The Mariner's Blog

  • Mar 2, 2012
  • Tim Gossett
Class 4 isn't only for solids

When generalizing the 9 hazmat classes, Class 4 is typically described as “Flammable Solids,” which is actually a misnomer. Each of the three Class...

  • Feb 24, 2012
  • Tim Gossett
What are official ENCs?

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...

  • Feb 17, 2012
  • Tim Gossett
Tricky Segregation Your Software May Not Catch

Your staff are trained, you've installed some expensive hazmat software, and operations are rolling along. Out of the blue, a load that your so...

  • Feb 2, 2012
  • Tim Gossett
NGA Regions 3 & 4 now unavailable

Customers looking to purchase NGA charts in regions 3 (UK, Iceland, Greenland, Western Europe in blue) and 4 (Scandinavia, Northern Russia in ...

  • Oct 28, 2011
  • Tim Gossett
All About Chart Scale

The scale of a nautical chart is a way to convert inches on paper to inches in the real world. It's key in determining the distance between two p...

  • Oct 21, 2011
  • Tim Gossett
4 Reasons Why You Need an ACEP

If you own a fleet of containers, you should have an Approved Continuous Examination Program (ACEP). Compared to a periodic examination program, an...

  • Jul 6, 2011
  • Tim Gossett
We're on the GSA

A portion of our products are part of our multiple award schedule with the GSA. US Federal buyers can take advantage of pre-negotiated prices and...