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Wärtsilä reveals new voyage planning and optimisation solution

Wärtsilä revealed its new Navi-Planner voyage planning and optimisation solution during Nor-Shipping 2019. Developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company, the new Navi-Planner utilizes the connected ECDIS. The new connectivity enables onboard voyage planning to be cut from 5 hours to 30min, and it also aims to provide better navigational safety standard for less experienced seafarers.

NAPA, ChartWorld to provide AI voyage optimization

NAPA, a maritime software, services and data analysis provider and ChartWorld, a digital chart agent, announced their partnership to provide artificial intelligence-driven voyage planning and optimization. The solution incorporates modules for evaluating the operational efficiency of past voyages. It then uses this data to improve the efficiency of future transits where there are similar variables and trends.

Steps to creating safety

Capt. Hans Hederström, Managing Director of CSMART, stressed the Captain has the role of a leader instead of an operator, willing to delegate and coach officers. Combining Voyage Planning and Bridge Resource Management, as well as effective communication for timely intervention, are vital, he added.

Key causes of container loss claims

A recent run of container loss claims by the London Club has highlighted some of the common contributory factors, emerging from the investigation process. The Club noted that the subject of mis-declared container weights continues to be a problem, however, it was the attending surveyor’s observations regarding cargo securing equipment that ‘catch the eye’.

Tidetech and NAPA: Better data means better decisions

Together with AIS position and other information, the Tidetech data is integrated into NAPA’s Fleet Intelligence and Class-NK NAPA Green Monitoring programs, which use proprietary algorithms to provide a view of global performance and ship-specific performance analysis.

Lessons learned after passenger ship hits uncharted rock

While the master focused on recovering the boats, L Austral inadvertently entered a 300-metre unauthorised zone, which was not permitted to enter and struck an uncharted rock. The hull was pierced and an empty void space was flooded. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission issued an investigation report.

Poor maintenance and voyage planning caused Arca 1 grounding

In its investigation report released today, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board found that inadequate vessel maintenance and voyage planning guided by an under-qualified crew led to the January 2017 grounding of the tanker ‘Arca 1’ near Sydney, Nova Scotia. The vessel sustained major damage to hull and propulsion.

How to prevent anchorage related navigation casualties

RMI issued an advisory referring to causal factors that have led to marine casualties off Singapore and Chittagong. Following a five-year review of collisions, allisions and groundings in the areas, the Flag Administration noted that many of the casualties occurred in designated anchorages.

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