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Cyber Security: Connected Devices We have all come to rely on our smartphones, laptops and constant access to the Internet to help us run our lives. Yet how safe are we, sitting quietly behind our screens? The answer might be rather alarming

Cyber Security: Onboard Security- More and more ships are being digitalised and connected to the worldwide web. That means cyber security should concern everybody on board – even if they are not computer experts. All seafarers can make a difference – here’s how

WATCHOUT - Charging your phone on the bridge? - Usually in this series, we look at a report from an official accident investigation to see what lessons can be learned. The risks with cyber security are so new that there are no official reports available yet – although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from people who have experienced minor incidents. Here, we look at one of the biggest risk factors – USB ports on the bridge

Who's navigating? - Proud to be a seafarer - Deck Cadet Jisilda Nguli loves life at sea and takes enormous pride in her status as a ‘seafarer’. She has ambitions to become a Master, and is keen to learn from those around her

WAYPOINT - Spoofing and hacking - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, dives into the complex world of spoofing and hacking

Take 10- In this issue of take 10 The Navigator, cyber security has fallen under the spotlight. Here are ten key points to take in

 

01 Jun 2022

Take 10: Issue 30

Fatigue is one of the most dangerous threats to a navigator onboard ship. Here are ten points to help you manage your levels of tiredness and fatigue

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01 Jun 2022

Who's navigating? Cruise ships, COVID-19 and coffee

Third officer Iryna Bates talks about life onboard cruise ships, her early days as a yacht stewardess and how she copes with tiredness and fatigue at sea

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01 Jun 2022

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 30

To mark the first year for this important event, female members of The Nautical Institute’s Younger Members’ Council have described aspects of their life at sea. To read their whole contributions, check out May’s edition of Seaways.

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01 Jun 2022

Fighting fatigue one sleep at a time

Seafarers work in a heavily regulated industry. Like many other dedicated professionals out there, they face a workload that is physically and mentally challenging. Prolonged stress, working long hours in an isolated place and not finding enough time to sleep can all lead to immense fatigue. The good news is that there is plenty that can be done to help combat stress and promote healthy, restorative sleep. Captain James Foong FNI explains further

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01 Jun 2022

WATCHOUT Tired of talking about fatigue?

There are many – far too many – accidents where fatigue is cited as a contributing cause. So what lessons should the industry be learning as a whole to tackle ongoing issues of crew fatigue? If the industry wishes to retain experienced workers in safe conditions, then the time for action from ship owners and operators is now, writes Seafarers Hospital Society CEO Sandra Welch

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01 Jun 2022

What does fatigue look like?

Fatigue at sea has gained increasing attention over the last few years – and generated research to match. Current regulatory requirements mainly focus on hours of work and rest. However, other factors come into play, such as irregular work hours and having to stay at your workplace to sleep. Dr Michelle Grech from the Australian Seafarers Welfare Council looks at why sleep matters, and how you can tell when you or your colleague might be affected

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01 Jun 2022

WAYPOINT - Fighting fatigue with technology

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks at how how technology might be able to help address concerns about fatigue at sea

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02 Feb 2022

All at sea - The Navigator Issue 29

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02 Feb 2022

Who's navigating? No such thing as a dumb question

Nic Gardner MNI talks about challenges, inspiration and experience throughout her career at sea – and what comes next

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