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

A Pilot's technology toolkit - Ports around the world are investing in digital technology for better safety and commercial outcomes.

Pilot Ladder Safety - Stairway to safety - This was, essentially, a two-week online survey, carried out by Pilots, of the ladders they are using. It covered thousands of boardings or disembarkations. Nick Cutmore, IMPA’s Secretary General, examines the findings

WATCHOUT - Safety on the ropes - In this series, we take a look at issues around maritime accidents and the lessons that can be learned. Captain Kevin Vallance MNI, licensed deep sea Pilot, looks at how sharing information online can lead to better rope ladder safety compliance

Who's navigating? - Nic Gardner talks about challenges, inspiration and experience throughout her career at sea – and what comes next

WAYPOINT - Look out for ladders - A pilot ladder is an outlier among safety equipment. As seafarers, we always inspect our safety equipment before trusting our lives to it; however, Pilots have no choice but to rely on pilot ladders that they can’t inspect before boarding. This leaves seafarers – both ratings and officers – responsible for Pilots’ lives

Take 10 - These top ten tips will help make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible

 

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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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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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