30 Jan 2023

Take 10: Issue 32

Risk management is a fact of life at sea – and something that all navigators must understand fully. Here are ten key points to bear in mind

The Navigator statement
30 Jan 2023

202305- Fixed CO2 system serviced yet left unserviceable

A vessel underwent a routine firefighting equipment survey. All equipment was fully inspected, and any faults or non-conformities were apparently rectified. The fixed CO2 system had reached its 10 year service life interval, so the flexible hoses were renewed and replaced.

MARS statement
30 Jan 2023

202306 - Too many negative factors can give a negative outcome

An LPG carrier in ballast was being piloted up a narrow waterway in darkness to the loading berth with one tug escort secured astern. The pilot reduced the vessel’s speed to minimise the wake before passing a pipeline removal project that was outside but close to the navigation channel.

MARS statement
30 Jan 2023

202307 - Corroded extinguisher proves fatal

A handheld (cartridge-type) dry chemical powder fire extinguisher was condemned during an annual third-party inspection due to corrosion issues. It was subsequently discharged, ostensibly for demonstration purposes.

MARS statement
30 Jan 2023

202308 - Car carrier stability less than required

In the early morning hours, a car carrier departed port in a partially loaded condition. As the vessel progressed out to sea in a river channel, a 68° starboard turn in the channel was required. The pilot ordered 10° of starboard rudder.

MARS statement
30 Jan 2023

202309 - A fall too far

The deck crew of a bulk carrier were undertaking hold cleaning while at sea in ballast. Based on the completed risk assessment, the PPE required for the job included a safety harness with lifeline.

MARS statement
30 Jan 2023

202310 - Exhaust valve springs fly into face

A member of the engine room staff was carrying out routine maintenance on an auxiliary engine while the vessel was at anchor.

MARS statement
30 Jan 2023

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 32

Risk management should be a continuous process – and there's always something more to learn to help you do it better. Here are a few suggestions – but let us know yours!

The Navigator statement
30 Jan 2023

WAYPOINT Navigational data risk: a question of integrity

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks at how seafarers can balance accuracy and integrity in positioning

The Navigator statement
30 Jan 2023

Who's navigating? Passage planning and positive thinking

Second officer Rudolph Clark Garaygay discusses the value of embracing the positive and the importance of active communication

The Navigator statement
30 Jan 2023

Free Seaways Article: MASS - Where is the Master?

Work is in progress on drafting a non-mandatory IMO Code covering the operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

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30 Jan 2023

Delving into dynamic risk assessment

For navigators on the bridge, one of the most valuable tools in the moment is the ability to carry out a dynamic risk assessment. Captain Aly Elsayed AFNI, Senior Technical Adviser, The Nautical Institute, looks into how this works in practice, and why it is such an effective tool.

The Navigator statement
30 Jan 2023

WATCHOUT How rapidly developing risks led to ship grounding

In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned.

The Navigator statement
04 Jan 2023

Survey on safety of navigation in STRAITREP Sector 7

The Straits of Malacca and Singapore (Straits) is one of the most important strategic maritime passages of the world. The Straits form the shortest sea-link between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Institute News statement
03 Jan 2023

Newsletter - January 2023

The following topics are covered in this month's newsletter: A message from the CEO, Free online - The mariner and the technology tide , Mars: Enclosed space close call.

Institute News statement
01 Jan 2023

Feature: Moving on from Covid-19

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, online teaching was perceived by many as simply a useful method for providing access to learning resources. However, with the arrival of the pandemic, approaches to teaching that were previously used only in support of face-to-face sessions came to the fore.

Seaways statement
01 Jan 2023

Enhancing marine assurance capabilities with SIRE 2.0

Since its inception, OCIMF’s Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) has helped to support continuous improvement in the safety of the marine industry.

MARS statement
01 Jan 2023

Seaways - January 2023

As we enter a New Year it is my pleasure to send very best wishes to all of our readers. Thank you for the contribution you make to our maritime profession and The Nautical Institute and especially those who have highlighted our role in the community through our NI 50th Anniversary events.

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01 Jan 2023

202301-Enclosed space close call

MARS statement
01 Jan 2023

202302 - Blue water on deck kills two

A loaded VLCC was underway. The vessel’s weather routing service was forecasting waves with a significant height of more than six metres. The vessel’s speed was slowed to between five and six knots to reduce the chances of shipping seas on deck.

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