The Mariner's Blog

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 ...

IMSBC Code and Supplement, 2020 Edition Now Available
  • Nov 27, 2019
  • Monique Dean
IMSBC Code and Supplement, 2020 Edition Now Available

The new edition of International Maritime solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC Code) & Supplement, 2020 Edition is now available for purchase. What’s it ...

  • Oct 30, 2019
  • Monique Dean
The Ship Captain's Medical Guide - 23rd Edition Now Available

The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide 23rd edition is the most up-to-date and complete medical guidance with the aim of reflecting current best medical ...

  • Oct 30, 2019
  • Monique Dean
Ships’ Routeing, 2019 Edition (Includes routeing measures that have been adopted before July 2019)

The latest version of the Ships’ Routeing, 2019 Edition – safety of shipping and the cleanliness of oceans – now available for purchase. What’s it...

Carriage Requirements of Publications On Board Ships By The Marshall Islands Flag State Authority
  • Oct 3, 2019
  • Charles Hays
Carriage Requirements of Publications On Board Ships By The Marshall Islands Flag State Authority

  According to RMI Marine Notice No. 1-000-3 it states the required publications to be carried on board a vessel in accordance with IMO Circular M...

List of Flag States Requiring Carriage Of Publications
  • Oct 1, 2019
  • Charles Hays
List of Flag States Requiring Carriage Of Publications

Flag States Flag State Circular/Notice Reference Comments ​Antigua & Barbuda Circular 2012-006 (Rev 1) See also MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2,...

  • Sep 27, 2019
  • Monique Dean
World Maritime Day 2019 Theme: Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

The United Nations (UN), via the International Maritime Organization (IMO), created World Maritime Day to celebrate the international maritime indu...