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The Navigator: issue 17 - Shiphandling

8 February 2018



The Navigator helping to develop shiphandling skills

The Navigator magazine issue 17 cover


The current issue of The Navigator encourages readers to explore, learn and develop their shiphandling skills and knowledge. The 17th issue of The Navigator emphasises the value of gaining sea-time experience.

Experts give their valuable perspectives on shiphandling methods, manoeuvres and mentoring with the aim of inspiring readers to take advantage of training opportunities and improve safety and best practice. 

Emma Ward, Editor of The Navigator, said: "Shiphandling is probably one of the hardest skills to master, and one that takes time and patience to get right.”

David Patraiko, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, added: “Few people in the world will have the opportunity to handle a massive object like a ship in such a dynamic environment with such inherent risks. Good shiphandling is a skill that navigators can be proud to achieve. It should be cherished and continually refined.”

The Nautical Institute continues to distribute the free 12-page magazine to as many professional marine navigators around the world as possible. Anyone interested in finding out how their organisation can take part in the scheme should visit:

Printed copies are currently distributed alongside The Nautical Institute's membership magazine, Seaways, as well as through missions and maritime training establishments. To find out more about individual or company membership, please visit:

The Navigator is produced by The Nautical Institute with support from the Royal Institute of Navigation. It is available for free in print, as a digital magazine or on The Navigator App. A supporting blog can be found at:



For more information please contact Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing and Marketing, The Nautical Institute + 44 (0)20 7928 1351,

Editor’s notes:


The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches world-wide and some 7,000 members in over 120 countries.


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