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.



Browns Rule of the Road Manual

(Apr 05 2013)

This is the 19th edition of this book since it was first published in 1928. Another work from Brown, Son & Ferguson, this manual was written by Extra Master HH Brown and revised and expanded upon by Master Mariner Saurabh Sachhdeva.



Polar Code - where are we now?

(Apr 04 2013)

Much has been written about the impending Polar Code, not least in Tanker Operator and the Ice Class Tanker Report, published last year.



test story

(Feb 03 2013)

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June 2020

low carbon strategy - digital tanker market models - battery explosions - better catering onboard - challenges of ballast installations