ECDIS

Shortlisted nominees announced for the 2019 SMART4SEA Awards

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the distinguished shortlisted nominees for the 2019 SMART4SEA Awards, following an online nomination process, initiated a few months ahead of the event, where industry stakeholders proposed nominations. The aim of the awards is to recognize those organizations that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Smart Shipping.

Officer forgets to insert a waypoint in GPS, ship runs aground

In its Monthly Safety Scenario for November, the Swedish P&I club analyzes a case of a ship grounding due to insufficient checking of the passage plan. When creating the passage plan, it is suggested that the plan is double checked by another officer to ensure all waypoints have been selected.

Procedures: A guide to safe passage planning

Voyage planning is a key element of Bridge Resource Management forming the foundation the bridge team will use to ensure the vessel’s safe transit along its intended route. A voyage plan (or passage plan) is a comprehensive, berth to berth guide, developed and used by a vessel’s bridge team to determine the most favorable route and identify potential hazards along the route.

Solo bridge manning contributes to grounding

Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report into the grounding of the Maltese registered bulk carrier ‘Marbella’ on North Reef, Paracel Islands, on 28 September 2017. The investigation showed that the bridge was solely manned by one person at the time of the incident. 

Grounding highlights need of ECDIS alarms in open waters

In the latest edition of its Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes a grounding of a small bulk carrier on a sandbank. The vessel had been following a planned track in the ECDIS, but the ECDIS alarms had been turned off. The ship remained aground for 6 days and was refloated by salvors. 

Paris MoU: Industry compliance during CIC satisfactory

The Paris MoU conducted a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS jointly with the Tokyo MOU between 1 September 2017 and 30 November 2017. During the CIC, 4,288 inspections were carried out, with the total CIC detention rate per individual ship being 3.5%.

Proper ECDIS settings in navigational waters

Industry stakeholders have discussed a lot about the pros and cons of paperless navigation concluding that ECDIS does have an edge over the traditional paper chart navigation. However, the question for the navigating officers remains the same. Can they steer the vessel, following a pre scheduled passage plan, avoiding grounding?

Unfamiliarity with ECDIS led L’ Austral to run aground twice in a month

TAIC issued a report on the grounding of the cruise ship ‘L’Austral’, at Milford Sound, on 9 February 2017, revealing an insufficient use of electronic navigation systems. The ship was involved in another incident one month earlier, when it entered an unauthorised zone and struck an uncharted rock.

GPS Outage – A Navigator’s Nightmare

In the latest issue of Signals newsletter by North P&I Club, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, shares his views with respect to GPS, citing common problems that impede safe navigation and best practice for navigational officers to maintain good situational awareness.

Poll

Is Polar Code enough to ensure safety & environmental protection of seafarers, passengers and Arctic people?

maritime events

Alerts Casualties Loss Prevention Maritime Health Regulation Safety Seafarers Security
british skipper
Hong Kong flagged vessel rescues a British skipper after being 50 hours at sea
Connecting safety with wellness at sea
imo
IMO’s training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
pollution
Belgian company cleans up oil pollution from the French Riviera
arctic
Arctic’s sea ice bottoms as carbon emissions peak
biofouling
Understanding marine biofouling: How anti-fouling systems prevent growth
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
uk ports
UK smart port project initiates in northeast England
copernicus
Watch: Copernicus on coastal vulnerability assessment
drones
Vopak tests drones for safer inspection
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou
Ship denied access to Paris MoU region for 3 months
employment discrimination
Shipyard labor contractors fined for employment discrimination
oily waste at sea
US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
floating supermarket
Watch: Dubai’s floating supermarket
Ocean Health Index 2018 assessment to note avg score for the oceans is 70 out of 100
shipping confidence
Overview of three key ship types markets in 2018
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
russian
Russian Fisheries agency’s research fleet is getting smaller
shipping confidence
Shipping confidence reduces slightly
china coal
China’s import limitations on coal decreases demand on Panamaxes
Connecting safety with wellness at sea
chief officer slips
The [email protected] Singapore Campaign: Focusing on navigational safety and Human Element
StealthGas: A combination of traditional techniques and modern smart tools is needed in the smart era
NSSLGlobal: Digitalisation, AI and smart connectivity are setting maritime industry’s agenda