The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA Singapore) informs that they will test autonomous underwater vehicle off St John’s Island, urging vessels sailing in the area to be extra cautious.
With a new Safetytech PoC Fund, the Safetytech Accelerator aims to facilitate the trials of digital products and services that can significantly enhance safety and reduce risk in safety-critical industries and infrastructure.
The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) launched its latest information paper, which provides guidance on how to improve policies and procedures concerning the safe use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
North Club launched its Route Risk Advice tool, an interactive geographical route planning solution which will help users understand the hazards of a voyage.
NAPA, maritime software, services and data analysis provider, collaborates with more than 20 industry leaders and academic bodies, part of the European Commission funded FLARE project to develop a risk-based methodology that will assist “live” flooding risk assessment and control for the passenger sector.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that The North of England P&I Club has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.
The port authority of Rotterdam and North Sea Port conducted tests using an underwater robot that will be used to inspect quays, given that inspections are still being conducted by divers; The partners aim to replace the divers with robots for safety reasons.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Manit Chander, CEO, HiLo Maritime Risk Management, talks about HiLo data platform – which has been shortlisted for an Initiative Award- and informs about the new add-on that will broaden its knowledge-sharing functionality. Based on HiLo’s success, Mr Chander highlights that sharing data for improving safety does not harm business, it can only help to save ships and lives.
EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is a safety device carried by a vessel to alert search and rescue services, allowing them to quickly locate you in the event of an emergency. When activated it transmits a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is monitored by the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system.
MOL added 2 new training sessions, ‘cargo falling from cranes’ and ‘response to onboard fires’, to its mariner safety education tool goggle. This tool uses virtual reality technology to simulate onboard accidents with computer graphics. The VR training system was launched in 2017.
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