The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Navigation”

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

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

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

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