Legendary boxer Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.” When unexpected situations occur, and force a vessel to deviate from its intended course, navigators need a fast and easy way to adapt. Seamless e-Navigation enables them to do just that.
Shipping is an industry full of surprises. No matter how many hours a navigator spends carefully appraising all relevant information and planning the intended voyage, there is always a chance that conditions could change unexpectedly. Unexpected situations that may occur could be sudden changes in weather, accidents, shift of cargo, sickness, injuries, or unexpected technical difficulties that demands a change in route, or that the vessel seek out a port of refuge.
When unexpected circumstances force a vessel to deviate from its intended route, chart management can be one of the biggest issues. Ordering and acquiring new licenses and permits needed to access the required ENC for the adjusted route, can be painfully time-consuming. As many navigational suppliers still rely on paper charts and DVDs, navigators often find themselves spending a lot of time by contacting their supplier and waiting for them to deliver the required paper charts or a DVD with the latest information. In worst case scenarios, it can take weeks to deliver the necessary updates to the ship. This begs the question: is there a better way for navigators to adapt to change more efficiently to put the vessel on optimal course when unexpected situations occur?
Since day one, when the company was founded back in 2011, NAVTOR has been confident that the answer lies in seamless e-Navigation solutions. By making all information available on demand through seamless automatic data distribution, navigators are given easy access to the very latest versions of the required ENCs. In other words: simplified tasks and increased efficiency.
This means no more DVD, and no more worrying about the latest editions and updates when the passage plan must be adjusted. The latest updates of global charts and licenses are always available. This makes the navigator better equipped to adapt to unexpected changes, and easily make changes to the sailing route with the touch of a few buttons.