Coastal passage is an extremely busy time for the deck officer on bridge. The traffic density is usually high with an increased concentration of fishing vessels and obstacles. Learn about important points which OOW must consider in coastal and congested waters.
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.
“Let Go” and “Walk Back” are two of the most prevalent methods used by ships for anchoring. Learn as to how they are carried out on board inside the article.
Parallel indexing is a vessel navigation technique used as a measure to monitor the progress of a vessel and to keep the vessel at a safe distance from the shoreline or rock. Learn more about parallel indexing inside the article.
A Gyro compass is a form of gyroscope, used widely on ships employing an electrically powered, fast-spinning gyroscope wheel and frictional forces among other factors utilizing the basic physical laws, influences of gravity and the Earth’s rotation to find the true north.
Learn about Berthing Plan, the pre-requisites and objectives, the procedure of drawing up a plan, and advances in this field. We will also look at the example of a port and the standard berthing plan devised for it.
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.
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.