Pilotage issues addressed

(Sep 01 2014)

The International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) has put together a guide for pilots, Masters and seafarers.*



ECDIS’ tanker mandation getting closer

(Sep 01 2014)

In the IMO’s staggered ECDIS ship type mandation scheme, all existing tankers of 3,000 gt and above will be required to carry ECDIS from their first survey after 1st July, 2015.



Tsakos’ academy wins its spurs

(Apr 01 2014)

Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) Maria Tsakos TCM Academy has recently been accredited as an Approved Training provider by lloyd’s register, as well as being certified to the BS EN iSO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standard by lrQA.



ECDIS Ltd to open up in Asia

(Apr 01 2014)

Uk-based training concern ECdiS ltd is expanding its empire by opening up in Singapore.



Polar Code updated raws nearer

(Apr 01 2014)

In February, the IMO agreed on training requirements for seafarers on board ships in Arctic regions.



Ambitious new training centre set to open

(Nov 30 2013)

Alfa Laval’s Test & Training Centre is to be officially opened on 15th January 2014.



From paper charts to ECDIS

(Nov 30 2013)

Advice and practical assistance to help with the extra risks posed by the transition from navigating by paper charts to using an ECDIS are given in a new book published by The Nautical Institute (NI).



New engine room simulators for gas as fuel

(Nov 30 2013)

“The ever increasing cost of conventional marine diesel and heavy fuel bunkers and new exhaust gas emission regulations is forcing ship operators to move to liquid gas fueled propulsion systems,” said Graham Wagstaff, Business Development Manager Te...



Quality demands quality

(Oct 14 2013)

The chemical tanker market is no stranger to adversity, over the years facing rising fuel costs, oversupply and emissions regulations.



KVH expands its seafarer leisure offerings

(Aug 31 2013)

KVH Industries has strengthened its OEM and leisure marine business with the appointment of dedicated marine sales manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).



Operational and service ECDIS improvements continue

(May 15 2013)

The IMO seems to be moving towards answering some of the questions thrown up by ECDIS operations with the help of OEMs.



avigation’s future is digital but not paperless

(May 13 2013)

As time and tide wait for no one, neither do the deadlines for installing ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems)*.



MLC – Food and catering addressed

(Apr 30 2013)

Earlier this year, the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular reminding owners, operators, cooks and Masters of requirements of MLC 2006 pertaining to the training of cooks and the provision of food on ships.



Radar and AIS for Watchkeeping Officers

(Apr 24 2013)

Published by Brown, Son & Ferguson and written by Master Mariner Daire Brunicardi, this 440-page illustrated book has been produced for the officer on a bridge of a modern vessel fitted with modern equipment.



ECDIS centres ramp up operations

(Apr 13 2013)

The huge effort to get the thousands navigators trained on type specific ECDIS equipment goes on. Here we highlight two company’s initiatives.




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