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

Mind that rigDaniel Wood looks back at what he has learnt from years of voyage planning at sea, in the navy and on cruise ships, and shares insights on voyage planning from the shore side from his current position as Vetting and Inspection Captain in the marine department for the world’s largest oil and gas company.

Tales of the unexpected- No matter how experienced a navigator you are, you are almost certain to come up against many passage planning issues during your career at sea. Risk management is the essence of passage planning – but that can mean being ready to manage unexpected risks, as well as those that could have been foreseen. The Navigator asked officers at all stages of their careers to talk about some of the foreseeable – and unforeseeable – issues that they have faced, and how passage planning could help.

WATCHOUT - How poor passage planning significant pollution-In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned.

Who's navigating?- A 'real' way of life; enjoying the reward and challenges of a career at sea- In this series, The Navigator speaks to current navigational personnel about their motivations, careers to date and thoughts for the future. Under the spotlight this issue is Officer Cadet Thomas Chitseko, who is currently undergoing final preparations for his orals examinations.

WAYPOINT - How far can you trust your data?- Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, looks at four key concepts of data integrity and its undoubted role in successful passage planning.

Take 10- This issue of take 10 The Navigator has looked at passage planning at sea. Here are ten points to take away from this issue to help ensure this important subject stays top of everyone’s list of priorities

 

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

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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09 Feb 2024

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 35

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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

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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28 Sep 2023

Take 10: Issue 34

AIS is a hugely important tool for vessel safety and navigation, and its evolution is both rapid and ongoing. Here are ten important things to remember about AIS.

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28 Sep 2023

WAYPOINT - ‘Applying Information Safely’ – an alternative meaning for AIS

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks at how to use AIS safely and explores some of the risks that must be overcome to ensure its ongoing value

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