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USCG, NOAA to add Navigation Rules in US Coast Pilot

The US Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and NOAA Office of Coast Survey will incorporate the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea and the Inland Navigation Rules into NOAA’s US Coast Pilot publications. The US Coast Pilot publications already include the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service regulations.

BMT to conduct autonomous navigation research project

BMT aims to address the challenge of how traditional manned vessels can co-exist with autonomous systems in shared water space. Deimos Space UK will investigate how the exploitation of existing and future satellite capabilities can contribute to this objective.

Arctic system for safe navigation under development

The US Coast Guard says that the Arctic Navigational Safety Information System is currently under development, seeking to offer a reliable means of providing critical navigational safety information such as hazards, chart corrections and weather to Arctic mariners via digital means.

Tototheo Maritime expands presence in Greece

The new office opened on 2nd October in Piraeus and is expected to offer technical advice on owners seeking communications, navigation and other technical solutions for their vessels.

USCG extends lava flow safety zone in Hawai

USCG announced that it is extending the existing temporary safety zone surrounding the entry of lava from the Kilauea volcano into the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI, for an additional six months. The latest zone was enforced in late March. 

Get forthcoming CICs on your radar

Global Navigation Solutions is giving its support to seafarers ahead of the forthcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on navigation safety which will be jointly carried out from the Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU, Black Sea MoU, Indian Ocean MoU and Vina del Mar for three months, from 1st September up to 30 November 2017.

CIC Questionnaire on Safety of Navigation is now available

Paris MoU has released the  questionnaire for the forthcoming CIC on safety of navigation in compliance with SOLAS Chapter V. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. The Paris MoU will conduct the CIC jointly with the Tokyo MoU from 1 September to 30 November 2017.

Wartsila updates its performance monitoring system

Wärtsilä has introduced a major update to its Eniram SkyLight 2.0 performance monitoring system targeted at making predictive analysis and proactive planning more efficient. The system now adds nautical maps, weather layers, and route importation offering both weather and route optimization.

Hong Kong issues navigational warning due to typhoon season

The Marine Department urges masters, owners, agents, and charterers to include a sufficient number of qualified crew capable to carry out all duties to ensure the safety on board at all times during the passage of a tropical cyclone.


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