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Reliable connectivity vital to shipping recruitment

Connectivity is becoming a significant factor in recruitment, particularly for those entering the industry. Young people who have grown up taking connectivity so granted consider the ability to get online a significant deciding factor for a career at sea, the report ‘Navigating everyday connectivities at sea’ says.

EU launches satellites to improve its navigation system

EU announced that four more Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in French Guiana. Now with a total of 26 satellites, the EU’s global satellite navigation system will provide a more precise signal across a range of services.

GPS Outage – A Navigator’s Nightmare

In the latest issue of Signals newsletter by North P&I Club, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, shares his views with respect to GPS, citing common problems that impede safe navigation and best practice for navigational officers to maintain good situational awareness.

NATO calls operators to report GPS, AIS interference in Mediterranean

NATO has requested ship operators to report any instances of GPS or AIS interference in the Mediterranean. NATO is concerned about cyber security in the area, after detecting several electronic interferences and also possible GPS jamming in recent months, mostly in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Inmarsat: Steps toward GMDSS modernisation

While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Mr. Peter Broadhurst, SVP Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime , talks about company’s ‘Fleet Safety’ service for which Inmarsat has been nominated in the ‘Technology’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.

New tool to improve fishing efficiency and sustainability

Fishing vessels worldwide discard as many as two of every five sea creatures they catch. In response, Stanford scientists have developed a new software tool which can help fishers target the most productive fishing spots while avoiding unwanted or protected species such as sea turtles and dolphins.

USCG: Is your AIS ready for Subchapter M?

The Subchapter M regulations provide minimum safety, lifesaving, construction, machinery, electrical, and operational requirements for US towing vessels. All applicable towing vessels must be in compliance with the Subchapter M by 20 July 2018.

USCG: No offshore radio communications along South Florida coast

The US Coast Guard Sector Miami reported a loss of radio communication capability during Wednesday, June 27. Specifically, USCG cannot monitor radio traffic offshore. As a result, USCG urges mariners to be extremely careful throughout the Miami Captain of the Port Zone, while it notes that is currently conducting repairs.

Internet onboard reduces crews’ emotional stress, new study reveals

On the Day of the Seafarer 2018, Inmarsat published a new crew connectivity report revealing the impact on seafarers of being away at sea for months at a time with little or no internet access. The report showed that even limited access to Wi-Fi helped reduce some of the emotional stresses related to separation from families.

USCG informs of GPS satellite maintenance on 22, 23 June

The US Navigation Center posted a notice alerting users of the Global Positioning System that there is possibility of a short period with high Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) / Position Dilution of Precision (PDOP) in certain locations, because of satellite maintenance.

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