All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 36

31 May 2024 The Navigator

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Restricted visibility affects most, if not all navigators at one point or another. Here are some useful websites and online resources to help you increase your knowledge and skills. If you spot any broken links, or would like to suggest resources that we have not included here, please do get in touch! 

Scanning from screen to scene

It can be all too easy for watchkeepers to ‘look’ without ‘seeing’. In this free online article from Seaways, Abdul Khalique and Alan Bury from Liverpool John Moores University explore how vision works, and outline a method for keeping an effective lookout.

Looking and seeing

Continuing the theme, Captain Aly Elsayed discusses visual perception and situational awareness for navigators in a free online article for Seaways. He explains how to interpret the visual scene and improve situational awareness by building mental pictures and using visual cues to identify hazards and make decisions.
Or watch the video here

MAIB accident reports

There have been numerous accidents involving restricted visibility, poor lookout procedures and non-compliance with the Colregs reported to the UK’s MAIB in recent years. Here are a few that are worth a look – maybe something to discuss in a safety meeting?

Collision between ro-ro passenger ferry Red Falcon and moored yacht Greylag
Grounding of ro-ro freight ferry Arrow
Collision between container vessel ANL Wyong and gas carrier King Arthur

Look back at The Navigator

Don’t forget to revisit previous issues of The Navigator for information about collision avoidance (issue 2, February 2013), lookout (issue 19, October 2018) and weather (issue 21, June 2019)

Access past issues of The Navigator here.

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