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

 

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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09 Feb 2024

How Dynamic Positioning helps offshore vessels remain stable and safe

Qasim Masood AFNI, Head of Qualifications Marine and Offshore at The Nautical Institute, examines the wide variety of ships, support vessels and specialist craft that use Dynamic Positioning to ensure their safety in the offshore oil and gas industry

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09 Feb 2024

WAYPOINT : Taking back control

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks at feedback control systems in DP and asks what safety lessons can be learned from the marine and aviation sectors when it comes to their use

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09 Feb 2024

What is Dynamic Positioning?

Qasim Masood AFNI, Head of Qualifications Marine and Offshore at The Nautical Institute, looks at the technology behind Dynamic Positioning and explores the seven components that allows it to function.

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09 Feb 2024

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 35

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

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09 Feb 2024

Take 10: Issue 35

Dynamic positioning offers many exciting career opportunities. Read on for ten key insights into this take 10 highly skilled area of operations.

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28 Sep 2023

How AIS works and what it does

IALA regulates the global usage of AIS. Here, IALA Deputy Secretary-General Omar Frits Eriksson and Technical Operations Manager Minsu Jeon look at the evolution of AIS onboard ships and examine its uses on SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels, as well as the pros and cons of this versatile piece of technology

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28 Sep 2023

Who's navigating? The right place at the right time

Marine Pilot Jason Rebello AFNI talks about his life as a pilot in Western Australia and how AIS forms an integral part of his role, from both a pilotage and VTS perspective

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