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All @ Sea - What's next for The Navigator?

What is S-Mode- Does it mattter? - It can be difficult to become familiar with navigation systems on ships, particularly if they are complex and you have not had experience with a similar type of equipment. This is nothing new, but it is getting more challenging. The Nautical Institute has been examining the issues surrounding these difficulties for years. Could S-Mode be the answer?

S-Mode: The Cirm View-Raising the standard together - Users and manufacturers must work together to ensure a smooth path to S-Mode success

WATCHOUT - Know your ECDIS or risk detention - In this issue, we take a look at the issues surrounding a lack of familiarisation with different ECDIS systems. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is taking a strong stance on ECDIS competency as part of Port State Control inspections, as outlined in the following report

Who's navigating? - Swimming in the sea of knowledge- Vietnamese mariner Vu Viet Dung has used the training and experience he received at sea to pursue scientific studies ashore, including doctoral research into standardisation. Now, he has returned to Vietnam Maritime University, to train the next generation of seafarers

WAYPOINT - S-Mode into the future - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, looks at how ongoing growth in the capabilities of the digital world could affect implementation on the bridge

Take 10- Instead of asking you to take 10 minutes to review what you have learned, this issue we are asking you to take 10 minutes to help shape the future of navigation by filling in the online survey at

 

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

We welcome your news, comments and opinions on the topics covered in The Navigator

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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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