The Bahamas Maritime Authority has issued information bulletin to outline the Bahamas requirements for the carriage of ECDIS and carriage of nautical charts and publications in electronic and paper formats.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, widely acknowledged as the principal shipping industry guidance on best practice for safe navigation, which is used by seafarers and training institutes worldwide.
Maritime New Zealand has published its Coastal Navigation Safety Review Report which identifies potential enhancements to the current framework, including a recommendation for expanded use of virtual aids to navigation.
Across the nation, more than 48,000 Coast Guard aids to navigation, commonly known as ATON, mark every navigable waterway, identifying navigational hazards and ensuring mariner safety. But what happens when navigational aids are knocked off course by a natural disaster like a hurricane or flood? This recently happened during flooding on the Mississippi River. In mid-December, a tow vessel William Strait sank in 20 feet of water on the lower Mississippi River following a collision with the tow vessel Margaret Ann.
UK MCA has issued Marine Guidance Note to introduce the new Hovercraft Code which has been developed for Light and Small hovercraft operating in the United Kingdom or United Kingdom Waters (both at sea and on inland waterways).
In anticipation of the coming ice season and to ensure the safety of vessels transiting the Great Lakes Basin, crews in the Coast Guard 9th District began their annual retrieval of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System
The Nautical Institute has published new of ”The Navigator” magazine which focus on aids to navigation.
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