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Inside this issue

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

 

01 Oct 2022

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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01 Jun 2022

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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