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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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New safety campaign targets human error

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The Port of London Authority (PLA) has launched a new safety campaign on ‘Human Factor’ which is based on UK MCA’s ‘Deadly Dozen‘. The Port Authority focuses on this important issue following analysis of incident data which revealed that it has been the leading cause of navigational incidents on the tidal Thames in the last two years.

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Buoy shot and sunk off Block Island

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The US Coast Guard informed that the Clay Head buoy number 7 off Block Island was discovered to be sunk. Upon retrieval by the USCG buoy tender Ida Lewis, the buoy was found to have 20 bullet holes and had to be taken out of service for repairs. This is the second aid discovered with bullet holes within a week.

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USCG adds approval process for BNWAS

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The US Coast Guard revised its Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular entitled ‘Approval of Navigation Equipment for Ships, by adding an approval process (series) for the Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System and updating various approval series to reflect the most applicable standards, resolutions, and processes.

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ABS facilitates Polar Code Operational Assessment

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ABS has facilitated a Polar Code Operational Assessment in terms of the implementation of the IMO Polar Code. Specifically, the assessment identifies operational risks and limitations and was performed with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company in undersea communications technology, on its cable-laying vessel, Responder.

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Carnival extends support in fleet operations

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Carnival Corporation announced that is expanding the Fleet Operations Centers with the opening of a new facility in Seattle, to provide real-time support for its fleet. The system captures thousands of data points and provides real-time analytics for 28 distinct parameters for navigational safety from each ship, aims to optimize efficiency and fleet performance.

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EU project tests new standard for navigation

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The EU project EfficienSea2 is testing the first ever system using a newly proposed standard for digitalising Navigational Warnings. When properly assessed, the new standard could be a global reality within a year and make mapping of warnings easier. The EU-project, led by the DMA, will make it easier for seafarers to get access to information and navigate safely.

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