From e-Navigation to the last surviving tea clipper, we’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting maritime news. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
Rebranding of EfficienSea – The Danish Maritime Authority is still in the lead of the development of the navigation concept of the future, e-Navigation. Safety 4 Sea reports that the framework is no longer called EfficienSea, but ACCSEAS. The Danish Maritime Authority has hosted two e-Navigation conferences, and a third one is already being planned.
The Cutty Sark reopens – Five years after The Cutty Sark was gutted by fire, London’s famous 19th century tea clipper reopened to the public this week. BBC reported that the Queen arrived in Greenwich, 55 years after she last opened The Cutty Sark, to cut the ribbon with the Duke of Edinburgh. Originally launched in 1869, the clipper carried everything from tea to gunpowder and was famed for reaching a record-breaking speed of 17.5 knots from Sydney to London. Will you be taking a trip there?
Taking ECDIS very seriously – In little more than three months we will see the first ECDIS deadline come into force. As with all navigation aids, complete reliance is to be avoided and the practices of good seamanship, which insist on alternative systems for checking, must still be followed assiduously. Training is clearly essential, writes Safety 4 Sea.
Ocean Photo of the Day – Taking a photo whilst on a rolling ship, in the middle of a storm is really quite a difficult feat, but if you’re using the right equipment, have the right light, and are able to position yourself in the perfect position, well, anything’s possible. Photographer Corey Arnold shows gCaptain his talents with this fantastic image, below. Corey is a photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman.
Have you read anything interesting this week that you’d like to share?