The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Maritime 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

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

Safety Regulations for Mooring Operations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee

Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 09:02 AM EST

On January 22-23, 2018, new guidelines for safe mooring and draft amendments to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulation 11-1/3-8 were discussed by the IMO Sub-Committee during the Ship Design and Construction session. These safety suggestions will be submitted when finalized and to be reviewed and approved by the...

IMO, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Mooring, Regulations, Safety, SOLAS

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

International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code, 2016 Edition) now available

Charles Hays | Fri, Jun 03, 2016, 03:06 PM EDT

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has now published the International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code, 2016 edition) and is now available for purchase.    What's it for? The purpose of the IGC Code is to provide an international standard...

Cargoes, Maritime Safety, Regulations

New Bridge Procedures Guide, 5th Edition now available

Charles Hays | Fri, Mar 25, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) released the much anticipated 5th edition of Bridge Procedures Guide in March of 2016. The new 5th edition supersedes the previous 4th edition issued in 2007.  What's it for? Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in...

ECDIS, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Popular

What Shippers Need To Know About The SOLAS Gross Mass Weight Verification Requirement For Containers

Charles Hays | Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 07:11 PM EST

The Maritime Safety Committee at its ninety-fourth session (MSC 94, November 2014) approved for adoption the draft amendments to SOLAS chapter VI to now require mandatory verification of gross mass weight of containers before loading onto vessels for transport. The Maritime Safety Committee also approved draft guidelines which are intended to provide a common approach...

Containers, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Regulations

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 edition released

Charles Hays | Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 01:10 PM EDT

The Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) released the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 edition on September 22nd, 2015. This edition supersedes Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen Consolidated 2011 Edition.  What's it for? The Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 edition provides guidance on improving safety...

Maritime Safety

New Ships' Routeing 2015 edition published by IMO

Charles Hays | Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) published Ships' Routeing 2015 edition and is now available. Ships' Routeing 2015 edition renders obsolete its previous 2013 edition.     What's it for? Ships' Routeing establishes an international and mandatory systematic way for ships to follow predetermined routes to avoid hazards to navigation at sea.  Navigation hazards include...

Maritime Safety, Navigation, Regulations