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The Nautical Institute launches ‘Mentoring at Sea’ campaign

The Nautical Institute is launching an online campaign promoting mentoring at sea. Entitled ‘Mentoring at Sea – The 10 Minute Challenge’, the campaign features a series of five short films that cast a spotlight on the many ways in which mentoring improves life at sea while helping mariners to grow professionally.

Ten facts about the future of maritime technology

There are a number of new technologies which are beginning to come into use on board ship and ship bridge makes no exemption. Navigators will need to learn how to use these new systems and understand their strengths and weaknesses.

Lessons learned from fatal one metre

During hold-cleaning operations, the crew were using a ladder and a high-pressure water jet to remove cargo residue from the sloping upper hopper bulkhead. The crew member on the ladder lost his balance and fell backwards on to the tank top, striking his head. 

Mariners ‘fairly pragmatic’ about automation, survey finds

In line with an increased focus on automation across shipping, The Nautical Institute has conducted a survey seeking to understand seafarers’ current thoughts on the introduction of automation. The responses revealed mariners were fairly pragmatic about the inevitable increase of technology onboard.

Ten tips to improve situational awareness onboard

The Nautical Institute issued its newest edition of The Navigator focusing on the importance of Situational Awareness as a key component of safe navigation. Maintaining good situational awareness can be challenging and there are many things on a bridge that can cause distraction or overload.

10 tips to avoid accidents at sea

While poor watchkeeping, over reliance on GPS, fatigue, commercial pressure and distractions remain as major causes of shipping accidents, new technology inevitably leads to new ways to have accidents, argues David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute, in the new issue of ‘The Navigator’. 

10 tips for coping with weather at sea

The Nautical Institute issued its June edition of The navigator focusing on weather as a critical factor for safe navigation. The weather can make the difference between a prosperous or loss-making voyage, can cause injury to crew and passengers and can even lead to the loss of a ship.

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