Into the future- Technology and the navigator

 

Inside this issue

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

Writing down the weather - Huw Davies, Principal of Meteorology at Stratum Five Ltd., a British company supplying vessel monitoring and fleet tracking technology, examines how and why to accurately record weather conditions at sea

Mastering the weather - Captain Nikos Chalaris AFNI, an experienced Master, reveals some of the basic checks and practices that help him forecast heavy weather ahead and act accordingly to maintain a safe and efficient passage for ship, cargo and crew

WATCHOUT - Weather in the news - In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

Who's navigating- Weathering the storm- Ailsa Nelson MNI faced more than her fair share of adverse weather during her time working on cruise ships and navigating supply vessels through the unpredictable waters of the North Sea. Here, she talks about battling the elements and offers advice for others in a similar position crewmates for granted

WAYPOINT - Tomorrow's Weather - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, forecasts the future of sourcing weather data

Take 10- By taking in these ten top tips about observing and coping with weather at sea, we predict that your outlook will be fair

 

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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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.

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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

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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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