Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wärtsilä to provide navigation systems in partnership with Raytheon

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading ship power systems integrator, has signed a new agreement with Raytheon Anschütz, a division of Raytheon

March 25, 2010
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

After 67 Years, USCG Terminates Loran-C Signal Broadcast

Crews at the Coast Guard Long Range Aids to Navigation stations, including the six Alaska-based stations, turned off their domestic signal across the nation at

February 9, 2010
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Last chance for a fight… eLoran

USNO Master Clocks To be frank the topic of eLoran, an upgrade of Loran-C that promises to add redundancy to to GPS systems, is a topic gCaptain has discussed

December 26, 2009
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Poll – Most Promising SAR or Navigation Technology

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October 14, 2009
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poll of the Week: Electronic vs Paper Charts

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October 1, 2009
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Friday, July 24, 2009

LED Running Lights – Saving The Environment 1 Bulb At A Time

While much larger initiatives are needed to make shipping more environmentally sound, the little things add up. Don’t believe me? Ask any Engineer who

July 24, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

eLoran Sparks Debate In Washington – Is It Truly Important?

While we have covered eLoran before, most notably in this eLoran FAQ early last year, new headlines provide the need for revisiting the topic. In an article

June 20, 2009
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

World’s Sexiest Sextant? You Decide (a must see site) brings us what is reportedly “The Worlds Sexiest Sextant” or less smashingly called the Cassens & Plath

March 3, 2009
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Maritime Monday 149

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 149th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 99 here. (Published 25 February 2008) You

February 16, 2009
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Star Identification – Celestial Navigation 101

One of the keys to becoming good at celestial navigation is knowing what you’re looking for. That is why learning the constellations is important. Todays

December 14, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lighthouses – An Endangered Species

Photo By Jay Q The first documented lighthouse was in Alexandria Egypt, circa 290 BC. And today, lighthouses are an endangered species. Pharos Lighthouse stood

July 30, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Error In Navigation – Tracing Paper Blamed

The Guardian tells us: A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine needed £5m worth of repairs after it struck the seabed because a piece of tracing paper covered

May 25, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Argh, Google Ocean

This screenshot shows an example of high-resolution imagery above and below sea level. The view is looking eastward at Monterey Bay on the California coast

May 1, 2008
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Monday, April 7, 2008

Antipode Maps: The Far Side of the World

This map shows the antipodes of each point on the Earth‘s surface – the points where the blue and pink overlap are land antipodes. Notice that most

April 7, 2008
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

You are not where you think you are! Explained.

(Ed. note: This comes from a current student, Dave Yell. You may well be able to deduce that Dave is British. In deed he held a Unlimited License there.

March 25, 2008
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Notable Captains: Paul Wright, Master Of Cunard’s Queen Victoria

Captain Paul Wright, a Cornishman, is a kind of latter day Henry VIII – a master and commander who moves from one queen to the next in quick succession.

February 23, 2008
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Loran – Turning The Lights Back On

LORAN Coverage Following the recent budget approval by President Bush, LORAN , the Coast Guard’s terrestrial based LOng RANge navigation system has been

February 14, 2008
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

eLORAN 101 – The Return Of LORAN C?

Could it be time to dig out your old ten point dividers and loran-c charts? Probably not but the same technology behind these devices is making a comeback.

February 5, 2008
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

AIS-B, Automatic Information System For Boats. A Welcome Change?

We have already proclaimed our love of AIS, the technology that helps watchkeepers identify surrounding vessel traffic, but currently this technology only lets

December 11, 2007
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Thursday, September 6, 2007

How To Use A Sextant 101

See full size animated GIF on on using a sextant – Wiki Commons (Link Thanks to Never Sea

September 6, 2007
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