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ECDIS As The Focal Point of E-Navigation

Monique Dean | Mon, Aug 05, 2019, 01:08 PM EDT

   Investing in ECDIS combines advanced functionality, smart navigation, with cost-efficient software. E-navigation is the most harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation and analysis of marine information on board and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation and related services for safety and security at sea and protection...

All About, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, E-Navigation, ECDIS, Electronic Navigation Charts, Industry News, Maritime Compliance, Maritime Industry, Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety Committee, Nautical Charts, Navigation, Raster Charts, Regulations, Safety, Sea Traffic Management, Software, SOLAS, Vector Charts

New Released Version of The IMO-Vega Database, (v23.1), 2018

Monique Dean | Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 02:07 PM EDT

  IMO-Vega is an essential tool for anyone involved in shipping: shipowners and operators, shipbuilders, classification societies, casualty investigators, governments, insurers and underwriters, port authorities, surveyors and many others. The IMO-Vega Database (v23.1) 2018 is now available in two digital formats (electronic download and internet subscription).   What’s it for?...

All About, Database, IMO, Maritime Safety, Popular, Port State Control, Prevention, Regulations, Safety, Software, SOLAS

New edition now available for the IAMSAR Manual Volume III, 2019 Edition

Monique Dean | Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 02:07 PM EDT

  Mobile Facilities (volume III) is intended to be carried on board rescue units, aircraft and vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue or on-scene coordinator function and with aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies.   What’s it for? The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and...

All About, Guidelines, IAMSAR, IMO, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Popular, Regulations, Search and Rescue, SOLAS

NOAA encourages mariners to use ENC latest updates

Monique Dean | Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 04:06 PM EDT

NOAA released latest updates and other advantages that mariners can benefit from. Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) are the main nautical chart of NOAA’s production and mariners are encouraged to prioritize using the new ENC data before other secondary options.    The following is a snippet of a news release from...

All About, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, ECDIS, Electronic Navigation Charts, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Nautical Charts, Navigation, NOAA, Raster Charts, Safety, Software, SOLAS, Vector Charts

UKHO Supporting The Blue Economy

Monique Dean | Mon, Jun 03, 2019, 04:06 PM EDT

Our oceans are critical to so many particular points of our day-to-day lives. Globally, we rely on our oceans for trade, food, and other valuable resources, as well as enabling environmental protection and international aid. As years go by, maritime transformation has evolved in many ways by the help of...

Admiralty, All About, Blue Data, Blue Economy, Digital Technology, Economic Growth, Electronic Navigation Charts, Environment, Fisheries Management, Marine Data, Marine Environment, Marine Geospatial Data, Maritime Industry, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Ocean Resources, Oceans, Popular, Seabed Habitats, Technological Advances, Tourism, UKHO

Electronic Information Exchange Mandatory for Ports

Monique Dean | Wed, May 01, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT

"The new FAL Convention requirement for all Public Authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information related to maritime transport marks a significant move in the maritime industry and ports towards a digital maritime world, reducing the administrative burden and increasing the efficiency of maritime trade and transport,"...

All About, Cargoes, Containers, Electronic Information Exchange, FAL Convention, IMO, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Popular, Port State Control, Regulations, Software

Reaching New Heights

Monique Dean | Fri, Apr 05, 2019, 04:04 PM EDT

 NOAA scientists are transforming how to measure accurate heights and how we can understand the water flows beyond the ground. Errors and inaccuracy in measuring heights from the foundation could lead a big difference between a flooded home and a safe dry home. Did you know that buying a property...

All About, elevation, evacuation planning, floodplain mapping, Industry News, International Regulations, latitude, longitude, National Geodetic Survey, NOAA, Popular, Procedures, Regulations, seal level, shoreline, Tidal Data, Tides, Vertical Datum

IMO Prepares for Necessary Autonomous Ship Regulation Amendments

Monique Dean | Fri, Feb 01, 2019, 11:02 AM EST

  The field of technology is rapidly growing and relying more and more on automated systems. In the shipping industry, the application of such technology will usher in an era of unmanned ships that are fully independent. To adapt to this trend, the International Maritime Organization will review the current...

All About, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, IMO, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships, Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety Committee, MASS, Popular, Regulations, Safety, Software, SOLAS

Commemorating 100 sessions of the Maritime Safety Committee [Recap]

Monique Dean | Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 10:12 AM EST

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 100th special session was held from December 3rd through the 7th. The program is very comprehensive and incorporated a commemorative event with presentations dedicated to emerging technologies in the naval sector. Here’s a few highlights: Technology progression of maritime autonomous surface ships Kevin Daffey, Director...

All About, IMO, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety Committee, MARPOL, Popular, Regulations, SOLAS

Are digital technologies on board compromising safety and security?

Monique Dean | Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 03:10 PM EDT

How important is safe technology in the maritime industry?   Seafarers and employees at work are safer on the waterfront by having a proper knowledge of the basics of occupational safety and technology. Professionally trained crew will make less complication on board.     The Automatic Identification System (AIS) has...

AIS, All About, COLREGS, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, ECDIS, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Popular, Regulations, Safety, Software, VHF

Changes in Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings

Monique Dean | Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 04:07 PM EDT

What did the IMO resolution A1116 (30) accomplish? On December 5, 2017, IMO introduced a new resolution A1116 (30), namely “Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings.”  This recommends the adoption of new ISO signage, which will be required starting on January 1, 2019 for new vessels. In addition, these...

All About, Digital Navigation, Direction signs, Equipment Location Markings, Escape Route Signs, IMO, Industry News, LSA signs, Maritime Safety, Policy, Popular, Regulations, Safety, Signage

World Maritime Day 2018

Monique Dean | Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 11:03 AM EDT

"The mission of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a United Nations specialized agency is to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping through cooperation. This will be accomplished by adopting the highest practicable standards of maritime safety and security, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of...

All About, IMO, Industry Events, Industry News, Maritime Safety, World Maritime Day

All about the IMSBC Code

Tim Gossett | Fri, Jun 15, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

IMO will soon be publishing the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement, 2012 Edition, incorporating Amendment 01-11 (IMSBC Code 2012). This update to the original IMSBC Code 2009 is already available for use, in spite of the lack of a published hardcopy. IMSBC Code 2012 will replace IMSBC...

All About, Cargoes, Popular, Regulations

All About Chart Scale

Tim Gossett | Fri, Oct 28, 2011, 05:10 PM EDT

The scale of a nautical chart is a way to convert inches on paper to inches in the real world. Chart scales are expressed as ratios (1:100,000 for example), so the unit of measure does not matter. On a chart whose scale is 1:100,000, one inch on paper represents 100,000...

All About, Cartography