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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
Shipping

IFAN Invests $1.2 Million to Future-Proof Safe Navigation in Middle East

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) has announced a near $1.2 million investment to promote safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf,

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 151

Monday, January 25, 2021
compass
Environment

NOAA Needs Help Predicting The New Magnetic North

NOAA is offering $30,000 in prizes to citizens who can help them better forecast changes in Earth’s magnetic field. The efficient transfer of energy from

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 4802

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Maritime News

U.S. Warns of GPS ‘Spoofing’ in Persian Gulf

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The U.S. military is warning that Iranian naval forces may increase “aggressive actions” against American and allied

August 8, 2019
Total Views: 42

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
CSL Virginia Ulysse collision
Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Distraction

By Captain George Livingston – Fatigue has the official attention of the international maritime community. From the likes of the International

August 6, 2019
Total Views: 83

Sunday, July 21, 2019
loran-c receiver
Maritime News

Carr: Loran C Lines in the Fog

Wayne was steering and I was navigating, but I knew we were not navigating in the way Bowditch defines the art and science of this endeavor. We were making

July 21, 2019
Total Views: 82

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
ship navigation bridge
Blog

Panic Is Not a Panacea

By George Livingstone – There are a myriad of topics discussed in gCaptain, accidents being a natural area of focus with attention on a host of issues

December 5, 2018
Total Views: 40

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Interesting

Concerned Sailors Warn of Unlit Drydock Sections Floating Around Bermuda

A group of Bermuda government officials and concerned yachting professionals are warning about recent sightings of at least two large sections of an unlit dry

June 7, 2018
Total Views: 229

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
News

Notice to Mariners: Changes to NOAA Marine Products Could Make Heavy Weather Avoidance More Difficult

Lee Chesneau is a senior marine meteorologist, lecturer, & a graduate from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).   Lee has had a distinguished

March 7, 2018
Total Views: 74

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Maritime News

How this Navigation Light Uses the Moiré Effect to Guide Ships Home

The little-known moiré effect is the basis of this marker that helps mariners navigate hazards in port or close to shore. In this video, the host explains

March 6, 2018
Total Views: 517

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
earliest known astrolabe
News

500-Year-Old Astrolabe May be ‘Earliest Marine Navigation Tool’ Ever Discovered

Researchers at the University of Warwick have identified what is believed to be the earliest known marine navigation tool ever discovered.  The artifact,

October 25, 2017
Total Views: 37

Monday, August 7, 2017
ship's bridge
Interesting

Cyber Threats Prompt Return of Radio for Ship Navigation

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back

August 7, 2017
Total Views: 38

Friday, April 28, 2017
Maritime News

Watch: Skillful Navigation Between a Rock and an Iceberg in Antarctica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ULA9tCho8 ***Sorry, but this video has been removed by the creator*** In this video you can hear the Captain skillfully

April 28, 2017
Total Views: 51

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
News

Navigation Buoy Found Shot Up and Sunk Near Block Island, Rhode Island

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis on Monday discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew

April 26, 2017
Total Views: 63

Friday, June 3, 2016
News

Navigation Company ChartCo Acquired by British Private Investment Firm

British private equity firm Equistone Partners is buying marine navigation service ChartCo from fellow fund ECI for 55 million pounds ($79.43 million), the

June 3, 2016
Total Views: 44

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Fishing Net Tangled With Hawser
Blog

Slipping Through The Safety Net

  By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval) The thing with Navigation Warnings is – are you sure that you have received all of the ones you might need? There are

March 3, 2016
Total Views: 79

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

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

February 9, 2016
Total Views: 77

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
News

Coast Guard Investigating Loss of Containers from Barge Off Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard say it is continuing to respond to the loss of containers from the towed barge Columbia Elizabeth, which reported losing multiple

December 9, 2015
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
News

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

July 7, 2015
Total Views: 8

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Interesting

Nightmare Navigation – Containership Outbound Through Pack of Sailboats

  Here’s a video shot from the wheelhouse of the containership MV Dole Ecuador outbound on San Diego Bay on June 3, 2015, through a pack of

June 7, 2015
Total Views: 44

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Maritime News

Aids to Navigation Vandals Run Rampant in Pacific Northwest

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for help in stopping the vandalism of aids to navigation throughout the Pacific Northwest after several incidents in the region

May 12, 2015
Total Views: 2