The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Maritime Safety”

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

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