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

Happy talk: verbal communication and effective navigation Our ability to communicate with each other defines our existence. Life would be very difficult if we could not communicate our thoughts to each other. Even falling in love would be hard! Communication with our fellow humans defines our relationships in life. It also defines our ability to perform our tasks and duties in the workplace. This article explains why the role of verbal communications during navigation is critical

Interpreting data- a human-technology partnership- A large amount of data is now available to us all, both on a private and professional basis. Every day, we make decisions based on incomplete information, recognise patterns and act on other behaviours that a computer would and could not do. So, while computers are a good tool to help us find out what’s going on in the world, using them in isolation is not the only way. This article looks at how to make sense of what computers are telling us and how to combine our human abilities and their technological strengths to develop effective, informed communications.

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

Who's navigating? - Keeping everybody in the loop - Chief Officer Vladimir Torskiy AMNI talks about his training and working life at sea

WAYPOINT - Making your voice heard wherever you are- Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, explores why we need to talk on the bridge – but communications outside the vessel can be better without words

Take 10- This issue of take The Navigator 10 has looked at communications. Here are ten points to take away from this issue to bear in mind next time you’re on duty on the bridge

 

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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