Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its Samsung Autonomous Ship (SAS) Autonomous Navigation System and SVESSEL Communication System.
he autonomous software for Autonomous Navigation System features an Integrated Bridge System, situational awareness tools and SHI’s Anti-Collision Decision-Making System.
As explained, SAS software can be installed easily onto a ships system next to other software and evaluates collision risks around a vessel, whilst controlling the direction and speed of a ship to avoid objects.
The SVESSEL system includes features for monitoring, calculation and evaluation analysis of a ship’s energy usage status and can assist in the operation of optimal trim and route/speed. The user experience of the solution is designed so that not only crew but also shore staff can conveniently check functions with ease.
The Autonomous Navigation System and SVESSEL communication system developed by SHI as part of Samsung Autonomous Ship offers a wide variety of integrated digital solutions to mitigate human error at sea, a fundamental requirement if we are to reduce the number of maritime accidents and make our industry safer.
..said Young-Doo Kim, North East Asia TSO Manager, Lloyd’s Register.
SAS can help crews by providing collision alarms and reliable routes to avoid collisions in a variety encounters, which contributes to the safer marine environments.
..said Hyun Joe Kim, Vice President and Head of Autonomous Ship Research Center, Samsung Heavy Industries.