safe navigation

KOTUG eyes drones for safer tug operations

Using a drone to connect the towline to an assisted vessel will drastically improve the safety margin of tug operations, as this will avoid the need for manoeuvring in the so-called danger zone, the company explains.

Next Sea Traffic Management project approved

A new Sea Traffic Management project received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme. EfficientFlow will contribute to more efficient traffic flow in the ports of Gävle and Rauma, as well as in the ScanMed corridor between Stockholm and Turku by implementation of STM and its integration into the full logistic chain.

Dutch consortium studies autonomous shipping

Autonomous Shipping is a Joint Industry Project bringing together a Dutch consortium of maritime businesses, knowledge & educational institutions, service providers, and governments in a two-year applied research programme, that will look at ways to deploy existing technical solutions in autonomous shipping applications.

USCG focuses on cyber risk management

As October is national cyber security awareness month, the US Coast Guard informed that, in partnership with industry associations, class societies, and other Flag States, worked through IMO to develop Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management, and a subsequent Resolution Maritime Cyber Risk Management in SMS.

New technology helps captains to avoid cyclones

StormGeo’s Tropical Cyclone track uses multi-model ensembles and advanced analysis to narrow the “cone of uncertainty,” the area extending out from a storm on a forecasting map that projects a cyclone’s path.

Russia to develop unmanned vessels simulation platform

Russian developers have launched the project of a unique technological platform that will allow testing of unmanned surface vessels navigation in virtual environment. The project will be presented by the working group MariNet of the National Technological Initiative.

First Sea Traffic Management ship systems installed

The EU STM Validation, which won the first 2017 SMART4SEA Innovation Award last January, has installed its first Sea Traffic Management compatible bridge systems in “Stena Germanica” and two rescue units from Swedish Sea Rescue Society.

HHI develops integrated smart ship solution

Hyundai Heavy Industries announced that it developed Integrated Smart Ship Solution, its proprietary ICT technology capable of realizing economical and reliable navigation and management of ships. ISSS is the first of its kind in the global industry.

72% of cargo ships are ECDIS ready

Almost three-quarters of cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage are already compliant with the SOLAS-mandated ECDIS deadline of 1st July 2017, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

Finland develops new technology for autonomous ships

A safe steering for the remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships of the future is currently under development. The new technology has been developed for navigation systems and ship autopilots, which steer ships automatically.


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