

      A lot of people have got stroke due to obstructive sleep apnea (a sleep disorder in which the oxygen level intermittently drops during the night).

      like i said- If your stroke affected the right side of your brain, your movement and sensation on the left side of your body may be affected.

      RIGHT BRAIN LOBE ( for right handers) Subconscious = only deduction ( no thinking , draws conclusions, does not care for right or wrong, gives the power to do the job ) RIGHT BRAIN LOBE ( for right handers ): Insight, 3D forms , art, imagination, music, left hand control.

      Left-sided hemiparesis results from injury to the right side of the brain, which controls the process of how we learn, nonverbal communication and certain types of behavior. Stroke survivors with damage to the right side of the brain may also have trouble with memory and attention span, and may talk excessively. Left-sided hemiparesis can also inhibit a stroke survivor's sensation and spatial skills.


      Memory is commonly affected following a stroke regardless of which side is affected.
      A person's bowel or bladder functioning may also be affected following a stroke.

      A person who has suffered a right brain lobe stroke may display some degree of muscle weakness and dysphasia, vision deficits, memory, attention and concentration deficits. However, they frequently have adequate communication skills.

      Persons who suffer right strokes often have difficulty judging distance, size, position, rate of movement, form and how parts relate to wholes.

      . Right strokes can also cause an individual to have problems understanding body language. A patient may not be able to interpret information from tone of voice, body movements, or facial expressions.

      While persons with left strokes are slow and cautious, persons with right strokes ( like your father ) tend to be impulsive and quick when completing activities. They are often unaware of their abilities. Some individuals may try to complete activities they cannot perform safely

      A right brain stroke may result in several types of deficits including:
      • moving the left side of the body and seeing objects on the left side of the room. Some people may even ignore everything on their left side.
      • Chewing, swallowing, and talking
      • Recognizing familiar faces
      • Dressing
      • Reading and doing simple math
      • Paying attention or staying alert
      • Laughing or crying at the wrong times
      • Making decisions or remembering.
      . Functions of the right side of the brain include:
      • Control of vision
      • Knowledge of shapes, objects, people and distance.
      • Creative, artistic and musical sense
      • Control of happy or good feelings and sad or bad feelings.

      Atransient ischaemic attack (TIA) are ‘mini strokes’. The symptoms are very similar to those of a stroke but the affects are usually temporary, lasting less than 24-hours. Most people who have TIAs fully recover within a few minutes or an hour.
      Brain imaging plays a key role in determining if you're having a stroke and what type of stroke you may be experiencing. A CT scan can show a brain hemorrhage, tumors, strokes and other conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). uses powerful radio waves and magnets to create a detailed view of your brain. An MRI can detect brain tissue damaged by an ischemic stroke and brain hemorrhages.

      Swallowing difficulties affect about 50% of people who have a stroke. Liquids are more difficult to swallow than solid food.
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      What can you do to help prevent left leg swelling? Keep leg at higher level than heart.

      Conditions that affect the circulation of the blood, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) and diabetes, increase your risk of having a stroke.
      Some people need to have a long period of rehabilitation before they can recover their former independence, while many will never fully recover.
      Once the bleeding in your brain stops, treatment usually involves bed rest and supportive medical care while your body absorbs the blood. Healing is similar to what happens while a bad bruise goes away.

      Make every attempt to keep his outdoors for a couple of hours—with a few minutes in the sunlight..
      Your fathers BP range is OK for his age.
      A physical therapist will work with a stroke survivor, doing exercises and stretching to improve strength, endurance, range of motion and balance skills. The therapy involves restricting the use of a less affected part of the body, which forces the patient to use the weakened part of the body.
      Watch what the physiotherapist does— later you can do the same thing. Repeated practice and regular activity will help increase control and flexibility and re-establish nerve circuitry.. Consistency and concentration are key to increased accuracy, range of motion and strength.
      You can help stimulate your arm by:
      • Moving your arm.
      • Placing your hand in warm and cooler water.
      • Massage.
      Wrist movement :Bend the wrist u– Move fingers
      Bend and straighten your fingers regularly. Try to move them at the little joints in each finger-. up and down
      Move thumb -Stretch your thumb away from your palm and your other fingers then bend it towards them.

      Let him eat fresh fruits.
      Making simple lifestyle changes can help prevent falls and promote a healthier recovery. Some examples include:

      Strengthening leg muscles and balance through exercises
      Wearing flat, wide-toed shoes
      Eating calcium-rich foods/taking calcium supplements
      Taking precautions when taking medications that cause drowsiness

      The brain has a fantastic capacity for regeneration.
      Meanwhile the healthy half of the brain assumes control-this is the wonderful part.

      Capt ajit vadakayil

  3. Thanks for that captain.
    Feeling a bit relieved now. He doesn't have problems of diabetes, he doesn't smoke or drink alcohol.
    So will concentrate on exercises to strengthen muscles and to regain co-ordination.

    Thanks again

    1. hi sumesh,

      start him on pranayama.

      capt ajit vadakayil

  4. Captain,

    Father is better now, and able to walk and do things on his own now, still his left side is slow to respond and he says he feels imbalance at his back. An aayurveda doctor from Dhanwanthari Vaidyasaala Pallassana, here in Palakkad Dt is saying that it is due to neerkettu on the vanes at the back and somewhere just around neck at the backside. this doctor did Uzhichil for three days and he is improving.
    Got him consulted at the National Institute of Research Panchakarma cheruthuruthy and would do a 2-3 weeks in-house treatment there.

    Trying to gain momentum coming back on the blog but things seems to be flying all around here. number of fans have increased and all seem to be well active on interacting with PM on twitter and other media. Good to see all this.

    By the way after marriage our first trip was to KOLLUR and KUDACHADRI....had a stunning experience with fog at KUDACHADRI. I drove our own car alone all the way from palakkad to kollur (my first long trip)...


    1. hi sumesh,

      nice to hear that you are doing well.

      wish your father a speedy recovery , give him love .

      -- god is great !

      capt ajit vadakayil

  5. Captain,
    I am now a proud and happy father of a girl. She was born yesterday eve 6:15. Sughaprasavam...I believe dhanwandharam thailam and sughaprasoodighridham did it...


    1. HI SUMESH-



      capt ajit vadakayil


    Sad to hear your thought to stop blogging, your post headings always were an out of the box push for the brain and boosted our consciences. Hope you will be in touch some or the other way, or hope you would come back another time!!!


    Prayers Captain