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: 34

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: 155

Monday, February 2, 2015
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Mariners Take Aim at Autonomous Sailing “Buoy”

Race organizers of the “Microtransat” apparently got the response they were looking for from the IMO and French Coastguard.  Their race across the Atlantic using autonomous, 4 meter-long sailboats allegedly does...

February 2, 2015
Total Views: 19

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rolls-Royce’s Vision of Future Ship Navigation Looks Like Star Trek

The future of marine and offshore navigation may not be as awesome as flying an F/A-18 Super Hornet, but Rolls-Royce did a really good job at making it look that...

December 11, 2014
Total Views: 53

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

Friday, November 7, 2014
Maritime News

Video: ‘Quantum of the Seas’ Captain On Maiden Transatlantic Crossing

Royal Caribbean touts the new 167,800-ton Quantum of the Seas as the smartest, most technologically advanced cruise ship ever built. But let's face it, any ship is only as good as its Captain and crew.

November 7, 2014
Total Views: 76

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Maritime News

NOAA Issues New Arctic Chart For Red Dog Zinc Shippers

The world’s largest source of zinc is located 50 miles from the west coast of Alaska and over 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle at the Red Dog Mine....

July 8, 2014
Total Views: 1

Monday, May 19, 2014
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San Francisco’s Navigational Aids Go Digital

Prominent navigational aids on the approach to and within San Francisco Bay have now been inputted for the first time into the electronic aid to navigation (eATON) system.  San Francisco is...

May 19, 2014
Total Views: 170

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Europe Grapples With Threat Of Ships Sailing Blind

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – Europe has yet to fully wake up to the danger of maritime disasters caused by signal jamming and blackouts of satellite navigation...

May 13, 2014
Total Views: 0

Monday, April 28, 2014
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Passenger Injured by Champagne Cork on Norwegian Cruise Liner

Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Gem was caught in a tricky situation last Wednesday night while trying to evacuate a passenger who was suffering from an eye injury caused by a flying...

April 28, 2014
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Scientists Tracking One of World’s Largest Known Icebergs

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) – Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan – one of the largest now in existence – that...

April 23, 2014
Total Views: 4

Thursday, February 6, 2014
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USCG Rolling Out AIS Aids to Navigation: Are They Safe AND Secure?

By Captain Richard Madden – There are new buoys – and is some cases virtual buoys – coming to a U.S. port near you.  First seen in the port of Mombasa, Kenya...

February 6, 2014
Total Views: 62

Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Maritime News

Cracking Ice Bodes Well For Antarctic Ship Rescue

Ice that has trapped a Russian ship with 74 people on board in Antarctica appeared to be cracking up on Sunday, raising hopes for a rescue as a powerful Australian icebreaker approached the stranded vessel.

December 29, 2013
Total Views: 0

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: 49

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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MARIS and Orange Business Services Facilitate High Speed Digital Chart Updates at Sea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a timetable requiring all vessels to be fitted with Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) by 2018, with the legislation already applying to all...

June 5, 2013
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Japan Announces Flag State Approval for Admiralty Digital Publications

PRESS RELEASE – Japan is the most recent addition to a growing list of Flag States to formally approve the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s range of Admiralty Digital Publications. The...

March 27, 2013
Total Views: 5

Friday, March 1, 2013
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Crowdsourcing the Ocean Floor: How Mariners Can Gather Valuable Information for Better Decision-Making

By Paul Cooper, Vice President of CARIS USA and John Hersey, ARGUS Project Manager for SURVICE Engineering: How is one sailboat captain helping improve maritime safety for all cargo ships...

March 1, 2013
Total Views: 9

Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Grounding Incidents

US Navy Identifies Erroneous Digital Chart Data in USS Guardian Investigation

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – A U.S. Navy investigation to assess the circumstances surrounding the USS Guardian (MCM 5) grounding that occurred in Philippine waters will include information on faulty navigation chart...

January 19, 2013
Total Views: 24

Friday, October 12, 2012
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Ship Managers Gather Real-Time Data as ECDIS Moves into the “M Cloud” [INTERVIEW]

While in Hamburg last month for the SMM Expo, I met up with Steinar Gundersen, the CEO of ECDIS-provider MARIS, and Bhupesh Gandi, MARIS’ Asia Pacific Director.   Tell me a bit about...

October 12, 2012
Total Views: 35

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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“A Hole In the Water” – Prudent Sailing Through the Gulf of Aden

– By Captain Rich Madden It’s 0-dark-30 somewhere in the Gulf of Aden and we are Eastbound in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).  To the North, off the port...

April 26, 2012
Total Views: 116