Author: Ocean Navigator Staff

A rescue from a ship captain’s perspective

On November 9, the 328-foot Finnish-flagged cargo ship Midas rescued three French sailors from the capsized 50-foot catamaran Hallucine in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Included among the rescued sailors was French racer Regis Guillemot. A…

BioBase by C-MAP Launches New Subscription Model

Egersund, Norway – C-MAP®, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, announced today it has opened its BioBase™ EcoSound™ platform to include free subscriptions to qualifying organizations. Owned by Navico and operated through C-MAP, BioBase is a platform for aquatic…

NMEA RELEASES VERSION 1.000 OF ONENET® ETHERNET STANDARD

SEVERNA PARK, MD—The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released its latest protocol, the NMEA OneNet® Standard, Version 1.000. This is an open industry standard based on Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) and the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Local Area Network.…

GOST Launches Streamlined Vessel Tracking Interface - Specter

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced its next generation vessel tracking interface – the GOST Specter. The intuitive website easily works on mobile and…

Seamanship & Navigation, September 2020

Preparing a sailing rig for going offshore For the voyaging sailboat, your rig is your primary propulsion when offshore and should be given top priority when preparing to go offshore. The rig you have been using on weekends may have…

M605 Wins Excellence Award Fourth Year in A Row

KIRKLAND, Wash. (September 2020) –– At this year’s virtual 2020 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference and Expo, the marine industry once again honored several top products and manufacturers. One of those top products was Icom's M605 VHF marine transceiver, for the fourth year in…