Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch Inaugurated
The inauguration of new The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch was hosted by the Singapore Shipping Association and sponsored by the Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxemburg), Singapore Branch, during Singapore Maritime Week. Members of the Institute attending were welcomed by the President of The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch, Capt. Duncan Telfer FNI and the Honorary Secretary Capt. Venkat Padmanabhan. Capt. Robert Mc Cabe FNI MSc Mgmt, President of the Nautical Institute…
Wake of Nautical Institute Awarded OBE
Mr Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI has been appointed an Ordinary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the UK’s New Year’s Honours’ List for his services to the maritime industry. Philip was elected a Fellow of The Nautical Institute in 1996, and became Chairman of the voluntary London Branch soon after. Having served in the Secretariat since November 1999, he became the Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute in May 2003. During his time as Chief Executive, The Nautical Institute has developed its reach as a professional membership organisation…
Lloyd’s Register Sponsors Human Element Awareness Initiative
Lloyd’s Register is sponsoring a ‘human element awareness’ initiative, to be run by The Nautical Institute. The initiative is expected to run for three years and will aim to raise awareness in the maritime industry about how the human element fits into the design and operation of ships and shipboard equipment. The initiative will bring together knowledge from interdisciplinary sources in the maritime human element field and disseminate it through the publication of a quarterly newsletter, entitled Alert!, and a corresponding web site. The publication, edited by David Squire of The Nautical Institute, will cover a wide variety of professional interests…
Nautical Institute Elects new President
The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Captain David (Duke) Snider FNI, has pledged to ensure the mariner’s voice is heard loud and clear within the maritime industry. Speaking at the Institute’s annual general meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland, on 9 June, Captain Snider said that one of his first roles as President will be to champion the new five-year Strategic Plan, which was launched in March. The plan, informed by responses from more than 1,400 members surveyed in a questionnaire…
US DP Training Lab Launches NI Accredited Course
Fort Lauderdale based Maritime Professional Training (MPT) has announced accreditation from The Nautical Institute as a Dynamic Positioning (DP) Training facility, joining authorized organizations both in the U.S. and worldwide to offer training in this specialized maitime skill. The inaugral course began recently. MPT has completed installation of a state-of-the-art DP training lab utilizing Marine Technologies (MT) system software with multiple models to provide training…
Inaugural Meet of Nautical Institute (Singapore)
The Nautical Institute (Singapore) has been established as a branch of The Nautical Institute, the international professional organisation for maritime professionals. It will hold its inaugural meeting in the Republic during Maritime Week. The new branch has recently been registered with the Singapore Registry of Societies. It aims to attract maritime professionals from every corner of the industry from Singapore’s widely based maritime sector. A preliminary meeting was held in February this year at which 44 members of The Nautical Institute met to review the Constitution…
Seafarers help Sought to Improve Onboard Design
The Nautical Institute and CIRM (the principal international association for marine electronics companies) today launched a joint initiative to improve the usability of navigation and communication technology on board ships. Speaking at the International e-Navigation Underway Conference today, David Patraiko, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, and Richard Doherty, Chief Technical Officer for CIRM, announced the development of the CIRM User Feedback Forum. The best way to achieve usability in a system, product or service is to ask users what they think at each stage of the design.
Lloyd Named Nautical Institute CEO
Last week’s Nautical Institute London Command Seminar saw the appointment of Captain John Lloyd RD MBA FNI as the Institute’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI, who is retiring after 14 years in post. Speaking at Trinity House, the venue for the third of the Institute’s 2017 command seminar series, Captain Lloyd said, “I am delighted to be leading the next phase of development at The Nautical Institute, at a time of great change for our industry.
Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established
Setting out to increase fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector, Maritime UK has established a Women in Maritime Taskforce, a move welcomed by the U.K.’s new Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP. “I am delighted to see Maritime UK taking action to attract more women into our maritime industries, and I welcome this taskforce as an important first step,” said Ghani, who is only the second woman to hold the Department for Transport portfolio for the U.K.’s £40 billion maritime sector.
A Guide for Marine Spatial Planning
As the need for Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and its development continues to grow, The Nautical Institute has worked with the World Ocean Council to produce a guide aimed at helping maritime professionals to better understand MSP and take a more active role in representing shipping issues within the process. Titled “The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning – a professional approach” and launched today at a seminar hosted by the Institute’s Hong Kong branch, the guide…
The Navigator of Nautical Institute goes Greek
The Nautical Institute, in cooperation with HELMEPA, launched a Greek language version of its popular free magazine, The Navigator at Posidonia. In order to promote professionalism at sea, it is vital that we recognise and support the importance of the marine navigator. The Navigator does this by providing vital information about professionalism and safety in an engaging and highly visual manner. “Navigators are not simply trained in a classroom and then sent to sea to perform their task unsupported. They need to be continually stretched and developed, both formally and informally,” said David Patraiko, Director of Projects at The Nautical Institute, speaking at the launch.
NI Validates Singapore DP
The London headquartered, Dynamic Positioning Center in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Academy announced the validation of the newly opened dynamic positioning (DP) training school in Singapore by the Nautical Institute (NI), the professional association for qualified mariners. The Singapore Dynamic Positioning Center located adjacent to Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, opened it’s doors to students wishing to train as DP Operators in March following the signing of a co-operation agreement with the internationally recognized Singapore Maritime Academy which is part of the Singapore Polytechnic. Following a visit by the Nautical Institute earlier this month to verify the DP training center…
Maritime Security handbook: Stowaways by Sea
Improvements in security have not reduced the number of stowaways or the number of incidents and it is seafarers who have to cope with the extra work, delay, uncertainty and possible violence. This is why The Nautical Institute has today (Wednesday, April 9, 2014) launched Maritime Security handbook: stowaways by sea, aimed at helping people who have to deal with stowaways by giving advice on the preparation and training that is needed both onboard and ashore. The handbook gives practical guidance on making a vessel secure against stowaways, managing any that have succeeded in getting onboard, collecting the necessary evidence and organising the repatriation process.
MARACAD to Focus on Training in Dubai
Three of the maritime industry’s most respected global professional bodies have announced their commitment to September’s Maritime Academic Conference and Expo in Dubai, demonstrating the priority they are giving to regional education and training needs. The Nautical Institute, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects have confirmed participation in MARACAD - which will be staged September 20th–21st September at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE. His Excellency Dr.
New Adveto ECDIS Training Program
Swedish ADVETO has with its close partners established a new ECDIS training program. During a seminar that was held recently at Adveto’s HQ in Stockholm the new Type specific training program (or ECDIS Familiarization Training) for Adveto’s type approved ECDIS was defined. “The type specific ECDIS training that we now can offer our customers are based on the recommendations from the Nautical Institute,” said Kent Sylvén, Managing Director of ADVETO.
Dual Accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators
In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by the Nautical Institute and Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) certification bodies. The accreditation means the new NAUTIS Dynamic Positioning simulators from VSTEP are fully certified and approved to be used for official DP training courses. The accredited Dynamic Positioning Simulators were based on different DP control types and included both Class A and Class B type DP simulators.
GE Provides DP Sea Time Reduction Course
GE’s continuous efforts to help increase marine industry safety standards for operators recently resulted in the endorsement of The Nautical Institute’s (NI) accreditation for GE to conduct a dynamic positioning (DP) sea time reduction (STR) course in its modern DP training center in Houston. With this accreditation, GE’s Marine Technical Training Center has joined an exclusive list of only 13 DP schools worldwide that are accredited to provide STR courses. The accreditation allows…
McCabe Named President at Nautical Institute
On his election yesterday as President of The Nautical Institute, Captain Robert McCabe FNI issued a challenge to members and branches to evaluate their contribution to the Institute as a “responsible and independent voice for the maritime industry, selflessly dedicated to delivering the highest standards in the profession. In his inaugural address at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in Sydney, Australia, Captain McCabe pointed out change and continuous improvement at the Institute meant that the building blocks of NGO status at IMO…
NI Launch New Maritime Security Handbook
The Nautical Institute has launched Maritime Security handbook: coping with piracy, which focuses on the people who have to cope with piracy – seafarers, shore-based staff and those working in the maritime security industry. The book gives practical guidance on preparation and training before entering a high risk area, self-protection measures while within it and survival strategies if taken hostage. This includes the effective implementation of the industry’s Best Management Practices (BMP)…
P&I Club Prints ‘Rules of the Road’ Guide
The North of England P&I club has published an authoritative illustrated guide to the main 'rules of the road' for shipping to help reduce the significant annual losses suffered by the industry due to collisions and other avoidable navigational errors. An international survey by the Nautical Institute last year* revealed nearly 50% of seagoing officers believe navigational errors are due to ignorance or disregard of the IMO International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (Colregs). Institute president Captain Robbie Middleton has thus strongly supported the new publication, which he believes 'provides a valuable text to re-establish good practice'. The 30-page ring-bound booklet is based on the popular series of Colregs posters published by the North of England since 2001.
Nautical Institute Champions Industry Best Practice
The Nautical Institute took its AGM to South Asia for the first time on May 31 and June 1 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme was challenges facing maritime administrations. Speakers and delegates highlighted the need to devise and promote best practice to encourage development of regulation that is realistic, practical and that can be complied with readily. It was concluded that a key to achieving this is the recruitment and retention of capable maritime professionals as marine administrators and this requires competitive salary and career advancement structures to be in place.
Transas Hellas Selected by COSMOS Training Center
Transas Hellas and COSMOS Nautical Training Center (Greece) has signed an agreement for supply and installation of Dynamic Positioning simulators. Under the contract, COSMOS NTC, Transas Global ECDIS Training Network (GET-Net) Partner, will gain Transas Class B and Class C DP simulators. The simulators will expand the existing Transas Full Mission Bridge and the Mini Bridge Simulators, which will be upgraded to the latest Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 software. Adding a DP2 station with MT controls will make it possible to use the Full Mission Bridge as a DP simulator Class B.
First Speakers Revealed for 2013 Transas SimUC
Focusing on the theme “Future trends and new challenges in maritime simulation,” Transas Simulation User Conference couldn’t miss the topic of Energy Sector Simulation Applications. This session will cover most of subjects vital for offshore training one of them being the new Naitical Institute DP training scheme. Regina Bindao, Manager of Accreditation & Certification Services, The Nautical Institute, will present details to participants regarding the new NI DP training scheme/requirements for 2014, and their objectives.