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Inside this issue

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

The very model of a modern navigatorSteven Gosling MNI, Training and Quality Manager at The Nautical Institute reflects on his experiences at sea and explains why the modern navigator's role is pivotal to the smooth running of a vessel.

Mentoring makes the Navigator- Captain André L. Le Goubin MA FNI tackles the key subject of mentoring and explains why a savvy navigator’s experiential knowledge must never be underestimated.

WATCHOUT - Abandon Ship!-Never is the navigating officer more crucial than in ensuring the safety of a ship and its crew at sea. Responsible primarily for human lives, they also safeguard valuable cargo, plus the ship itself and environmental safety. In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned.

Who's navigating?- Life on the ocean wave- In this series, The Navigator speaks to current navigational personnel about their motivations, careers to date and thoughts for the future. First under the spotlight is cruise ship Second Officer, Oliver Chasteauneuf MNI – a graduate of Plymouth University and lifelong sailing enthusiast.

WAYPOINT - Drawing parallels between air and sea navigation- Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, looks at marine navigation in the broader world of navigational practice and technology

Take 10- This first issue of The Navigator has looked at the navigator’s role in detail, from the importance of mentoring and support to the consequences of allowing attention to wander on the bridge. Here are ten reasons why we should celebrate navigators the world over, and ways in which we can work to ensure they remain supported, motivated and encouraged while at sea.

 

01 Oct 2022

Take 10: Issue 31

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All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 31

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What YOU need to know about working with VTS

As a navigator, you will have learned about, and used, vessel traffic services – VTS. In this article, Jillian Carson-Jackson takes a look at how they can help you ensure a safer, more efficient time at sea – and explains what’s different from what you may have read in our previous Navigator on this topic.

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WATCHOUT Wind and weather data

There is so much information now available on the Internet, compared to the single forecasts of even 20 years ago. The big question is, however, which source should you trust? Cdre Nick Nash, FNI, looks at available data sources for weather and route planning and explains why a simple set of spreadsheets can help him get a better handle on the wind

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WAYPOINT - Collaboration, communications and confidence: the winning combination?

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Who's Navigating: Seafaring is not besting others, rather, it’s relating with them

Seafarer Yrhen Bernard Sabanal Balinis, AMNI, discusses his career, his aspirations for the future and why it is so important to be part of a strong community at sea

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01 Oct 2022

Why navigation needs the digitally skilled navigator

Ship operations at sea and on shore have become increasingly digitally integrated. New initiatives build upon digital technologies to improve communication, collaboration and decision-making through data gathering, data sharing and data analytics. The emerging field of Maritime Informatics (using information systems to increase the efficiency, safety, environmental and social sustainability and resiliency in global shipping) explores the effective use of digitalisation and data in the maritime industry to help ship and shore work together

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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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