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.
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.
Ship security and safety at the sea is ensured by various maritime systems working together. Mentioned herein are eight such systems that not only help in providing safety to the ships but also provide various important data for overall smooth running of the industry.
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.
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.
An Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is a combination of systems, which are interconnected to allow a centralized monitoring of various navigational tools. IBS allows acquiring and control of sensor information of a number of operations such as passage execution, communication, machinery control, and safety and security.