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Remote surveys on the rise amid COVID-19 outbreak

The shipping industry seems to rapidly mobilizing to face the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) will use RINA’s remote technology for inspections of Liberian flagged vessels and as announced, Shipowner d’Amico will take advantage of this facility in a pilot case on his fleet. It is anticipated that the decision of LISCR could shortly be followed by other Flag Administrations.

RINA supports ‘CEOs call to Action’ initiative for a greener shipping

RINA released a statement according to which CSR Europe – a European business network for the Corporate Social Responsibility- has launched ‘CEOs Call to Action’, which addresses to those CEOs and companies throughout Europe that consider sustainability as a central and qualifying element in their way to do business.

Transition towards ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2018

As RINA informed, the new ISO/IEC 20001-1: 2018 will replace its previous edition, which will stop being valid on September 30 2021. The transition period for the new IMO has started on September 30 2018. The standard aims to ensure guarantee service management integrated and aligned with different corporate strategies.

New tool to use blockchain to electronic logbook

RINA has released a new version of its electronic logbook. This tool is the first to use blockchain technology to provide a traceable record of ship data for shipping companies who want to showcase their commitment to integrity and transparency across all operations.

EU-funded SecureGas to protect EU’s gas network

RINA announced that it coordinates SecureGas, a new EU-funded project, to rise the security and resilience of the European gas network. Thus, European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program has funded SecureGas, under the grant agreement no 833017, to ensure the security and resilience of the EU gas network. 

One Sea autonomous shipping joined by RINA, MTI, Inmarsat

According to One Sea’s press release, three major industry players joined One Sea boosting the future of autonomous ship technology in the maritime sector. Specifically, Inmarsat and MIT (Monohakobi Technology Institute) joined One Sea as full members, whereas RINA, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become an associate member. 

Camera-Helmet that boosts remote survey operations launched

RINA presented its new digital equipment called the Kiber Helmet, which is a wearable device, to be used by onboard field engineers that connects them with inspectors and specialised experts ashore. Multiple people can participate in a support session and the session can also be recorded for later playback or training.

Notation on reducing marine noise

RINA, the Italian Classification Society, focused on the matter of noise coming from vessels, as the majority of noise is emitted underwater, thus the public is unaware of the problem. Yet, marine noise results to the interference of animal’s ability to hear, having a huge impact the reproduction and survival of animals.

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