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Software quality in the maritime sector

Mr. Makris, IT Director, Gourdomichalis Maritime, noted that the advances made on the maritime communications and bridge equipment during the last decade, have not been matched so far by improvements on the on-board software. He referred to a research conducted by AMMITEC among its members which gathered the 15 most important guidelines that apply to maritime software with the aim to enhance quality. Concluding his presentation, he informed the delegates that AMMITEC intends to start a campaign to raise stakeholders’ awareness of the benefits of quality software onboard and ashore.

Atlantic seismic G&G permits denied

BOEM has announced the denial of six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications to conduct airgun seismic surveys in the Mid- and South Atlantic Planning Areas of the Atlantic Ocean.

Denmark: Sea service records go online

The Danish Maritime Authority has announced that now seafarers can manage and report their seagoing service digitally. Digitalising seagoing service is the first step taken to make it easier for seafarers to apply for certificates.

Port of Virginia closed for Helena winter storm

The forecasted snow and wind in Virginia was likely to create particularly hazardous conditions, to include zero visibility for those on shore and on the water. Therefore the port closed on Friday, January 6.


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