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NAUTICAL INSTITUTE NEWS
April - May 2019
The Nautical Institute AGM and International Seminar 2019
Journey to Hong Kong in June for The Nautical Institute AGM and International Seminar 2019.
Each year we combine our AGM with a highly successful international seminar focusing on promoting safe and professional ship operations.
This year, the event will take place at two locations: the prestigious Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Stephenson Harwood.
The focus will be on a key element of safe operations: shiphandling.
Over 100 NI members and other senior maritime professionals are expected to attend this unique gathering.
If you would like to attend, purchase your ticket here.
Rethinking Safety: challenging assumptions
The Nautical Institute has launched a brand new workshop on the topic of 'Rethinking Safety'.
Going well beyond the idea of 'compliance' (following predetermined plans, procedures and rules), workshop facilitator and industry expert Nippin Anand PhD FNI addresses some of the most persistent myths about safety.
This highly interactive workshop aims to introduce advanced concepts in human factors in a simple and accessible manner with the aim of enhancing accident analysis. Through presentations, real-life case studies and intensive thinking sessions, participants will learn from both the workshop facilitator and each other.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to understand and think beyond human error.
Rethinking safety management
Critical data analysis techniques
Advanced strategies for improving investigation analysis
Exploring new frameworks for investigations
Advanced concepts in human factors
Date: 5-6 June 2019
Location: Novotel London Waterloo Hotel, UK
Cost: £995 (£850 for NI members)
Early bird discount: book before 29 May and get £100 off!
Book launch: The Admiralty Manual of Navigation Volume 1
The Admiralty Manual of Navigation: Volume 1, Principles of Navigation, 11th edition is out now.
The launch of the book took place on March 27 at Thomas Miller in London's Fenchurch Street. The event was attended by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC as well as many industry professionals.
The UK Royal Navy's classic work on maritime navigation has been thoroughly updated to bring it into the era of electronic navigation. Now in its eleventh edition, The Admiralty Manual of Navigation, Volume 1 The Principles of Navigation provides authoritative guidance on the fundamental principles of marine navigation.
While the most significant change is the focus on the use of ECDIS, the importance of being able to navigate by traditional methods is fully recognised. This book contains everything the navigator needs to plan a passage from berth to berth, including pilotage, coastal navigation, ocean passages and anchorages.
The Admiralty Manual of Navigation Volume 1: Principles of Navigation, 11th edition, is available at the price of £145 here.
Alternatively, you can purchase The Admiralty Manual of Navigation Volume 1 and 2 as a set for £270 here, and NI members can get a further 30% discount, bringing the price to £189.
NI Webinar on GNSS
How reliable is your GNSS? Can your GNSS be compromised in terms of accuracy and dependability?
Join Captain Ghulam Hussain FNI, Technical Manager & Head of IMO Delegation at The Nautical Institute, Captain Johan Gahnstrom AFNI, Senior Manager at INTERTANKO, and Martin Bransby, Head of Research & Development at General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK & Ireland for answers to these and other questions...
• How resilient is GNSS? • What are the specific risks? • How can the technical challenges be mitigated? • How can the operational challenges be mitigated? • What competencies are required?
Join our webinar at 11:00 BST on Thursday, 20 June 2019.
Strong winds can create problems in harbour. When gusts reached 40 knots, one container vessel left its moorings rather earlier than planned, a recent MARS report 201923 relates.
On the ship's arrival in port it had been agreed that 14 lines would be used, including five headlines. This ought to have been sufficient, but because some bollards were inaccessible the five headlines were all placed on a single bollard. The forces proved too great, and the bollard was torn from its base. This, in turn, put more strain on the remaining lines, and they parted too. The vessel drifted and struck a nearby pier before it could be brought back under control and assisted by tugs to anchorage.
Placing too much faith in a single item of shoreside infrastructure is clearly unwise, so when high winds are forecast it makes sense to deploy an anchor outboard and have engines and bow thruster ready or tugs on standby.
More details can be found in the report, which forms part of the large and valuable MARS database. It's free to read online thanks to the support of our Nautical Affiliates, so do encourage your organisation to contribute to keeping this vital resource active for the benefit of us all.
New NI website now live
We are delighted to announce the launch of The Nautical Institute's new website.
Easily accessed from any device, the new site reflects today's modern, professional and forward-thinking Nautical Institute.
Among the many improvements are better site navigation, making it easier and quicker for you to find the information you need. And for those new to the Institute, there's a faster and simpler online joining process.
Are you an existing member of The Nautical Institute? If so then in line with GDPR best practice you will need to set a new password. This will allow you to continue accessing the full range of benefits your professional membership provides.
If you encounter any difficulties then please don't hesitate to contact the NI membership team at email@example.com.
Join our Younger Members' Council
The Nautical Institute is launching a Younger Members' Council.
It will be made up of 14 members aged 18-35, who are keen to help us better support our younger members and ensure their views are fully represented.
The council will come into full operation at the end of 2019.
Applications for membership will be open from 1 June until 31 July.
The NI continues to promote the interests of its members at the IMO, attending the sub committee meeting on Human Element Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) between April 29 and May 3 and the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting between May 13 and 17.
The NI has been a forerunner in dealing with the S-Mode at the IMO since 2007. This has finally evolved into a detailed "Guidelines for the standardisation of user interface design for navigation equipment" and it is now expected to come into force shortly, which will assist mariners in dealing with a much more uniform usage of symbols on navigational equipment.
We are also involved in co-sponsoring papers on dealing with maritime corruption, working jointly with the industry as a member of the International Lifeboat Group (ILB), participating as member of the Correspondence and Working Groups on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) and promotion of Fatigue Guidance.
Overlooked cargo lamp put ship at risk
Sometimes, it can be an apparently innocuous item that puts a ship and its crew in danger, as the latest addition to our extensive MARS database201924 reminds us.
On a general cargo ship, timber packs were placed into the holds and containers of dangerous goods loaded on to number 4 hatch cover. Ninety minutes later the smoke alarm in number 4 hold activated and a fire team entered the cargo hold. However, containers prevented access and thick smoke reduced the visibility so they had to leave without being able to locate the seat of the fire.
The hold was sealed, dangerous goods containers removed and CO2 discharged into the cargo hold. After four hours, the hold was opened and the fire appeared to have been extinguished.
The official report noted that heat from an incandescent cargo lamp had caused the timber - stacked just 50mm away - to catch fire. There was, the report added, no written procedure for ensuring cargo lights were switched off after loading with flammable cargo.
We need these vital maritime safety messages to reach more people, and the scheme depends on people like you to contribute reports. You can help by sharing this report with colleagues and encouraging them to access - and contribute to - the MARS database.
My Nautical Institute: Niel Borja MNI
Niel Borja MNI speaks about The Nautical Institute's two publications:
"As a beginner in the maritime industry, it's always good to have Seaways and The Navigator publications on my helm. They keep the ball rolling with the latest advancements which encourages better shipping practices. There's more to the industry, and these publications prove that. It's never too late for mariners to be involved with different topics, and these magazines are great instruments for the future."
To receive your copy of Seaways and The Navigator, you can become a member of The Nautical Institute here.
DP revalidation reminder
Dynamic positioning operators are reminded that 2019 is the final year of the transition period for revalidation.
From 1 January 2020, those who have not revalidated will have their certificate shown as not valid on The Nautical Institute's DP certificate lookup. Revalidating may incur additional requirements after that date.
The Institute has a network of over 70 branches and development contacts worldwide and many organise local events, some of which may not be listed below. Check with your local Nautical Institute branch for details of their activities.
CPD certificates are provided at many Nautical Institute events - please check with the event organiser.