Gard issued a safety alert, urging ships sailing in Nigerian waters to maintain their automatic identification systems (AIS) in operation at all times.
The new routeing systems, established this summer in Skagerrak and Kattegat in order to create more predictable traffic patterns and separate oncoming ship traffic better, work as intended, the Danish Maritime Authority informed.
The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (“COLREGS”), as amended, provides general rules to be followed in order to avoid collisions at sea where good seamanship should complement these rules. There has been a significant number of collisions where misuse of VHF radio equipment and AIS information has been established to be a contributory factor.
Norwegian dry bulk shipping company Western Bulk has signed up with an Oslo-based online market intelligence platform for dry bulk industry. The tech start up Oceanbolt provides real-time insights into trade flows, tonnage flow, fleet speed, dry docking and congestion.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) warns inland towboat operators to set up their AIS transponder to broadcast the full size of the barge tow, not just the size of the vessel.
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate reminds the maritime community that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has provided a contract to CYSEC SA, a cyber security company from Switzerland, to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications.
In August 2018, the container ship, ANL Wyong, and the gas carrier, King Arthur, collided in darkness, dense fog and an area of heavy shipping traffic, off Gibraltar. The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the incident.
MPA Singapore published a circular informing the maritime sector of appointing the Pole Star Space Applications Limited (“Pole Star”) as Singapore Registry of Ships’ recognized Application Service Providers (ASP) and operator of the Singapore LRIT National Data Centre with effect from 1 March 2020.
The Nautical Institute issued its newest edition of The Navigator focusing on the importance of Situational Awareness as a key component of safe navigation. Maintaining good situational awareness can be challenging and there are many things on a bridge that can cause distraction or overload.
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