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USCG issues DMDSS and DP Systems guides

USCG’s Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCS NCOE) issued two publications, enabling the easy use for both guides through a smartphone, tablet, or device of choice leading to an efficient navigation.

USCG allows SpaceX to mark restricted navigation zones

The USCG’s Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV), officially announced its approval for a series of Automatic Identification System Private Aids to Navigation (AIS PATON), in order to set restricted navigation zones, near commercial rockets’ launch.

Drones to efficiently improve oil and gas industry

A recently-launched report by Global Data, highlights the importance of drones in oil and gas industries, adding that drones will be proven to be beneficial in operations such as monitoring and surveillance of oil and gas sectors.

5G satellites to improve the shipping industry

5G emerges in the shipping industry, playing a crucial role in the development of maritime technologies; 5G, once it sets in the industry, will play a crucial role in communications, providing an improved high-quality voice and data communications.

US fisheries sees first IP-based broadband terminal and vessel monitoring

Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat and its partners, Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd and Network Innovations, launched the first type-approved IP-based terminal and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) for fishing vessels operating in US waters, marking a significant milestone for sustainable fishing in the region.

AMSA to discontinue its Differential Global Positioning System service

AMSA informed that on 1 July 2020 it will discontinue its Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) service. The increased accuracy of GPS and introduction of other global positioning constellations, such as GLONASS, GALILEO and Beidou, mean that AMSA’s DGPS service is no longer needed.

IMO: Integrity of GMDSS should be more protected

IMO participates at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 28 October – 22 November, highlighting that the integrity of maritime radio-communication services has to be protected.

Port of Zeebrugge gets its own 5G network

Port of Zeebrugge is going to invest in a superfast 5G network. The network may begin operations this year, but according to the authority of the port, it will be the accelerator and a major factor for innovation in and around the port.

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