In order to promote professionalism at sea, it is vital that we recognise and support the importance of the marine navigator. The Navigator does this by providing vital information about professionalism and safety in an engaging and highly visual manner.
“Navigators are not simply trained in a classroom and then sent to sea to perform their task unsupported. They need to be continually stretched and developed, both formally and informally, ” said David Patraiko, Director of Projects at The Nautical Institute, speaking at the launch. “The Navigator provides additional support for those seeking to develop their skills and professionalism, particularly in the early stages of their career.” Articles in the Greek issue include features on the role of the modern navigator and the importance of mentoring as well as an accident report and an interview with a Greek officer.
“Crucially though, our main aim is to instil a sense of pride and respect in the role of the navigator. In addition, we will endeavour to reinforce this critical value to those who do not have the privilege of serving at sea, ” he added.
This publication is a first step in a joint initiative between The Nautical Institute and HELMEPA which aims to inform, educate and motivate the human element in shipping, from the shipowner to the seafarer. The initiative’s aim is to recognise and promote the importance of professional standards and environmental protection throughout the industry.
The English version of The Navigator is published three times a year, and is available free online at www.nautinst.org/thenavigator. Paper copies available for distribution on request.
The Nautical Institute is the international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches world-wide and some 7, 000 members in over 110 countries.