The Mariner's Blog

What is an ECDIS? All About the Electronic Chart Display and Information System
  • Nov 5, 2020
  • Charles Hays
What is an ECDIS? All About the Electronic Chart Display and Information System

Ships implementing the Electronic Chart Display and Information System has revolutionized e-navigation. If you're new to the maritime industry, you...

How to Order, Download, and Update ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (AENP) in SPICA
  • Oct 27, 2020
  • Charles Hays
How to Order, Download, and Update ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (AENP) in SPICA

Mariners sailing on SOLAS class vessels are required by IMO and flag state authorities to carry all necessary nautical publication...

How to Optimize Your Route Using Weather Routing Optimization Technology in SPICA
  • Oct 21, 2020
  • Charles Hays
How to Optimize Your Route Using Weather Routing Optimization Technology in SPICA

The goal of IMO 2020 is to reduce emissions  to improve the marine air quality and to protect human health. What our latest weather routing optimiz...

ECDIS: The Good and Bad of Paperless Navigation of Ships
  • Oct 8, 2020
  • Charles Hays
ECDIS: The Good and Bad of Paperless Navigation of Ships

  Despite the information and technological revolution of the 20th century changing so many things, oceanic navigation stayed remarkably similar. ...

Best Practices For Using An ECDIS
  • Sep 27, 2020
  • Charles Hays
Best Practices For Using An ECDIS

An ECDIS is one of the essential tools of a modern navigator. This tool displays digital charts and other navigational information, which improves ...

Carriage Requirements for Nautical Charts & Publications According to the Cayman Islands Flag State
  • Sep 23, 2020
  • Charles Hays
Carriage Requirements for Nautical Charts & Publications According to the Cayman Islands Flag State

In the Cayman Islands, the carriage of navigation charts and publications is regulated under the Merchant Shipping Regulations. According to sectio...

Carriage Requirements for Nautical Charts & Publications According to the Bahamas Maritime Authority (Bahamas Flag State)
  • Sep 22, 2020
  • Charles Hays
Carriage Requirements for Nautical Charts & Publications According to the Bahamas Maritime Authority (Bahamas Flag State)

Through its Maritime Authority, the Bahamas Flag State released information bulletin No. 51 that outlines the criteria to be followed by SOLAS vess...

Safeguarding the Shipping Industry from Current and Emerging Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Aug 24, 2020
  • Charles Hays
Safeguarding the Shipping Industry from Current and Emerging Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

IMO has adopted a resolution MSC 428(98) that encourages all stakeholders in the shipping industry to be vigilant about cyber security. By Januar...

USCG: Commandant Change Notice On Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications
  • Jun 23, 2020
  • Charles Hays
USCG: Commandant Change Notice On Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications

  Mariners rely on nautical publications for a successful voyage. Recommendations from the Navigation Safety Advisory Council have seen the Coast...

Introducing SPICA Pay As You Sail (PAYS) e-Navigation Software Solution
  • Jun 16, 2020
  • Charles Hays
Introducing SPICA Pay As You Sail (PAYS) e-Navigation Software Solution

  SPICA PAYS is an advanced digital navigation software designed for any SOLAS-class marine vessels that use Electronic Chart Display Information...

How to Order Electronic Navigation Charts For ECDIS and Keep Them Updated On Ships Using SPICA
  • May 31, 2020
  • Charles Hays
How to Order Electronic Navigation Charts For ECDIS and Keep Them Updated On Ships Using SPICA

ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display Information System) is an advanced navigation system that improves safe navigation at sea. ECDIS has become a must...

Recently Added Publication - Procedures for Port State Control 2019, 2020 Edition
  • May 19, 2020
  • Monique Dean
Recently Added Publication - Procedures for Port State Control 2019, 2020 Edition

The newest edition of Procedures for Port State Control 2019, 2020 Edition along with the accompanying book is now available for purchase.   What'...