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Collision Course -There are two clear and distinct purposes for which radar is used; navigation and collision avoidance. While there are some fundamentals of radar use that are the same for both tasks, the ideal radar set-up for the two tasks is quite different. In fact, if there are two radars available, it may well be advisable to use one radar for long-range and one for close-range detection, or one for navigation and one for collision avoidance

Navigating the radar- A navigator tasked with setting up the radar prior to arrival or departure will need to make a number of decisions about which of the radar’s features and modes of display to use. This article addresses some of the issues a navigator might consider when using radar for navigational purposes, and is designed to complement the information about using radar for collision avoidance on pages 4 and 5.

WATCHOUT - Fogging up the view: inadequate radar uses causes chaos- IIn this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned.

Who's navigating?-A man's world? How one woman is successfully building a career at sea -In this series, The Navigator speaks to current navigational personnel about their motivations, careers to date and thoughts for the future. In this issue, Second Officer Fani-Sotiria Provatari discusses the challenges facing women at sea and reveals what, for her, are the greatest rewards of the navigator’s profession

WAYPOINT - Reassessing radar: then, now and in the future - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, looks back at the history of radar and wonders how much it has really changed over the years.

Take 10- The focus has been firmly on radar in this issue of The Navigator. take 10 Here are 10 key aspects to remember about this vital tool

 

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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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

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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