Tag: <span>Navigation</span>

ClassNK publishes guidelines on design and operation of autonomous ships
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ClassNK publishes guidelines on design and operation of autonomous ships

Japanese classification society, ClassNK, has released its Guidelines for Concept Design of Automated Operation/Autonomous Operation of ships. The guidelines incorporate basic elements on concept design safety for automated ship operation systems. Automated operation systems are expected to help crews do their jobs, improve shipping efficiency and make navigation safer. As on board operations and duties...

Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?
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Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?

ABB has proposed a conditionally and periodically unmanned bridge to make more efficient use of crew and improve vessel performance by reducing crew fatigue. At present, an Officer of the Watch (OOW) is required on a ship’s bridge at all times to navigate, keep watch and radio watch on the vessel. The COLREGS2 regulation states...

EfficienSea2 comes to an end
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EfficienSea2 comes to an end

The EU-funded maritime digitalisation project EfficienSea2 has drawn to a close, with the final conclusions from the three-year project presented to stakeholders at a final conference in Copenhagen. The goal of EfficienSea2 has been to “create and implement innovative and smart solutions for efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at sea” by focusing on global collaboration...

STM launches navigational warning service
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STM launches navigational warning service

The Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation project has released a new service that reduces workload for crew on board ships while lowering the risk of accidents and misunderstanding. The Baltic Navigational Warning Service enables navigational warnings to be sent directly to on board ECDIS systems. According to STM, the new service allows warnings to be...

HELCOM identifies e-Navigation and STM as prime tools for improving safety at sea
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HELCOM identifies e-Navigation and STM as prime tools for improving safety at sea

The Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) has identified e-navigation through Sea Traffic Management as a prime tool for reducing the risk of accidents and improving safety at sea. Early last month, HELCOM adopted the revised Recommendation 34E/2, which covers safety and navigation at sea. The Recommendation states that: “Further testing and development of the concept of pro-active...

Wärtsilä buys Transas in €210m deal
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Wärtsilä buys Transas in €210m deal

Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to acquire Transas for €210 million, to leverage its navigation, simulation and monitoring systems in accelerating the development of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem concept. Transas’ current annual net sales are in the region of €140 million, via 22 regional offices worldwide and a distribution network that spans 120 countries. It...

Rolls-Royce opens autonomous ship centre in Finland
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Rolls-Royce opens autonomous ship centre in Finland

Rolls-Royce has opened a new research facility in Turku, Finland, to focus on technologies to support the growth of autonomous systems in the global shipping industry. The new Research & Development Centre for Autonomous Ships includes a ‘remote and autonomous experience space’ aimed at showcasing the autonomous ship technologies Rolls-Royce has already introduced, as well...

STM’s e-navigation services praised by industry players
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STM’s e-navigation services praised by industry players

Sea Traffic Management’s (STM) services for improving connectivity, facilitating information exchange, and driving maritime efficiency have been recognised by industry players during the International e-navigation Underway conference, held on the DFDS cruise ferry, Pearl Seaways. During the conference, delegates visited the bridge and were able to see STM’s services and solutions in action, amongst other software...

ChartCo launches FleetManager software for real-time tracking and management
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ChartCo launches FleetManager software for real-time tracking and management

ChartCo has announced the release of a new FleetManager software to give shore-based managers access to live ship management and tracking data in one place. FleetManager is a web-based tool that displays environmental, piracy, and regulatory overlays to highlight potential sources of delay or hazards throughout the ship’s voyage. Any vessel can be inspected remotely...

Turkish training ship installs GMDSS systems
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Turkish training ship installs GMDSS systems

TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, has completed the installation of a range of SAILOR GMDSS systems, including Inmarsat Mini-C and maritime radios, on board a new training ship for Turkish maritime cadets. The SAILOR 6000 GMDSS systems will be used on board the Ro-Ro/Passenger ship ‘SAMSUN’, which was recently chartered and converted for training...