Wednesday, September 15, 2021
FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz

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, including significant recapitalization of the Differential...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 143

Monday, January 25, 2021

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 solar wind into the Earth’s...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 4796

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 commercial ships, citing reports from crews that experienced navigation...

August 8, 2019
Total Views: 29

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 Maritime Organization (IMO), the USA’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the...

August 6, 2019
Total Views: 71

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 8...

July 21, 2019
Total Views: 62

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
ship navigation bridge

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 like training, equipment,...

December 5, 2018
Total Views: 37

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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 dock reportedly floating off Bermuda....

June 7, 2018
Total Views: 164

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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 career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), NOAA...

March 7, 2018
Total Views: 47

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 this effect and...

March 6, 2018
Total Views: 406

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
earliest known astrolabe

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, now determined to be an astrolabe, was...

October 25, 2017
Total Views: 24

Monday, August 7, 2017
ship's bridge

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 through history and develop back-up systems with roots...

August 7, 2017
Total Views: 32

Friday, April 28, 2017
Maritime News

Watch: Skillful Navigation Between a Rock and an Iceberg in Antarctica ***Sorry, but this video has been removed by the creator*** In this video you can hear the Captain skillfully direct the helmsman while navigating through the Lemaire Channel between...

April 28, 2017
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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 was conducting regular aids-to-navigation...

April 26, 2017
Total Views: 45

Friday, June 3, 2016

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 companies said on Friday. London-headquartered ChartCo began...

June 3, 2016
Total Views: 31

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Fishing Net Tangled With Hawser

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 times when...

March 3, 2016
Total Views: 51

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: 54

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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 containers between Cape Canaveral and...

December 9, 2015
Total Views: 9

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

Sunday, June 7, 2015

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 sailboats participating in...

June 7, 2015
Total Views: 41

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 left navigational lights either...

May 12, 2015
Total Views: 2