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.
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
A chartplotter incorporates the computer technology as a displaying device for showing the actually positioned points of a ship when it is in motion.
BNWAS – Bridge Navigational Watch & Alarm System is now imperative on all modern ships according to IMO. Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat explains the importance of BNWAS on today’s ships by describing two ship accidents.
The inception of e-Navigation concept took place way back in the year 2006, when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to include a well-defined strategy to integrate new and existing navigational tools for enhancing handling and safety of ships at the sea.
Details of the earliest known marine navigation tool, discovered in a shipwreck, have been revealed thanks to state-of-the-art scanning technology at WMG, University of Warwick.