Seeing the world by all available means

 

Inside this issue

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

What is S-Mode- Does it mattter? - It can be difficult to become familiar with navigation systems on ships, particularly if they are complex and you have not had experience with a similar type of equipment. This is nothing new, but it is getting more challenging. The Nautical Institute has been examining the issues surrounding these difficulties for years. Could S-Mode be the answer?

S-Mode: The Cirm View-Raising the standard together - Users and manufacturers must work together to ensure a smooth path to S-Mode success

WATCHOUT - Know your ECDIS or risk detention - In this issue, we take a look at the issues surrounding a lack of familiarisation with different ECDIS systems. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is taking a strong stance on ECDIS competency as part of Port State Control inspections, as outlined in the following report

Who's navigating? - Swimming in the sea of knowledge- Vietnamese mariner Vu Viet Dung has used the training and experience he received at sea to pursue scientific studies ashore, including doctoral research into standardisation. Now, he has returned to Vietnam Maritime University, to train the next generation of seafarers

WAYPOINT - S-Mode into the future - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, looks at how ongoing growth in the capabilities of the digital world could affect implementation on the bridge

Take 10- Instead of asking you to take 10 minutes to review what you have learned, this issue we are asking you to take 10 minutes to help shape the future of navigation by filling in the online survey at

 

01 Oct 2022

Take 10: Issue 31

The Navigator statement
01 Oct 2022

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 31

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

The Navigator statement
01 Oct 2022

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.

The Navigator statement
01 Oct 2022

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

The Navigator statement
01 Oct 2022

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

The Navigator statement
01 Oct 2022

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

The Navigator statement
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

The Navigator statement
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

The Navigator statement
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

The Navigator statement
Show more