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Inside this issue

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

How to be a good collision avoiderDr Steve Price looks at best practice in collision avoidance and shares some valuable tricks of the trade.

Averting risk by 'all available mean'- Captain Trevor Bailey asks what exactly is meant by ‘all available means’ when it comes to collision avoidance.

WATCHOUT - Collision Course-There are two clear and distinct purposes for which radar is used; navigation and collision avoidance. While there are some fundamentals of radar use that are the same for both tasks, the ideal radar set-up for the two tasks is quite different. In fact, if there are two radars available, it may well be advisable to use one radar for long-range and one for close-range detection, or one for navigation and one for collision avoidance

Who's navigating?- Discovering the world- In this series, The Navigator speaks to current navigational personnel about their motivations, careers to date and thoughts for the future. Under the spotlight this issue is merchant navy cadet and Second Officer, Samantha Mason, who is currently enjoying a year travelling round the world.

WAYPOINT - Matching radar with reality- Dr Andy Norris, a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and Vice President of the Royal Institute of Navigation, examines the part radar plays in the marine navigation mix.

Take 10- This issue of The Navigator has looked at the Colregs and the whole area of avoiding collisions at sea with them. Here are ten points that everyone can take away to help keep this crucial topic at the forefront of the mind.

 

31 May 2024

Take 10: Issue 36

Ten tips for handling restricted visibility at sea, maintaining a good lookout and operating within the relevant Colregs

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Looking beyond the fog?

Navigating in fog or other restricted visibility will never be pleasant, but familiarity with the vessel’s procedures, capabilities and equipment will help make the process as safe as possible. Captain Tuuli Messer-Bookman AFNI, an experienced mariner and a professor at the California Maritime Academy in the USA, offers some advice on how to operate when visibility is low

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WATCHOUT - Close encounter – how inadequate lookouts led to two ships colliding in foggy conditions

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

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All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 36

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Dealing with restricted visibility - What rule when?

Twenty years ago, The Nautical Institute published a survey that showed that there is often confusion over the sections of the Collision Regulations (Colregs) that apply in restricted visibility. The answer may seem straightforward enough – Rules 4-10, which always apply, plus Rule 19. However, the introduction of modern technology and autonomous vessels has added further layers to the question. The Nautical Institute has recently worked with the UK MCA to update their guidance. Here are some of the key points

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31 May 2024

Who's navigating? Adventure and aspiration at sea

Chief Officer Sarker Mohiuddin Hasnat Lenin MNI shares how an early love of adventure stories inspired him to follow a career at sea

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WAYPOINT : Looking into a future of one hundred eyes

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks into his crystal ball to explore how innovations in ‘panoptic vision’ and artificial intelligence might support mariners in the future in navigating areas of restricted visibility

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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

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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