Seeing the world by all available means

 

Inside this issue

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

 

01 Oct 2022

Take 10: 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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