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

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. 

What YOU need to know about working with VTS - Master Mariner James Foong FNI addresses the many causes of fatigue onboard ship and and how crew members can protect themselves against it

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

Who's navigating? -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

WAYPOINT - Collaborations, Communications, and Confidence - George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation examines how mutual trust and collaboration between ship and shore communications can lead to enhanced operational efficiency – and increased confidence all round

Take 10 - Ship and shore communications are an integral part of the navigator’s role. Here are ten key points.

 

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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28 Sep 2023

Who's navigating? The right place at the right time

Marine Pilot Jason Rebello AFNI talks about his life as a pilot in Western Australia and how AIS forms an integral part of his role, from both a pilotage and VTS perspective

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28 Sep 2023

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 34

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28 Sep 2023

Above and beyond: Practical ways to use AIS on board ship

Gregor Stevens (Senior Manager Nautical) and Arvind Natrajan (Senior Marine Advisor Crewing and Training), of the International Chamber of Shipping, look at some of the ways in which AIS can be used on board ship – and a few points to bear in mind

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28 Sep 2023

WATCHOUT - Erroneous AIS data led to a two-ship collision in poor visibility

In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

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28 Sep 2023

How AIS works and what it does

IALA regulates the global usage of AIS. Here, IALA Deputy Secretary-General Omar Frits Eriksson and Technical Operations Manager Minsu Jeon look at the evolution of AIS onboard ships and examine its uses on SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels, as well as the pros and cons of this versatile piece of technology

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07 Jun 2023

WATCHOUT - A P&I Guide to Preventing Pollution at Sea

Captain Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor at NorthStandard, examines the risk to the marine environment posed by pollution from a P&I point of view, and how ships can play their part in preventing them from happening

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07 Jun 2023

Who's navigating? Wherever the winds take me

For Officer Cadet R Ben Voth, the Covid-19 pandemic was a prompt for a change of career. Now, he loves life at sea and has many ideas about how the maritime industry could do more to protect the world around us

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