NAVTEX is a device used on-board the vessels to provide short range Maritime Safety Information in coastal waters automatically. Learn about the working, types of messages and advantages of this important ship navigation device in the article inside.
IALA Buoyage System established a single set of rules throughout the world with the aim of improving navigational safety at sea and to solve differences of opinions. Find out more about the different marks the IALA buoyage system provides
No container is allowed to be loaded on board a ship unless its Verified Gross Mass or VGM has been declared by the shipper to the shipboard personnel and/or to port representatives. Find out more about the importance of SOLAS VGM in the shipping industry.
It is important for deck officers and crew on ships to have a sound knowledge about containers, including container markings, their standard dimensions and the means to identify their stowed position.
The radar is one of the most used equipment systems onboard ships. It is designed for detecting and tracking targets a considerable distance. Let’s take a look at 15 things that need to be considered while operating radar on ships.
Keeping the Electronic Navigation Charts fully up to date should be a high priority for the ships’s bridge team to ensure safe navigation at sea. Find out how to keep the ECDIS fully up-to-date in the article inside.
A woman seafarer describes the unique and unusual challenges she faced in a male-dominated environment on board ships.
Daily, weekly and monthly tests of all GMDSS equipment should be done by every responsible navigating officer on board ship without any compromise. Let’s take a look at important GMDSS tests carried out on ships.
What is the importance of virtual aids of navigation for ships and how does it help seafarers in enhancing safety at sea. Find out how they help ship navigating officers in the article inside.