The Navigator

Updated June 2015

Created June 2014

Nautical Institute
David Patraiko and Chris Adams
David Patraiko and Chris Adams

The Navigator is a free publication produced by the Nautical Institute in association with the Royal Institute of Navigation. Each issue focuses upon one particular aspect of navigation such as passage planning, position-fixing, and collision avoidance. All of the issues covered are vitally important to the control of risk and loss prevention. This publication is directed towards improving the knowledge and skills of young professional marine navigators and reflects the need for that role to be recognised, valued and supported.

The Nautical Institute is campaigning to have The Navigator available on the bridge of every SOLAS-sized vessel in the world.  It is self-evident that improved navigational competence will aid loss prevention in relation to the incidence of grounding and collision that is currently of concern, and consequently the Club is very pleased to assist with this campaign. Copies of the issues of The Navigator that have been issued to date are available to download from the links below, and Members are encouraged to forward these to their vessels.

In a further move to widen the appeal and use of this publication, the Club is pleased to promote and sponsor, with funding from The Ship Safety Trust, the production of versions of The Navigator in languages other than English. The first of these, The Navigator in Greek, was launched at Posidonia in June 2014.

Please use the links below for further information about either the Royal Institute of Navigation or The Nautical Institute.

The Navigator


Issue 1: The Role Of The Navigator    Issue 8: Communication   
Issue 2: Avoiding Collisions    Issue 9: Professional Development  
Issue 3: Passage Planning    Issue 10: Aids to Navigation
Issue 4: Positioning    Issue 11: Building on competence
Issue 5: ECDIS - The future of navigation      Issue 12: Cyber security
Issue 6: RADAR    Issue 13: Error Management
Issue 7: Bridge Resource Management      Issue 14: S-Mode