Re-thinking Maritime Training: Challenges and solutions

In an era where we experience hologram concerts, when we use our smartphone while we are at the office to control the AC at home, when deep learning algorithms are used to apply smart supermarket shopping, no one could argue that technology is defining our lives in every sector.

Digitalization to pave new ways for ship routing

As emerging technologies are enhancing ship routing, navigation is getting faster and safer, while there are new possibilities for mega-container ships and fully autonomous ships to sail the high seas in the coming future. Ship routing has been steadily improving, as the shipping industry successfully mitigates several issues.

Shortlisted nominees announced for the 2019 SMART4SEA Awards

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the distinguished shortlisted nominees for the 2019 SMART4SEA Awards, following an online nomination process, initiated a few months ahead of the event, where industry stakeholders proposed nominations. The aim of the awards is to recognize those organizations that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Smart Shipping.

UKHO to support cyber risk management and ECDIS familiarisation

UKHO published a revised edition to help bridge crews record and manage cyber risks. The update was developed in accordance with IMO’s guidance, stating that approved SMS should consider cyber risk management in line with the ISM code before January 2021.

MOL marks a step to remote vessel operation technology

MOL announced cooperation with Japan Radio Co., Ltd. and JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. to build a network that shares data recorded in Voyage Data Recorder by using satellite telecommunication service Fleet Xpress, provided by Inmarsat.

Speedcast forms alliance with SRH Marine

Speedcast International Limited, provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine, to deliver a simplified solution for the operation, certification, management and maintenance of all bridge electronics onboard vessels.

Shortlisted nominees announced for the 2018 SMART4SEA Awards

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the distinguished shortlisted nominees for the 2018 SMART4SEA Awards. The online voting process has started and participants can cast their votes online up to 15th of Dec 2017. The winners will be presented during a prestigious award ceremony, on the night before the 2018 SMART4SEA Conference.

First Sea Traffic Management ship systems installed

The EU STM Validation, which won the first 2017 SMART4SEA Innovation Award last January, has installed its first Sea Traffic Management compatible bridge systems in “Stena Germanica” and two rescue units from Swedish Sea Rescue Society.

72% of cargo ships are ECDIS ready

Almost three-quarters of cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage are already compliant with the SOLAS-mandated ECDIS deadline of 1st July 2017, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

Interoperable ship and shore connection realized

The STM Validation project has made the first operational tests with the shore centre manufacturers. The standardised information exchange mechanism makes it possible for actors to connect seamlessly at the first attempt and without any discussions on formats, interfaces or communications means.

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