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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.

Bridge Procedures: Mandatory actions during ECDIS setup

In todays shipping industry, it is beyond doubt that ECDIS has become the main tool for watchkeeping officers on board ships. As a result the Masters, navigating officers, and ship-owners should be aware of the benefits of the chart display, the safety settings, and the alarm system of ECDIS.

ICC Incoterms under revision to keep pace with global trade landscape

The ICC Incoterms® rules are an internationally recognised standard which have become an essential part of the daily language of trade.  Published by the International Chamber of Commerce, the Incoterms Rules allow buyers and sellers to transact business with the certainty that each understands all obligations concerning the tasks, costs and risks involved in the delivery of goods.

Bridge Procedures: How to ensure vessel’s proper steering gear testing

A sudden operational failure of equipment or technical systems on board may result in a hazardous situation, that equipment or system is considered critical. In this Bridge Procedure article, we are going to explain why the steering gear is one of the most critical systems on a vessel and how to ensure vessel’s proper testing in the steering gear system. 

ECDIS Training: An overview

A ship safety management system should include familiarization with the ECDIS equipment fitted, including its backup arrangements, sensors and related peripherals.

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