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.
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.
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.
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
Ship’s bow thruster play an important role in navigating and maneuvering a ship. Find out the science behind ship maneuvering by bow thruster explained by an experienced shipping pilot.
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.
Baltic mooring is a combination mooring of a vessel alongside the berth which employs a stern mooring shackled to the offshore anchor cable in the region of the “ganger length”. Learn how baltic mooring is done in this video.
This article is a part of the series – Mastering Ship’s Navigation. Find out how to navigate a ship using bow-thrusters, when using minimum help from tug boats.