GPS common problems and how to mitigate them
Navigation relies heavily to the Global Positioning System (GPS). This is because it is easy to use, accurate and reliable. However, GPS signals can be compromised by both natural and human sources. If that happens it can lead to inaccurate data or complete loss of GPS signal, North P&I Club informs.
Bridge Procedure: GNSS failure while using the ECDIS
As mentioned in the previous article of our Bridge Procedure series, since ECDIS is a complex system, it is critical to clarify what should be done in cases of an emergency situations. Intermittent signal and GNSS failure while using the ECDIS is one of them.
USCG: GPS interference in eastern Mediterranean Sea
Multiple cases of significant GPS interference have been reported by vessels and aircraft operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea since 18 March 2018. These reports have been concentrated in the vicinity of Port Said, Egypt and the Suez Canal, and south of the Republic of Cyprus, the USCG informed.
Environmental sustainability the biggest challenge for shipping
Interview with Nick Brown, Communications Director, Bureau Veritas at Posidonia 2018.
Infographic: Lessons learned from fishing vessels accidents
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued an infographic, describing lessons learned from accidents through the European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP). In this infographic EMSA presents accidents that took place on fishing vessels.
New system to help reduce dangerous goods accidents
Exis Technologies, along with TT Club and UK P&I Club announced the next phase of implementation of the Hazcheck Restrictions Portal. The portal aims to facilitate the operations of container shipping lines by simplifying the end-to-end management of dangerous goods (DG) booking processes.
Attention vital when working at height to prevent accidents
UK MAIB presents an accident in its safety digest where a foreman fell through a hatch and down two decks to the bottom deck. He was later taken to hospital to be treated as he sustained multiple fractures.