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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?

As the deadline for compliance with Subchapter M regulation is ending on 20 July 2018, Lt.j.g. David Turay from USCG Navigation Center summarized key issues with respect to AIS and the Subchapter M. In June 2018, over 50% of towing vessels operating in US waters transmitted incorrect AIS data.

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.

GPS common problems and how to mitigate them

Navigation relies heavily to the Global Positioning System. This is because it is easy to use, accurate and reliable. However, GPS signals can be compromised by both natural and human sources. If that happens it can lead to inaccurate data or complete loss of GPS signal, North P&I Club informs.

Shipping expects to spend more on IoT than on other next generation tech

Digitalization is happening, and it does create queries with respect to how maritime is investing in Internet of Things (IoT) or whether the industry has skills for IoT adoption. Research suggests that the maritime industry is more amenable to adopting analytic, management and operational tools applied through the IoT than many commentators have supposed.

Connectivity now vital to seafarer happiness, says new report

The Mission to Seafarers has published the latest of its ongoing Seafarer Happiness Index reports, revealing a growing link between onboard connectivity and seafarer happiness levels. Overall Seafarers’ Happiness Index figures have shown a rise, and while it is obviously early days, it is positive to see growth across various key issues. 

NASA gets new satellites to monitor climate, oceans and coasts

NASA exercised options according to the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III contract for two Joint Polar Satellite System. JPSS satellites will collect global, multi-spectral radiometry and other specialized meteorological, oceanographic data through remote sensing of land, sea and atmospheric properties.

Key challenges toward the way from Smart Shipping to Internet of Ships

For centuries, the shipping administration has been collecting huge amounts of manual scripts and reports in and continuous effort to maintain the OPEX and the CAPEX under control. Only the last few decades Technology (Telex, Fax, emails, smart control systems) have managed to bring the ships closer to Onshore Operations and secure the existence of at least one report per day, notes Mr. Christos Giordamlis, CEO, Prisma Electronics.


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