Mooring operation is one of the most important and dangerous tasks that seafarers have to perform on the ship’s deck. Learn about ten important points that must be considered while carrying out mooring operations on ships to ensure safety of the ship and its crew.
Ship’s anchor is used to turn the ship in the desired side and direction during the berthing process. Learn inside the article as to how a ship is berthed using its anchor as a pivot.
The ultimate list of nautical books for deck officers is a compilation of important maritime codes, regulations, guides, and books important for both aspiring and sea-going maritime professionals working in the deck department.
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?
Handing ships during ice navigation is a daunting task for ship professionals. Ship navigation through frozen seas requires certain important points to be followed by the navigating officers. Learn them inside.
The inception of e-Navigation concept took place way back in the year 2006, when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to include a well-defined strategy to integrate new and existing navigational tools for enhancing handling and safety of ships at the sea.
The annual survey of notices to mariners is a yearly publication which advice mariners on important matters related to ship’s navigation, hydro graphic information, aids to navigation, and changes in shipping channels.
The Arctic Bridge is a major polar shipping route that spans between North-western Russia and the Canadian heartland, and is also an extremely crucial alternate shipping route.
With ever increasing amount of paper work on board ships, ship officers strongly feel there is an urgent need of a new rank on ships to share their work load.
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.
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.