As a part of the EU project EfficienSea2, the surveillance system manufacturer Vissim has become the first operator to integrate voyage data from the ENSI-system in their own vessel traffic monitoring system, which will allow VTS centres and navigators to drastically reduce their reporting burdens.
On 27 November 2016, the Maltese registered cargo vessel ‘Sider Capri’ and the Italian flagged ro-ro vessel ‘Grande Anversa’ collided in the Çanakkale Strait’s Traffic Separation Scheme, both sustaining structural damages. The safety investigation by MSIU found that a close quarter situation developed to a point that a collision became inevitable.
The pilot and the captain of the car carrier ‘City of Rotterdam’, which collided with a ferry in December 2015, in the River Humber, have received suspended sentences of four months in prison each, according to UK MCA.
The Palaszczuk Government announced a $36 million investment in ship tracking technology, aiming to protect the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland’s ports. The Vessel Traffic Service operations would undergo systems upgrade to meet the modern demands of international shipping.
STM Validation informed that the Vessel Traffic Service Tarifa, one of the first shore centres updated to be fully compatible with Sea Traffic Management, is ready to send and receive voyage plans in Gibraltar strait.
Transport Malta issued an investigation report, concerning the allision of the Antigua & Barbuda registered heavy-lift “MARIA” and the consequent foundering of the Italian registered fishing vessel “ANGELA ARCELLA”, in the Grand Harbour, Valletta, on 9 August 2016.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a Merchant Shipping Notice, concerning the Vessel Traffic Services and identifying the UK VTS centres, ahead of the requiring compliance by shipping with regulations 6 and 7 of the Merchant Shipping Regulations 2004.
The Hong Kong Marine Department has introduced the newly upgraded third generation Vessel Traffic Services system and the reform work of the department.
A Cambridge firm that uses satellites to monitor ships has formed an alliance to provide real-time tracking of maritime vessels
AMSA has issued Marine Notice 08/2014 to advise master of the Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) in Australia which are authorised under the Navigation Act 2012 and Marine Order 64 (Vessel Traffic Services) 2013 (MO 64), and to remind them of their obligations to provide reports required by a VTS Authority, and to comply with instructions given by a VTS Authority regarding vessel movements.
Netherlands gives the nod for a 700 MW non-subsidised wind farm20/03/2018
First European IMO Tier III tugboat to be built20/03/2018
LNG demand rises in shipping, says Skangas20/03/2018
More ice to enter in the North Atlantic Ocean20/03/2018
IMO Sub-Committee commits to improve e-navigation20/03/2018
Watch: Two boxships collide in Karachi port20/03/2018
Indonesia's new shipping rules worry the industry20/03/2018
- Loss Prevention
Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure19/03/2018
ASA President: US salvors 'never failed to respond to an incident'19/03/2018
A look into the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims19/03/2018