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

Cyber Security: Connected Devices We have all come to rely on our smartphones, laptops and constant access to the Internet to help us run our lives. Yet how safe are we, sitting quietly behind our screens? The answer might be rather alarming

Cyber Security: Onboard Security- More and more ships are being digitalised and connected to the worldwide web. That means cyber security should concern everybody on board – even if they are not computer experts. All seafarers can make a difference – here’s how

WATCHOUT - Charging your phone on the bridge? - Usually in this series, we look at a report from an official accident investigation to see what lessons can be learned. The risks with cyber security are so new that there are no official reports available yet – although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from people who have experienced minor incidents. Here, we look at one of the biggest risk factors – USB ports on the bridge

Who's navigating? - Proud to be a seafarer - Deck Cadet Jisilda Nguli loves life at sea and takes enormous pride in her status as a ‘seafarer’. She has ambitions to become a Master, and is keen to learn from those around her

WAYPOINT - Spoofing and hacking - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, dives into the complex world of spoofing and hacking

Take 10- In this issue of take 10 The Navigator, cyber security has fallen under the spotlight. Here are ten key points to take in

 

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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01 Jun 2022

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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