SAFETY4SEA Awards
2017
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2017
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SMART4SEA

Wärtsilä initiates organisation to drive digital transformation

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Wärtsilä said that it is currently implementing a digital transformation, in order to take a leader role in the smart marine and smart energy ecosystems throughout their entire lifecycle. The aim is to increase efficiency while enabling a zero emissions society. To accelerate its digital transformation, the company has established a new digital organisation.

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New service for fleet performance monitoring launched

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NAPA launched a new concept of ship performance monitoring, NAPA Fleet Intelligence, that is expected to offer high-accuracy performance monitoring for any vessel, regardless of ownership or charterer. The service delivers voyage-by-voyage analysis of fuel efficiency for any conventionally powered vessel dating back as far as January 2015.

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Japan approves joint project to promote autonomous shipping

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that its joint project with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding on developing a technological concept for autonomous ocean transport system, was selected by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism, for its FY2017 Transportation Research and Technology Promotion Program, on May 16, 2017.

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First ever “Power-by-the-hour” service agreement signed

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Nor Lines and Rolls-Royce have signed a “Power-by-the-Hour” service agreement for the two vessels Kvitbjørn and Kvitnos. The new service, introduced by Rolls-Royce Marine, harnesses the power of “Big Data” to monitor, plan and perform maintenance and repairs on all the equipment it has installed on the cargo vessels. The agreement is the first of its kind.

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Inmarsat, IMSO to enhance maritime safety in Vanuatu

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Inmarsat has made available five Fleet One units to a pilot initiative, that aims to bring change to the way ships connecting island communities in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu communicate. The IMO- endorsed-capacity-building pilot programme is the result of co-operation between IMSO and the Government of Vanuatu.

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How to use drones in Canada

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Transport Canada issued a bulletin, in order to advise on the use of unmanned air vehicles/drones, in the vicinity of port facilities and marine vessels. The agency is developing a strong regulatory framework, that will apply to both commercial and recreational drone operators, later this year.

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