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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Mariner Fatigue
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Dead Tired

By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) A person who has been awake for 17 hours faces the same risk of a crash as a person who has a BAC reading

May 25, 2016
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Shen Neng 1 oil spill
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BNWAS – Can The Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System Prevent Fatigue?

On April 3rdh, 2011, bulkcarrier “Shen Neng 1” hit a coral reef off the Australian west coast. In its final report on the grounding the

March 21, 2012
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Blog

Let’s Put An End To The 6&6 Watch Schedule

First published in the April 2011 issue of the Nautical Institute’s Seaways magazine, Paul Drouin of Safeship.ca wishes to put to rest, once and for all,

May 9, 2011
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Blog

The Importance Of Memory At Sea

As a new third mate I was always frustrated by those who demanded I memorize things and it was my belief that a good officer never guesses an answer

May 6, 2011
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
Uncategorized

Watchstander Fatigue – A Report From Bimco

For half an hour there was almost unbroken silence on the bridge before it was shattered by the unmistakeable sounds of a ship running aground on rocks. The

December 30, 2010
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Blog

Class B AIS – Filtering Of Targets By Ships

Discussion has returned on the use of Class-B AIS data by commercial ships. For those unaware of the technology, Class B is an AIS system designed for use by

December 16, 2010
Total Views: 191

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
USCG

USCG issues advisory on cell phone use

Recently, the USCG issued a Marine Safety Alert warning operators to have policies in place on the use of cells phones and other devices that may distract crew

November 2, 2010
Total Views: 120

Friday, August 20, 2010
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Dude, you can get YouTube on the ECDIS!

High-speed Internet connectivity on merchant ships and unintended consequences By Ryan Skinner (email) Since early this year, ships running at least one make

August 20, 2010
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Friday, July 9, 2010
Blog

Cheating Sleep – Tips On How To Stay Awake

Let’s face it, we could all use a few tips on how to stay awake especially those mariners working the late watch. From split watch schedules to

July 9, 2010
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Saturday, May 2, 2009
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Google’s Simple Test To Check Sobriety Or Alertness

Unofficial Networks, the parent company of gCaptain, runs all of its email servers with commercial version of google’s popular email client gMail. There

May 2, 2009
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Friday, March 14, 2008
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MAIS Podcast Episode 15

Download MP3 file: Messing About In Ships Episode # 15 Show Notes Subscribe Via iTunes

March 14, 2008
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Thursday, March 6, 2008
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Sleep Week Crew Endurance Management

This is National Sleep Awareness Week and the NTSB wants to share information on Crew Endurance Management. They write: Endurance involves the body’s

March 6, 2008
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