Into the future- Technology and the navigator

 

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

Look out! Accidents and their causes - Captain David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive from the UK P&I Club, casts a spotlight on several common accidents and examines their likely causes, linking back to previous issues of The Navigator for further help and advice

A Navigator's guide to accidents- Lucy Budd, Editor of Seaways, The Nautical Institute’s main membership publication, looks at how learning from experience – both your own and that of other people – really can make all the difference when it comes to accident prevention and safety best practice

WATCHOUT - Learning from others' accidents - Captain Paul Drouin, FNI, Editor of The Nautical Institute’s Mariners’ Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS), discusses how we can learn from other people’s accidents and incidents at sea to make the marine environment safer for us all

Who's navigating- Preparing for safety at sea- Navigation officer, Jestoni Cruz Balibat discusses his career to date and explains why we must never take the safety of ourselves and our crewmates for granted

WAYPOINT - Clearing the confusion- Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, takes a closer look at automated alerts and alarms

Take 10- Maximise your chances of avoiding an accident at sea with these top ten tips, designed to make you think and help keep you safe at sea

 

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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31 May 2024

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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31 May 2024

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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31 May 2024

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31 May 2024

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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31 May 2024

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

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

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