Safe Working Practices in the Engine Room

Safe Working Practices in the Engine Room

Ship engine room safety is paramount. As the power center of your vessel, dysfunctional engine rooms can produce mechanical errors, downed machinery, discord and — most pressingly — extreme safety hazards for your crew. Given a cargo ship engine...

MITAGS launches NAV-SAFE Digital Voyages – a new BRM and COLREGS assessment tool

MITAGS is starting the new year with the introduction of an exciting new type of training and assessment tool. NAV-SAFE Digital Voyages combine the interaction of a video game with the science of skills assessment. NAV-SAFE is a digital learning product which can be loaded onto a company’s Learning Management System (LMS), or accessed via the internet.  This means mariners can access the product while working at sea or from home on their time off, without having to travel to a distant training center.

NAV-SAFE uses technology drawn from MITAGS’s powerful Wärtsilä bridge simulators combined with a polished learning experience developed in association with UK-based KILO Solutions.  Participants in a Digital Voyage navigate a ship through a challenging series of interactions with other ships, navigational hazards and weather activity. They make decisions based not only on visual information, but interpretation of data from Radar and ECDIS, and voice communications over VHF radio with other ships, traffic control and their own lookouts.

How to Become a Tugboat Captain

How to Become a Tugboat Captain

Becoming a master of towing vessels — also known as a tugboat captain or tugboat pilot — may sound like an unusual career choice. But for many, a tugboat captain’s license unlocks a compelling vocation that’s hands-on, dynamic and financially secure. Why...
Good Housekeeping and Safe Working Practices for Vessels at Sea

Good Housekeeping and Safe Working Practices for Vessels at Sea

Proper housekeeping and safe ship working practices ensure a comfortable working environment and are critical for staying safe on the open water. Establishing and following a set of health and safety guidelines can keep ships functioning at an optimal level. In this...
Crowd Management in the Maritime Industry

Crowd Management in the Maritime Industry

Crowd management is the act of aiding and controlling large crowds aboard your ship and keeping passengers calm during emergencies or chaotic circumstances. Some common causes for crowd control on board passenger vessels include waiting lines at special events, public...