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 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 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.
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.