OCIMF has published guidance on how to improve policies and procedures concerning the safe use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). SQE Marine issued a circular providing an overview of the key findings and sharing valuable respective recommendations.
The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) launched its latest information paper, which provides guidance on how to improve policies and procedures concerning the safe use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
Safe navigation requires from professional navigators to keep themselves up to date with new regulations, practices, technology and information sources. Celebrating release of the 25th edition of The Navigator, The Nautical Institute shared key points highlighted over the years.
Transport Malta investigation: Monitoring of anchor position linked to allision of bulk carrier with two other vessels
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the allision of the bulk carrier MV KLIMA with the Marshall Island-flagged bulk carrier SPRING SNOW and the Singapore-registered bunker barge LIBRA in the Eastern Special Purpose Anchorage, Singapore, in July 2019.
Marine navigation is a big challenge, as it requires both knowledge and skills. This is especially true nowadays – in the smart era – but it was also true when the only available navigation was the celestial.
In its June monthly safety scenario, the Swedish Club reports of vessel that ran aground because the bridge team did not monitor the vessel’s progress through the bridge equipment.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on the grounding of the Maltese-registered container ship ‘APL Danube’ in April 2019. The investigation revealed that the route on the ECDIS had been deactivated, while the Captain was away from the console during ship’s manoeuvre.
Germany’s Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation (BSU) has published its investigation report on the grounding of the LPG tanker Pazifik off Indonesia on July 9, 2018, concluding that the incident was caused due to the not fully engineered ECDIS.
Wärtsilä announced that it has been awarded a DNV GL type-approval certificate and cyber security certification by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for its Translink solution, part of the company’s connected ECDIS concept.
The Swedish Club’s Navigational Claims issue highlights the importance of double-checking the vessel’s passage plan to ensure that the vessel’s navigational path is correct according to all data entered into the navigational equipment.
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