Seeing the world by all available means

 

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.

 

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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