Tag: <span>Safety</span>

Wärtsilä upgrades Croatia’s national vessel traffic management & information system
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Wärtsilä upgrades Croatia’s national vessel traffic management & information system

Wärtsilä Voyage has this month completed an extensive upgrade of the Croatian national vessel traffic management & information system (VTMIS) with new sea traffic management (STM) functionality. Completion of this project confirms what has become the first STM installation in the Adriatic Sea. The customer, the Croatian Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, is now...

Using AI to enhance navigational safety
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Using AI to enhance navigational safety

In the last five years approximately 4000[1] collisions and incidents have been reported annually, with 75-96 per cent of these marine incidents attributed to human error[2]. Speaking during Digital Ship’s webinar on how AI can be used to enhance navigational safety and save human lives, Philip Nielsen, general manager Europe of maritime start-up Orca AI...

BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems
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BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) – NR 206, builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations...

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software
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ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software

ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.8.0.0 developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including the ones based on feedback from the industry....

Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries
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Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries

Marine and industrial energy storage expert, Sterling PlanB (SPBES) has announced that it is now fully certified under new 2020 class rules for commercial vessel batteries set out by classification society DNV. As an early adopter of the certification, SPBES becomes one of the first energy storage solutions (ESS) providers to adhere to the new...

New DNV GL white paper looks to close looming safety gap
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New DNV GL white paper looks to close looming safety gap

DNV GL has published a white paper – “Closing the safety gap in an era of transformation”. The white paper identifies a looming “safety gap” between shipping’s existing approach to safety risks and its ambitions for greater digitalisation and the adoption of alternative fuels. The maritime industry is undergoing a rapid transition to a decarbonised,...

IMO highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonisation
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IMO highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonisation

Various low- and zero-carbon marine fuels will allow shipping to meet its emissions targets, but more work is needed to address availability, safety and other issues, says the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The state-of-play of low and zero-carbon fuel options to ensure shipping’s path to decarbonisation was set out in an online symposium hosted by...

Flo-Mar validates flow batteries for zero emission shipping
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Flo-Mar validates flow batteries for zero emission shipping

The Flow-Mar project, co-funded by the Clean Maritime Call, a MarRI-UK initiative supported by the Department for Transport, has completed its research to assess the feasibility of using innovative flow batteries in maritime applications to enable zero-emission marine propulsion and auxiliary power. The project has produced a concept design of the most suitable vessel type...

Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal
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Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal

The pandemic has demonstrated the value of remote working but the industry must recognise the importance of physical connection to the ship, says provider of ship inspection services, Idwal. Idwal is calling on the industry to recognise the positive contribution that physical surveys make to vessel quality and crew morale. Idwal believes that over-reliance on...

The cost of reactive maintenance
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The cost of reactive maintenance

For shipping line P&O Maritime, a catastrophic incident in 2018 accelerated the company’s use of maritime IoT to drive its maintenance model from reactive to predictive. In a webinar held by Digital Ship this week, Kris Vedat, head of IT for P&O Maritime Logistics explained how the company has been tackling its digital management strategy....

Emerson’s AVENTICS joystick system optimises vessel manoeuvring
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Emerson’s AVENTICS joystick system optimises vessel manoeuvring

Emerson Industrial Automation has modified its AVENTICS Marex 3D Joystick system for easy integration into existing vessels. The joystick enables single-handed operation of yachts, speedboats and pleasure craft, and provides the user with precision, for stress-free and safe manoeuvres. Optional dynamic positioning features are also included.  Docking vessels can be challenging. In narrow spaces, the...

NAPA ship stability solution receives DNV GL type approval
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NAPA ship stability solution receives DNV GL type approval

Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA has been awarded type approval by DNV GL for its latest loading computer, a ship stability solution that assesses damage in real-time to help crew make essential decisions on stability.   The type approval of the NAPA Loading Computer Type 4 and Loading Computer System Damage Control,...