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

Happy talk: verbal communication and effective navigation Our ability to communicate with each other defines our existence. Life would be very difficult if we could not communicate our thoughts to each other. Even falling in love would be hard! Communication with our fellow humans defines our relationships in life. It also defines our ability to perform our tasks and duties in the workplace. This article explains why the role of verbal communications during navigation is critical

Interpreting data- a human-technology partnership- A large amount of data is now available to us all, both on a private and professional basis. Every day, we make decisions based on incomplete information, recognise patterns and act on other behaviours that a computer would and could not do. So, while computers are a good tool to help us find out what’s going on in the world, using them in isolation is not the only way. This article looks at how to make sense of what computers are telling us and how to combine our human abilities and their technological strengths to develop effective, informed communications.

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

Who's navigating? - Keeping everybody in the loop - Chief Officer Vladimir Torskiy AMNI talks about his training and working life at sea

WAYPOINT - Making your voice heard wherever you are- Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, explores why we need to talk on the bridge – but communications outside the vessel can be better without words

Take 10- This issue of take The Navigator 10 has looked at communications. Here are ten points to take away from this issue to bear in mind next time you’re on duty on the bridge

 

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

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

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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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