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.
Navigation devices used on ships
Nautical Almanac is a type of navigation aid, which describes the position of celestial bodies to assist navigators at sea to determine their ship’s position using celestial navigation.
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.
The world of AIS (or Automatic Identification System) can often be a confusing one to delve into, with many questions arising such as “what is AIS?”, “why do I need it?”, and “what type of AIS does my ship actually need?”
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.
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) has brought a drastic transformation in ship navigation. Learn about the pros and cons of paperless navigation on ships.
Auto-pilot is surely an undeniable boon in modern navigation. However over-reliance on the equipment and poor comprehension of its efficiency and limitations has resulted in several accidents at sea. Learn about ten important things to consider while using auto-pilot system on ships.
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.
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.