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INMARSAT is not the only GMDSS satellite service! New amendments to SOLAS Chapter IV on GMDSS

INMARSAT is not the only GMDSS satellite service! New amendments to SOLAS Chapter IV on GMDSS

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has revised the SOLAS Chapter IV requirements for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) to reflect advancements in technology and to...

17 January 2024
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E-mail etiquette in maritime industry: best practices

E-mail etiquette in maritime industry: best practices

Email is one of the most common and important forms of communication in the modern world, especially for businesses that operate across borders and oceans. However, email etiquette can vary depending...

24 July 2023
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Maritime Safety Guide

Maritime Safety Guide

Nearly all world industries rely heavily on maritime shipping. Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki‑moon once quipped, “Maritime transport is the backbone of global trade...

19 July 2023
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STCW Maritime Security Training - which one do you need?

STCW Maritime Security Training - which one do you need?

Maritime security is a vital aspect of the shipping industry, as it protects the lives and property of seafarers, passengers, cargo, and port facilities from various threats and risks. To ensure...

24 May 2023
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SIRE 2.0: A New Era for Tanker Vetting

SIRE 2.0: A New Era for Tanker Vetting

Tanker vetting is a vital process for ensuring the safety, quality and environmental performance of vessels in the maritime industry. The Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) is one of the most...

6 May 2023
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Conflict resolution competence - why is it essential for maritime safety?

Conflict resolution competence - why is it essential for maritime safety?

In recent years, the quality of communication and interaction among the ship’s crew has become a key factor for navigational safety. Many accidents in the fleet are not caused by technical...

1 May 2023
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Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP)

Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP)

What can be more valuable than learning from experience? Sadly but true, but learning from mistakes or incidents.  Incidents make us rethink our day-to-day practices, get out of our...

10 January 2023
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ECDIS FAQs and useful links

ECDIS FAQs and useful links

  We decided to make a post, which contains useful information on ECDIS. This will be a work in progress and we are going to refresh and add content periodically. You are welcome to click...

7 February 2022
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Sharing knowledge of Marine Engineering

Sharing knowledge of Marine Engineering

Dear marine engineers, electro-technical officers, and cadets of mentioned specialties. With the purpose of knowledge sharing in the field of marine electrical equipment, electronic and control...

19 November 2019
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Safety Contour doesn't help!? Insufficient depth soundings data in ECDIS on approaches to Chesapeake Bay

Safety Contour doesn't help!? Insufficient depth soundings data in ECDIS on approaches to Chesapeake Bay

Nowadays mariners are well aware of the importance of anti-grounding function in ECDIS. It is well clear that any alarm emerged while route checking should be addressed seriously, especially...

26 December 2018
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Are you ready to cope with 2018 NI Certification Standard for DPO?

Are you ready to cope with 2018 NI Certification Standard for DPO?

In February 2018 the Nautical Institute (NI) published a new version of Dynamic Positioning Accreditation and Certification Standard, which consists of two volumes: ( - ) Training and...

9 December 2018
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Meet us at Seminar: El Faro – ‘Lighthouse’ deep in the ocean (updated)

Meet us at Seminar: El Faro – ‘Lighthouse’ deep in the ocean (updated)

Michael, Olivia, Norman, Helene, Manghut, Florence, Hector, Leslie – this is not just a list of different names, this is a list of some Tropical Cyclones, which emerged recently in 2018. In...

12 November 2018
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Reaching a new milestone - 500th seafarer trained by Learnmarine at MSC Training Centre

Reaching a new milestone - 500th seafarer trained by Learnmarine at MSC Training Centre

We are happy to announce that our company has now reached another milestone. Last week Learnmarine trained it’s 500th seafarer in ECDIS awareness and RADAR Navigation in a Mediterranean Shipping...

26 October 2018
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Red-to-Red or Green-to-Green? Or simply - ship collision avoidance

Red-to-Red or Green-to-Green? Or simply - ship collision avoidance

A story as old as time, like Shakespeare's "To be or not to be?" This is, probably, one of the most remarkable quotes in classical literature. How many times in situations related to the...

10 March 2018
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Sometime ago at Surabaya roadstead

Sometime ago at Surabaya roadstead

Surabaya is a port city on the Indonesian island of Java. A vibrant, sprawling metropolis, it mixes modern skyscrapers with canals and buildings from its Dutch colonial past. It has a thriving...

25 June 2017
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Information from nautical charts. How accurate is it?

Information from nautical charts. How accurate is it?

Can navigational charts be trusted? Any of them: paper, raster, vector, ENC’s? Nope! – they all have to be doubted, you can only trust your own eyes. When we talk about ship...

7 May 2017
4884 views
How much do we have under the keel?

How much do we have under the keel?

Let's discuss some pitfalls that should be avoided during depth measurements. We all know: echo sounder is a depth-measuring device. Its transducer is usually installed at a...

7 May 2017
5741 views
Things you'd like to know about compasses

Things you'd like to know about compasses

I would like to dedicate these posts to some subtleties of work with navigation equipment, which you begin to understand well and clearly only with experience. No matter how long we listened in the...

7 May 2017
5855 views

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