Into the future- Technology and the navigator

 

Inside this issue

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

Writing down the weather - Huw Davies, Principal of Meteorology at Stratum Five Ltd., a British company supplying vessel monitoring and fleet tracking technology, examines how and why to accurately record weather conditions at sea

Mastering the weather - Captain Nikos Chalaris AFNI, an experienced Master, reveals some of the basic checks and practices that help him forecast heavy weather ahead and act accordingly to maintain a safe and efficient passage for ship, cargo and crew

WATCHOUT - Weather in the news - In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

Who's navigating- Weathering the storm- Ailsa Nelson MNI faced more than her fair share of adverse weather during her time working on cruise ships and navigating supply vessels through the unpredictable waters of the North Sea. Here, she talks about battling the elements and offers advice for others in a similar position crewmates for granted

WAYPOINT - Tomorrow's Weather - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, forecasts the future of sourcing weather data

Take 10- By taking in these ten top tips about observing and coping with weather at sea, we predict that your outlook will be fair

 

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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