Sunday, December 22, 2019
US Navy Integrated Bridge Navigation System

Flawed Bridge Technology Set The USS McCain Up For Disaster

By T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose, Robert Faturechi and Agnes Chang (ProPublica) Dakota Bordeaux had rarely traveled outside his home state of Oklahoma before he joined the Navy in February...

December 22, 2019
Total Views: 153

Thursday, October 19, 2017

MAIB: ECDIS Safeguards ‘Overlooked, Disabled or Ignored’ in Grounding of Cargo Ship Off England

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that ECDIS safeguards were either “overlooked, disabled or ignored” in the grounding of a bulk carrier off the east coast of England last...

October 19, 2017
Total Views: 70

Friday, March 31, 2017
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Maritime News

Your Ship has Probably Been Cyber Attacked Already

You have been either hacked… or just didn’t know you have been hacked! By George Ward (ECDIS Ltd.) – I predict that the first catastrophic maritime cyber incident will not be...

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 69

Friday, May 27, 2016

Australia Finds Detained Bulk Carrier’s Crew Was Unable to Operate the Ship’s ECDIS

Australian authorities have detained a Panama-flagged bulk carrier in Brisbane after officials found that the crew was untrained in the operation of the ship’s electronic navigation equipment. The Brisbane Times...

May 27, 2016
Total Views: 76

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In Double ECDIS Failure what good is a Sextant?

  By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) ECDIS is becoming ubiquitous – and that is a good thing. However, as we move towards more and more vessels relying wholly on ECDIS...

May 11, 2016
Total Views: 374

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Electronic Chart Display (ECDIS) aboard ship bridge

U.S. Coast Guard Approves Use of Electronic Charts

The U.S. Coast Guard published guidance February 5th that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and publications. The Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular,...

February 9, 2016
Total Views: 52

Monday, July 13, 2015

The New S-52 ECDIS Standards: What Do They Mean for You?

  By Tom Mellor, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Much has been written about the mandatory carriage of ECDIS, but one of the most important initiatives currently underway is the revision...

July 13, 2015
Total Views: 88

Friday, July 10, 2015

UKHO Calls for Ship Owners to Liaise with ECDIS Manufacturers Over New IHO ECDIS Standards

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is encouraging all ship owners to speak to their ECDIS manufacturers following the recent announcement of updated ECDIS Standards by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in...

July 10, 2015
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Normative References for the Type Approval of ECDIS

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has published new versions of some of its ECDIS Standards. These have been reviewed and updated to reflect lessons learned from earlier reports of unexpected...

July 7, 2015
Total Views: 7

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Maritime News

Over 4,000 Tankers Not Ready for Upcoming ECDIS Mandate

More than half of the world’s tankers of 3,000 gross tonnes or more will comply with new SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of an Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS)...

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Volvo Ocean Race Crash Report Calls for Charting Standards Overhaul

The panel found that a failure by the crew to spot the reef on onboard electronic navigational guides was to blame and has recommended that industry standards of charting, both electronic and paper, be improved.

March 11, 2015
Total Views: 27

Friday, February 13, 2015
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Recognizing Deck Officer Health Issues Such as Trackline Attachment Syndrome

Recognition and Early Intervention Avoid Previously Undiagnosed Deck Officer Health Issues By Capt. I.M. Anonymous Trackline Attachment Syndrome (TAS) is the tendency of navigators, commonly younger mates, but often noted...

February 13, 2015
Total Views: 150

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Press Releases

NAVTOR Expands into Asia to Meet e-Navigation Demand

SINGAPORE: E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has set course for Asia, with the news that the Egersund, Norway-based business has opened an office in Singapore. The move comes in response to growing...

December 2, 2014
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

PRONAUTAS Installs Transas Premium Dual ECDIS on Jan De Nul Group vessels

PRONAUTAS and Jan De Nul Group have announced a new partnership to roll out an ECDIS implementation program onboard Jan De Nul vessels. PRONAUTAS will deliver and install Transas Navi-Sailor...

December 11, 2013
Total Views: 6

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Transas Marine Breakthrough in Italian Market

Via Transas Transas Marine has won the famous Italian tender of “Consorzio degli armatori del mediterraneo” for supply of navigation equipment for 64 vessels. “Consorzio degli armatori del mediterraneo” is...

November 21, 2013
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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After 151 Years, NOAA to Stop Printing Nautical Charts

By the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, has...

October 22, 2013
Total Views: 48

Friday, September 20, 2013
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Russian Flag State Approves Use of Admiralty Digital Pubs

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has just announced that Russian-flagged vessels have been approved to use Admiralty digital charts and publications. The UKHO notes that over 75% of the...

September 20, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Electronic Navigational Charts: Seeking a Level Playing Field

By Kevin Reeder, The maritime industry’s promise to ensure maximum availability of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) to mariners is close to fulfillment. A universal distribution practice is the missing link...

August 8, 2013
Total Views: 4

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Press Releases

UK Hydrographic Office Brings Free ECDIS Workshop to Hong Kong

(Press Release) The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is bringing its renowned ECDIS workshop to Hong Kong next week. This free workshop will present the ‘Admiralty Guide to policy and...

May 30, 2013
Total Views: 4

Friday, May 17, 2013
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MARIS Enhances U.S. ECDIS Expertise

(Press Release) Marine electronics specialist MARIS AS has completed an ECDIS (electronic chart data information systems) technical training programme to enhance support services covering North America and the Caribbean. The...

May 17, 2013
Total Views: 2