Chemical tanker grounding and ENC data accuracy

(Sep 10 2020)

A report by BSU into a chemical tanker grounding gives interesting insight into the importance of understanding the accuracy of electronic chart data.



Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information

(Aug 27 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a revised edition of the information paper Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information.



Tanker grounding, Lofoten

(Jul 30 2020)

Product tanker KEY FIGHTER ran aground in Lofoten, Norway, south of Restlandet, while en route from Stokkmarknes to Rest, Restlandet.



OneOcean streamlines its voyage solutions for greater transparency and efficiency

(Jul 16 2020)

OneOcean, the global leader in digital compliance and navigation services, has unveiled its latest online voyage solutions for the shipping, cruise line, and superyacht industries.



NAVTOR launches NavStation 5.3 with integrated weather and Optimum Ship Routing from WNI

(Jul 09 2020)

NAVTOR has joined forces with Weathernews Inc. (WNI), the world’s largest private weather service company, to integrate Optimum Ship Routing (OSR) and advanced weather services into digital chart table NavStation.



MENAS – please pay “Nav dues” in Middle Eastern ports

(Jun 25 2020)

Middle East Navigation Aids Services (MENAS), which maintains buoys and DGPS in the Middle Eastern Gulf, would like to request that shipowners pay their invoices after Middle East port calls as the dues are needed to maintian the existing service and...



How LNG operational practise is changing

(Jun 18 2020)

Witherby Publishing has released the 2nd edition of its handbook for LNG carrier operations “LNG Operational Practise”. We took the opportunity to ask the authors about the ways LNG operational practise is changing, and why they wanted to make a new ...



BIMCO shares OCIMF COVID-19 guidance on how inspectors should navigate

(May 07 2020)

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives guidance on Ship Inspection Report Exchange (SIRE) / Barge Inspection Exchange (BIRE)/ Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspections.



Situational awareness explored in 23rd issue of The Navigator

(Feb 06 2020)

The key role that situational awareness plays is examined in depth in the latest edition of The Navigator, the free publication from The Nautical Institute aimed at maritime navigators around the world.



North P&I Club launches digital tool to help shipping stay up to date with Coronavirus outbreak

(Feb 06 2020)

North P&I Club has launched a new digital tool that will help shipowners and operators track the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak.



EU ban on Filipino officers warning

(Mar 03 2014)

InterManager has warned shipmanagers to put in place sensible contingency plans should Filipino officers find themselves banned from working on EU flagged vessels.



UKHO addresses ECDIS and Turkish Straits

(Feb 21 2014)

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a nautical publication to support the transition to ECDIS.



Creating virtual aids to navigation (ATONs)

(Jan 01 2014)

Fleet operators are well acquainted with the use of Automatic Identification System (AIS). They may be less ware, however, that shore-side users have also been taking advantage of AIS in recent years to enhance a wide variety of business activities....



Decision support tools should be used

(Nov 30 2013)

Since the introduction of AIS in 2001, the question of ‘how to use AIS data on board’ is still unclear.



UKHO announces upgrade details for AVCS

(Oct 22 2013)

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced details of its forthcoming upgrade of the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) CD Service to S-63 Edition 1.1.




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Aug-Sept 2020

Columbia, Thome, laser scanning for tanks, Covid and seafarers, dual fuel engines, shaft generators