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.
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.
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.
A chartplotter incorporates the computer technology as a displaying device for showing the actually positioned points of a ship when it is in motion.
A fish finder is a device boatmen use to locate fish in the water. Fishfinders work on the SONAR (Sound Navigation and Ranging) technology. A fish finder is an essential device in today’s fishing sector and for those looking forward to fishing as a leisure activity. A fishfinder displays the location of a fish on…
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.
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.
Maersk’s maritime software “eco voyage” is an innovative tool, which if used efficiently can help in reducing several problems of the shipping world. Find how you can help reduce your ship’s fuel cost using “Eco Voyage”.
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