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

Putting the mariner in the picture -The Navigator looks at innovations in the field of visual aids to navigation, including LED lights and ‘smart buoys’ that can broadcast their own position. How do they benefit the mariner – and what’s coming next?

Virtual Reality- Exploring virtual aids to navigation- Virtual aids to navigation can be used in situations where it is not practical to use physical aids to navigation, or where information is needed faster than a buoy can be placed. The information they give should be treated in the same way. Deidre Lane MNI, Navigation Services, Commissioners of Irish Lights explains

WATCHOUT - Reef grounding reveals Aid to Navigation challenges - In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

Who's navigating? - Strengthening multi-cultural links - Chief Officer Vladimir Torskiy AMNI talks about his training and working life at sea

WAYPOINT - Intergrity and the Aid to Navigation - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, looks beyond basic competencies and asks how navigators can build on what they already know

Take 10- In this issue of take 10 The Navigator, articles have focused on aids to navigation, their challenges and developments. Here are ten key points to bear in mind

 

01 Oct 2022

Take 10: Issue 31

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All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 31

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

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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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