Tag: <span>Norwegian Maritime Authority</span>

Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges
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Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges

Several flag states and classification societies have united to launch the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF) to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators address technology challenges. Founding members of the MTF include American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DNV, Japan’s Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport...

Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO
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Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO

Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage its operations at sea. With Norwegian companies delivering around 60 per cent of the investment, this is a major milestone for the growth of sustainable maritime...

Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships
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Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships

In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners, DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships. The report assesses explosion and fire risks in maritime battery installations and the effectiveness of fire extinguishing systems in the event...

Norwegian ferry completes autonomous voyage
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Norwegian ferry completes autonomous voyage

A Norled-owned ferry has completed a fully autonomous voyage using Wärtsilä’s automated dock-to-dock solution. The Folgefonn sailed between three ports, without any human intervention. To begin the voyage, the operator selected the next destination berth and set the system to ‘Sail’. This authorises the autonomous controller to take control of the vessel. The ferry left...

Norway proposes ban on scrubbers
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Norway proposes ban on scrubbers

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has proposed a ban on scrubbers and regulated use of fuel with a sulphur content of no more than 0.1 per cent in Nærøyfjord, Aurlandsfjord, Geirangerfjord, Sunnylvsfjord and Tafjord. The ban on scrubbers would include both open and closed-loop systems, and hybrid scrubbers. This would mean that ships using heavy...