SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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SMART4SEA

World’s first remotely operated commercial vessel presented

remotely

Rolls-Royce and Svitzer have demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. The companies have also signed an agreement to continue their cooperation to test remote and autonomous operations for vessels, such as autonomous navigation, situational awareness, remote control centre and communication.

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Ship station license becomes digital in Denmark

digital

In line with its plans to enhance digitalization in shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority announced that the Ship Station License has now become digital, reducing the number of administrative burdens imposed on the industry. The DMA has recently digitized other ship certificates too.

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Inmarsat broadens network

inmarsat

Responding to the high demand for the ground-breaking Fleet Xpress service, Inmarsat announced its plans to enhance installation support network by boosting from six to 33 the number of ports where the service installation with a flat fee is now available. Inmarsat’s service which won the 2017 SMART4SEA Excellent Award last January, will now be available at 12 Asia Pacific ports, 11 in the Europe Middle-East and Africa region, and 10 ports in the Americas.

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Interoperable ship and shore connection realized

shore

The STM Validation project has made the first operational tests with the shore centre manufacturers. The standardised information exchange mechanism makes it possible for actors to connect seamlessly at the first attempt and without any discussions on formats, interfaces or communications means.

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European e-Navigation solutions tested for human factors

human

Aiming to implement smart solutions for a safe and sustainable shipping, the EU-funded EfficienSea2 project has finished a full-scale simulation of a variety of e-Navigation solutions. The simulations involved 8 navigators and took four days, at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, focusing on the human factors in e-Navigation.

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IMO puts autonomous ships on MSC 99 agenda

autonomous

Following an initiative by the Norwegian Maritime Authority, among others, IMO decided to put the issue of autonomous ships on the agenda for discussion at the next MSC. Norway has already started up the first trials of autonomous ships, through the approval of a test area in the Trondheimsfjord.

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New fleet performance centres to improve vessel efficiency

fleet

DNV GL opened two digital fleet performance centres in Hamburg and Singapore, to support ECO Insight operators in monitoring and optimizing their fleets. Through expert systems, the centres will check incoming vessel data, providing quality control and suggestions on potential improvement levers for both individual vessels and fleets.

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Digitalisation in shipping to ease administrative burden

digitalisation

On the occasion of the Digital Assembly, on 15 -16 June, European seafarers and shipowners highlight the importance that shipping is better served by smart digital solutions, to finally decrease the administrative burden they face. Shipping today is still hampered by endless paperwork, which causes detriment of the crew and affects the overall smooth shipping operations.

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