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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GNS and SEALL ECDIS recently announced a new agreement which aims to deliver more user-friendly solutions for today’s increasingly digital bridge environment.
The Union Cabinet recently approved a MoU on Aids to Navigation between the Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and the Department of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh.
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