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E-navigation technologies: To trust or not to trust

In today’s smart environment, e-navigation remains a controversial subject of discussion, with some supporting that its aim is to assist operations, while others believe that seafarers may find it difficult to trust an autonomous system.

Wärtsilä joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

Wärtsilä joined the global consortium of technology partners in the Mayflower Autonomous autonomous ship project, that is set to become one of the world’s first fully autonomous, unmanned vessels to cross the Atlantic. 

Cruise ship piloted remotely during sea trials

Royal Caribbean’s Silversea Cruises launched the Silver Origin cruise vessel including innovative sea trials followed by remote operations and challenges that the shipyard had to overcome due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Port of London acquires new remote monitoring deal

The Port of London Authority (PLA) inked a deal with Reygar Ltd, to expand the BareFLEET remote monitoring system across PLA’s varied fleet of multi-cat, crewboat, and survey vessels improving emissions’ reduction. The monitoring system enables the team of PLA to understand fuel consumption, engine efficiency, and CO2 emissions across their varied fleet of workboats, additional to improving the Authority’s maintenance strategy 

Practices for safer e-navigation operations

While incidents at sea continue spreading ahead, a primary cause is the failure to check properly the operation of electronic navigational aid(s), Skuld Club reported. In order to avoid such accidents, the bridge team must be fully aware of the operating principals and each equipment in use and verify the factors that may impact the accuracy of the information displayed.

Key points of the IMO’s NCSR 7 outcome

In NCSR 7, the IMO agreed to recognize the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) for the provision of positioning, navigation and timing services, while it finalized draft SOLAS amendments for the modernization of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Watch: Shipping through e-navigation

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA Singapore) published a video providing information on how e-navigation enables safe, secure, efficient and sustainable shipping in the global maritime community, presenting the “Digital Trader” vessel sailing from Norway to Singapore.

SHI and SK Telecom test a 5G-powered ship

The Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in collaboration with the telecommunications operator SK Telecom (SKT) came together for the development and verification of a 5-G based autonomous and remote control navigation test platform, with the use of a test ship.

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