The 2020 Navigational Claims report by the Swedish Club is focusing on a ro-ro vessel which eventually grounded due to the fact that the Master and the Navigation Officer did not implement a passage plan.
Knowing exactly where we are at each time is a key component of safe navigation and the use of GPS and ECDIS provide this capability nowadays, but the continuing trend to rely solely on this means of navigation rather than to cross-check with other independent and reliable navigation techniques introduces a significant risk, CHIRP notes.
Living in the digital age, the way that a voyage is planned is easier and quicker since all data and information are available on demand, with just one click, and all updates are introduced immediately upon receipt.There are no doubts that the benefits of e navigation in respect of time and effort during Appraisal and Planning stage, are beyond expectations for navigators.
The 2020 sulphur cap will enter into force on 1st January 2020, meaning that a comprehensive approach to compliance is expected by all Port State Control (PSC) regimes. PSC inspections will be conducted according to the IMO PSC procedures, the 2019 guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI.
As part of the Sea Traffic Management STM Validation project Costa Crociere, part of Carnival Corporation, incorporated Costa and Aida ships to exchange information with other actors, using STM supported standardised formats and interfaces. After verifying operations with these first ships, the rest of the Carnival Corporation fleet has now been added.
In an era where we experience hologram concerts, when we use our smartphone while we are at the office to control the AC at home, when deep learning algorithms are used to apply smart supermarket shopping, no one could argue that technology is defining our lives in every sector.
Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the Australian Border Force cutter Roebuck Bay (ABFC Roebuck Bay) on Henry Reef, Queensland, in September 2017. The report identified an amendment on the passage plan which led the vessel to the reef and poor use of ECDIS.
Complying with the ISM Code is at least a prerequisite for a safe navigation. As part of its series on ISM Code-related accidents, SAFETY4SEA focuses today on the grounding of the Maltese-registered tanker ‘Ovit’ in the Dover Strait, off UK, in September 2013.
As emerging technologies are enhancing ship routing, navigation is getting faster and safer, while there are new possibilities for mega-container ships and fully autonomous ships to sail the high seas in the coming future. Ship routing has been steadily improving, as the shipping industry successfully mitigates several issues.
Wärtsilä revealed its new Navi-Planner voyage planning and optimisation solution during Nor-Shipping 2019. Developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company, the new Navi-Planner utilizes the connected ECDIS. The new connectivity enables onboard voyage planning to be cut from 5 hours to 30min, and it also aims to provide better navigational safety standard for less experienced seafarers.
UK, Kuwait, Canada offer the best profit conditions for big offshore fields, Rystad says21/01/2021
- Maritime Health
Alandia, Blå Mediamentor launch mental health training package for seafarers21/01/2021
FEBIMA investigation: Crew member suffers burn injuries in the engine room21/01/2021
Lessons learned: Ensure watchkeeping procedures for bridge operations are strictly followed21/01/2021
RightShip, INTERCARGO jointly launch standard for safety in dry bulk sector21/01/2021
Further developments made on the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell front21/01/2021
- Maritime Health
BPA urges to include port workers in COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation21/01/2021
WSM joins Sustainable Shipping Initiative21/01/2021
Hong Kong extends ban of crew entrance to four countries21/01/2021
MPA Singapore: Revisions for mariners operating in the vicinity of Senoko Fishery Port21/01/2021
- Maritime Health
Update January 21: Live map depicts spread of coronavirusSeafarers
More crew change issues emerge as virus mutatesSafety
Lessons learned: Uncontrolled movement of mooring chainCasualties
BP denies accusations of being involved in Wakashio oil spill
Trending Now2020 sulphur cap accident reports Arctic China container ships COVID-19 cruise ships digitalization DNV GL EU green practices IMO lessons learned LNG as a fuel Maersk maritime piracy maritime security offshore operations oil and gas industry ports reducing shipping emissions reports safety measures shipping industry shipping market sm sustainability UK US USCG