Federal Kivalina Grounding – Bridge Team Lost Control – No Passage Planning

 Accident, Accident report, charts, ENC, grounding, navigation, passage plan, pilot, pilotage  Comments Off on Federal Kivalina Grounding – Bridge Team Lost Control – No Passage Planning
Feb 252010
 
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Federal Kivalina aground

Bulk carrier Federal Kivalina ran aground at 0510 hours on 6 October 2008 at Årsundøya in Møre and Romsdal county, Norway, while under pilotage as the ship’s electrician analysed an alleged fault in the AIS. Norway’s Accident Investigation Board highlights bridge team management, passage planning and the master-pilot exchange as vectors in the incident.

After boarding the vessel the pilot tried to connect his laptop computer to the ship’s AIS using the pilot plug but failed and reported the problem to the master. The master called the ship’s electrician who attempted to locate the fault.

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UKHO Launches The Future

 Admiralty, ECDIS, ENC, navigation, passage plan, UKHO  Comments Off on UKHO Launches The Future
Dec 072009
 

imageIt’s the “future of navigation” said the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office as it launched Admiralty e-Navigator in Singapore recently. Admiralty e-Navigator is the UKHO’s new integrated digital catalogue, product viewer and passage planning tool which makes every stage of navigation and fleet management smarter, simpler and safer – at least, so says the official press release.

Admiralty e-Navigator organises, updates, and brings together all of the paper and digital information needed to plan safe voyages and simplify essential tasks. Whether on the bridge or in the office, e-Navigator will not only give access to a wealth of information, it will organise, maintain, and display all of that data, so bridge and office-based teams have instant access to all the navigational information they need, whenever they need it and wherever they are in the world.

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