Tag: <span>Safety</span>

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,...

LADAR trials improve fuel efficiency and vessel safety
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LADAR trials improve fuel efficiency and vessel safety

Knowing what lies ahead is essential to safe navigation. Innovative Ladar technology is being tested onboard operating vessels to help captains to see not only objects on the surface of the water, but underneath. Ladar is a light-based laser technology anti-collision system that identifies floating objects on or under the surface of the water, including...

BV calls on shipping industry to marry pragmatism with decarbonisation ambitions
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BV calls on shipping industry to marry pragmatism with decarbonisation ambitions

The president of the marine & offshore division of Bureau Veritas (BV) has spoken about the need for the shipping industry to be both pragmatic and ambitious in securing its future: a future in which shipping meets its decarbonisation targets, is more transparent, is better understood outside the sector, and keeps raising standards. Speaking on...

The carriage of methanol in bulk onboard offshore vessels
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The carriage of methanol in bulk onboard offshore vessels

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a joint information paper The Carriage of Methanol in Bulk Onboard Offshore Vessels. The carriage of methanol in bulk is becoming common in the offshore oil and gas industry, and although there is technical documentation on methanol handling, guidance for offshore carriage by sea is limited....

Laser sensor tech provides huge potential for maritime industry
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Laser sensor tech provides huge potential for maritime industry

Research scientist and entrepreneur Sverre Dokken believes laser-based remote sensing has big potential in the maritime domain and could reduce navigational risk by up to 50 per cent. Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) is a laser-based navigational aid that combines long-distance object detection with high-accuracy measurement, giving users a full 2D/3D/4D (3D plus time) perspective...

Chartwell launches Scanwell vessel for safe surveying
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Chartwell launches Scanwell vessel for safe surveying

Chartwell Marine, a pioneer in next-generation vessel design, has announced the launch of its Scanwell shallow draft survey vessel to provide improved versatility and safety in one and half metre waters. The Scanwell range is available in multiple hull sizes – 10m, 12m, 15m and 19m – enabling use in a wide variety of applications,...

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...