CV on Magnetic Compass
The Adjuster from
Nav-Consult has an academic education as a Master Mariner and has been professor
of the Nautical Academy, Svendborg, Denmark for more than 35 years and during
that time has been asked by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) to be author of
Navigational Textbooks including textbooks on Deviation and Adjustment and has
rendered "On Board Magnetic Compass Adjustment Service" to more than 700 vessels –
of all kind and nationalities and new buildings as well and has cooperated with
Superintendents, Nautical-Inspecotrs from DMA as well as Class-Inspectors and
always with appreciations.
Most National Maritime Authorities (Flag States) and International Maritime
Organisation (IMO) acknowledge navigators to perform Deviation Control and
Adjustment of a Magnetic Compass – although theoretical knowledge of the
Deviation-doctrine and the Adjustment-doctrine at Nautical Academies have been
reduced (or feared to be abandoned) in the education of navigators and these
subjects have more or less been optional subjects and considered amongst
nautical students to be outdated.
Nav-Consult has become aware of the need for guidance about Magnetic Compass
Adjustment because Magnetic Compass Adjusters are very few and in many ports not
available and often only at a very height cost for the Owner and delay for the
Vessel and Charter.
Many Owners, Charter and Vetting-inspections do not accept or approve navigators
on board the vessel to perform the Annual Inspection and Renewal of the
Deviation Card of the Magnetic Compass.
Nowadays it is very often only the master of the vessel who has knowledge of
adjustment although it might be a little vague for many of them and masters
often have many duties on board regarding the safety of the Crew, the Vessel,
the Cargo and much workload related to Ship-Business and therefore has a limited
time and possibility to commence a Magnetic Compass Adjustment.