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Nor-Shipping 2015

Nor-Shipping opened in Norway today and will continue for the rest of the week. I wish I could have been in attendance; but, I’m not and wishing won’t take me there. I am however following on their site as well on the various other media outlets. I believe that sometimes governmental agencies and the various…

On Celestial Navigation

As a Mariner, who sails on modern vessels, most of our navigation is not only reliant on the global positioning system but electronic charts. The ships now can have the option of carrying no paper charts at all, relying on a primary and a secondary Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). There is nothing…

It’s licence exam season

Soon a new batch of Mariners will go out to sea – newly graduated with their first watch in command of the bridge or first engine room watch/duty to look forward to. They will have to use their training and judgment to follow the “ordinary practice of seamen” to keep them and their ships safe…

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