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

Bridging the gaps: safeguarding the relationship between bridge team and pilot- Captain Simon Pelletier MNI is IMPA President and President of the Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association, as well as an active Pilot in the Lower St Lawrence District. Here, he explains how to ensure that relationship between the Pilot and the bridge team runs as smoothly as possible

An insider's guide to piloting- Ed Verbeek, a piloting consultant in the Netherlands, reveals some of the skills that Pilots must learn, as well as some of the tricks and techniques they employ to keep vessels of all sizes on track.

WATCHOUT - Three groundings - 30 minutes- In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

Who's navigating? - Piloting the Amazon river- Harbour/River Pilot, Thiago Serra relishes the challenge of guiding large vessels along his stretch of the Amazon river. He talks to The Navigator about why he chose to become a pilot and the skills he has had to pick up along the way.

WAYPOINT - Portable Pilots Units Take control of the ship - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, takes a closer look at Portable Pilot Units

Take 10- This issue of The Navigator explores what is involved in being – and working with – a Pilot.

 

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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