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.
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.
Anchoring is one of the many important operations that comes under the responsibility of deck officer. Learn about the procedure of anchoring and the duties that a deck officer has to carry out during the operation.
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.
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.