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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