A lookout is a person at the ship’s bridge who maintains a continuous watch of the sea to report any kind of hazard that can be an obstacle in the navigation and cause harm to the ship. Find out about the duties of ship’s lookout inside the article.
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.
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.
UNCLOS or the United Nation’s Convention on Laws of the Sea was formed to ensure freedom of shipping navigation at the sea. This allowed ships of one country to move safely and freely in international waters.
Several factors are taken into consideration while navigation a ship and ocean current is one of the most important ones. Find out about the effect of ocean currents on the ship and what would happen when a ship enters shallow water.
The deck officer of the ship performs the most crucial task of navigating the ship. It is therefore extremely important that he or she is well versed in the navigational skills. Learn in this article as to how to use wind for maneuvering a ship and how to avoid common mistakes.
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.
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.
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.