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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....
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...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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...
Monday, August 7, 2017
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...
Friday, April 28, 2017
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 direct the helmsman while navigating through the Lemaire Channel between...
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...
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...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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.
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