SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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New agreement signed offering blockchain solutions

Pacific International Lines, PSA International  and IBM Singapore have announced their collaboration on providing blockchain-based supply chain technologies with the aim to explore blockchain innovations and enhance security, efficiency and transparency on the supply chain. Earlier this year, Maersk and IBM were the first companies in the sector to sign an agreement regarding ''blockchain technology'

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USCG to ease missions through 3D printing

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The US Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Connecticut, is currently studying how the use of 3-D printing technology might improve mission readiness through logistical support, as the availability of spare parts can be important to mission completion.

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Limiting chances of cyber attack

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The Shipowners Club issued a cyber security notice, stressing that companies should not only be aware of external cyber threats but also those that can occur internally. Procedures, rules and training should be put into place to limit the opportunity for cyber-attacks to occur.

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DNV GL carries out its first offshore drone survey

DNV GL surveyors have carried out the classification society’s first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea. This 25,383 GT tender support vessel (TSV) is owned and operated by Prosafe, supporting Statoil’s drilling operations off the coast of Norway. Using camera-equipped drones, DNV GL’s drone pilots checked the TSV’s fairleads and their connection with the vessel’s two columns as part of the intermediate survey.

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Crew connectivity: It’s not just about the money

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Commenting on the recent study by Nautilus International regarding connectivity onboard, Global Navigation Solutions suggested that despite estimates that communications account for just 1% of daily operating costs, the relative cost of bandwidth and equipment made some shipowners unwilling to provide connectivity to crew.

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Singapore invests in new satellite technology

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore have invested in a new Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue ground system, to enhance search and rescue capabilities in Singapore’s maritime and aeronautical Search and Rescue Regions.

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