A chokepoint refers to a point of natural congestion in important navigable passages. Maritime choke points are narrow channels of shipping having high traffic because of their strategic location.
A variety of marine communication systems have been used in the maritime industry since the start. Learn how marine navigation is carried out using these navigation systems.
The Strait of Dover is the busiest shipping route in the world. A narrow strait spanning a width of only about 20 miles, it is one of the significant maritime routes in the world.
Whenever a new area is to be added to a chart or it has to represent an area different from the previous chart, or the depth units shown on previous charts have to be changed, nautical charts need to be corrected. Find out how nautical charts are corrected on board ships.
Once a chart is published, constantly changing navigational features and aids or other relevant information have to be promulgated in order to update the ships navigating in those areas. Find out different methods of updating navigation charts on ships.
Nautical Charts used at sea have evolved over time. Fathom charts, one of the most important navigation charts used in the earlier times were gradually replaced by more enhanced charts.
Nautical charts are one of the most important tools for ship navigation. Learn about different types of marine charts based on their origin.
If you are a deck officer or are studying to become one, then you must be aware of the complexities involved with all the deck operations that are routinely carried out on board ships. This eBook helps you to understand deck operations and procedures with practical, real-life incidences on ships.
BNWAS – Bridge Navigational Watch & Alarm System is now imperative on all modern ships according to IMO. Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat explains the importance of BNWAS on today’s ships by describing two ship accidents.
Handling a ship in congested or high traffic areas is not an easy task. Congested waters are high density traffic areas where a vessel is likely to collide with another vessel if ship navigation is not carried out in the right manner.
Ship’s bow thruster play an important role in navigating and maneuvering a ship. Find out the science behind ship maneuvering by bow thruster explained by an experienced shipping pilot.
The nautical compass plays a very vital role in maritime navigation. However, at times it becomes necessary and relevant to safeguard the compass from weather conditions. The navigation instrument that helps serve this purpose is the binnacle.
Tide clock is an important ship navigation tool which is utilized to calculate the stipulated time difference between the occurrences of wave surges.
Marine Insight launches new eBook – A Guide to Ship Navigation Techniques, an important ship navigation handbook for sea-going deck officers and students of nautical science. Download your free copy now.
Efficient marine fender saves ships from external damages that would otherwise occur to the ship’s hull plates or to the berth or jetty during berthing. Find out how berthing is done using marine fenders.
Being a professional deck officer means one has to be adept in the areas of seamanship and navigation. Find out six important maritime books which are a must-have for all deck officers serving at the sea.
This article is a part of the series – Mastering Ship’s Navigation. Find out how to navigate a ship using bow-thrusters, when using minimum help from tug boats.
Both the ship pilot and the master play an extremely important role to ensure safety and efficient navigation of the ship. Find out how important it is for a master and pilot to maintain a healthy relationship on ships.
A ship’s pilot uses a variety of navigation systems and electronic tools to enhance the nautical navigation and to make it extremely safe and accurate. Find out what maritime navigation is all about in today’s time.
Handheld portable marine GPS devices are used by sailors around the world. In this article, we have mentioned top five best selling portable GPS navigators in the market today.
Mastering ship’s navigation is a continuous process. Deck officers need to learn the intricacies of marine navigation for a safe ship passage. In this article, learn as to how to handle the stopping distance of the ship.
Ship security and safety at the sea is ensured by various maritime systems working together. Mentioned herein are eight such systems that not only help in providing safety to the ships but also provide various important data for overall smooth running of the industry.
In the past, aboard the old sailing vessels, prisms were used to re-direct the sunlight to those areas in the vessel where sunlight never penetrated, generally below deck areas. Know more about deck prisms inside the article.
A normal ship consists of different types of decks for different purposes. Each of this deck has its own important and every seafarer should be acquitted with these decks and their locations on ships. Here are then important decks that every sailor should know.