Tugs are commonly used for berthing and unberthing ships. Let’s examine the most common maneuvers involving tugs and discuss their usage.
Learn important points on how a good ship navigator should deal with navigational warnings or any matter relating to the safety of life at sea.
Deck log book is one of the most important documents of the ship that is to be filled religiously without any errors. The navigating deck officer responsible for the deck log book should fill all the details that are necessary for the ship to sail safely at the sea.
Handling a ship in congested or high traffic areas is not an easy task. Congested waters are high density traffic areas where a vessel is likely to collide with another vessel if ship navigation is not carried out in the right manner.
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.
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.
What is the importance of virtual aids of navigation for ships and how does it help seafarers in enhancing safety at sea. Find out how they help ship navigating officers in the article inside.
Bridge resource management or BRM was adopted in the early 1990s by the maritime industry as a safety and error management tool. Learn more about BRM and its key elements on board ships in this article.
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.
Officers must take extra caution when the ship is transiting narrow passages such as channel. Learn about ten important points that ship’s crew must remember while transiting narrow channels.