Nautical charts are one of the most important tools for ship navigation. Learn about different types of marine charts based on their origin.
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.
If you are planning to give your merchant navy competency examinations from Australia, read this article to get a general overview of the procedures and requirements.
The nautical publication numbered and widely recognized as NP 294 is a great aid for budding navigating officers as they take guard of their parallel rulers and start with passage planning. Find out how deck officers can use NP 294 to keep admiralty products up-to-date?
If you are planning to give your merchant navy competency examinations from New Zealand or Singapore, read this article to get a general overview of the procedures and requirements.
Several seafarers appear for preparatory courses and subsequent merchant navy competency exams from countries abroad. Learn about the pros and cons of giving such maritime exams abroad.
A healthy relationship between chief officer and port terminal representatives is the key to “hassle-free” cargo operations. Find out what points a chief mate must keep in mind while dealing with shore personnel.
Can an Indian seaman desert a ship without taking permission or consent of his seniors? Can he leave a ship never to return back? The article tries to explain as to what exactly happens when a seafarer deserts a ship.
The NP 247(2) is the second part of the Admiralty Annual Summary of Notices to Mariners which is issued early and contains updates on sailing directions and miscellaneous nautical publications.