Inside this issue

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

A Pilot's technology toolkit - Marine Pilot Captain Ricky Rouse takes a look at some of the digital tools available to the modern-day Pilot

Stairway to safety - Nick Cutmore, IMPA Secretary General, examines various issues around ladder safety and how navigators can help protect Pilots when they are boarding a ship

Watch out - Captain Kevin Vallance invited Pilots to share good (and not-so-good) practice around rope ladders. Here’s what he discovered

Who's navigating? - Nic Gardner outlines a varied career that has covered everything from tankers to tall ships

Seamanship matters - We talk a lot about understanding modern technology – but traditional seamanship skills are vital too, and so is being ready to speak up

Take 10 - Ten ways in which a navigator can create and maintain good working relationships with Pilots

 

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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02 Feb 2022

Pilotage Technology - A look inside a Pilot’s technology toolkit

Ports around the world are investing in digital technology for better safety and commercial outcomes. Among other things, this is improving the efficiency of cargo movements, coordinating shipping arrivals more efficiently and enabling remotely monitored mooring hooks. Captain Ricky Rouse AFNI, a working Pilot and Chair of The Nautical Institute's Automation Technical Advisory Group, looks at what this means for pilotage.

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02 Feb 2022

Nav Brief - How to look after your Pilots

Always keep in mind that there is a human life on the other end of your ladder - guard it well and imagine it is your own

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02 Feb 2022

All at sea - The Navigator – how do you get yours?

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

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02 Feb 2022

Seamanship Matters - Look out for ladders

A pilot ladder is an outlier among safety equipment. As seafarers, we always inspect our safety equipment before trusting our lives to it; however, Pilots have no choice but to rely on pilot ladders that they can’t inspect before boarding. This leaves seafarers – both ratings and officers – responsible for Pilots’ lives

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02 Feb 2022

Pilot Ladder Safety - Stairway to safety

Early in October, at the request of IMO, the International Maritime Pilots Association (IMPA) conducted a worldwide safety campaign. This was, essentially, a two-week online survey, carried out by Pilots, of the ladders they are using. It covered thousands of boardings or disembarkations. Nick Cutmore, IMPA’s Secretary General, examines the findings

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02 Feb 2022

WATCHOUT Safety on the ropes

In this series, we take a look at issues around maritime accidents and the lessons that can be learned. Captain Kevin Vallance MNI, licensed deep sea Pilot, looks at how sharing information online can lead to better rope ladder safety compliance

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01 Jun 2018

Take 10: Issue 18

This issue of The Navigator explores multiple aspects of VTS communications and how to promote best practice.

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01 Jun 2018

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 18

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