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Procedure to make the Payment of Various fees to MMD's through the NTR Portal or Bharat Kosh

Below Procedure will come very handy for seafarers which have to deposits any particular fees for anything related to MMD's in India. As MMD's is going for all online transaction to ease up the process. And it might save your 100-200 Rupees which you will pay to the shops outside of MMD's if you dont know these things for on-line payment. If i got anything wrong, feel free to connect us at  and plz share this post as it might be useful for others also. Follow below steps for on-line transaction : 1. Open the NTRP site by: 2. Choose Non-Registered Users.Also, you can register by Login, by creating ID and Password. 3. Select Depositors category as Individual or Autonomous body or PSU or Ministry, Department etc for Seafarers select Individual . 4. Click on Search button on  Purpose , in ministry select  Shipping  and Search. 5. Select Payment to your concerned MMD from the search list. 6

What are the requirements of crankcase relief valves as per SOLAS?

1.Any IC engine of cylinder diameter of 200 mm or a crankcase volume of 0.6 m3 and above shall be provide with crankcase relief valve of a suitable type with sufficient relief area. 2.In large engine, cylinder diameter more than 300mm, require one relief valve to be placed on each crankcase door. 3.In small engine, cylinder diameter not more than 300mm, crankcase door of which are usually very strong. It may have relief valve or valves at its end. 4.Its free area should not be smaller than 45cm2 and there shall be minimum of 115cm2 /m3 of the gross crankcase volume. 5.Spring setting for opening pressure is 0.07 bar at an internal pressure and will close when the pressure has been relieved. 6.The valves should open smartly and close positively and rapidly. 7. The relief valves shall be arranged or provided with means to ensure that discharge from them is so directed as to minimize the possibility of injury to personnel.

Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI)

It present the concept of an indicator for the energy efficiency of a ship It can be used to establish a consistent approach for voluntary use of an EEOI as its not mandatory. It will assist ship-owners/operators in the evaluation of the performance of their fleet with regard to CO2 emissions. Ship-owners are invited to implement either these Guidelines or an equivalent method in their environmental management systems. To provide assistance in the process of establishing a mechanism to achieve the limitation or reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships in operation. It present the concept of an indicator for the energy efficiency of a ship in operation, as an expression of efficiency expressed in the form of CO2 emitted per unit of transport work. These are intended to provide an example of a calculation method which could be used as an objective, performance-based approach to monitoring the efficiency of a ship’s operation. When using the EEOI as a performance indicator, the i

Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)

Its technical measure and it aims at promoting the use of more energy efficient (less polluting) equipment and engines.  It requires a minimum energy efficiency level per capacity mile (e.g. tonne mile) for different ship type and size segments.  It became mandatory from 1 January 2013, following an initial two year phase zero when new ship design will need to meet the reference level for their ship type, the level is to be tightened incrementally every five years. The EEDI is a non-prescriptive, performance-based mechanism that leaves the choice of technologies to use in a specific ship design to the industry.  As long as the required energy efficiency level is attained, ship designers and builders are free to use the most cost-efficient solutions for the ship to comply with the regulations. The EEDI provides a specific figure for an individual ship design, expressed in grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per ship’s capacity-mile (the smaller the EEDI the more energy e