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

A little learning : Examing ECDIS education - Captain Yashwant Chhabra AFNI looks at the challenges created by the move from paper charts to ECDIS and examines how IMO training helps navigators make the most out of the technology available to them.

Looks familiar? - No matter how good your ECDIS basic training is, when joining a new ship, you may come to the bridge for the first time and be faced with a fully integrated navigation system that is nothing like the one you trained on. Obviously, that is a long way from ideal. Here, members of The Nautical Institute’s Seagoing Correspondence Group offer some suggestions on the importance of ECDIS familiarisation and how to achieve it, both onshore and once you have joined the vessel.

WATCHOUT - ECDI errors caused bulk carrier grounding -In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned.

Who's navigating?-A seafarer's life; seeing the world is the ideal basis for a lasting professional career In this series, The Navigator speaks to current navigational personnel about their motivations, careers to date and thoughts for the future. In this issue, it’s the turn of James Spear, a third officer serving on tankers in the USA.

WAYPOINT - ECDI onboard: sizing up the options- Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, looks back at the history of radar and wonders how much it has really changed over the years.

Take 10- The focus has been firmly on ECDIS in this issue of The Navigator. take 10 Here are 10 key aspects to remember about this increasingly important technology

 

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Take 10: Issue 36

Ten tips for handling restricted visibility at sea, maintaining a good lookout and operating within the relevant Colregs

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WATCHOUT - Close encounter – how inadequate lookouts led to two ships colliding in foggy conditions

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

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All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 36

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Looking beyond the fog?

Navigating in fog or other restricted visibility will never be pleasant, but familiarity with the vessel’s procedures, capabilities and equipment will help make the process as safe as possible. Captain Tuuli Messer-Bookman AFNI, an experienced Master and a professor at the California Maritime Academy in the USA, offers some advice on how to operate when visibility is low

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Dealing with restricted visibility - What rule when?

Twenty years ago, The Nautical Institute published a survey that showed that there is often confusion over the sections of the Collision Regulations (Colregs) that apply in restricted visibility. The answer may seem straightforward enough – Rules 4-10, which always apply, plus Rule 19. However, the introduction of modern technology and autonomous vessels has added further layers to the question. The Nautical Institute has recently worked with the UK MCA to update their guidance. Here are some of the key points

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Who's navigating? Adventure and aspiration at sea

Chief Officer Sarker Mohiuddin Hasnat Lenin MNI shares how an early love of adventure stories inspired him to follow a career at sea

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WAYPOINT : Looking into a future of one hundred eyes

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks into his crystal ball to explore how innovations in ‘panoptic vision’ and artificial intelligence might support mariners in the future in navigating areas of restricted visibility

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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

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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