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Important news about The Nautical Institute's new DP scheme and revalidation of DP certificates...

The review of The Nautical Institute's not-for-profit DP Operator training scheme has concluded. For full details of the new scheme simply download the following document:

DP Training Certification Scheme - March 2014

The systems upgrades required for the new scheme are being worked out and will determine the implementation date which will be announced shortly. A transition period will allow all stakeholders to comply with the new scheme and guidelines will be issued to the industry and training providers to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. The current scheme will remain valid during the transition period.

Shuttle Tankers

As this is a transition period, the Shuttle Tanker scheme

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Choosing a Suitable Projection for Navigation in the Arctic

http://www.iho.int/mtg_docs/rhc/ArHC/ArHC3/ARHC3-3.2.7_Suitable_projections_for_the_Arctic.pdf

Table of contents

1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................... 3

1.1 Projections for the Arctic................................................................................................ 4

1.2 Analytical approach for the selection of a suitable arctic projection................................. 7

1.2.1 The criterion of minimization and distribution of distortions........................................... 7

1.2.2 The criterion of the shape of Great Circles..................................................................... 8

1.2.3 The criterion of Meridian representation........................................................................ 9

1.2.4 Scale Variation............................................................................................................ 9

1.2.5 Tissot’s Indicatrix...................................................................................................... 10

1.2.6 Calculations ............................................................................................................. 10

2 STUDY OF MAP PROJECTION DISTORTIONS FOR THE ARCTIC REGION .............................11

2.1 Cylindrical Projections....................................................................................................11

2.2 Conic Projections.......................................................................................................... 22

2.3 Azimuthal projections................................................................................................... 30

2.4 Study of map projections for the sub-Arctic Regions ...................................................... 42

2.4.1 Conic Projections ...................................................................................................... 42

2.4.2 Cylindrical Projections................................................................................................ 49

2.5 Study of the shape of Great Circles/ Rhumb Lines along with the shape of Graticule lines ..57

3 CONCLUSIONS ............................................................................................................... 66

4 REFERENCES ................................................................................................................. 67

5 TABLE OF FIGURES ........................................................................................................ 68

New executive education program launched by WMU and DNV GL

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

The World Maritime University (WMU), founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) a specialized agency of the United Nations, and the Maritime Academy of DNV GL, the world's largest ship and offshore classification society, have joined forces to offer an innovative new Postgraduate Diploma.

Managers in today's extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with the current technical, regulatory and commercial developments. They must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. It is essential that they have up-to-date skills and comprehensive knowledge, if they are to retain their competitive edge.

This unique Postgraduate Diploma is designed to provide a boot camp for managers. Drawing on the strengths and expertise of both partners, it covers the most

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Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW), 1st session, 17 to 21 February 2014

 

February 21, 2014

Guidance on security certification for seafarers agreed
Guidance on training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties was agreed by the Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW), when it met for its first session from 17 to 21 February 2014 IMO.
 
The circulars agreed by the Sub-Committee aim to address practical difficulties seafarers have reportedly experienced in obtaining the necessary security certification under the 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and STCW Code.
 
The guidance recommends that, until 1 July 2015, relevant training under section 13 (Training, drills and exercises on ship security) of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code should

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Técnico en Navegación y Pesca de Litoral

 

 

03/06/2014
 
 

Decreto 55/2014, de 8 de abril, por el que se establece el currículo correspondiente al título de Técnico en Navegación y Pesca de Litoral (BOPV de 2 de junio de 2014). Texto completo.

 

Decreto 55/2014, de 8 de abril, por el que se establece el currículo correspondiente al título de Técnico en Navegación y Pesca de Litoral (BOPV de 2 de junio de 2014). Texto completo.

DECRETO 55/2014, DE 8 DE ABRIL, POR EL QUE SE ESTABLECE EL CURRÍCULO CORRESPONDIENTE AL TÍTULO DE TÉCNICO EN NAVEGACIÓN Y PESCA DE LITORAL.

 

La Ley Orgánica 5/2002, de 19 de junio , de las Cualificaciones y de la Formación Profesional, establece en el artículo 10.1 que la

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