Port of Antwerp is about to lauch a new shipping guidance system, named as “Vessel Traffic Services” (VTS) in an effort to boost safety and smooth vessel traffic at the port.
Wärtsilä Voyage shake hands with technology solutions provider Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) in an effort to deliver transformational learning solutions and improve safety and efficiency at sea.
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.
TSB Canada investigation: Misinterpretation of navigational information led to grounding of SAR vessel
Misinterpretation of navigational information led to the grounding of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) vessel ‘Spirit of Sooke’ near Sooke, British Columbia, said the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) in its investigation report on the incident.
Reading through the many accident reports that have been published by Flag States and other competent authorities, there are recurring themes of poor lookout, suspect decision making, poor passage planning, lack of situational awareness, fatigue and poor communication. In this article, Mr. John Dolan, Deputy Director, Loss Prevention at Standard Club examines why we have navigation-related accidents from a P&I perspective.
From 1st September 2020 through 31st October 2021, commercial vessels that are of 500 gross tonnage or more must travel at least 50 nautical miles away from the shores of the west coast of Haida Gwaii, Transport Canada reminded through a new safety bulletin.
UK-based consulting services provider tpgroup has completed a sea trial of its autonomous navigation system, Northstar, demonstrating safe navigation of unmanned vessels in real-time and in a real-life environment, without human intervention.
The NTSB issued its Safer Seas Digest, sharing older and new lessons learned as identified thorough its incident investigations in 2019. This aims to help mariners to view their operations with a critical eye and act accordingly in their day-to-day routines.
The Port Captain in Colombia’s Port of Barranquilla has issued a notice with regard to draft restrictions for the vessels entering or sailing from the port, according to information provided by Maritime Authority of Columbia (DIMAR).
OCIMF has published guidance on how to improve policies and procedures concerning the safe use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). SQE Marine issued a circular providing an overview of the key findings and sharing valuable respective recommendations.
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