While driving on a road, a driver is required to have headlights on the vehicle. Similarly even boats and ships are required to have lights. Such lights, known as marine navigation lighting, form a very important part of the marine navigation systems.
Nautical charts, as the name suggests, are charts or maps that are used for maritime navigation. As much important as maps are in routine road transport, nautical maps are equally important in marine navigation.
A fishfinder is a device used by boatmen to locate fish in the water. Fishfinders work on the technology of the SONAR (Sound Navigation and Ranging) system. A fishfinder is a very important device in today’s fishing process and also for those looking forward to fishing as a leisure activity. A fishfinder displays the location […]
A compass is a device that helps to correctly pinpoint the geographical direction while on a sea going vessel. A fluxgate compass is a very important and unique tool in marine navigation as it does not operate automatically like other magnetic compasses. Technically a fluxgate compass is an electromagnetic compass which solves the purpose of a conventional compass.
The Engine order telegraph (EOT) is used as a communicating device to transfer orders of change in speed or direction from the bridge to the engine control room
A wind indicator is used on ships and boats to point the direction of the wind. It is also known as a windex. Wind indicators use the technology of weather vanes to point the correct direction of wind in the oceans.
A buoy is a type of an object that floats in water and is used in the middle of the seas as locators or as warning points for the ships. Buoys are generally bright (fluorescent) in colour. Mooring buoys are a type of buoy, to which, ships can be moored in the deep oceanic areas. A mooring buoy weighs more than the general type of buoys.
Mooring anchors are used to enable the ship to halt effectively whenever required in the port or harbor.The types includes-dead weight,screw in,conventional etc
The Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a development in the navigational chart system used in naval vessels and ships. With the use of the electronic chart system, it has become easier for a ship’s navigating crew to pinpoint locations, and attaining directions are easier than before.
The vessel management system uses advanced technological equipments to monitor and manage the vehicular traffic in the oceanic and sea waters.
The Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) is a unique contact number for locating and identifying ships digitally. The Maritime Mobile Service Identity acts as a maritime mobile and allows important communication to be passed over the radio without any hindrance.
Vessel monitoring systems- VMS, are an integral communication component for ship tracking and it helps in averting any kind of mishap and wrongdoing at sea.
A chartplotter incorporates the computer technology as a displaying device for showing the actually positioned points of a ship when it is in motion.
These days one can effectively track and monitor everything that one wishes to. A vessel tracking system, as the name suggests is a collection of equipments which enable marine and naval vessels to track, identify and monitor a ship’s position, location and any other detail that might be important in maneuvering and stabilizing a ship’s route and course.
Marine VHF Radios, marine GPS and marine Autopilots are three navigational consumers’ marine equipments which make travelling at sea extremely easy and hassle free. Find out more about these equipments inside the article.
Dead reckoning navigation technique at sea is one of the oldest navigational techniques used since the ancient times. Find out more about dead reckoning navigation inside the article