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Australian partnership to bring drone training in maritime

AMC Search, the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College, and The Institute for Drone Technology have signed a MoU aiming to bring drone technology training into the maritime. Drones are gaining increasing interest in shipping for providing improvements in safety and efficiency.

EMSA launches new marine casualty information platform

The new European Marine Casualty Information Platform, EMCIP, went live on 3 September following 18 months of development and testing. The newly developed system offers enhanced reporting tools which have been implemented through internet technologies.

China bans drones in Shanghai Port

China’s Maritime Safety Administration will carry out special security inspections on vessels entering Shanghai Huangpu River & Yangtze River Shanghai from 15 September through to 15 November. If a ship entering the concerned waters is found to be carrying a drone, the MSA will require the vessel to dispose it immediately.

Data analytics can improve offshore operations, report says

A study by the UK oil and gas industry’s Technology Leadership Board, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the Oil and Gas Authority has found that adopting data analytics and digital technologies for asset maintenance and operations could increase production and reduce maintenance costs worth £1.5 billion annually to the UK Continental Shelf.

Project shows how intelligent awareness supports safe navigation

Roll-Royce and Japanese shipping company MOL announced the successful conclusion of a joint pilot project onboard the 165m passenger ferry ‘Sunflower Gold’, which proved how Intelligent Awareness and machine learning technologies can significantly improve navigational safety.

LR, HHI to introduce blockchain to shipbuilding

During SMM, LR announced a co-operation project with Hyundai Heavy Industries, to explore the value of blockchain when applied to shipbuilding. Namely, LR launched its prototype blockchain-enabled Class register. This registers ships into Class using blockchain technology.

Watch: Aquadrone cleans ports and harbours from waste

In an attempt to reduce the vast amount of plastic in the oceans, the Dutch company RanMarine Technology built an aquadrone that sucks up garbage from the water. The drone is called the WasteShark, and it can remove up to 200 liters of trash in one trip, as well as alien/pest flora.

Supervisors use drones to monitor activities at APM Terminals

In a bid to leverage the new technologies to drive operational efficiency, APM Terminals announced the introduction of drones at its inland services facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, Chile, so that safety supervisors can monitor activities more effectively and safely.

SMM 2018 opens doors to global shipping community

All set for SMM 2018, the  international maritime trade fair which will take place in Hamburg, Germany 4-7 September, focusing on smart shipping challenges as the theme of this year ”Trends in SMMart Shipping” reveals. SAFETY4SEA Team is heading to Hamburg to keep you in the loop with the latest trends and developments in automation, digitalisation and disruptive technologies.

New paper studies safety implications for AI in oil and gas

As artificial intelligence emerges in a growing number of industries, the need to ensure safe use of AI has become a priority. DNV GL launched a position paper to advise on responsible use of AI, asserting that data-driven models alone may not be sufficient to ensure safety.

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