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MarineFields Holding Ltd receives the SMART4SEA e-Navigation Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that MarineFields Holding Ltd has received the 2020 SMART4SEA e-Navigation Award, sponsored by Latsco Marine Management Inc., at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.

US ships can access navigation publications electronically

The US Coast Guard announced the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16 Change 2, “Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications,” along with a Deregulatory Savings Analysis.

Algorithm programs AUVs to take calculated risks

MIT engineers have now developed an algorithm that lets AUVs weigh the risks and potential rewards of exploring an unknown region. Specifically, if a vehicle tasked with identifying underwater oil seeps approached a steep, rocky trench, an algorithm could assess the reward level, and the risk level, if it were to take a path through the trench.  

New USV developed to survey inland waterways

A new Unmanned Surface Vessel or inland waterways surveying has presented its ability to follow programmed survey missions. Micro Rapid Environmental Assessment Vessel (mREAV) is also able to provide live survey data, in order to create precise bathymetries in shallow-water or dangerous environments.

New maritime data to update nautical charts of Demerara River

The UK Hydrographic Office handed over marine geospatial data to the Guyanese Government after a campaign of hydrographic surveying. The data, which was collected for four months between 2016 and 2017, will initially be used to update nautical charts of the Demerara River. 

Airbus launches project to improve safety of assets at sea

Airbus Defence and Space has launched Ocean Finder, a service delivering satellite-based detection and identification reports for assets at sea. Ocean Finder aims to ensure safety in hostile areas and support search and rescue operations. Its goal is to monitor fleets of ships, locate hijacked boats, detect illegal activities, prepare maritime mission.

Port of Rotterdam tests automation with floating lab

In order to prepare for the arrival of autonomous navigation, the Port of Rotterdam has converted a patrol vessel into a floating lab that collects data, including about the vessel’s operation and power. These data will enable further research for the introduction of autonomous navigation and the Port of Rotterdam.

New solution to improve entry conditions at Port of Hamburg

Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center and tug shipping company Kotug Smit Towage will cooperate at the Port of Hamburg in order to coordinate preliminary planning for ship calls and departures, and relevant tug services. This step aims to improve the efficiency and quality of ship handling in the Port of Hamburg.

Saildrones receive funding to enhance operations

Saildrone received $60 million in Series B funding to improve its global fleet of wind-powered ocean sailing drones. “Saildrones” aim to provide high-resolution ocean data and monitor the state of the planet in real time. They are designed for long range long duration ocean data collection missions of up to 12 months.

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