The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Digital Navigation”

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

Developers now have easy access to UK tidal data with the new ADMIRALTY API

Monique Dean | Mon, Jul 02, 2018, 11:07 AM EDT

What is the ADMIRALTY API? The ADMIRALTY API enables you to access tidal predictions for the UK coastline. It allows anyone with access to get predictions of high tide and low tide times, pinpoint permanent and temporary tide stations around the UK and more. As a world leader for hydrography,...

Admiralty, Digital Navigation, hydrography, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Safety, Software, Tidal Data, Tides, UKHO

NOAA joins forces with Port Miami to safely bring in larger cargo ships

Monique Dean | Thu, Jun 07, 2018, 12:06 PM EDT

  The Challenge As vessels come near the port in Miami, they face a particular challenge: strong currents from the Gulf Stream run perpendicular to the shipping channel. This makes steering mega-ships especially difficult. Pilots require information on these currents to make immediate and rapid navigational decisions.   With the...

Cargoes, Digital Navigation, Economy, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Miami, Navigation, NOAA, Popular, Ports, Safety

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Raster Navigational Chart (RNC) Tile Service exhibits first Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC)-only product

Monique Dean | Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 04:04 PM EDT

  What is the NOAA RNC Tile Service? The NOAA RNC Tile Service delivers standardized nautical chart tilesets for the public. The Tile Service terminates the need for application developers to regularly undergo the cumbersome procedure of converting NOAA BSB files into tilesets. All tilesets are published on a weekly...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Electronic Navigation Charts, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Nautical Charts, Navigation, NOAA, Raster Charts, Software, Vector Charts

Final National Charting Plan released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Charles Hays | Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 10:01 AM EST

Final National Charting Plan released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The Coast Survey was first introduced in 1807 to provide guidance and services to boaters, shippers, and users of any crafts with marine navigation. NOAA’s Coast Survey continues to ensure the best and safe navigation in America’s coastal...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Maritime Safety, Nautical Charts, Navigation, Raster Charts, USCG, Vector Charts

U.S. carriage requirements for nautical charts & publications on board ships

Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 08, 2016, 12:02 PM EST

Who does §33 CFR 164 apply to for Federal carriage requirements of nautical charts and publications? U.S. vessels meeting the applicability parameters in §33 CFR 164.01 are required to comply with federal carriage requirements for nautical charts and publications as found in §33 CFR 164.33 and §33 CFR 164.72. §33 CFR 164.01 applicability parameters are:  ...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Nautical Charts, Regulations, USCG

New IHO S-52 ECDIS Standards: What does it mean for electronic navigation charts & ECDIS?

Charles Hays | Fri, Aug 07, 2015, 03:08 PM EDT

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has well documented mandatory carriage of ECDIS for SOLAS class vessels, but new technical standards for ECDIS are coming soon.   While accurate and reliable nautical chart information is presented by trained cartographers, the portrayal of electronic navigation charts (ENCs) on an ECDIS screen is...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS

What e-Navigator Means for You

Tim Gossett | Fri, Mar 16, 2012, 04:03 PM EDT

A number of UKHO distributors met with UKHO representatives in Baltimore this week to prepare for the launch of Admiralty’s e-Navigator. The system integrates route planning, purchasing, and management of publications on board a vessel, and provides facilities for vessel superintendents to better manage their vessels. It is the UKHO’s goal for...

Digital Navigation, Industry News, Software

What are official ENCs?

Tim Gossett | Fri, Feb 24, 2012, 07:02 PM EST

ECDIS mandation is coming. On a rolling timetable starting in July this year, certain vessels will be required to use ECDIS as the primary means of navigation; all but a few of them will use ENCs as the data that drives the ECDIS hardware. In order to meet SOLAS requirements,...

Digital Navigation