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Position fixing

Traditional means of navigating are dependent upon a magnetic compass to indicate direction and a sextant to fix the position…

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Compasses

Important as it is for a ship to know its exact position at any given time, the purpose of a vessel is that it moves between…

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Manoeuvring controls

A bridge is not only for navigation but is also the command and control centre of the ship. As such it must have a…


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Dynamic Positioning

For most vessels, complicated manoeuvres are only made when berthing or unberthing but for vessels working in certain sectors –…

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ECDIS

This year, 2019, has seen the final stage of the rollout of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display Information System) and all ships…

Updated 11 Oct 2019

ECDIS Training

Just like the move from writing with a pen to using a computer word processing app, so switching from working with paper charts…

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Navigation charts

Other than in exceptional circumstances, ships are supposed to navigate using only information supplied by national…

Updated 11 Oct 2019

e-Navigation

E-Navigation is a term that has come into vogue since 2000 but, like the word ‘digitalisation’, exactly what the term means can…

Updated 11 Oct 2019

Polar Navigation

An issue that has come in for particular attention in recent years is navigation in high latitudes and especially the use of…

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