OMC International - Suezmax Tanker - Case Study
published on 14 October 2019 - 183
Case Study: An investigation into whether Port of Melbourne and major port user, ExxonMobil, could bring deeper drafted vessels into the channel.
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Opinion Piloting, Autonomous Vessels, AI, and the coffee making machine
by Captain Ricardo Caballero "Themaritimepilot" - published on 15 June 2020
I am not a computer savvy. My knowledge in programming and robotics and those sort of things is nil. I get lost in the sea of social media and easily entangle myself in the web. All I have done for the last 25 years or so is to pilot ships through the Panama Canal. However, during the last couple of years I have done my best to catch up with technology, since it has enhanced our possibilities and improved safety in our field. But still, I have to admit that I am way behind the new guys in this important issue.
Video Suez Canal Timelapse | Life at Sea on a Container Ship
Tag along as we journey through Suez Canal into Mediterranean Sea.
The ship is on a 77 days voyage from Asia to East Coast United States in which we've taken the Suez Canal route. By using Suez Canal instead of around cape of Africa, this will save more than 5000 miles of fuel and time.
The time-lapse was taken over 16 hours.
Video Maritime Training: Man Overboard! Training Video
Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS
Found on YouTube. Create by "Marine Online"
This section should give a short introduction to:
Operational aspects of AIS
Functions and features
The AIS transponder unit.
AIS Information sent by ships.
Static information update. MMSI
Dynamic information update.
Voyage related information update.
Checking AIS data. BIIT
Display Of AIS data.
Recommended AIS symbols.
Sleeping target symbol.
Activated target symbol.
Selected target symbol.
Dangerous target symbol.
Lost target symbol.
AIS information displayed on ARPA and ECDIS.
Minimum graphical information.
Priority of AIS target symbols.
AIS information on radar .
Suppressing dangerous targets.
Course Over Ground (COG) Vector.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) Vector.
Automatic target acquisition.
Warning limits. CPA, TCPA
Automatic display selection.
The human factor.
Video American P&I Club Video: "Safe Boarding – Three Keys" by Danielle Centeno
Found on YouTube. Created by "American P&I Club"
The American P&I Club’s Loss Prevention team is dedicated to protecting the most valuable resource the maritime industry has – the human resource! Earlier this year, the Club hosted local Members, pilots, and industry experts in New York City for a round table discussion entitled “Safe Boarding of Vessels”. Participants discussed boarding procedures and boarding equipment on various types of vessels and solutions for reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls.
In this video, Danielle Centeno – Vice President, Loss Prevention/Survey Compliance – discusses three keys to safe boarding that came out of that session.
For more on safe boarding – and many more safety-related topics – please see the Loss Prevention section of the Club’s website:
Video S-102 Bathymetric Surface Product for a Safe Passage
Found on YouTube. Created by "Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre".
Specialized training for maritime pilots
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – June 23, 2020 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, is pleased to announce the release of an informational video on the new S-102 standards on surface bathymetry products.
In the video, Captain Pascal Rhéaume, pilot and member of the technical committee for the Corporation of Lower St-Lawrence Pilots, an active stakeholder involved in the project, introduces the progress made on the development of the S-102 standards. He presents a brief history of navigational charts and explains how technology has allowed these charts to evolve concurrently with the maritime industry as a whole. Captain Rhéaume highlights the groundbreaking benefits of these new standards and how they can greatly improve navigational safety for all seafarers across the globe.
As mentioned in a previous joint press release on November 5, 2019, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) wishes to promote the implementation of the new S-100 standards to provide mariners with access to additional information (bathymetry, surface currents and water levels) and greater versatility in the display of these data. CHS took advantage of World Hydrography Day to present the work conducted in relation to the S-102 standards and to broadcast Captain Rhéaume’s video.
Video The difference between Gross Tonnage and Net Tonnage
Found on YouTube. Created by "Steering Mariners".
Using pictures and sketches, this video finally explains the difference between gross tonnage (GRT) and net tonnage (NRT); the ship spaces that are included/excluded in their calculation; and the importance of these terms to ship owners.
Contents of this video will benefit mariners preparing for exams (written and oral examinations).