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.

The use of drones in shipping and cover implications

As drone technology has recently seen an increased popularity in maritime surveillance, Ben Burkard, Underwriting Director, and Julian Hines, Loss Prevention Manager at the Standard P&I Club, consider the risks, rewards, as well as the potential regulatory issues surrounding the use of drones in shipping. 

ClassNK issues guidelines for use of drones in class surveys

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, incorporating the applicable range and procedures for use of drones in class surveys, the technical considerations for safe operation and the requirements for drone service suppliers. As drone-related technologies are improving at an extremely rapid pace, application in diverse fields is increasingly expected. 

Shipping companies committed to fight cybercrime

The Danish Shipowners’ ‘Shipowners’ Panel’ released a survey, according to which the majority of shipping companies have been exposed to cyber attacks in recent years and are fighting cybercrime. 69% of the shipping companies have faced cyber threats in the past year, according to the responses to the panel.

BV joins drones project for inspection of enclosed spaces

The project’s objectives are to develop a steady, stable and reliable drone capable of following programmable flight paths, either pre-determined by 3D imagery software or flown by a pilot, using 3D simulator ship specific training programmes developed in unison with the drone design.

More cyber-attacks expected over the next years, Norton says

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright released a new report revealing that over the next five years, an increase in cyber-attacks is expected due to digitalisation. More than 80% of the participants in a survey agreed that we will see more cases of hackers in the coming years.

Asian shippers are ready for more VSAT enabled digitalization

Many Asian shipping companies are ready to embrace the increased capacity and greater data usage enabled by maritime VSAT, according to a recent Marlink survey. Marlink initiated the survey to further deepen its understanding of the Asian markets, align its service development roadmap and ensure the specific needs of Asian operators are met with flexible communication services.

SAFETY4SEA survey reveals industry’s smart side

SAFETY4SEA conducted ‘Share your Smart Shipping Insights’ survey during Q4 2016 and assessed how maritime stakeholders have realized the current and future smart shipping challenges and have established the nature of ECDIS & e-Navigation, Cyber Safety/ Cyber Security, Autonomous Shipping and Future Trends within shipping.

Be part of SAFETY4SEA Smart Shipping Survey

SAFETY4SEA seeks to assess how maritime stakeholders realize the current and future smart shipping challenges and establish the nature of ECDIS & e-Navigation, Cyber Safety/ Cyber Security, Autonomous Shipping and Future Trends within shipping.

Trelleborg launches ‘Terminal Automation Audit’ survey

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has launched a new survey aiming to assess the digital maturity of global ports. The Terminal Automation Audit is intended to determine how ‘future ready’ international facilities are by examining how advanced the use of ‘smart’ technology and data is across the industry.

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