Into the future- Technology and the navigator

 

Inside this issue

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

Making sense of situational awareness - David Patraiko, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, examines what good situational awareness looks like and why it involves every single one of our human senses – including that all-important sixth sense

Reviewing the situation- Master and Marine Consultant Captain Andrew Liebmann AFNI asks what situational awareness means in reality, and how can we make it work to our advantage

WATCHOUT - Inexperience and poor situational awareness led to collision - In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

Who's navigating- Like father, like daughter: life on the ocean wave - Navigation officer, Anna Carofano, discusses how her father’s career inspired her to follow her sea-faring dreams, what it’s like to work on a cruise ship and how fatigue can often be the biggest threat to effective situational awareness

WAYPOINT - Critical positioning - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, examines the significance of relative position-based sensors for improving situational awareness

Take 10- TTips for improving and enhancing your situational awareness on board

 

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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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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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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