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Water buoy to assist in predicting tsunamis

A new shallow water buoy, has been tested from the geoscientists of the University of South Florida (USF). After the examination, the geoscientists resulted that the water buoy can detect small movements and Earth’s seafloor changes, which usually lead to natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanoes.

Self-locating datum marker buoys track coral slicks at Great Barrier Reef

Marine science and safety shared a view of a natural phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef when Australia’s two leading marine agencies joined forces to track ocean currents. Namely, AMSA and oceanographers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) tracked coral spawn slicks on the Great Barrier Reef.

Irish Lights launch maritime safety strategy

The Safe Seas – Connected Coasts 2018-2023 Strategy will implement a new and existing navigation technology, engineering and data management solutions to enable Safe Navigation at Sea for commercial shipping, fishing, leisure craft and passenger vessels. The Safe Seas – Connected Coasts Strategy includes upgraded lighthouse stations and navigation buoys with energy efficient LED technology.

Ferry with 600 passengers collides with buoy off Japan

The ferry Ferry Fukuoka II with some 600 passengers onboard  had a collision with a buoy that marks shallows, southwest of Akashi, Honshu, Inner Japan sea, on March 18, while it was heading to Shimoji from Osaka. The ferry collided with the buoy while it was trying to prevent collision with passing ship.

EfficienSea2 deploys smart buoy to optimize navigation

The European project EfficienSea2 is testing a new Smart Buoy solution, aiming to allow ships to have improved navigational services and to receive data in support of vessel operations, when reaching ports. The buoy will allow port authorities and ships to collect and share information in a completely autonomous system.

Bridge team communication secures safe navigation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau issued an investigation report, describing how the Malta-flagged bulk carrier “Navios Northern Star” contacted a buoy in Torres Strait, Australia, on March 2016, while approaching the course alteration position, and providing important safety issues to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Buoy shot and sunk off Block Island

The US Coast Guard informed that the Clay Head buoy number 7 off Block Island was discovered to be sunk. Upon retrieval by the USCG buoy tender Ida Lewis, the buoy was found to have 20 bullet holes and had to be taken out of service for repairs. This is the second aid discovered with bullet holes within a week.

USCG RDC cooperates for arctic awareness

USCG conducts research and tests new equipment to enhance the ability to respond to potential hazards and emergencies by increased vessel traffic through the arctic region


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