The Mariner's Blog

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'...

Coronavirus Outbreak Threatens the Shipping Industry As Ports Enforce Restrictions
  • Mar 31, 2020
  • Monique Dean
Coronavirus Outbreak Threatens the Shipping Industry As Ports Enforce Restrictions

Consumers and businesses alike rely on the shipping industry for a steady supply of food, fuel, and medication. The 2019-2020 novel coronavirus out...

ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station and ADMIRALTY Gateway Products Will Be Retired January 2021
  • Feb 27, 2020
  • Monique Dean
ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station and ADMIRALTY Gateway Products Will Be Retired January 2021

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is known for specializing in handling marine geospatial data. It's a world-renowned center of hydography that hel...

New ECDIS Cyber Security Regulations & Requirements Coming Soon
  • Feb 8, 2020
  • Monique Dean
New ECDIS Cyber Security Regulations & Requirements Coming Soon

As the maritime industry continues to grow and ECDIS software is linked to parties involved through ship’s communications, this creates higher risk...

Guidelines on Fatigue, 2019 Edition
  • Feb 3, 2020
  • Monique Dean
Guidelines on Fatigue, 2019 Edition

The Guidelines on Fatigue, 2019 Edition is now available for purchase.   What’s it for? The International Maritime Organization approved revised gu...

Code on Intact Stability 2008, 2020 Edition Now Available
  • Feb 3, 2020
  • Monique Dean
Code on Intact Stability 2008, 2020 Edition Now Available

The newest edition of International Maritime Organization Code on Intact Stability 2008 (IS Code), 2020 Edition is now available for purchase. Wha...

NOAA Announces The End Of Production For Paper Nautical Charts
  • Dec 4, 2019
  • Monique Dean
NOAA Announces The End Of Production For Paper Nautical Charts

“These chart backup files will look somewhat different than traditional paper nautical charts, but will provide a similar functionality…” – NOAA ...