A sextant is a marine navigation instrument which is used to measure the angle between two objects. Sextant is still used on many ships around the world.
Several types of automation systems are used on the bridge of the ship for navigational purpose. BNWAS is a type of important automation device used on board ships to prevent any type of unfavourable condition. Find out more inside.
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.
A modern ship is provided with several navigational equipment and resources to ensure a smooth and save voyage. We bring you 30 different types of navigational equipment and resources that are used onboard ships
SART or Search and Rescue Transponder, is an extremely vital equipment on the ship as it performs the job of a signal-man. It is a vital machine during distress for it helps in locating the position of the vessel in case it goes off-track.
An Epirb is a specialized navigational equipment used at sea to indicate other ships and shore about a particular ship’s whereabouts.
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.
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.
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.