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‘Going dark’ is a red flag – AIS tracking and sanctions compliance

With respect to the recent surge in sanctions globally, Mrs. Irene Anastassiou, Senior Lawyer at the Gard P&I Club, noted that the practice of turning off the AIS to avoid detection is a breach of SOLAS and Flag State requirements, while it increases the risk of maritime casualties and loss of life.

Partners present wireless IoT network

ScanReach is to collaborate with Trisense which develops industrial IoT sensors for Valve and Environmental monitoring. Trisense wireless IoT sensors can now be connected wirelessly to In:Connect together with sensors from other suppliers.

Watch: Robot drones to inspect offshore wind farms

A new project launched, aims to construct the world’s first fully autonomous robotic inspection solution, in favour of offshore wind farms. The project will cost $5 million, and the robots are expected to save the average of wind farm by about $33 million. In the meantime, it aspires to present the idea that offshore wind operations and maintenance missions can take place by autonomous and digital means.

Marlink to provide new hybrid communication service

Marlink will introduce a new hybrid communication service. Sealink Global 4G will enable fast, low-latency mobile services when in network range while complementing VSAT connectivity when in regulated regions. Sealink Global 4G has been tested in different regions around the world, with positive feedback on performance and reliability. The service will be available after its launch at Nor-Shipping.

AIS Technology explained

With the rapid evolution observed within the technology sector, from machine learning to analysis of big data, the information one can extract from Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are doing nothing but increasing with the passage time. 

Benefits of internet access onboard outweigh safety concerns, survey shows

A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) presents that internet access for seafarers for personal use on board ships is more widespread and available than previously imagined. In addition, the survey shows the positive benefits related with this access, which outweigh the feared safety concerns regarding the technology.

Satellites will be able to measure emissions from space

WattTime, a nonprofit artificial intelligence firm, announced that it will cooperate with Google.org on a new project that has to do with the use of global network of satellites to measure carbon emissions from all large power plants worldwide and render the information public.

PSA, SATS to advance sea-air connectivity in Singapore

PSA International and SATS Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide cargo owners and logistics service providers with connectivity for better supply chain efficiency, and to advance Singapore’s status as a key multimodal transport hub. The partnership between PSA and SATS aims to enhance Singapore’s position as a global transshipment hub.

GPS interference in Red Sea and Med. Sea

The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued the US Maritime Advisory No. 2019-005 regarding Global Positioning System (GPS) interference in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea. Therefore, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator urges all RMI-flagged vessels transiting the designated areas listed in the below Advisory to exercise caution.

FCC to withdraw as an accounting authority by 2020

The Federal Communications Commission released a Public Notice announcing a transition and outreach plan to facilitate its withdrawal as an accounting authority in the United States in the maritime mobile and maritime mobile satellite services.

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