Navigating through the digital age and beyond


Nautical Institute Singapore Annual Conference 2020

Navigating through the digital age and beyond

Date: 27 May 2020

As technology advances, how will current navigational practices used onboard modern merchant vessels change? What are the potential challenges the industry will face as technology develops?

Will the industry be able to keep up in the future with developments such as new systems, the training of seafarers and the development of adequate skills, the expected shortage of seafarers as well as the consequences that could result from improper use of these new systems.

Join us as we hear from industry experts and how they intend to address these issues.

Guest of Honour

Ms Quah Ley Hoon

Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

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09.00 AM - 09.10 AM

Opening Remarks by Nautical Institute (Singapore branch) President – Yves Vandenborn

09.10 AM - 09.20 AM

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

09.20 AM - 09.40 AM

Keynote Speech by Nautical Institute President Nick Nash

09.40 AM - 11.00 AM

Session 1: Navigational Aids and Practices

This will look at navigational aids and practices that are currently used on board merchant ships today and will discuss how developing technology, such as high...
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11.00 AM - 11.30 AM

Coffee and Tea Break

11.30 AM - 12.45 PM

Session 2: Current Collision Regulations

This session will take a look at the current collision regulations that have been in force since 1972, with amendments, and will consider if the regulations are...
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12.45 PM - 01.00 PM

Nautical Institute Initiatives

01.00 PM - 02.00 PM


02.00 PM - 03.15 PM

Session 3: Issues of Modern Navigation Systems

This session will consider some of the issues that have developed with the implementation and use of modern navigation systems, such as ECDIS, on board ships an...
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03.15 PM - 03.30 PM

MPA / PSA Initiatives

03.30 PM - 04.00 PM

Coffee and Tea Break

04.00 PM - 05.15 PM

Session 4: Loss Prevention - Modern Day Navigator

This session on loss prevention will look specifically at issues that revolve around the modern-day navigator on a digital ship. Topics to be discussed will inc...
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05.15 PM - 05.25 PM


05.25 PM - 05.35 PM

Closing Address by Nautical Institute Secretary

06.00 PM - 09.00 PM

Drinks and Canapes at Dallas, Suntec City Sky Garden (Level 3)


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Given the recent Covid-19 outbreak, we would like to inform you that we are working closely with the venue managers to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.


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  1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

Singapore, Suntec City Convention Centre

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Yves Vandenborn

President of the Nautical Institute (Singapore)

Ken Ellam

Honorary Secretary of the Nautical Institute (Singapore)

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