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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

 

09 Feb 2024

Who's navigating? From Dynamic Positioning to marine consultancy

Tow Master and Marine Consultant Tom Feakins discusses the career opportunities that his DP training has given him

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09 Feb 2024

Take 10: Issue 35

Dynamic positioning offers many exciting career opportunities. Read on for ten key insights into this take 10 highly skilled area of operations.

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09 Feb 2024

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 35

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09 Feb 2024

WAYPOINT : Taking back control

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks at feedback control systems in DP and asks what safety lessons can be learned from the marine and aviation sectors when it comes to their use

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09 Feb 2024

What is Dynamic Positioning?

Qasim Masood AFNI, Head of Qualifications Marine and Offshore at The Nautical Institute, looks at the technology behind Dynamic Positioning and explores the seven components that allows it to function.

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09 Feb 2024

WATCHOUT - DP system failure on diving support vessel leads to serious incident

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

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09 Feb 2024

How Dynamic Positioning helps offshore vessels remain stable and safe

Qasim Masood AFNI, Head of Qualifications Marine and Offshore at The Nautical Institute, examines the wide variety of ships, support vessels and specialist craft that use Dynamic Positioning to ensure their safety in the offshore oil and gas industry

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28 Sep 2023

Take 10: Issue 34

AIS is a hugely important tool for vessel safety and navigation, and its evolution is both rapid and ongoing. Here are ten important things to remember about AIS.

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28 Sep 2023

WAYPOINT - ‘Applying Information Safely’ – an alternative meaning for AIS

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks at how to use AIS safely and explores some of the risks that must be overcome to ensure its ongoing value

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