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Damen invests on autonomous ship technology and collision avoidance

Dutch shipbuilder, Damen Shipyard, and US-based startup, Sea Machines Robotics, signed an alliance agreement to further investigate the adoption of collision avoidance functionality onboard Damen ships. The alliance aims at speeding up the adoption of several navigating technologies to increase autonomy levels on Damen-built vessels.

AMSA: 5 tips to keep a proper lookout

AMSA has issued an updated Marine Notice that serves as a reminder to operators on the importance of adhering to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (known as the Collision Regulations or COLREGs ) to reduce the risk of collision at sea. 

Avoiding collisions at sea: Risks arising from the use of VHF, AIS

The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (“COLREGS”), as amended, provides general rules to be followed in order to avoid collisions at sea where good seamanship should complement these rules. There has been a significant number of collisions where misuse of VHF radio equipment and AIS information has been established to be a contributory factor.

Fujitsu verifies AI technology that predicts vessel collision in Tokyo Bay

On April 15 2020, Fujitsu Limited verified that the results of a joint field trial with the Japan Coast Guard to predict vessel collisions with AI technology were successful. Specifically, the company’s AI technology will be used to detect collision risks early and mitigate the danger of such accidents. 

Book of the month: Understanding collision liabilities

Learning from mistakes is vital for preventing casualties and mariners have much to gain from studying the judgements of court cases, which contain valuable lessons for the future. But to what extend is it practical for mariners to read such court documents?

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